Founded in 1902, Fort Hays State University (FHSU) is a leading public university located in Hays, Kansas, USA.

Fort Hays State University's Virtual College is the global leader in online education, offering accredited certificate programs, and associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees.

The College of Health and Life Sciences offers degree programs in the fields of agriculture, allied health, biological sciences, communication disorders, health and human performance, and nursing.

The College of Arts & Science offers programs in science, language, fine arts, politics, music and more.

The College of Education and Technology offers bachelor, master, and education specialist degrees housed in the following departments - Advanced Education Programs, Teacher Education, and Technology Studies.

Fort Hays State University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The College of Education and Technology has been an NCATE accredited institution since 1954. The College of Business and Leadership has also been accepted in the accreditation process for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).


- Placed among Tier 2 Regional Universities (Midwest) by US News & World Report (2011).

- Rated No. 1 on’s Best Buy rankings for its distance masters in liberal studies with a concentration in criminal justice. Online students nationwide will pay a remarkably low tuition of under $7,000 for this degree earned through distance education. The college rankings are based on a survey of 31 regionally accredited universities that offer 42 distance masters in justice studies, homeland security, criminology, law and legal studies.

- has named FHSU’s BBA-Management program a ‘Best Buy”.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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