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Can you see yourself here?

Absolutely!

Real Quick

  • 31 academic departments
  • 200+ degree programs
  • 120+ student organizations
  • 14,104 students
  • 3,807 on-campus
  • 6,604 online
  • 3,693 international partnerships
  • 20-25 average class size

Define yourself

Programs

Majors and Minors

Agriculture
  • Agricultural Business
  • Agronomy
  • Animal Science
  • General Agriculture
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Allied Health
  • Medical Diagnostic Imaging
  • Ultrasound
  • Radiologic Technology
Applied Business
  • Marketing
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Business Education:
    • Teacher Licensure
    • Corporate Communication
    • Talent Development
Applied Technology
  • Engineering Design
  • Construction Management
  • Construction Technology
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Technology Education
  • Technology Leadership
Art and Design
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design
  • Studio Art
Biology
  • Biology Education
  • Health Professions
    • Pre-Dental
    • Pre-Medicine
    • Medical Technology
    • Pre-PT
    • Pre-OT
  • General Biology
    • Range and Wildlife Biology
Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry Education
  • Environmental
  • Forensic Science
  • Pre-Professional
    • Pre-Dental
    • Pre-Medical
    • Pre-Pharmacy
Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Speech-Language Pathology
Communication Studies
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • General Communications
  • Organizational Communications
Computer Science
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Economics, Finance and Accounting
  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Finance
  • Financial Planning
  • International Business
English
  • English Education
  • Literature
  • Writing
Geosciences
  • Environmental
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Human or Physical Geography
  • Paleontology
  • Petroleum
  • Traditional
Health and Human Performance
  • Athletic Training
  • Health Promotion and Wellness
  • Recreation Management
  • Pre-Athletic Training
  • Teaching/Coaching
  • Sport and Exercise Therapy
  • Sports Management
History
  • History Education
Informatics
  • Digital Media Production and Journalism
  • Management Information Systems
  • Web and Mobile Application Development
  • Computer Networking
  • Health Informatics
  • Information Assurance
  • Cyber Security
Leadership Studies
  • Organizational Leadership
Management
  • Human Resources
  • General Management
  • Operations
  • Entrepreneurship
Modern Languages
  • Modern Language Education
  • Spanish
  • Courses available in:
    • Chinese
    • French
    • German
Mathematics
  • Industrial / Academic
  • Mathematics Education
Music and Theatre
  • Music Education
  • Performance
  • Composition
  • Theatre
Nursing
Philosophy
  • General Philosophy
  • Moral and Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Religion
Political Science
  • International Relations
  • Pre-Law
  • Political Management
  • Public Administration
Physics
  • Physics
  • Physics Education
  • Pre-Engineering
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Teacher Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Special Education
  • Early Childhood Unified

Investing yourself

Tuition

For just $5,443.80 a year in tuition and fees, you can get the education, innovation and opportunity that make FHSU a top-ranked Midwest university. And that’s before other scholarships.

That means you’ll probably earn more in your first year out of college than you’ll spend in four years of tuition.

This isn’t just about saving money. It’s about access to the tools to build the life you want. It’s about earning a degree from a world-class university, making lifelong friends and starting a future without debt that anchors you to the past.

That makes FHSU the greatest value in higher education anywhere.

Take a look at how our regional tuition stacks up against your state’s resident student rates.

Compare regional tuition rates
University Price
University of North Texas $15,374.00
Oklahoma State University $13,920.00
University of Colorado $13,106.00
University of Missouri $12,396.00
Northern Arizona University $12,274.00
University of Illinois - Springfield $12,087.00
University of Kansas $11,076.00
Iowa State University $10,133.00
Kansas State University $9,968.00
University of Nebraska - Lincoln $9,872.00
University of Arkansas $9,656.00
Utah State University $9,228.00
Wichita State University $8,800.00
Emporia State University $6,934.00
Eastern New Mexico State University $6,738.00
University of Wyoming $6,622.00
FHSU Kansas Regional Tuition $5,443.80
*Quoted tuition and fees are for the 2021-22 academic year and subject to change in accordance with the Kansas Board of Regents.

