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Fort Hays State University
Motto Forward thinking. World ready.
Type Public, coeducational
Established 1902 (1902)
Parent institution
Kansas Board of Regents
Endowment $91.44 million (2017)
Budget $155.5 million
President Tisa Mason
Provost Jeff Briggs (interim)
Academic staff
Students 15,100 (fall 2017)
Location , ,

38°52′24″N 99°20′36″W / 38.87333°N 99.34333°W / 38.87333; -99.34333Coordinates: 38°52′24″N 99°20′36″W / 38.87333°N 99.34333°W / 38.87333; -99.34333
Campus Rural
200 acres (0.81 km2)
Colors Black and gold
Nickname Tigers
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division II – The MIAA
Mascot Victor E. Tiger
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Fort Hays State University (FHSU) is a public university in Hays, Kansas. It is the third-biggest of the six state universities governed by the Kansas Board of Regents. They have about 15,100 students (4,648 on campus, 6,882 online, 3,570 Chinese program).


During the Great Flood of 1951, a tributary of the Kansas River flooded nearly all of campus. It forced a midnight evacuation.

Student media

Student Media at Fort Hays is housed under the banner Tiger Media Network. It includes radio and TV, coming from their website.

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