FHSU ranked best online university in Kansas, eight national top-10 rankings in September
HAYS, Kan. – Degree programs offered by Fort Hays State University through FHSU Virtual College received a #1 ranking for Kansas’s most affordable online college along with eight top-10 recognitions, including four top-five premieres in September. .
#1 Best Online Universities in Kansas for 2019-2020
Fort Hays State claimed OnlineColleges.com, www.onlinecolleges.com, first place for its study of the best online colleges in Kansas for 2019-20. The study looked at affordability, financial aid resources, the ratio of on-campus to online students, and the number of online programs offered.
FHSU’s Virtual College prides itself on having some of the lowest tuition rates in the United States and the lowest rates of any four-year college in Kansas. The university awards and disburses more than $59 million in financial aid. With nearly 200 online degree and certificate programs, Fort Hays State enjoys an 81% distance education participation, according to OnlineColleges.com.
To view this ranking, go to https://bit.ly/2AQbY8X.
Best Counseling Schools
#2 Most Affordable Online Masters in Clinical Psychology
Best Counseling Schools, www.topcounselingschools.org, awarded FHSU’s master’s degree in clinical psychology the No. 2 program in the nation out of 29 schools. The study was based on tuition, recognition and flexibility for students.
The program’s clinical approach prepares them well for careers in counseling, social work, health and social services, TopCounselingSchools said.
To see this ranking, go to https://bit.ly/2MhyEU4.
No. 3, Best Online Bachelor Degree Program in Accounting 2019
collegial consensus, www.collegeconsensus.com, awarded FHSU WR and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship a top-five spot for its Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. The degree, College Consensus said, will prepare students for a host of high-demand positions.
The study was conducted on the basis of affordability, convenience and reputation, each weighted at 33%. Fort Hays State was chosen as the #3 program out of nearly 300 programs.
To see this ranking, go to https://bit.ly/2OygNuX.
Online Schools Report
#5, Best Special Education Degrees Online
Fort Hays State’s College of Education was ranked #5 by www.onlineschoolsreport.com for her online minor in special education. The ranking is based on six categories: student satisfaction, admission rate, online presence, school popularity, department size, and median debt by program.
The Online Schools report said Fort Hays State is focused on modern teaching techniques and how to effectively use technology in the classroom.
To see this ranking, go to https://bit.ly/2pOxeca.
No. 5, Affordable Online Bachelor in Information Networks and Telecommunications
Affordable Schools ranked FHSU’s Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Information Networks and Telecommunications with a Concentration in Computer Networks and Telecommunications No. 5 in its latest ranking. The program gives students the opportunity to earn their degrees while earning credit for industry-specific certifications needed in the workforce. With small class sizes and lab equipment supported by leading companies such as Cisco and Oracle, students can advance their skills in a great environment.
Affordable Schools, www.affordableschools.netchose programs based on average cost of attendance and student-to-faculty ratio.
To see this ranking, go to https://bit.ly/2MEcYlB.
No. 6, Online Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
FHSU’s online Bachelor of Science in Computer Science was ranked #6 in Affordable Schools based on average cost of attendance and student-to-faculty ratio at FHSU.
The program exposes students to related networking in areas such as back-end and front-end web development, database design and programming, and an introduction to web development, Affordable Schools said.
To see this ranking, go to https://bit.ly/2EWlHKg.
No. 8 Online Diploma in Special Education
The College of Education’s Bachelor of Science in Education with Minor in Special Education was ranked #8 by www.valuecolleges.com in its September ranking. Rankings are based on three equally weighted factors: tuition price, student satisfaction, and alumni salary.
Value Colleges said the FHSU program is good for prospective teachers who want the widest range of career opportunities possible.
To see this ranking, go to https://bit.ly/2AZ5wvD.
The best schools
#10 Affordable Online Computer Science Degrees
Based on program quality, online courses offered, faculty, awards, and reputation, FHSU’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science was ranked #10 nationally by www.thebestschools.org. Degrees like this continue to grow in importance, with the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting a 13% increase in employment in the field by 2026.
Among its many fully online degrees, its online bachelor’s degree in computer science deserves attention for its academic rigor and affordable tuition, The Best Schools said.
To see this ranking, go to https://bit.ly/2IBmIvn.
Best Counseling Schools
#10 Online Psychology Degree
In addition to FHSU’s Masters in Clinical Psychology, top counseling schools ranked FHSU’s Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Psychology, which ranked #10 in its national rankings. The degree prepares students for a variety of careers in psychology and related fields as well as graduate school, top counseling schools said.
The ranking is based on tuition affordability, program quality and courses offered, accreditations and rankings, and program flexibility. The reputation of the school and faculty is also taken into account.
To see this ranking, go to https://bit.ly/2ICZYez.
Online Schools Report
#14, Best Computer Programming Degree Online
Fort Hays State received a second ranking of www.onlineschoolsreport.com for its Bachelor of Science in Computer Science which was ranked #14 in the nation for its online degree program. The ranking is based on six criteria: student satisfaction, admission rate, online presence, school popularity, department size, and median debt by program.
To see this ranking, go to https://bit.ly/2B3hwMA.
#16 Online Psychology Degree
Online Degrees, www.onlinedegrees.comexamined tuition, percentage of students engaged in distance education, financial aid options, and other criteria to rank FHSU’s Bachelor of Arts or Science in Psychology 16th nationally.
The program includes a theoretical curriculum, but also emphasizes experiential learning, says online degrees.
To see this ranking, go to https://bit.ly/325NWSC.
No. 23, RN to BSN Online Program
FHSU’s online RN to BSN program came in at No. 23 on Registered Nursing, www.registerednursing.org, rankings. Fort Hays State’s RN to BSN program can be completed in just three semesters.
The program enables students to use critical thinking skills and insights to advance their nursing education.
To see this ranking, go to https://bit.ly/2IE3ZiK.
About FHSU Virtual College
Distance education from Fort Hays State began in 1911 when teachers voted to offer free tuition by mail so teachers in western Kansas one-room schools could afford to acquire 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.
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