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Fort Hays State University is a public institution situated in Hays, Kansas. The surrounding location of Hays is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

158 Undergraduate Degrees
21 Graduate Degrees
$24,118 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
89% Acceptance Rate

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Fort Hays State University Rankings

FHSU holds the #3 spot on the Best Colleges in Kansas ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at FHSU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Where Is Fort Hays State University?

Location of Fort Hays State University

Contact details for FHSU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 600 Park St, Hays, KS 67601-4099
Phone: 785-628-4000

How Do I Get Into FHSU?

You can apply to FHSU online at:

Admission Requirements for FHSU

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript recommended
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into FHSU?

89% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
With an acceptance rate of 89%, FHSU is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 88%, and the acceptance rate for women is 89%.

Can I Afford Fort Hays State University?

$24,118 Net Price
59% Take Out Loans
6.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of FHSU is $24,118. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At FHSU, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $5,498 a year. That adds up to $21,992 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at FHSU is 6.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Fort Hays State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,726 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 13,128 undergraduate students at FHSU, with 5,726 being full-time and 7,402 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  FHSU

There are also 2,780 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,726 full-time undergraduates at FHSU, 41% are male and 59% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  FHSU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Fort Hays State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of FHSU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 57
Black or African American 189
Hispanic or Latino 645
White 4,383
International Students 171
Other Races/Ethnicities 281

Geographic Diversity

Kansas students aren't the only ones who study at Fort Hays State University. At this time, 28 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 35 countries are represented at FHSU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Fort Hays State University

11,012 Took All Classes Online
12,876 Took At Least One Class Online
5.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 24 bachelor’s degree and 10 master’s degree programs available online at FHSU. In 2017-2018, 12,876 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at FHSU has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 5th most popular in Kansas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of FHSU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Fort Hays State University was 5.1%. This is the #57 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at FHSU regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at FHSU ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at FHSU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Nursing Science #1
Registered Nursing #31
Nursing #39

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Fort Hays State University Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 158 0 0 158
Nursing Science 0 19 2 21
TOTAL 158 19 2 179


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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