Tuition & Fees

$5,133

$15,202

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
8%
24-29
21%
18-23
49%
12-17
21%
6-11
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
33%
18-23
46%
12-17
19%
30-36
4%
24-29
26%
18-23
56%
12-17
14%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,033
Declined + 261
Total Received 2,294
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Public

12,494

undergraduate students

2,606

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Elementary Education
  2. Nursing
  3. Accounting
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Location

School Facts

Fort Hays State University, founded in 1902, is a public university of the liberal and applied arts. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Health and Life Sciences. Its 200-acre campus, part of a former military reservation, is located in Hays, in central Kansas.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 15,100
Established in 1902
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council)

Hays, KS

200-acre campus in Hays (population: 21,027), 180 miles from Wichita; branch campuses in Colby, Dodge City, Garden City, Great Bend, and Liberal. Served by air and bus; major airport serves Wichita.

Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601-4099

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
12%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
76%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
3 fraternities 1% of male students
 
3 sororities 1% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
13%
Top 1/4
31%
Top 1/2
63%
Bottom 1/2
37%
Bottom 1/4
13%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
8%
24-29
21%
18-23
49%
12-17
21%
6-11
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
33%
18-23
46%
12-17
19%
30-36
4%
24-29
26%
18-23
56%
12-17
14%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
($35 for international applicants)
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,033
Declined + 261
Total Received 2,294

Admissions Factors

Considered

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Tricia Cline
Director of Admissions
P: 888 628-3478
F: 800 432-0248
tigers@fhsu.edu

Financial Aid

51%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$7,612

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,133
Room & board $7,994
Books & supplies $840
Total $13,967
Average Financial Aid - $7,612
Total with Avg. Aid $6,355

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $12,844,819
State $818,116
Institutional $1,556,629
Other external $2,061,749
Total $17,281,313

Non-need-based

Federal $4,710
State $44,714
Institutional $1,161,162
Other external $2,454,793
Total $3,665,379
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 785 628-4408
F: 785 628-4014

Financial Aid Officer

Wendy Rohleder-Sook
Director of Financial Assistance
wmrohledersook@fhsu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Bowling, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Frisbee Golf, Golf, Pickleball, Softball, Tennis, Trap Shooting, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling

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Athletic Directors

Curtis Hammeke (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Dixie Balman (women's)
Assistant Athletic Director/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Mascot
Victor E. Tiger
School colors
black and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Agribusiness
Agriculture
Allied Health
Art
Biology
Business
Business Communications
Business Education
Chemistry
Communication
Communication Disorders
Communications
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Counseling
Economics
Educational Administration
Elementary Education
English
Finance
Foreign Languages
General Science
General Studies
Geography
Geology
Health/Physical Education/Recreation
History
Information Networking/Telecommunications
Information Systems Administration
Instructional Technology
Justice Studies
Liberal Studies
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Medical Diagnostic Imaging
Modern Languages
Music
Nursing
Office Technology
Organizational Leadership
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physical Sciences
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Radiologic Technology
School Psychology
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education
Speech-Language Pathology
Speech/Language Pathology
Teacher Education
Technology Studies
Theatre
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Elementary Education
  2. Nursing
  3. Accounting

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

15,100

total students

69%

in-state

31%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

83%

12,494
students

Female
60%
7,480

Male
40%
5,014

17%

2,606
students

Female
63%
1,654

Male
37%
952

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

47%

5,889
students

Female
59%
3,434

Male
41%
2,455

53%

6,605
students

Female
62%
4,046

Male
38%
2,559

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Student Break-down

29%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
53%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

90%

Transfer applicants accepted

80%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tutors
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