College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.
FHSU landed the #588 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when FHSU held the #974 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.
FHSU is also ranked #4 out of 47 schools in Kansas.
Because it has a high acceptance rate of 90%, some consider FHSU to be a safety school. But don't just assume that admittance is in the bag. Make sure to spend enough time on your application so that it is in tip-top shape.
The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Fort Hays State University, this ratio is 15 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.
Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.
The full-time faculty percentage at Fort Hays State University is 51%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.
The freshmen retention rate of 73% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Fort Hays State University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.
When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at FHSU is 23%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%
During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 12,211 undergraduates at FHSU with 5,580 being full-time and 6,631 being part-time.
|$0-30 K||$30K-48K||$48-75||$75-110K||$110K +|
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of FHSU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At FHSU, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $5,463 a year. That adds up to $21,852 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at FHSU is 5.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
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|Most Popular Majors||Bachelor’s Degrees||Average Salary of Graduates|
|Business Administration & Management||1,018||$39,768|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||257||$36,246|
|Finance & Financial Management||194||$44,719|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||178||$34,689|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||104||$35,684|
|Other Health Professions||101||NA|
Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.
In 2020-2021, 7,985 students took at least one online class at Fort Hays State University. This is a decrease from the 8,553 students who took online classes the previous year.
|Year||Took at Least One Online Class||Took All Classes Online|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
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