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Fort Hays State University
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  • 4 Year
  • HAYS, KS

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B

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Fort Hays State is an above-average public university located in Hays, Kansas. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,726 undergraduate students. The Fort Hays State acceptance rate is 91%. Popular majors include Operations Management, Business Support Services, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 43% of students, Fort Hays State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,000.

About

600 PARK ST
HAYS, KS 67601
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association

Fort Hays State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Fort Hays State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
91%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$12,108 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,243 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 40 responses
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 46 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 46 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
27
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
3
Online Bachelor's Programs
24
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    14%
  • On Campus
    53%
  • Online
    34%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,726 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
7,402
Undergrads Over 25
23%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 32 responses
  • Community Involved
    41%
  • Busy
    34%
  • Self involved
    13%
  • Welcoming
    9%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 64 responses
Poll
44%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 72 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
  • Awesome
    29%
  • Flexable
    27%
  • Accommodating! Love the virtual college!
    15%
  • Small
    10%
  • Liberal
    5%
  • Close minded
    2%
  • Home away from home
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 34 responses

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