FHSU Online among best in nation


Fort Hays State University is celebrating its 111th anniversary of distance learning as one of the best online programs in the nation.

FHSU Online continues as a national leader in providing high-quality and affordable online education to students in Kansas and across the globe. Distance education at FHSU began in 1911 when the university delivered correspondence coursework to rural teachers through the mail.

In a report released this week, U.S. News & World Report recognized FHSU as among the best in the nation in six different online education categories. Fort Hays State′s online programs were among more than 1,700 programs reviewed by U.S. News.

Heading that list in 2022 was FHSU’s online master’s in nursing program, which was ranked in the top 30 – 29th among the top 179 schools ranked. The latest U.S. News ranking also placed Fort Hays State 31st for its online master’s in education programs for veterans.

FHSU’s online bachelor’s in business program ranked 61st among 228 programs, and three other online programs were also mentioned among the nation’s best: master’s in education, bachelor’s programs for veterans, and online bachelor’s programs. More on FHSU’s rankings can be found at https://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/fort-hays-state-university-155061/rankings.

U.S. News began its higher education rankings program in 1983, and it has published online degree program rankings since 2013. U.S. News assesses schools based on a variety of categories depending on program level and discipline, including engagement, expert opinion, faculty credentials and training, services and technologies and student excellence. For a full list of rankings and how FHSU compares to other ranked schools, visit https://www.usnews.com/online.

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