Fort Hays State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,900

2.93% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$12,196

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

6.51%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

88.6%

2,294 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

15,100

43.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

35.3%

289 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 Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (511 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (430 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (269 degrees).

In 2017, 3,432 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Fort Hays State University. 65.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,986 degrees), 10.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (190 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Fort Hays State University is $3,900, which is $-16,833 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Fort Hays State University is $3,900, which is $-16,833 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,196.

In 2017, 43% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 40% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,900

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Fort Hays State University was $3,900. The cost of tuition at Fort Hays State University is $-16,833 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$12,196

2017 Value

1.69%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Fort Hays State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,196. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Fort Hays State University grew by 1.69%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,710

Room and Board

$1,080

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Fort Hays State University was of $7,710 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,080. The cost of room and board increased by 2.64% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

43%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

40%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

43% of undergraduate students at Fort Hays State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 43% 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.

6.51%

2016 Default Rate

187

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Fort Hays State University was 6.51%, which represents 187 out of the 2872 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 2,294 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 7.9% annual growth. Out of those 2,294 applicants, 2,033 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 88.6% acceptance rate.

There were 15,100 students enrolled at Fort Hays State University in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Fort Hays State University has an overall enrollment yield of 51.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

88.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,033

Accepted Out of 2,294

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Fort Hays State University was 88.6% (2,033 admissions from 2,294 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 90.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 7.9%, while admissions grew by 5.39%.

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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 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Fort Hays State University has a total enrollment of 15,100 students. The full-time enrollment at Fort Hays State University is 6,508 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,592. This means that 43.1% 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 59.2% White, 7.11% Hispanic or Latino, 3.79% Black or African American, 2.25% Two or More Races, 1.04% Asian, 0.457% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0662% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Fort Hays State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (45.1%), followed by White Male (31%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.72%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (45.1%), followed by White Male (25.4%) and Black or African American Male (3.88%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

43.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Fort Hays State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 15,100 students. The full-time enrollment at Fort Hays State University is 6,508 and the part-time enrollment is 8,592. This means that 43.1% of students enrolled at Fort Hays State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%

2017 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 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Fort Hays State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    8,940

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,074

  3. Black or African American

    572

The enrolled student population at Fort Hays State University is 59.2% White, 7.11% Hispanic or Latino, 3.79% Black or African American, 2.25% Two or More Races, 1.04% Asian, 0.457% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0662% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 81 students (0.536%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1050 more women than men received degrees from Fort Hays State University. The majority of degree recipients at Fort Hays State University are white (1,986 degrees awarded). There were 10.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (190 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Fort Hays State University is Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (511 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (430 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (269 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 (700 degrees awarded), Agriculture (52 degrees), and Business (1,106 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 (2,116,560 people), Accountants & auditors (1,136,058 people), Other managers (771,291 people), Financial managers (456,440 people), and Chief executives & legislators (375,795 people).

The most specialized majors at Fort Hays State University are Education (700 degrees awarded), Agriculture (52 degrees), Business (1,106 degrees), Communications (120 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (89 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, Dentists, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Fort Hays State University are Education (700 degrees awarded), Agriculture (52 degrees), Business (1,106 degrees), Communications (120 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (89 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 (3,236,589 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (630,542 people), Banking & related activities (545,969 people), Computer Systems Design (520,054 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (501,494 people).

The most specialized majors at Fort Hays State University are Education (700 degrees awarded), Agriculture (52 degrees), Business (1,106 degrees), Communications (120 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (89 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.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Fort Hays State University was Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services with 511 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,191

  2. 2,241

In 2017, 1,191 degrees were awarded to men at Fort Hays State University, which is 0.531 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,241).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 234 degrees were awarded to men at Fort Hays State University in Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services, which is 0.845 times less than the 277 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 342 degrees were awarded to women at Fort Hays State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.43 times more than the 141 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%

100% Completion Time

42%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 19% 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, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% 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 (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Fort Hays State University is Female and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0.346% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,986 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    190 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    107 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Fort Hays State University is white (1,986 degrees awarded). There were 10.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (190 degrees).

0.816% of degree recipients (28 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,340 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    646 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    122 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Fort Hays State University is white female (1,340 degrees awarded). There were 2.07 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (646 degrees).

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Operations

Fort Hays State University has an endowment valued at nearly $92.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (0%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Fort Hays State University had a total expenditure of $128M. Of that $128M, they spent $61.6M on salaries and $128M on benefits.

Fort Hays State University employs 115 Assistant professors, 86 Instructors, and 80 Associate professors. Most academics at Fort Hays State University are Male Assistant professors (67), Female Instructors(55), and Male Associate professors (49).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fort Hays State University are: Service, with 112 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 86 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 77 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$92.2M

2017 Endowment

32.1%

growth from 2016

Fort Hays State University has an endowment valued at about $92.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Fort Hays State University grew 32.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $59M 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. $3.95M - Federal

  2. $3.31M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Fort Hays State University received $3.95M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.31M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$61.6M

Salary Expenditure

$128M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Fort Hays State University had a total expenditure of $128M. Of that $128M, they spent $61.6M on salaries and $128M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Fort Hays State University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$61.6M

2017 Salaries

10.2%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Fort Hays State University paid a median of $61.6M in salaries, which represents 48.1% of their overall expenditure ($128M) and a 10.2% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.38% growth from 2015 and a 6.22% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$21.7M

Instructional Salaries

345

Number of Employees

In 2017, Fort Hays State University paid a total of $21.7M to 345 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

115 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

112 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Fort Hays State University were Assistant professor with 115 employees; Instructor with 86 employees; and Instructor with 80 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fort Hays State University were Service with 112 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 86 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 77 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Fort Hays State University was Male Assistant professor with 67 employees, Female Instructor with 55 employees, and Male Associate professor with 49 employees.

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

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