Programs offered through the Fort Hays State University’s FHSU Online division received seven No. 1 recognitions this spring along with numerous other rankings from various agencies as among the best and most affordable online programs offered by U.S. colleges and universities.
No. 1, Top 2 Most Affordable Colleges by State 2021
FHSU topped University H.Q.’s list of the Top 2 Most Affordable Colleges by State 2021.
Factors that contributed to this ranking were affordability, as well as retention, graduation, and admissions rate; graduating salary, programs offered, loan default rate, diplomas awarded, and the percent of students receiving financial aid.
To view this ranking, visit https://bit.ly/2UICOgl.
Best Value Schools
No. 1, Best 24 X-Ray Tech Schools
FHSU topped Best Value School’s list of the Best 24 X-ray Tech Schools in 2021.
The Fort Hays State program has affordable tuition, a variety of excellent programs and pathways to prepare students and professionals for career advancement.
“Whatever your current interests or career goals are in the field of medical diagnostic imaging, the Department of Allied Health has a program that will work for you. The department offers one associate’s degree in Radiologic Technology and two Bachelor’s degrees in Medical Diagnostic Imaging, one that offers a broad imaging spectrum and one with an emphasis in sonography.,” says the FHSU website.
To view this ranking, visit www.bestvalueschools.org/xray-tech-schools/.
No. 1, Best 14 Online Master’s in K-12 Education in 2021
FHSU also topped Best Value School’s list of the Best 14 Online Master’s in K-12 Education in 2021.
The FHSU Department of Advanced Education Programs prepares students with innovative tools and solutions to meet the challenges of teaching and leading in K-12 education. Most programs are 36 hours and use Open Education Resources instead of traditional textbooks.
“Whether you are looking to deepen your understanding of teaching techniques, become a building principal or community counselor, or renew your license, the Department of Advanced Education Programs at Fort Hays State University provides numerous degrees and the scheduling flexibility that will enable you to meet your career goals.,” says the FHSU website.
To view this ranking, visit https://bit.ly/3BHRBZ6.
No. 1, Best Online Bachelor’s in Child Development
Study.com recognized FHSU’s Online Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education program not only for its quality, but also for its affordability.
The website also noted the expert degree to which it blends the convenience of online education with the necessary rigor of field experience for teachers in training.
“Our unique programs and dedication to working with the latest educational technology provide a richer, more relevant, and marketable teaching education.,” says the FHSU website.
To view this ranking, visit https://bit.ly/2UYL3EB.
No. 1, Best Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Political Science
Study.com also ranked FHSU first in the nation for Online Bachelor’s Programs in Political Science.
The FHSU Bachelor of Arts in Political Science offers undergraduate students distinct concentrations in pre-law or public administration. The website also noted that many perks and opportunities traditionally reserved for on-campus students are available to online students, such as extracurricular student groups.
To view this ranking, visit https://bit.ly/3rr6nij.
No. 6, Best Online Psychology Bachelor’s Degrees
Study.com also ranked FHSU sixth for the Online Psychology Bachelor’s Degrees.
At FHSU, students can choose between a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in the fully online degree program. Graduates of the program will be equipped with a combination of theory and practice through research and mentoring with faculty, internship options, service-learning projects, and networking opportunities.
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No. 9, Best Computer Programming Bachelor’s Degrees
Study.com also ranked FHSU ninth for the Online Bachelor’s Programs in Computer Science.
A Bachelor’s degree in computer science is necessary for a wide variety of careers across nearly every industry ranging from programming and software development to I.T. and database management.
The FHSU degree program focuses on software, digital storage and retrieval, networks, human-computer interaction, information security, digital design, and electronic media. Graduates of the program are highly sought-after by government agencies, research organizations, and Fortune 500 corporations.
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No. 1, Best R.N. to BSN Online Programs in Kansas
No. 1, Most Affordable R.N. to BSN Programs Online in Kansas
The affordable and highly acclaimed FHSU Department of Nursing’s R.N. to BSN program earned the top spot on RNtoMSN.com’s Best R.N. to BSN Online Programs in Kansas list and the Most Affordable R.N. to BSN Programs Online in Kansas list due to its quality, affordability, and flexibility.
The department offers 8-week courses with rolling start dates and a focused leadership and management practicum that can be completed in the online-learners home community.
Additionally, the department offers a Master’s of Science in Nursing online with concentrations in nursing administration or nursing education, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice as well as post-master’s certificates in nursing administration or nursing education.
To view this ranking, visit https://bit.ly/3i7UpXy.
2021 Top Adult Degree Programs (Online and On-campus)
FHSU earned a place on Abound’s 2021 Top Adult Degree Programs list for the factors that matter most to the non-traditional student—accessibility, affordability, acceleration, and advancement.
With more than 200 online degree and certificate programs and innovative faculty and student resources to support student success, it’s easy to see why FHSU is the best value in education—anywhere.
“At Fort Hays State, we’ve been helping those who need to learn from home for more than 100 years. We started back in the early 1900s, helping teachers in rural communities to keep their skills and certifications up-to-date. Today, we deliver award-winning online learning programs to students all over the world. Providing a flexible, affordable, and high-quality online program is central to our mission as a public university.,” says the FHSU website.
