Fort Hays State University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,990
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$12,108
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
7.13%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
91.1%
2,056 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
15,908
39.7% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
42.3%
381 Graduates

About

Fort Hays State University is a higher education institution located in Ellis County, KS. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Fort Hays State University were Operations Management & Supervision (565 degrees awarded), Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (465 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (283 degrees).

In 2019, 3,805 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Fort Hays State University. 63.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,151 degrees), 9.11 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (236 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Fort Hays State University is $3,990, which is $−18,036 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Fort Hays State University is $3,990, which is $−18,036 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,108.

In 2019, 42% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 36% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,990
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Fort Hays State University was $3,990. The cost of tuition at Fort Hays State University is $−18,036 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$12,108
2019 Value
2.51%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Fort Hays State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,108. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Fort Hays State University grew by 2.51%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,034
Room and Board
$1,080
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Fort Hays State University was of $8,034 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,080. The cost of room and board increased by 1.77% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

42%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
36%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

42% of undergraduate students at Fort Hays State University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 4.55% with respect to 2018, when 44% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
7.13%
2017 Default Rate
200
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Fort Hays State University was 7.13%, which represents 200 out of the 2805 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Fort Hays State University received 2,056 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 6.16% annual decline. Out of those 2,056 applicants, 1,874 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 91.1% acceptance rate.

There were 15,908 students enrolled at Fort Hays State University in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Fort Hays State University has an overall enrollment yield of 52.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

91.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,874
Accepted Out of 2,056

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Fort Hays State University was 91.1% (1,874 admissions from 2,056 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 92.3%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −6.16%, while admissions declined by −7.32%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Fort Hays State University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Fort Hays State University has a total enrollment of 15,908 students. The full-time enrollment at Fort Hays State University is 6,311 students and the part-time enrollment is 9,597. This means that 39.7% of students enrolled at Fort Hays State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Fort Hays State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.7% White, 7.22% Hispanic or Latino, 3.02% Black or African American, 2.47% Two or More Races, 1.02% Asian, 0.421% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0314% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Fort Hays State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (46.7%), followed by White Male (29.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.44%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (50.8%), followed by White Male (22.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.79%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

39.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Fort Hays State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 15,908 students. The full-time enrollment at Fort Hays State University is 6,311 and the part-time enrollment is 9,597. This means that 39.7% of students enrolled at Fort Hays State University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Fort Hays State University was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Fort Hays State University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    8,859
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,148
  3. Black or African American
    481

The enrolled student population at Fort Hays State University is 55.7% White, 7.22% Hispanic or Latino, 3.02% Black or African American, 2.47% Two or More Races, 1.02% Asian, 0.421% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0314% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 80 students (0.503%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 1007 more women than men received degrees from Fort Hays State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Fort Hays State University is white (2,151 degrees awarded). There were 9.11 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (236 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Fort Hays State University is Operations Management & Supervision (565 degrees awarded), followed by Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (465 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (283 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Fort Hays State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (839 degrees awarded), Agriculture (86 degrees), and Business (1,187 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Fort Hays State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,677,104 people), Accountants & auditors (1,060,059 people), Other managers (969,623 people), Secondary school teachers (602,368 people), and Financial managers (581,263 people).

The most specialized majors at Fort Hays State University are Education (839 degrees awarded), Agriculture (86 degrees), Business (1,187 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (143 degrees), and Social Sciences (221 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Fort Hays State University are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Fort Hays State University are Education (839 degrees awarded), Agriculture (86 degrees), Business (1,187 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (143 degrees), and Social Sciences (221 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Fort Hays State University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,339,989 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (735,687 people), Computer Systems Design (642,512 people), Banking & related activities (602,743 people), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments (539,711 people).

The most specialized majors at Fort Hays State University are Education (839 degrees awarded), Agriculture (86 degrees), Business (1,187 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (143 degrees), and Social Sciences (221 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Fort Hays State University.
Most Common
  1. 565 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 465 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 283 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Fort Hays State University was Operations Management & Supervision with 565 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,399
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
2,406
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,399 degrees were awarded to men at Fort Hays State University, which is 0.581 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,406).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 239 degrees were awarded to men at Fort Hays State University in Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services, which is 1.06 times more than the 226 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 358 degrees were awarded to women at Fort Hays State University in Operations Management & Supervision, which is 1.73 times more than the 207 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
43%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 21% of students graduating from Fort Hays State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Fort Hays State University is Female and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,151 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    236 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    105 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Fort Hays State University is white (2,151 degrees awarded). There were 9.11 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (236 degrees).

0.552% of degree recipients (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,401 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    750 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    151 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Fort Hays State University is white female (1,401 degrees awarded). There were 1.87 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (750 degrees).

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Operations

Fort Hays State University has an endowment valued at nearly $115M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (0%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Fort Hays State University had a total salary expenditure of $144M. Fort Hays State University employs 119 Assistant professors, 103 Instructors, and 80 Associate professors. Most academics at Fort Hays State University are Male Assistant professors (68), Female Instructors(59), and Female Assistant professors (51).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fort Hays State University are: Management, with 164 employees, Service, with 108 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 87 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$115M
2019 Endowment
17.4%
growth from 2018

Fort Hays State University has an endowment valued at about $115M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Fort Hays State University grew 17.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $76.9M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $4.65M - Federal
  2. $1.99M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Fort Hays State University received $4.65M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.99M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$63.5M
2019 Salaries
4.98%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Fort Hays State University paid a median of $63.5M in salaries, which represents 44.1% of their overall expenditure ($144M) and a 4.98% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.73% decline from 2017 and a 10.2% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$24.1M
Instructional Salaries
367
Number of Employees

In 2019, Fort Hays State University paid a total of $24.1M to 367 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
119 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
164 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Fort Hays State University were Assistant professor with 119 employees; Instructor with 103 employees; and Instructor with 80 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fort Hays State University were Management with 164 employees; Service with 108 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 87 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Fort Hays State University was Male Assistant professor with 68 employees, Female Instructor with 59 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 51 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Fort Hays State University.

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