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Fort Hays State University Demographics & Diversity

Hays, Kansas

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Fort Hays State University are mainly White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has high racial diversity. 43% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Fort Hays State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 57%
Black 4%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 29%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 68% more female students than male students enrolled at Fort Hays State University with a gender ratio of 63% women to 37% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Fort Hays State University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Fort Hays State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 37%
Women 63%
Enrollment by gender for Fort Hays State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 5,262
Women 8,840

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Fort Hays State University serves a very low number of students outside of Kansas, with 83 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Fort Hays State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 83%
Out of State 15%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$50,801 per year

38% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 31.9%
Part time Undergrads 51.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=155061 IPEDS survey data for Fort Hays State University.