2022-2023 Step-by-Step Financial Aid Checklist for New Students

  1. Review options for
    paying for college
  2. Apply for admission
    to FHSU
  3. Activate your TigerNetID and
    check your email regularly
  4. Apply for
    scholarships
  5. Apply for federal financial aid
    Priority deadline: December 1
  6. Review your student
    aid report (SAR)
  7. Submit requested
    documents to FHSU
  8. Accept or decline your
    financial aid offer
  9. Register in classes
  10. Sign your loan master promissory note (MPN) and complete entrance counseling, if applicable
  11. Find a
    student job
  12. Confirmation
    of attendance
  • U.S. average out-of-state tuition $22,698
  • Median starting salary of FHSU alumni $45,100
  • U.S. average in-state tuition $10,338
  • FHSU regional tuition $5,444

Contact information for FHSU and other resources

This could be you!

Students

Students

Involve yourself

Community

All for you

From Main to Vine

FHSU and Hays, Kansas are a perfect match. This city we call home is big enough to offer everything a college town should and small enough to put all that opportunity at your fingertips. Incredible food, great music, colorful festivals, and welcoming events. Hays has it all. You’ll find there’s something for everyone here and we’re a tight-knit community that supports you inside and outside the classroom.

  • TGOF takes on a whole new meaning in Tiger Nation—Tiger Gear On Friday! Show your Tiger pride and earn great discounts throughout town when you wear your FHSU gear.
  • Rally your friends and try a legendary burger from the Golden Q, sushi at Sake-2-me Sushi Rolls, or try your hand at axe throwing at The Fort Tavern & Patio Bar.
  • Celebrate FHSU, connect with alumni and the communities’ German heritage every fall during Oktoberfest and Homecoming.
  • The Back-to-School picnic is your first opportunity to learn about clubs and organizations on campus. This iconic event also features local businesses who support the Fort.
  • Take a one-of-a-kind journey under the lights of downtown while you experience the local arts and take in a live concert at the quarterly Chestnut Street District Art Walk.
  • Stay active with an excursion to Frontier Park, local hiking and jogging trails, and disc golf courses.
  • Join Student Engagement and the Hays community at the Jammin’ into Summer concert and carnival.
  • And don’t miss the annual FHSU NIRA Rodeo!

Be yourself

Housing

Get Connected

Living on campus will help you to grow your network and become part of the university community. At FHSU you will find, state of the art facilities that are designed to be an inclusive and inspiring environment that fosters creativity, friendship, and support.

McMindes Hall
Co-ed wing and floor, private pod restrooms and showers, on-campus dining.
Victor E. Village
Co-ed, learning communities, private pod restrooms and showers, on-campus dining.
Stadium Place
Apartment-style with two-bedroom and four-bedroom options.
Agnew & Heather Halls
Suite-style with three-bedroom and four-bedroom options.
Wooster Place
Apartment-style for married couples, families or upperclassmen with one-bedroom and two-bedroom options.
Tiger Village
Greek organizations and the Honors College with one-bedroom and two-bedroom options.
Dane G. Hansen Scholarship Hall
Private rooms, for students interested in entrepreneurship (application required)
On-campus Perks
  • Cable, WiFi, and Residential Life Movie Channel which features a selection of movies on rotation every month.
  • Shared community spaces perfect for studying, group projects, or game night.
  • Free laundry facilities and Laundry Alert system so you know the minute your clothes are ready.
  • Customizable meal plans and dining dollars for snacks (and the occasional late-night takeout order).
  • Delicious on-campus dining options:
    • McMindes Café
    • Tiger Pizza
    • Starbucks
    • The Market
    • Mondo Subs
    • Pizza Hut Express
    • Bowl Life
    • Burger 785
  • Permit-based parking zones available across campus are $13 for on-campus residents.

Connecting yourself

10 Things to ask your Admissions Counselor

  • What is the total cost of tuition?
  • What unique scholarship and financial aid programs do you have available?
  • What housing options do you have including room options, dining, and more?
  • What clubs and organizations do you have for students?
  • What options are available for students to work on campus?
  • Do you have more information about what is available outside of campus around Hays?
  • What are your most popular academic programs and what is FHSU most known for in terms of majors and minors?
  • What happens if I decide to change my major?
  • What is the typical class size?
  • Will my classes be taught by adjunct instructors, full-time professors, Graduate Teaching Assistants, etc.?

Your Campus Visit Experience begins in our brand new Tiger Welcome Center.

Your day includes an academic department visit, admissions counselor visit, and full campus tour.

Hear yourself roar

Athletics

We can't hear you…

Fort Hays State is a member of one of the most elite and competitive conferences in NCAA Division II, the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA). The conference touts 51 team national championships all time, including four national titles and three national runner-up finishes in 2021-22. Fort Hays State has won 18 team MIAA Championships since joining the conference in 2006-07.

