Graduate Programs Overview

Fort Hays State University is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Hays, Kansas. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $4,500 for Kansas residents and $11,376 for other students in average.

It offers twenty-six graduate programs: 21 Master's, 2 Doctorate, 3 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 842 students have been conferred Master's degree and 6 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameFort Hays State University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address600 Park St, Hays, KS
Graduate School Students2,743 students
2,404 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$4,500
Student to Faculty18:1 (5.56%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 26 Graduate Programs
21 Master's, 3 Doctorate, 3 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 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 $199 for Kansas residents and $567 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$199$567
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 (2017-2021)

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Fort Hays State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 26 major areas - 19 Master's (10 online programs), 1 Doctorate (1 online programs), 2 Post-Master'(2 online programs). 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.
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Communication and Journalism
Science Technologies/Technicians
Physical Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
English Language And Literature

Graduate Student Population

Total 15,523 students enrolled in Fort Hays State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 2,743 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 958 male and 1,785 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 595 full-time and 2,148 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 2,404 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 113 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students958
Women Students1,785
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students595
Part-time Students2,148
By race/ethnicity 2,249 White, 107 Black, and 47 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 races64
20 students are younger than 22 and 878 students are older than 65. The school has 983 students aged between 22 and 30 and 862 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under20
40 & Over878
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, 2,404 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 113 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment2,743
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses2,404
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses113
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses226
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses2,404
Kansas Resident1,629
Other State In U.S.760
Outside of U.S.15

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