Fort Hays State University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.02 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 30 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ASHA, + 3 more
  • Campus Setting: Town: Remote
  • Student Population: 14,210 (11,831 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 75% part-time, 25% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $3,853 in-state; $9,777 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2017

As a virtual student it is convenient for me, being a first year teacher, to be able to get my coursework done at a pace that I still am able to keep on top of the work I do in the classroom teaching my students.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2016

I earned my Associates at FHSU and it was such an incredible experience that I decided to pursue a Bachelors degree, which I received in 2014. I am now obtaining my Masters degree in education and linguistics.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Great education for cost, Staff support is phenomenal Cons: N/A
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Unfortunatly I had to rate a lot of factors that I really have no authority on such as campus safety and surrounding area as I am currently strictly an online student but from my experience online I am going to transfer to the brick-and-mortar school in Kansas as soon as my job allows.
2.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

I am just starting my graduate program and in some of my classes I am a little disappointed that they are also undergraduate courses with just additional work for grad students
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2013

I loved FHSU!!! The program was very accommodating to my military family's lifestyle. I transferred in from another school with no problem. The school was very flexible when I had to complete licensure/graduation requirements out of state. I loved the online atmosphere and knowledge of the staff. I was afraid of online courses, but now wouldn't want it any other way. I can't say enough good things about this school; it changed my life, challenged me to be my best, and definitely prepared me. I had a job four months prior to graduation. I'd recommend FHSU to everyone I know.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

This is a new degree (started fall 2013) at FHSU and the classes are being drawn from a couple of established degree programs for teachers. This creates a slightly different result but most of the other students in the classes are teachers (K-16). As an ID student, I'm interested in the training and development field within business environments. The academic advisor for this program has many years in ID and is very good instructor, easy to reach and responds quickly to all questions. She has been excellent and is probably one of the biggest reasons, aside from the affordability of the program, for me to choose this school. I'm happy I transferred here. The learning is very hands on and they integrate a lot of student-student and student-instructor interaction in the classes.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

I wasn't able to add N/A for the things that didn't apply to me as a distance student. FHSU does a great job of keeping costs reasonable. I did all of my courses via distance and was very pleased. I was able to continue working full time while earning my degree part time. If I ever had a question I would receive a response within 24 hours. They also included virtual students in campus events by streaming guest lecturers. I was happy with my choice.
2.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2014

The problem with FHSU online programs is that some professors are either not committed or just do not understand that online graduate students have to balance between their families, careers and study. Some of them perceive that the only thing they have to do is to ask the students to buy 3 or 4 books, read them all and then write numerous essays about anything. There is no one-on-one meeting; no tottering and no follow up. You just write an essay or have it written for you, as many of my friends do, then submit it and wait for a month or so before you get your grade. At that time, you almost forgot what you have done in that assignment, and all what you are supposed to do is to put it aside and move forward. I think having uncommitted or extremely busy professors are the main problems facing online programs of FHSU.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2016

Fort Hays is known as a "hidden gem" in the academic world, and with good reason. It's a relatively small school in west/central Kansas, but has consistently high quality faculty and staff, and a huge diversity of students. I received my undergraduate degree here in another field, and had the same experience. "Forward thinking, world ready" indeed. Highly recommend.
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