FHSU University Relations
Fort Hays State University’s Virtual College received three No. 2 rankings among others from many different agencies during the month of August for its affordable programs and quality online degrees.
FHSU’s virtual Master of Professional Studies with a concentration in cyber security was rated the No. 2 Best and Most Affordable Online Master’s in Cyber Security by CyberSecurityDegrees.com.
“Our metrics have been honed from years of experience in higher education journalism and research, and they seek to provide a balance between the traditional academic prestige of an institution with a cyber security program and other concerns that particularly non-traditional or working students may express. Namely, that affordability and support in online learning environments is crucial for successful outcomes among non-traditional, working and adult students,” said Joshua Jackson, contributing writer and researcher and marketing specialist for CyberSecurityDegrees.
To view this ranking, visit https://bit.ly/2LkJ489.
Two online FHSU degree programs earned No. 2 rankings from CollegeChoice.net, the Bachelor of Science in tourism and hospitality management and the Master of Liberal Studies with a concentration in art history.
The tourism and hospitality management program was rated No. 2 in CollegeChoice’s Most Affordable Online Hospitality Management Bachelor’s Degrees category.
“The tourism industry is one of the fastest growing career fields in the nation, ranking in the top three industries in all 50 states,” said FHSU’s website.
To view this ranking, visit https://bit.ly/2PV8OGE.
The art history degree was No. 2 in the Most Affordable Online Master’s in Art and Art History category.
“A graduate degree in art and art history can serve many purposes. Whether your end goal is to work in a school, a gallery, or an office, this degree will help get you there,” said CollegeChoice.net.
To view this ranking, visit https://bit.ly/2C3Z3mx.
Other master’s and bachelor’s degree programs received “best” rankings in August. They are listed by ranking organization.
No. 5, The Best Online Master’s in Educational Psychology
The online Master of Science in school psychology received a top ranking for being one of the best.
“The graduate program in school psychology at Fort Hays State University has a long history of successfully preparing individuals for entry into the profession of school psychology,” said FHSU’s website.
To view this ranking, visit https://bit.ly/2wKrvov.
No. 20, One of the Best Colleges for Online Master’s Degree Programs
The FHSU virtual college’s master’s degree programs were ranked as one of the best for faculty excellence and outstanding reputation.
“FHSU, which ranked 20th, was chosen for the University’s overall outstanding reputation, for its faculty’s excellence and the continued commitment to providing non-traditional students with all of the tools that they need to achieve their educational and career goals,” said BestCollegeReviews.org.
To view this ranking, visit https://bit.ly/2LWze7N.
No. 3, The Best Affordable Online Bachelor’s Degree Program in Interdisciplinary Studies
FHSU’s affordability landed it a top-three ranking for its online Bachelor of General Studies degree programs.
The 124-credit-hour programs consist of various courses in humanities, arts, communications, modern language, sciences and more.
To view this ranking, visit https://bit.ly/2PodHqt.
In addition to the No. 2 rankings for FHSU’s tourism and hospitality management and MLS (art history) degrees, CollegeChoice.net included FHSU in other categories.
No. 4, The Most Affordable Online Radiology Technology Degrees
FHSU’s Bachelor of Science in medical diagnostic imaging has been recognized for low tuition rates and a flexible degree program.
The 124-credit-hour program is offered through FHSU’s Department of Allied Health with a requirement of an Associate’s of Science in radiologic technology or a certificate of radiology.
To view this ranking, visit https://bit.ly/2NzIR0Q.
This degree was also ranked No. 8 in CollegeChoice’s most affordable category.
No. 5, The Best Online Master’s in Art and Art History
FHSU’s Master of Liberal Studies (art history) was ranked in a second category by CollegeChoice.net.
“The department acts as a cultural resource for western Kansas through changing exhibitions in the Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art and through faculty consultations and public presentations. Faculty are dedicated to continuing research and service to students, the university and the western Kansas community,” said FHSU’s website.
To view this ranking, visit https://bit.ly/2C57Wwd.
This degree was also ranked in CollegeChoice’s most affordable category. This ranking can be found at https://bit.ly/2C3Z3mx.
No. 10, The Most Affordable Online Master’s in Gifted and Talented Education
FHSU’s virtual Master of Science in special education program was recognized for its affordability.
The virtual includes a flexible program and an easier learning environment, allowing you to complete your degree wherever you are.
To view this ranking, visit https://bit.ly/2NAPj4x.
This degree was also ranked No. 19 in CollegeChoice’s Best Online Master’s in Gifted and Talented Education category, which can be found at https://bit.ly/2wzFYTf.
No. 19, The Most Affordable Online Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
The online Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a Major in Accounting at FHSU was recently recognized for tuition rates, faculty to student ratio and national recognition.
FHSU’s Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting focuses on preparing individuals to work in business, government, education, non-profit and financial entities.
To view this ranking, visit https://bit.ly/2wKfWO7.
No. 15, The Best Online Bachelors of Sociology Program
FHSU was one of BestSchools top online best Bachelor of Arts or Science in sociology.
“Our curriculum allows each student to craft a program of study – providing the theoretical knowledge and applied experiences applicable to both the workplace and advanced academic pursuits,” says FHSU’s website.
To view this ranking, visit https://bit.ly/2wv9af0.
No. 17, The Best Online Bachelor’s in Political Science Degree
FHSU was recognized as having one of the top 25 best online Bachelor of Arts in political science programs.
“An online political science degree provides a foundation for many careers, preparing graduates for jobs in policy development, lobbying, journalism and education,” according to TheBestSchools.org.
To view this ranking, visit https://bit.ly/2LAfxmT.
No. 19, One of the Best Online Master’s Degree Programs in Special Education
FHSU received this ranking for its online Master of Science in high-incidence special education degree.
The online program consists of 36 credit hours while focusing on case study approaches, action researches and real life applications, according to FHSU’s website.
To view this ranking, visit https://bit.ly/2wDRUEv.
About the FHSU Virtual College
Distance education at Fort Hays State began in 1911 when faculty voted to offer courses free by mail so that one-room school teachers across western Kansas could afford to gain the continuing education required to teach. The distance education department created then evolved continuously with changing technology and culture until, in 1997, the Department of Continuing Education and Instructional Technology became the FHSU Virtual College.