Fort Hays State University

Graduates: 1140
Undergraduates: 11433
Graduates: 1140
Setting: Medium four-year, primarily nonresidential
In-state Tuition: $3,360.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $11,823.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 18:01
SAT / ACT / GPA: / / 3.25
Public/Private: Public
Male/Female Ratio: 33:67
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: N/A
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 81%

Fort Hays State University is a public, co-educational university located in Hays, Kansas, United States.

Fort Hays State University provides accessible quality education to Kansas, the nation, and the world through an innovative community of teacher-scholars and professionals to develop engaged global citizen-leaders. he ever-changing model of higher education has been embraced by Fort Hays State University in a variety of areas. From embracing online learning to global outreach and education, FHSU has established itself as a leader in forward-thinking higher education. As our day to day mission has changed, the mission statement has not changed accordingly. The mission of Fort Hays State University should change, just as the university has, to reflect that goal. In the twenty years since the University's mission was adopted, the environment in which FHSU operates has changed drastically. Federal regulations have increased while state funding support has decreased, pushing the university to be more entrepreneurial. Virtual learning and global education are two of the most significant changes, but are not the only new circumstances we face. Goal Statement and Outcome To modernize the existing university mission statement through the recognition of our current modalities within an increasingly competitive and regulated environment. Keep track of our progress on the revision of the university mission by reviewing the following documents.

FHSU was founded in 1902 as the Western Branch of Kansas State Normal School which is now known as Emporia State University. The institution was originally located on the grounds of Fort Hays, a frontier military outpost that was closed in 1889. The university served the early settlers' needs for educational facilities in the new region. The first building closer to Hays was completed in 1904, at which time the university moved to its present location. The modern campus is still located on a portion of the former military reservation from the fort. FHSU was first to be founded as an agricultural based school but was then determined to be a normal school. The normal school was supposed to be supported in part by the agricultural experiment station. For years the University Dairy Unit supplied to school cafeteria with fresh milk.During the Great Flood of 1951 a tributary of the Kansas River flooded nearly all of campus forcing a midnight evacuation

Rural 200 Acres (0.81 Km2)

Greg Anderson, athletic trainer linked to the BALCO steroids scandal Tim McCarty, East Central University football coach Les Miller, NFL player Frankie Neal, NFL player Nola Ochs, world's oldest college graduate (95 in 2007) Kathryn O'Loughlin McCarthy, U.S. Representative from Kansas Pillar (band), which formed at the university in 1998

Chief_administrator: Edward H. Hammond (President)
Fax: 8004320248
Phone: 7856284000
Geographic region: Plains IA KS MN MO NE ND SD
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Undergraduate application fee: $30.00
Graduate application fee: $35.00
Member of National Athletic Association: Yes
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA): Yes
Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIC): Yes
Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA): Yes
Member of National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA): No
Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA): No