Graduate Program Overview

Fort Hays State University is a four-years, public school located in Hays, Kansas. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $4,500 for Kansas residents and $11,376 for out-of-state students. It offers twenty-two (22) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameFort Hays State University
TypeFour-years, Public
Address600 Park St, Hays, KS
Graduate School Students2,822 students
2,462 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$4,500
Student to Faculty15:1 (6.67%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 22 Graduate Programs
19 Master's, 1 Doctorate, 2 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at Fort Hays State University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Kansas residents, the tuition & fees are $4,500 and $11,376 for non-Kansas residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $207 for Kansas residents and $589 for out-of-state students.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$207$589
Books & Supplies$1,000
Room & Board$8,414 (On-Campus) / $8,414 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$4,520 (On-Campus) / $4,520 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$18,434$25,310
Off-Campus Total$18,434$25,310
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

Fort Hays State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 22 major areas - 19 Master's (12 online programs), 1 Doctorate (1 online programs), 2 Post-Master'(2 online programs). 924 students have been conferred Master's degree and 17 students have received Doctorate degree last year.The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Communication and Journalism
English Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Physical Sciences
Human Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 15,033 students enrolled in Fort Hays State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 2,822 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 910 male and 1,912 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 660 full-time and 2,162 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 2,462 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 82 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students910
Women Students1,912
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students660
Part-time Students2,162
By race/ethnicity 2,290 White, 121 Black, and 43 Asian students are attending at Fort Hays State University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Two or more races61
11 students are younger than 22 and 906 students are older than 65. The school has 929 students aged between 22 and 30 and 849 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under11
40 & Over906
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Fort Hays State University, 2,462 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 82 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment2,700
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses2,462
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses82
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses156
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses2,462
Kansas Resident1,735
Other State In U.S.711
Outside of U.S.16

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