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Fort Hays

The best value in higher education anywhere

From the high plains of north-central Kansas, FHSU offers exceptional, proven academic quality at a price you won’t find anywhere else. We know your journey to success begins with accessibility—so we give you an education that empowers your future without the burden of high tuition. That’s a promise no one else can match, and that makes FHSU the best value in higher education anywhere.

Explore Our Programs

The value of an FHSU education goes beyond cost. It comes to life through the quality of our academics. With hundreds of award-winning programs, degrees and certificates to choose from, we equip you to achieve excellence in any future you can imagine.

FHSU Online – Technology-rich learning options for busy adults

FHSU has led the way in online education for decades. With more than 200 degree and certificate programs, founded on cutting-edge online learning experiences and extensive student support resources, you can live a real life while reaching your career and educational goals. Ready to come back to school? Get a free transcript evaluation to help you get started on the right track.

An affordable investment in your future

We believe in unlocking the untapped potential of students from anywhere by offering a powerful education at a price that will never set you back. Go ahead and compare tuition. We’re proud to say that the cost to attend FHSU is more than 50% less than the national average for nearly every student.

Extensive career planning support

More than 95% of our graduates quickly land jobs or go on to further educational opportunities. Starting on your first day, the FHSU Career Services team will set you on the same path, creating a four-year career plan that prepares you for immediate success when you graduate.

Our location

Located halfway between Kansas City and Denver, Fort Hays is a hub of education, innovation, health care, professional services, culture, and recreation for the western half of Kansas. Take a closer look at the liveliest, most vibrant campus community on the high plains.

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Student life

Your leadership, service and fellowship experiences at FHSU will transform your mindset and prepare you to thrive after college.


With 16 Division II programs—boasting eight national championships—FHSU Tigers outpace the competition with one of the most extensive programs of any comparably sized university in America.

Military-Connected Students Services

It’s easy to join the Tiger family, no matter where you’re coming from. We have the staff, resources and process to work with your unique needs as you take the next step on your educational journey.

Diversity and inclusion

Our community of care is only so because of its diverse array of members – of all ages, backgrounds, beliefs and areas of origin. We invite you to experience the world of unique experiences within the campus at Fort Hays State.

Admissions and financial aid

If you are ready to join Tiger Nation, the next step happens right here. Wherever you are in your decision-making process, we are ready to assist.

Upcoming Events

Dec 03

"Motherhood" MFA Thesis Exhibition by Eden Quispe

Saturday, December 3, 2022, 10am - 2pm Please join us Sat ...

Dec 03

Fort Hays State University STEM-ED Student Chapter Presents their Annual Christmas Show: “Frosty the Snowman”

Saturday, December 3, 2022, 10 - 11am Fort Hays State Univ ...

Dec 04

FHS Sing-Out

Sunday, December 4, 2022, 7 - 8am FHS Sing-Out Join the ...

Dec 05

Esports Team Training

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Where can FHSU take you?

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Supporting Freedom of Expression

The Kansas Board of Regents is committed to protecting and encouraging students’ exercise of their First Amendment free speech rights in accordance with this Statement.

Supporting Health

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