To view this ranking, https://bit.ly/3iBw6k2.
No. 2, The Top 50 Computer Programming Degree Programs
FHSU’s Bachelors of Science in Computer Science was ranked at No. 4 on the Top 50 Computer Programming Degree Programs list by Intelligent.com and received recognition as the Best for Transfer Students.
The Bachelors of Science in Computer Science is one of the fastest-growing programs at FHSU because of its affordability, flexibility, academic rigor, and respected reputation as a leader in computer science. “Graduates from Fort Hays State University will be prepared to manage complex information and computing systems by possessing the skills and knowledge necessary to advance steadily in their careers.,” says the FHSU website.
To view this ranking, visit https://bit.ly/3hZMr2Z.
No. 4, Best Business Administration Degree Programs for 2021
Intelligent also recognized FHSU’s Bachelors of Business Administration in Management as No. 4 on the list and the Best for Adult Learners.
The BBA earned recognition for its flexibility, innovative faculty, course strength, affordability, and reputation of graduate success in the workplace.
To view this ranking, visit https://bit.ly/3rr52rA.
Bachelor’s Degree Center
No. 4, 10 Fastest Online Bachelor’s in Political Science
FHSU’s Bachelor of Arts or Science in Political Science was named the No. 4 in the 10 Fastest Bachelor of Political Science programs in the nation by the Bachelor’s Degree Center.
The 120-credit-hour-program includes American Government, Introduction to International Relations, Political Philosophy, Internship in Political Science, and a Senior Capstone.
“Whether you want to shape the future through policy, law, or activism, our programs and dedicated faculty and staff are here to guide you on the path to a career where you will serve as a principled, empathetic leader committed to productive public policies.,” says the FHSU website.
To view this ranking, visit https://bit.ly/3BFKOzg.
Online Schools Report
No. 5, Best Online Bachelor’s in Agriculture
FHSU stood out as the most affordable institution on a national list of leading agricultural institutions ranking fifth for the Best Online Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture.
The FHSU program is affordable and accessible, offering the flexibility of online courses to meet the needs of students going to school on a part-time schedule. Universities were ranked based on a composite of student satisfaction, admissions rates, the number of programs the school and department offer online, the median debt of graduates, and the student completion rate.
To view this ranking, visit https://bit.ly/3iNzngd.
Master’s Programs Guide
No. 5, 10 Best Affordable MBAs in International Business
FHSU was named the No. 5 in the ten best affordable MBAs in international business by the Master’s Programs Guide.
The FHSU MBA program offers 15 career-focused concentrations, including international business, marketing, finance, and corporate communications. Students are paired with a personal advisor, and the MBA is available entirely online or on-campus.
To view this ranking, visit https://bit.ly/3y6thOr.
No. 7, 2022 Best Bachelor’s in Secondary Education Programs
FHSU’s Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education was ranked No. 7 in the nation by Education Survey.
All fields of study are offered on-campus, and some are available online or in a hybrid delivery format. Programs were ranked based on accreditation status, academic quality, program reputation, affordability and access, student selectivity, employer and student success surveys, and faculty and staff resources.
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No. 8, Most Affordable Master’s Ranking
No. 12, Most Affordable Bachelor’s Ranking
OnlineU named FHSU among the top Most Affordable Master’s Ranking and Most Affordable Bachelor’s Ranking lists.
OnlineU provides prospective students with clear, accessible tuition information that they can use to compare educational options and make an informed decision. Colleges were ranked based on tuition rates, and universities must offer at least ten online programs across varied subject areas to be considered.
FHSU stood out on the list for its robust online degree offerings and remarkably competitive tuition rate among the most affordable in the nation.
To view ranking, visit https://bit.ly/371pFRN.
Best Health Degrees
No. 11, 25 Best Human Services Bachelor’s for 2021.
FHSU’s Bachelor’s of General Studies with a concentration in human services was ranked eleventh in Best Health Degrees’ list of the top 25 Best Human Services Bachelor’s for 2021.
The program includes general education courses in English Composition, Humanities, Social and Behavior Sciences, Natural Sciences, Math, and a 21-credit hour concentration in sociology.
To view this ranking, visit https://bit.ly/3BKhlnx.
No. 11, Best Online Bachelor’s in Cybersecurity Degrees
FHSU’s online Bachelor’s of Science and Bachelor’s of Art in Cybersecurity ranked eleventh on the Best Online Bachelor’s in Cybersecurity Degrees list produced by college Consensus.
The FHSU degree programs are available fully online and on-campus. Graduates of the program gain real-life experience in internships, labs and practicum courses that empower students to pursue aspects of cybersecurity that excite them.
To view this ranking, visit https://bit.ly/374rSvK.
About Fort Hays State University
Fort Hays State University serves Kansas and the world through an innovative community of teacher-scholars and professionals providing accessible higher education to all who seek it. Our more than 15,000 students are found in every county in Kansas and around the world. FHSU excels at developing engaged global citizen-leaders through innovative online and on-campus programs designed to push the boundaries of what is known and drive solutions that serve the public good.