Fort Hays State University Reviews

  • 17 Reviews
  • Hays (KS)
  • Annual Tuition: $15,210
83% of 17 students said this degree improved their career prospects
76% of 17 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Brandi
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2020
  • Degree: Social Work
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I enjoyed the classes I took however, the guidance counselor I was assigned was very rude and unprofessional. She didn’t want to guide me in anything. She told me instead of depending on her for answers I should look it up. That is what I was initially doing but someone from the school emailed me and said I was taking the incorrect courses so they sent me her for answers. I asked her if there was anyone else I could talk to. She refused to let me speak to anyone else until I became impatient with her nasty attitude. No one ever reached out about the situation. Tuition is cheap for a reason. Taking my money elsewhere."
James
  • Reviewed: 2/5/2020
  • Degree: Computer Science
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Went to the online BS in CS program for a second degree (first is in Biology from Kansas State). The program is super affordable, and while the learning is largely self-study/self-directed, the curriculum is solid. I was able to land an internship at Boeing and got a full time offer for this fall. If you're willing to work at it, and use other learning resources (APress books, YouTube, Kahn Academy) you'll do fine. If you expect your hand to be held, you're in for a rough ride. A lot of my classmates are on their second or third degrees (there are lawyers, doctors, and some PhDs taking courses). It'll be awesome to have a second degree without any debt! (The whole degree cost less than a semester at the local college, even though I'm now moved out of state)."
Brianna
  • Reviewed: 12/19/2019
  • Degree: Management
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"Fort hays University is a Good school but they are Financial office suck they are so slow and They advisor from the General Studies program is waste of time please don't. choose the General studies program because the advisor will not let you take the class that you want to take and please start taking classes and the community college and Registrar's Office is ok but they are very slow."
Shana Wood
  • Reviewed: 5/14/2019
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2003
"Higher education at Fort Hays State University is very accessible and has many award-winning programs for every person around the globe. FHSU has staff and faculty that are dedicated to your success. You will become part of the tiger family as the faculty and staff invest in you, gives you the academic skills you need to succeed, and builds your confidence to get your dream job. The campus is very diverse and filled with many stories, hopes, and dreams from around the world. They have a 17:1 student to faculty ratio so you will be personally known. Your chances of succeeding are great as they have a 96% job or graduate program placement rate. FHSU will give you an individualized educational experience that will broaden your desire for growth and innovation. It will open doors for careers and create new opportunities for your future. While attending FHSU, I took traditional on-campus classes and lived in the dorms. I was very involved in many of the extra-curricular activities. They were fun, engaging, enriching, and influential in who I am today. I made many friends and memories because of the great student life they offered. The campus is beautiful, well maintained, and safe. My advisor genuinely cared for me and did an exceptional job assisting me with scheduling classes and ensuring I had met all of the requirements prior to graduation. My classes were challenging and captivating. I have benefited from them greatly as they prepared me for my career. It was a great investment and financially affordable. I participated in one of the many work-study positions FHSU offered. This helped pay my expenses so I didnt have to take out costly loans. It is a very friendly and caring atmosphere to further your education. I loved my years at FHSU and would highly recommend it."
Shana Wood
  • Reviewed: 5/14/2019
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2003
"Higher education at Fort Hays State University is very accessible and has many award-winning programs for every person around the globe. FHSU has staff and faculty that are dedicated to your success. You will become part of the tiger family as the faculty and staff invest in you, gives you the academic skills you need to succeed, and builds your confidence to get your dream job. The campus is very diverse and filled with many stories, hopes, and dreams from around the world. They have a 17:1 student to faculty ratio so you will be personally known. Your chances of succeeding are great as they have a 96% job or graduate program placement rate. FHSU will give you an individualized educational experience that will broaden your desire for growth and innovation. It will open doors for careers and create new opportunities for your future. While attending FHSU, I took traditional on-campus classes and lived in the dorms. I was very involved in many of the extra-curricular activities. They were fun, engaging, enriching, and influential in who I am today. I made many friends and memories because of the great student life they offered. The campus is beautiful, well maintained, and safe. My advisor genuinely cared for me and did an exceptional job assisting me with scheduling classes and ensuring I had met all of the requirements prior to graduation. My classes were challenging and captivating. I have benefited from them greatly as they prepared me for my career. It was a great investment and financially affordable. I participated in one of the many work-study positions FHSU offered. This helped pay my expenses so I didnt have to take out costly loans. It is a very friendly and caring atmosphere to further your education. I loved my years at FHSU and would highly recommend it."
Ainsley Smith
  • Reviewed: 6/13/2018
  • Degree: Health Sciences
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"I loved pursing a degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Fort Hays. The faculty were always eager to assist me and help me succeed, especially my academic advisor. I thought the curriculum was very well-rounded and has prepared me well for grad school and my future career. This being said, I wish I had received more assistance in seeking out opportunities for undergraduate research. At Fort Hays I found it easy to get involved, make friends, and attain leadership positions. There was always something to do and often for free. The tuition was very affordable, especially with scholarships."
David
  • Reviewed: 12/22/2017
  • Degree: Sociology
  • Graduation Year: 2011
"I started as an on-campus English major with a writing concentration. As an adult learner, I was also working fulltime. I even took 12 credit hours each summer. My job at the time had me take over and work as the "general manager" which I wasn't. My instructors were understanding, but after having to miss so many classes because of working at a corporate motel I had to drop that semester. I was then put on financial aid suspension, and even appealed it twice, and my area manager even wrote a letter explaining what had happened that required I take over the motel. It didn't seem to matter that it was beyond my control and had to drop out otherwise my GPA was suffering. I was working 16-24 hour days regularly and trying to attend on-campus classes. Well, I then was promoted to manager and because I couldn't be on campus all the time I decided to switch my major to sociology so I could take courses online. I did that and also earned the certificate in grant proposal writing. I have yet (almost 7 years after graduating) to be able to use my degree. I even went to cosmetology school in order to get hired because places like McDonald's wouldn't hire me since I'm "too over-qualified" and that has hurt me because I have no way of paying student loans back! I moved from Hays before I completed my BA and received no help from them as an online learner in finding a job with my degree. I did get a good education though but feel it's useless. I'm not taking courses for a master's degree elsewhere. I think FHSU gives great education, but I am still angry I was put on financial aid suspension for no fault of my own, and was never taken off and had to take out private student loans. That was my biggest issue with FHSU! The instructors (most of them anyway) are caring. They have some that are amazing, but of course you get a few here and there that shouldn't be teachers and are vindictive on-campus if you prove what they taught was in fact wrong. I had an A at mid-terms and a C for the course at the end and never received a grade lower than one B! I didn't know as a freshman I could've fought the grade!"
Ashley Golden
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Teaching
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"Great online programs with dedicated instructors. Graduate level courses are not easy, demanding but manageable. Unfortunately, my adviser changed a few times but they were all helpful and reachable. It is definately a cost effective school with a good ROI."
DeMarcus Rhodes
  • Reviewed: 3/12/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2006
"Forth Hays State University is a very cost effective school located in Northwest Kansas. This university offers many majors and boast of being a top nursing program in the region. Fort Hays State University is an excellent university for business degrees as well. Pursuing a degree from FHSU will allow you to grow and develop in at a successful rate."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2003
"I loved attending Fort Hays State University. It is a great school with great professors."