Fort Hays State University Online

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Highlights

  • FHSU operates a robust virtual college with 7,000 online students and 200 online degree and certificate programs.
  • Students at FHSU enjoy some of the most affordable online tuition rates in the nation.
  • One of the top military–friendly colleges in the nation.

Overview

A public university based in Hays, Kansas, Fort Hays State University (FHSU) offers a comprehensive suite of on–campus and online degrees. The college’s 15,000 students can enroll in hundreds of associate, bachelor’s, master’s, certificate, and doctoral programs administered by 31 academic departments.

U.S. News & World Report includes FHSU among the top regional colleges in the Midwest. The Virtual College offers some of the best online bachelor’s programs, and U.S. News ranks FHSU’s online program among the best in the nation for veterans. All students receive a rigorous education they can afford at FHSU.

Fort Hays University Statistics

Public/Private Public college
Student–to–Faculty Ratio 17–to–1
Required Standardized Test(s) SAT and ACT; GRE and GMAT
Accreditation Higher Learning Commission
Date Founded 1902
Colors Black and gold

Fort Hays State University’s Accreditation, Tuition, and Admissions Info

Accreditation and Approvals

Fort Hays State University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Tuition

Program Level Cost
In–state undergraduate on–campus $175.80/credit
Out–of–state undergraduate on–campus $511.43/credit
Undergraduate online $218.67 per credit
Graduate online $287.75/credit
MBA and DNP $400/credit

Admissions

FHSU’s admission and application requirements vary by program. Freshmen applicants must complete the Kansas Qualified Admissions Pre–College Curriculum with a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA and submit ACT/SAT scores and official school transcripts. Transfer students with more than 24 credits must also have a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Graduate school applicants submit official transcripts and the GRE or GMAT, depending on program requirements.

Contact Information

Online Degrees Offered

Fort Hays State University Online offers 200 degrees that distance students can earn in various fields, including three associate, 60 bachelor’s, and 60 graduate programs plus a doctoral degree in nursing.

Fort Hays State University Recognized as an Online College Leader

TBS has recognized FHSU as a leader of online education in the areas of business & management, computers & technology, education & teaching, and liberal arts & humanities for having several ranking online programs, offered by the Department of Applied Business Studies, Department of Economics, Finance, and Accounting, and Department of Informatics.

Department of Applied Business Studies

The Department of Applied Business Studies, one of four departments in the Fort Hays State University Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship, offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and concentrations and in a variety of applied business fields. Students in the department may choose from programs in business education, corporate communication, marketing, and tourism and hospitality management. With a dedication to career–readiness and the development of professional skills and knowledge, the department offers real–world experiences and flexible online degree programs, including online MBA concentrations.

The Department of Applied Business Studies offers online degree programs featured in the following rankings:

Department of Economics, Finance, and Accounting

The Department of Economics, Finance, and Accounting, one of four departments in the Fort Hays State University Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship, offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and concentrations and certificates in a variety of financial business fields. Students in the department may choose from programs in accounting, finance, economics, banking, financial planning, and international business. The department meets the needs of traditional and non–traditional students through accelerated and online degree options (including online MBA concentrations), the Robbins Banking Institute, and professional experience opportunities.

The Department of Economics, Finance, and Accounting offers online degree programs featured in the following rankings:

Department of Informatics

The Department of Informatics, one of four departments in the Fort Hays State University Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship, offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and concentrations and certificates in a technological business fields. Students in the department may choose from programs in management information systems, web development, cyber security, computer networking and telecommunications, health informatics, and digital media production and journalism. The department meets the needs of traditional and non–traditional students through accelerated and online degree options (including online MBA concentrations), and professional experience opportunities.

The Department of Informatics offers an online degree program featured in the following ranking:

Online Bachelor Degrees

Online Master’s Degrees

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