Fort Hays State University

Hays, KS 67601
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Fort Hays State University is one of the eight public 4-year colleges in Kansas. The campus is located in Hays town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 15,100 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,045 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 742 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 71%). Every year 44% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Fort Hays State University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $3,900, and fees were $1,109. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $13,723 and $1,109 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students15,100
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate71%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 16 150
Master's degree 5 44
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 90.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1915 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/25/1999 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/25/1999 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Recommended
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $30
Graduates $40

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$167/credit
In State Students$167/credit
Out of State Students$494/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$231/credit
In State Students$231/credit
Out of State Students$590/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $7,515 $7,515 $22,230
ADN 70 $11,690 $11,690 $34,580
BSN 125 $20,875 $20,875 $61,750
FNP 50 $11,550 $11,550 $29,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 97% of Fort Hays State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 39% $4,193
Other Federal Grant 4% $792
State Grant & Scholarships 12% $1,074
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 77% $3,243
Federal Student Loans 61% $5,300
Private Loans 3% $6,713


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$9,447
$30,001 to $48,000$10,271
$48,001 to $75,000$12,810
$75,001 to $110,000$14,389
Over $110,000$15,008

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Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Kansas state board of nursing.
Fort Hays State University
600 Park St
Hays, KS 67601

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