Fort Hays State University in Hays

Hays, KS

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Overview

Fort Hays State University offers 219-degree programs and 114 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 16:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 88%. 39.8% are women, and 60.2% are men. 23% percents of international students. Fort Hays State University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Fort Hays State University is 11603$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $7399 and $16679 per year. 44% of full-time Fort Hays State University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $37,600, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Fort Hays State University is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$11,603
BELOW AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Fort Hays State University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$9,104
$30,001 - $48,000$9,779
$48,001 - $75,000$11,963
$75,001 - $110,000$14,011
$110,001+$13,935

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 3652

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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8%

Types of financial aids

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5070 of Fort Hays State University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 44 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Fort Hays State University number 10 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Kansas.

Students at Fort Hays State University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
100%
$7,009
$30,001 - $48,000
97.78%
$6,056
$48,001 - $75,000
91.3%
$3,289
$75,001 - $110,000
79.07%
$1,783
$110,001+
86.11%
$1,876

Salary After Attending

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$37,600

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Fort Hays State University.

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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44%
BELOW AVERAGE

Fort Hays State University graduation rate is below the national average.

44% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Fort Hays State University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

2 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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88%

In comparison to National Average

Fort Hays State University acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 75%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 13%.

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88%
ABOVE AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 67%, so Fort Hays State University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 21%.

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88%
ABOVE AVERAGE

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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48%

Total

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46%

Full time

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2%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

70%

Part-time retention rate

54%

The Fort Hays State University full-time retention rate is 70% and part-time retention rate is 54%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, positive student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Fort Hays State University is 16:1, that means that for every 16 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

16:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

3845
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23%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Fort Hays State University the biggest percent of students are enrolled exclusively in distance education courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Fort Hays State University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Outside U.S..

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 600 Park St address in Hays, Kansas.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Fort Hays State University with 0.15% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Fort Hays State University offers 219 programs in total: 147 are for Bachelor's degree, 57 - for Master's degree, 9 - for Associate's degree, and 6 are Post-master's certificate.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 93 universities in Kansas state. Fort Hays State University is one of the few institutions in Kansas that offers an Associate's degree program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 114 distance education programs that are offered in the Fort Hays State University: 66 are for Bachelor's degree, 36 - for Master's degree, 6 - for Associate's degree and 6 are Post-master's certificate.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Kansas state average data to help you compare.

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Fort Hays State University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 7817 students with 234510 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 1391 with 33391 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Fort Hays State University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

I spent several days here working on a book with 2 colleagues. The earth sciences building is fascinating and they have a good geo-GIS program there. The campus architecture is largely Kansas limestone and it is a beautiful place to walk, including along the river trail, and the downtown is an interesting place to walk as well.

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I love FHSU! The campus is beautiful (the most beautiful place in town) & I love the small campus vibe. Also, it's SUPER AFFORDABLE! The Social Work Program is phenomenal!!!

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Just enrolled for Fall 2017!! So far everyone that I have spoken to are very friendly over the phone and seem to truly enjoy their jobs. They have helped me with all of my questions and have been very informative about the university and all that it offers. Plus the tuition is extremely affordable!!! If I could give this school 10 stars I would! Can't wait to see what the classes are like.

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Overall Rating:

Great school to attend when you are working full time. Online classes are great, and the labs they have built for IT help you learn a lot.

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Overall Rating:

I am currently an on campus senior majoring in psychology. The atmosphere here is intimate, you know all of the professors in your department. Tenured professors, experts in their fields, actually teach your courses and appreciate dedicated scholarship. I transferred here and have found the campus welcoming, and friendly. The outer community is somewhat homogenous and lacks diversity but on campus you can develop culturally diverse friendships and experiences. Study abroad agreements let students travel to both China and Germany for the same cost of attending FHSU. This school is a diamond in the rough!

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Location & Website

Address: 600 Park St

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +7856284000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: fhsu.edu

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