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Study at Fort Hays State University

Fort Hays State University is a public, co-educational university located in Hays, Kansas. It was established in the year 1902. It is the fourth largest of the six state universities governed by the Kansas Board of Regents. FHSU enrolls more than 9, 000 students annually. The main campus of the university is spread across an area of 200 of the 4, 160 acres, owned by the state and deeded to the university

FHSU offers more than 60 academic majors for undergraduates and over 15 for graduates, through four colleges which include:

  • Arts and Sciences
  • Business and Leadership
  • Education and Technology
  • Health and Life Sciences
The official mascot of FHSU is the Tiger. The athletic teams participate in the NCAA Division II Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) conference.

Profile of Fort Hays State University

Fort Hays State is in Hays, KS. Hays is a self-contained town. The school is a public institution. Fort Hays State issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

Fields of study in vogue at the school include liberal arts.

Fort Hays State Selectivity

Not all applicants to Fort Hays State are accepted.


The most successful professors at the school are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time.

Student Enrolment

Approximately 9, 588 students study at Fort Hays State .

Student Life

Students at the school can take advantage of the school's meal plans. Students participate in Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association athletics.

Fort Hays State Tuition and Affordability

In-state students appreciate the low tuition rate.

Fort Hays State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts1, 042liberal arts and sciences, sociology, history, political science, English, foreign language and literature, geography
Education and Teaching291elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, secondary teaching, educational administration, industrial arts teaching, special ed, school Counselling, instructional media design, . . .
Business and Management195business management, accounting, marketing, business administration, finance, business communications
Medical Support and Technology104radiation therapist, speech pathology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine66registered nursing
Science63biology, biological and physical sciences, science and society, geology, chemistry, physics, physical sciences
Security and Law Enforcement59criminal justice and safety
Media59communications tech courses, communication studies, communication and journalism
Therapy and Counselling53psychology, school psychology
Art Studies49art studies
Agricultural Science and Management33agriculture, agricultural management
Family and Social Work18social work
office and Administration12administrative assistant, office management
Computer Science and Engineering9computer and info science
Religion and Philosophy9philosophy
Fine Arts7fine arts studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy6athletic trainer

Contact: Fort Hays State

Fort Hays State University

600 Park St

Hays, KS 67601-4099

General Phone: (785) 628-4000


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