FHSU has a large commuter population. In addition, the university is among the Top Military-Friendly College and Universities.
FHSU offers 79 academic majaors for undergraduate and graduate students through 28 academic departments. The school has a 17-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio.
FHSU has four colleges:
- Business and Leadership
- Arts and Sciences
- Health and Sciences
- Education and Technology
Fort Hays State University provides traditional education programs and online programs through its "Virtual College." The Virtual College has strategic partnerships with the military, community colleges throughout the nation, and universities worldwide. The Virtual College has over 8,000 students from more than 20 countries.
The most popular online undergraduate programs include business management, organizational leadership, justice studies, Bachelor's of General Studies, and information networking and telecommunications.