Graduate Programs 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 graduate school tuition & fees are $4,500 for Kansas residents and $11,376 for other students in average.

It offers twenty-five graduate programs: 20 Master's, 2 Doctorate, 3 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 847 students have been conferred Master's degree and 19 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameFort Hays State University
Typefour-years, public
Address600 Park St, Hays, KS
Graduate School Students2,822 students
2,543 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$4,500
Student to Faculty19:1 (5.26%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 25 Graduate Programs
20 Master's, 3 Doctorate, 3 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Program 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: March 14, 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)

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Fort Hays State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 25 major areas - 19 Master's (10 online programs), 1 Doctorate , 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.
Communication and Journalism
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Physical Sciences
Science Technologies/Technicians
Visual And Performing Arts
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 2,543 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 94 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
19 students are younger than 22 and 893 students are older than 65. The school has 1,012 students aged between 22 and 30 and 898 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under19
40 & Over893
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, 2,543 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 94 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment2,822
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses2,543
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses94
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses185
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses2,543
Kansas Resident1,773
Other State In U.S.746
Outside of U.S.24

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