Fort Hays State University

Hays, KS, USA
4.09 Average Rating

Fort Hays State University is a public institution located in the rural town of Hays, Kansas. Admission to FHSU is rated as “selective.”  Many students choose to study business support services, nursing, or elementary education. The school operates an Hispanic College Institute program that helps Latinx high school students learn the tools to prepare them for success at the university level.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
91%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
78%
Out-Of-State Students
21%
90%
Submitting ACT
2%
Submitting SAT
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
15,100
Total Number of Undergrads
12,494
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
48%
20-39 Students
42%
40-99 Students
8%
0
100
21%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
43%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
17:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$12,196
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$5,132
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$15,201
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$7,994
Books and Supplies
$840

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
90%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,789
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
90%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,260
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,243

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
61%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,568
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$20,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$213
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
40%
60%
Student Organizations
203
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
12%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Tigers
School Colors
Black/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Mid-America Intercollegiate Ath Assoc

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Wichita
Kansas City
Denver
Topeka
Dallas
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$38,200
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What Students Are Saying

4.09 Average Rating
I attend the Fort Hays Virtual College campus. This school is amazing and is always there to help you. This school will help you build for your future.
Kyler from Riverdale, UT
i am enjoying classes at fort hays state very much. i have had wonderful communication with my instructors and administrative offices. they have made my journey start out without any trouble or complications.
Jessica from Austin, TX
this school has an amazing virtual student program and an even better staff! the price is nothing short of amazing, one of the most affordable programs out there!
KaiCee from Agar, SD
FHSU is the best! Friendly, organized, and uncomplicated. i chose this school because the education is top quality- but doesn't have all the extra layers that students get lost in and have to pay for!
Adia from San Diego, CA
I am currently on a one semester break from the virtual college at Fort Hays State University. The on line options and the affordability of the school are amazing and the teaching staff, even though we are thousands of miles apart, do care about your development as a student and want you to succeed.
Daniel from Alameda, CA
Unique upper level opportunity for a cutting edge education.
Cheryl from Hays, KS
Great experience. So many of the professors go above and beyond to make sure that you not only learn everything that you need to know but that you apply it to the best of your ability. Even with being a DII university, the class sizes allow for the needed support.
Nakeisha from Garden City, KS

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