Fort Hays State University


Welcome to Fort Hays State University Online

Fort Hays State University is one of the nation's most affordable learning institutions. Through distance education, Fort Hays University online offers a variety of degree programs to meet your needs. FHSU has called Hays, Kansas home for over 100 years and is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

About FHSU

The University

Fort Hays State University is celebrating a century of excellence in education. Founded in 1902, FHSU has developed a reputation for excellent teaching, academic research and community partnerships with the people of Kansas and beyond. Today, FHSU serves over 4,500 on-campus students and over 7,000 distance education students throughout the world. FHSU looks forward to a second century of service and excellence in a knowledge-driven global society. Regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, FHSU is one of six state-assisted institutions of higher education in the state of Kansas and is governed by the Board of Regents.

Virtual College

The Virtual College works in partnership with the Fort Hays State University online faculty members to market and distribute 500 course offerings to students throughout the world. The Virtual College provides FHSU online distance education opportunities for individuals interested in pursuing affordable excellence in undergraduate and masters degree programs. We also seek to serve the life-long learning needs of our alumni, the military and others in need of a quality, affordable education.

Fort Hays State University's Virtual College is committed to advancing its distance learning offerings. From complete distance delivery degree programs, like the Bachelor of General Studies and Master of Liberal Studies degrees, to Cisco certification and professional development courses for teachers, you will find something to meet your needs.


Faculty members who teach the courses offered through the Virtual College are the same highly credentialed, full-time faculty members as those teaching courses on campus. Many faculty members hold doctorates or terminal degrees in their respective fields. Some undergraduate courses may be taught by graduate teaching assistants or qualified adjunct faculty members under the supervision of doctorate-holding faculty. FHSU prides itself on a 17-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio.

Delivery Media

The Virtual College delivers distance learning course work through asynchronous and synchronous modes. Asynchronous delivery (anytime/any place) includes: the Internet, DVD, and CD-ROMs. Synchronous delivery (same time/different locations) includes: interactive television (ITV), face-to-face, desktop videoconferencing, and specially arranged delivery.

Student Reviews

I chose to attend FHSU because of the convenience. The online instructors are [more involved and accessible] than I ever experienced in a traditional class.
- -Janae

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