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Universities traditionally operate with an equal threefold mission of teaching, research and service. Fort Hays State University places the greatest importance on teaching and student success. While there are some exceptions in special cases, FHSU faculty are generally required to devote 60 percent of their time and energy to teaching, 20 percent to research and 20 percent to service.As a result, FHSU students stand out in academic competitions and standard tests. Examples abound:
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Business and Entrepreneurship
College of Education and Technology
College of Health and Life Sciences
Over the decade prior to the collapse of the national economy in October 2008, FHSU students averaged a 98-percent placement rate in either jobs or graduate programs within six months of graduation. The Office of Career Services surveys the graduates, excluding those in China, to determine the placement percentage. In the most recent year for which the study was completed, the placement rate had rebounded to 95 percent.
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