Degree programs offered by Fort Hays State University through the FHSU Virtual College received a No. 1 ranking for the best online degrees in Kansas and six top-10 recognitions in April for being among the best and most affordable programs offered by U.S. colleges and universities.
No. 1, Online Degrees in Kansas
Tuition rates, number of online programs, student support resources and several other factors earned FHSU the top spot by Online Degrees, www.onlinedegrees.com’s ranking of the top online colleges in Kansas.
“Earning an online degree in Kansas makes sense for those in rural areas or who simply aren’t geographically close to schools offering their chosen programs,” says OnlineDegrees.com.
“Online programs allow students to complete their studies on their own schedules, making it possible to work, raise a family or fulfill other obligations. And research shows that online classes are typically less costly than on-campus classes.”
To view this ranking, visit https://bit.ly/2JoM4Og.
No. 2, Top 50 Universities Offering Online Courses 2019
Online Course Report, www.onlinecoursereport.com, gave the FHSU Virtual College this top ranking for its U.S. News and World Report news ranking, hourly tuition rate, student-to-faculty ratio, number of bachelor’s degrees offered completely online, graduation rate, and application fees.
“The online undergraduate programs at FHSU have been rated highly among a number of their programs – especially accounting and information technology – particularly in light of its low tuition,” says OnlineCourseReport.com.
To view this ranking, visit https://bit.ly/2tvZ1Qd.
No. 2, The 25 Best Masters in Counseling Online Programs 2019
Ranked for its tuition rates, reputation, curriculum and value, FHSU’s online master’s degree in counseling was recognized by the Top Counseling Schools, www.topcounselingschools.org.
“Individuals who wish to grow in this field need more than a bachelor’s degree to stay ahead of the competition,” says TopCounselingSchools.org.
“Completing an online master’s degree in counseling program will provide them with the advanced knowledge and skills they need for most professional counseling positions.”
To view this ranking, visit https://bit.ly/2J2vQLq.
No. 5, 20 Online Graduate Degrees: No GRE Required 2019
The FHSU Virtual College was ranked by Online Schools Center, onlineschoolscenter.com, for its graduate degree programs that do not require a GRE test score for admittance.
“Our list of 20 Online Degrees: No GRE Required features the online schools that attract prospective master’s and doctorate students who seek a faster path to their academic pursuit by skipping the GRE,” says OnlineSchoolsCenter.com.
“And because these graduate programs are delivered online, distance learners will find it easy, flexible and convenient to fit the coursework into their busy lifestyles.”
To view this ranking, visit https://bit.ly/2H7RLxm.
No. 7, Top 10 Undergraduate Criminal Justice Certificate Programs for 2019
Cost, reputation and salary potential using statistics from IPEDS, College Scorecard, and Niche are just a few of the reasons why FHSU was ranked for its online criminal justice certificate program by Criminal Justice Degree Hub, www.criminaljusticedegreehub.com.
FHSU offers five specializations within this degree, including victim advocacy, law enforcement, corrections, law and the courts and justice networking.
“These programs will help to unlock your untapped potential and take your educational foundation to the next step by helping to refine the specialty services that you will use throughout your career in criminal justice,” according to FHSU’s website.
To view this ranking, visit https://bit.ly/2PQrF6d.
No. 9, 25 Most Affordable Online Criminal Justice Degree Programs 2019
The FHSU Virtual College received a ranking from ValueColleges.com for its criminal justice degree program and affordability. Value Colleges, www.valuecolleges.com, only ranked accredited programs that have established a reputation for quality and return on investment.
“FHSU is dedicated to helping its students. As a public regional institution, FHSU has long focused on the needs of working adults and local people, and online programs just mean reaching more,” says ValueColleges.com.
“With advanced opportunities and dedication to leadership, this school forges new pathways every day.”
To view this ranking, visit https://bit.ly/2VLk8ej.
About the FHSU Virtual College
Education at distance from 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.