Fort Hays State University Reviews

  • 20 Reviews
  • Hays (KS)
  • Annual Tuition: $15,360
85% of 20 students said this degree improved their career prospects
75% of 20 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Jeon Soon
  • Reviewed: 7/19/2021
  • Degree: Writing
"Blackboard sites always have errors. The professors are unkind. They don't have a desire for education, they just keep saying the same thing. It's very unkind to teach the course. I don't know how professors became professors, but I don't think they are qualified. It's a really crappy school."
Brandi
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2020
  • Degree: Social Work
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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!"
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Business
"Experience everything you can and connect with those you meet as the contacts you make in college can help you throughout your career. Overall college is a very rewarding experience in which you get out what you put in."
Ashley Golden
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Teaching
"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
"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
"I loved attending Fort Hays State University. It is a great school with great professors."
Paxton Duran
  • Reviewed: 7/6/2016
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"I absolutely loved this school and the education it provided. The small community and classes allowed me to establish great relationships with my professors and classmates. These relationships allowed me to get a quality education while being a student athlete. It was overall a rewarding experience."
TReed
  • Reviewed: 6/16/2016
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"I really enjoyed my time at FHSU. I decided to pursue my education through the virtual school. All of my classes were online. The professors were extremely understanding and the staff was helpful. Best of all, the tuition was extremely affordable. There are many different majors to choose from. I don't regret my time at FHSU, and would recommend it to anyone who is interested in a degree online."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/14/2015
  • Degree: Accounting
"Great place that has amazing opportunities to help you foster and grow."
Beverly
  • Reviewed: 8/21/2014
  • Degree: School Counseling
"I enjoyed my masters degree experience at Fort Hays State University. My classes mainly took place online, but there were a few classes that required us to meet for a weekend of hands on experience. The way the program is set up allowed students who lived further away to obtain their degree, and gain experience in the classroom with little inconvenience."
JR
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2014
  • Degree: Legal Studies
"I recieved my Bachelors in Justce Studies in May of 2012. I was extrememly happy with the faculty and facilities. The school is in a nice little town and the campus itself isn't too big. The size of the classes in the Justice Studies dept. is perfect. The faculty knows everyone by name and makes professional relationships with the students. They help you accomplish your goals no matter what. The extracurricular activities are also amazing. The have a Self Defense club taught by an amazingly knowledgeable instructor amoung students who have been involved for years and a Justice Studies club that does many community service projects for the community and travels to prisons and facilities on field trips. I was extremely sad to graduate from FHSU however, I still have relationships with the faculty and they always are there to help me in any situation I find myself in."
McKenzie Brown
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2013
  • Degree: Biology
"The Biology Department is like its own community. When I went for my interview, I was immediately welcomed by the faculty and students. It is a small department but I like that because everyone knows each other and we create a family. There is ample support from older students and professors are always willing to talk and help you out. My advisor is really into his lab and each week we have a lunch meeting to catch up on everything. I have an assistantship but a con about that is that I have to drive 70 miles from campus for work a few times a week. I am really happy with my decision to attend Fort Hays State University for graduate school"
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/12/2013
  • Degree: Network Administration
"I am graduating with my BS in Information Networking and Telecommunications from FHSU this month. I have worked with five other online schools in my academic career before finding FHSU. The Faculty and Staff were very helpful and even went out of there way to ensure that I graduated on schedule when there was an issue with a class I needed. As with any school you get what you put in and it depends on the professor. I would recommend this school to anyone who is looking for a degree program online and I did. My wife is now attending FHSU online."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 4/23/2013
  • Degree: Culinary Arts
"I was very excited to attend this school. I am a stay at home mother with one more on the way in just a few weeks. This school made it very hard to attend the school. Getting certain paper work in and no one returning my calls or emails. When I finally did get some one 3 weeks later they had an issue with some paper work but did not try to reach out to me. It was very unfortunate. after weeks and weeks of battling with them I decided my money was better off somewhere else. If this is the kind of trouble I have to go through as a freshman the next 4 years weren't likely to be better. I am sure the school itself is fine but I didn't get that far since student services was terrible."