Fort Hays State University

600 Park St, Hays, KS 67601-4099

About Fort Hays State University

Fort Hays State University is classified as a college or university with a large master’s program. Colleges and universities with a large master’s program typically award over 200 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. Approximately half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and fewer than 25% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within the arts and sciences fields. No graduate degrees are awarded in fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees in at least one professional field. Master’s degrees are also awarded in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 40% of undergraduates are enrolled part-time. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate9,730
Student Age% Under 2567%
 % 25 and Over33%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time44%
 % Part-time56%
Race/Ethnicity% White59.7%
 % Black2.6%
 % Asian0.8%
 % Latino3.0%
 % Native American0.4%
 % Race Unknown2.7%
 % International student31%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyFine Art, Drawing, Painting
Art Degrees OfferedMasters Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted91%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled45%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRecommended
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of Recommendation
 Demonstration of Competencies
 Admissions ExaminationRecommended
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT1%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT88%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800 / 800
 SAT Math / 800 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite18 / 3624 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$30
 Graduate Application Fee$35
 In-State Tuition & Fees$3,942
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$12,339
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid98%
 % Undergraduates with Loans61%
 % Undergraduates with Grants89%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$840
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$6,625
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$6,625
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,700
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,700
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,700

Neighborhood Data for the Hays Area

Median Age28.8
Median Household Income$43,385
Total Population20,395
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total48.5% 51.5%
 Age 0-946.6%53.4%
 Age 10-1750.7%49.3%
 Age 18-2448.8%51.2%
 Age 25-2955.6%44.4%
 Age 30-3954.3%45.7%
Race/Ethnicity% White93.8%
 % Black1.1%
 % Asian1.3%
 % Latino4.0%
 % Native American0.2%
 % Pacific Islander0.2%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.1%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$6,625
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$6,625
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$468
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $500100.0%69.5%26.5%
 $500 to $7490.0%22.9%0.0%
 $750 to $9990.0%7.6%7.4%
 Over $10000.0%0.0%6.0%
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