Fort Hays State University

Hays, KS

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 11,024
Graduate Enrollment: 2,700
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Town: Remote (in urban cluster more than 35 miles from an urbanized area)
Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential // higher part-time

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 90.34%

Male/Female: 36% / 64% (2017)

First generation college students: 38.5% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 24.5% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.9% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Recommended
2014 Median Admit SAT: 990


2014 Median Admit ACT: 21


Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 45.4% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 22.1% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 12.4% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 7.2% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 49.9%
Black: 2.6%
Hispanic: 7.3%
Asian: 1.0%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.3%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 1.0%
Non-resident alien: 1.2%
Unknown race: 36.7%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $18,688
In-State tuition: $5,430
Out-of-State tuition: $15,870

Estimated books and supplies: $1,000 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $8,414 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $4,520 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $8,414 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $4,520 (2022)

Average Family Income: $66,044 (2017)
Median Family Income: $42,454 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 23.2%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 30.7%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $21,000 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $223 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $10,203
$30k-48k $10,813
$48k-75k $13,478
$75k-110k $15,494
$110k+ $16,559

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 29%
6-year graduation rate: 51%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 94.3% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $21,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $9,500 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $14,250 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $15,359 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 70.4% (2015)
@3 year 76.1% (2017)
@5 year 82.2% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 46.1% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 47.9% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $41,598 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $47,082 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 283 $26,573 $197 $36,897 ($3,075) $46,515 ($3,876)
Bachelor's Degree Agriculture, General. 35 $20,340 $186 $41,874 ($3,490) $42,551 ($3,546)
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Business and Management. 51 $19,250 $159 $44,195 ($3,683) $46,914 ($3,910)
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 19
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 4
Bachelor's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 81
Bachelor's Degree Computer Programming. 26 $28,000 $208 $62,490 ($5,208)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 49 $33,482 $290 $29,836 ($2,486) $42,654 ($3,555)
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 38 $22,937 $233 $29,659 ($2,472) $43,029 ($3,586)
Master's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 2
Bachelor's Degree Music. 1
Bachelor's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 14 $24,000 $228 $50,594 ($4,216)
Master's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 17 $50,159 ($4,180) $59,978 ($4,998)
Associate's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 35 $19,626 $213 $50,725 ($4,227)
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 62 $30,950 $270 $55,256 ($4,605) $44,419 ($3,702)
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 158 $24,726 $168 $60,559 ($5,047) $65,460 ($5,455)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 19 $102,361 ($8,530)
First Professional Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 2
Bachelor's Degree Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. 7
Associate's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 2
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 565 $27,000 $217 $44,676 ($3,723) $56,478 ($4,707)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 59 $281 $64,901 ($5,408) $69,347 ($5,779)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 29 $26,000 $225 $41,766 ($3,481) $44,024 ($3,669)
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 17 $19,520 $159 $44,976 ($3,748) $45,811 ($3,818)
Bachelor's Degree Hospitality Administration/Management. 17
Bachelor's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 9 $24,119 $201
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 24 $31,000 $292
Bachelor's Degree Information Science/Studies. 65 $26,427 $252 $50,936 ($4,245) $59,087 ($4,924)
Master's Degree Education, General. 155 $227 $45,868 ($3,822) $49,311 ($4,109)
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 84 $259 $53,464 ($4,455) $66,815 ($5,568)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 21
Master's Degree Educational/Instructional Media Design. 96 $283 $54,396 ($4,533) $56,692 ($4,724)
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 77 $309 $50,043 ($4,170) $50,771 ($4,231)
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 37 $364 $46,588 ($3,882) $52,941 ($4,412)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 191 $30,800 $256 $38,936 ($3,245) $41,703 ($3,475)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 136 $23,082 $203 $37,293 ($3,108) $45,225 ($3,769)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 42 $147 $42,141 ($3,512) $43,344 ($3,612)
Bachelor's Degree Industrial Engineering. 8
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 4
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 13
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 6
Associate's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 55 $24,610 $244 $38,342 ($3,195)
Bachelor's Degree Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other. 465 $26,564 $254 $44,271 ($3,689) $52,989 ($4,416)
Bachelor's Degree History. 4
Master's Degree History. 6
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 52 $22,000 $207 $37,201 ($3,100) $44,899 ($3,742)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 13
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Biological and Physical Sciences. 3
Master's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 140 $324 $53,869 ($4,489) $65,807 ($5,484)
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 4
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 4 $31,000 $325 $42,980 ($3,582)
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 29 $23,875 $179 $39,724 ($3,310)
Master's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 5
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 10
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 143 $29,000 $213 $36,330 ($3,028) $40,608 ($3,384)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 23
Graduate/Professional Certificate Research and Experimental Psychology. 17
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 58 $28,750 $248 $40,660 ($3,388) $46,180 ($3,848)
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 38 $27,000 $228 $39,355 ($3,280) $43,125 ($3,594)
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 147
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 25 $30,468 $276 $29,350 ($2,446)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $63,360
Full time faculty: 50%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 15.0

School's endowment start of year: $116,503,863 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $145,486,489 (2022)