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Fort Hays State University

Hays, KS

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About This Campus

FHSU is the leading forward-thinking, entrepreneurial university of the Midwest. We have an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students and offer hundreds of certificate and degree programs at the associate's, bachelor's and master's levels through 47 academic departments. We attract goal-oriented students who want premier learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom combined with extraordinary one-to-one attention and support. Our professors are outstanding teachers who motivate students to develop their unique talents. As a result, our students graduate with a deep appreciation of knowledge as well as professional skills and confidence that give them a competitive edge in their careers, now and for a lifetime. Located halfway between Denver and Kansas City, FHSU is a welcoming community in the heart of historic Hays, a community that celebrates its frontier roots and its modern sensibility - coffee shops, one-of-a-kind restaurants, shopping, and a vibrant arts

Helpful Information

The campus is located on the edge of the Hays. A green, well kept and vibrant campus welcomes students from around the US and world. With access to internet any place on campus, students can stay connected whether they are in the classroom, resident halls or outside on the lawn. Buildings are made of native limestone and allow for easy access from the resident halls to academic buildings. Hays is located between Denver, Colorado and Kansas City, so access to larger cities is very convenient.

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2021/2022 Placement

Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Campus Links

Campus Homepage

Fast Facts

Location | Hays
Population | 25,000
Enrollment | 4,775
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home (B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/19-12/13
Spring | 01/21-05/15

Campus Diversity

White | 84%
Black | 5%
Hispanic/Latino | 6%
Asian | 2%
Native/1st Nation | 0%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 0%
Other | 3%


-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Nursing, elementary education, athletic training, and medical diagnostic imaging have very limited offerings for NSE students.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Agriculture: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Sciences, Agriculture, Agronomy, Animal Sciences, Crop Science/Management, Soil Science

Anthropology: Ethnic Studies

Area Studies: Art Studies, Asian Studies, Caribbean Studies, European Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, Hispanic Studies, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Multi-Ethnic Studies, Russian Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Commercial and Advertising Art, Computer Graphics, Design, Drawing, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Media Arts, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Studio Art, Theater Art

Athletics: Adapted Physical Education, Athletic Training, Coaching, Exercise Science, Fitness and Sports Science, Fitness Management, Health and Fitness Teaching, Physical Education, Sports Communication, Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Applied Biology, Biology/Life Science, Botany/Plant Sciences, Entomology, Field Biology, Genetics, Human Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Parasitology, Wildlife Biology, Zoology

Business: Accounting, Actuarial Science, Administrative Office Management, Administrative Systems Management, Advertising, Business, Business Administration, Business Education, Business Information Systems, Business Law, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Operation Management, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Marketing, Retailing and Merchandising, Office Administration, Office Management, Organizational Studies, Public Relations, Secretarial Administration/Science, Supply and Logistics Management

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry

Communications: American Sign Language, Broadcasting, Communication, Electronic Media, Electronic Media News, Electronic Media Production and Management, Film, Interpersonal and Public Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication, Multimedia, Newspapers, Organizational Communication, Photo Journalism, Print Media, Publishing, Radio and Television Studies, Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address, Telecommunications, Television Arts, Visual Communication Technology, Visual Design/Web Media, Writing/Editing

Computer Science: Computer Network Security, System Administration

Criminal Justice: Corrections, Crime and Society, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Forensic Investigation, Forensic Science, Law Enforcement/Police Sciences

Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Earth Science, Geology, Geosciences, Paleontology, Physical Sciences, Science

Economics: Economics

Education: Adapted Physical Education, Athletic Training Education, Child Care, Child Development, Childhood Studies, Early Childhood, Educational Administration and Supervision, Elementary Education, English, Exceptional Children, French, Health Education, Human Development, Instructional Media, Learning Disabilities, Learning Skills, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Preschool Education, Reading, Science, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Spanish, Special Education, Teaching and Learning, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Technical Education, Technology Education, Theatre Education

Engineering: Computer Engineering, Drafting and Design, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Geological Engineering, Software Engineering

English: Business Writing, Classical Studies, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, English, Language and Literacy, Literature, Poetry, Professional Writing, Rhetoric, Technical Writing, Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Biology, Fisheries Science, Range Management/Resources, Wildlife Management

Food Science: Nutrition

General Studies: Arts and Science, Gender Studies, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies, Leadership Studies, Liberal Studies, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Social Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Geographic Information Sciences & Emergency Management, Geography

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Communication Disorders, Exercise Science, Gerontology, Health Education, Health Promotion, Health Science, Medical Diagnostic Imaging, Medical Laboratory Technology, Medical Records Administration and Services, Nursing, School Health, Wellness

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management, Hotel/Restaurant Management, Tourism and Travel, Tourism Management

Industrial Studies: Industrial Arts, Industrial Education, Industrial Technology

Information Studies: Computer Applications, Computer Information Systems, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Computer Technology, Data Processing, Informatics, Information Science, Information Systems, Systems Programming

International Studies: International Relations

Languages: American Sign Language, Chinese, Classical Languages, French, German, Interpretation/Translation, Spanish

Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics

Music: Choral Music

Performing Arts: Acting, Choral Music, Jazz Composition, Music, Music Education, Music History, Music Performance, Music Technology, Music Theater, Music Theory and Composition, Music/Jazz Studies, Performance, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Applied Physics, Geophysics, Physics

Political Science: Government, International Affairs/Relations, Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs

Pre-Professional : Engineering Pre-Professional, Law Pre-Professional, Medicine Pre-Professional, Veterinary Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Child Psychology, Counseling, Human Development, Psychology

Recreation: Leisure Studies, Outdoor Education, Recreation, Sports Administration, Sports Management

Sociology/Social Work: Applied Sociology, Community Services, Gender Studies, Rural Sociology, Social Work, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, Womens Studies

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders, Speech Pathology and Audiology, Speech Therapy

Technology: Applied Engineering and Technology, Computer Technology, Industrial Technology, Instructional Technology, Technology Education, Technology Studies

Theater: Performance and Directing, Theater


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500.00 paper, 173.00 computer or 61.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment (Plan B): None.
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 08/28/19.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee $30 Year Plan B Mandatory
Housing Deposit $40 Year Plan B Mandatory
ID Card $10 Year Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee $25 Year Plan B Optional

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1,400 per semester.

Financial Aid

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 08/28/19

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 12% living on campus
  • Double: $4105.00 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $400
  • Proximity to campus: 1 mile
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is not required for on campus living.
  • $2027.00 per semester for 10 meals per week.
  • $1996.50 per semester for 7 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
Meal plan also include Dining Dollars each semester to use throughout campus. The amount is determined by the meal plan type.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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