Women’s Basketball has produced 11 straight seasons of 20 or more wins, including 30 or more three times in the last eight years. The Tigers have been the top seed in the Central Region of the NCAA Tournament four times since 2014-15 and have played in the regional championship game three times in that span.

Men’s Basketball has won three national championships and has been one of the most successful programs in NCAA Division II. FHSU is in the Top 10 in total wins all time among Division II schools with 1,649.

Men’s Soccer holds the nation’s longest streak in Division II for consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament, extending the streak to nine in a row in 2021-22. The program already owns three NCAA Regional titles and one NCAA Super Regional title since the program’s beginning in 2011.

Fort Hays State Football won back-to-back MIAA Championships in 2017 and 2018 and is among the top programs in one of the nation’s most powerful football conferences. Be a part of the electric atmosphere at Lewis Field Stadium to cheer on your Tigers.

Show Your Spirit! Be a part of the experience in Tiger Nation. Join FHSU Cheer, Tiger Debs, the Tiger Marching Band, Pep Band, and Color Guard.

Men’s Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track and Field
  • Wrestling
Women’s Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

In charge of yourself

Checklist

Make it happen

Coming to college can feel like a big transition, but we’ll make sure you don’t make that transition alone. You’ll be guided through the entire process by FHSU student leaders, faculty mentors, and staff advisors who will inspire you with their own experiences and well-earned wisdom. Our orientation programs are designed to surround you with mentors and peers, creating meaningful connections, building friendships, and helping you find your place.

First Year Experience
Freshmen Orientation
Let the countdown begin! Every spring semester you begin working with your advisor to select courses and get an in-depth look at all the resources we offer to equip you for success.
Welcome Weekend
To kick off your first semester, you’ll learn everything you need to know about FHSU traditions, participate in social events, and connect with your academic department.
40 Days at the Fort
Your official six-week welcome to campus is filled with fun events and educational programs that will plug you in to everything happening on campus.
UNIV 101
This first-time freshmen course will teach you the basic skills you need to thrive as you transition to college life.

No better time than now

You may have dreamed of earning your Tiger stripes and changing the world since before you can remember or you might not know where you are headed yet—either way, Fort Hays State is where your adventure begins.

Explore FHSU

We can’t wait to see you at an on-campus event, individual campus visit, or at one of our Tiger Road Shows. Schedule your campus visit experience at FHSU.edu/visit or check out our upcoming events at FHSU.edu/events

Claim your award

Use our Scholarship Estimator to see if you automatically qualify for Tiger Freshmen Scholarships ranging from $6,000-$15,000. Don’t forget to send us your test scores. FHSU.edu/freshmenscholarships

Apply for admission

Apply early. After you’re accepted, you can apply for housing, scholarships, and financial aid–and then you can spend the whole year celebrating! FHSU.edu/apply

Activate your TigerNetID

TigerNetID is a unified username and password authentication system for most Fort Hays State University computing resources. Activate your TigerNetID to explore your financial and academic information, FHSU e-mail, and other online services. Get started at FHSU.edu/activate

Apply for more scholarships

Now you are ready to apply for additional scholarships from FHSU. Scholarships are awarded from multiple sources across campus. The priority deadline to apply is November 15th and the final deadline is February 15th. fhsu.academicworks.com/opportunities

Complete the FAFSA

Start early, it’s always best to complete your FAFSA before the December 1st priority deadline. Fill out your FREE application at FAFSA.gov

Apply for housing

After you are accepted, you can apply to live in one of our on-campus residence halls. See what life on campus looks like at FHSU.edu/reslife

Attend an Event

Learn more and get all of your questions about college and Fort Hays State answered. See for yourself everything FHSU has to offer. FHSU.edu/events

Log into Workday

With your TigerNetID, you can log in to Workday – FHSU’s new student portal. You will receive emails with instructions on how to onboard and eventually register in classes. Many resources are available to you if you have questions.

Register for classes

Are you admitted and wondering how to register in classes? Get started on your FHSU academic journey by connecting with an advisor to set up a Registration appointment. You’ll set your first semester’s course schedule. Check your FHSU email for instructions from your advisor about setting up your appointment.

Sign up for orientation

Orientation is reserved for all new FHSU students joining the Tiger Family in the Fall. At orientation you will find the skills you need to succeed during your time on campus. FHSU.edu/orientation

Get yourself here