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About the School:

Initially, Fort Hays State University was intended to be focused on agricultural studies but later opened as a “normal” or teacher’s college in 1902. Currently, it is a comprehensive public university offering education to over 15,000 students annually.

Fort Hays State University is a part of the Kansas Board of Regents and comprises five colleges including the colleges of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Business and Entrepreneurship; Education; and Health and Behavioral Sciences; and Technology and Mathematics.

FHSU offers a student/faculty ratio of 18:1, and at least 50% of its classes have students fewer than 20. In addition, the tuition fees are also very affordable. The tuition and fees for in-state students are about $5,280. However, out-state students pay more than double the amount at $15,360. The university offers several financial and scholarship grants for both in-state and out-state students, which should help to cut down expenses further.

Online Presence:

Fort Hays State University currently offers more than 200 online programs at associates, bachelor’s, and master’s levels, including numerous specialist and certification programs. All the programs are regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. You can access the details of each course from their degrees and programs page.

Laptop Programs:

From the university’s Learning Commons Desk, students can check out laptops, iPads, and other technologies for a period of 7 days. These devices are offered on a “first come, first served” basis. This means if the device is already reserved, you won’t get access to it unless the device is returned to the university. Consider making a reservation 2 weeks in advance.

In addition, any device can be renewed only once, so you can keep it for a total of 14 days. You also have to wait three days to check out the device again.

The technologies offered for checkout at the learning commons desk are:

  • PC Laptops 
  • iPad Tablets 
  • Mac Laptops 
  • 3D Video Cameras 
  • 3D Cameras 
  • 3D Ready Projectors 
  • Mini Projectors 
  • Digital Projectors 
  • Projector Screens 
  • GoPro's and mounts 
  • Wacom Pen Tablets 
  • Digital Voice recorders 
  • Video Cameras 
  • Digital cameras 
  • Webcams 
  • Tripods 
  • Monopods 
  • Microphone stands 
  • Computer Speakers 
  • Public Address systems 
  • Microphones 
  • Headphones 
  • Cables and adapters 
  • External CD/DVD drive 
  • Graphing and Scientific Calculator 
  • DVD players 
  • PowerPoint Slide  
  • study room remotes


Fort Hays State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is authorized to award degrees by the Kansas Board of Regents.

To know more about laptop programs, click here.