Fort Hays State University: Best buy in Kansas

Jun 22, 2014

The Kansas Board of Regents gave final approval of in-state rates for all six universities.  Fort Hays State University has the lowest increase, both in terms of percentages and in dollars according to a recent press release.

It’s hard to compare college rates, but the following numbers provide an estimate of institutional costs for tuition and fees.

These figures are based on the approved tuition for 2014-2015, with the follow criteria:

  • A hypothetical undergraduate business major
  • A 15 credit hour semester
  • On-campus Kansas resident
  • The institutions are arranged from lowest to highest cost.

Fort Hays State University
Tuition and fees for 2014 to 2015: $2,234.25
This is an increase of $55.20 per semester (2.5 percent) from 2013 to 2014.
Fort Hays State does not charge course fees.

Emporia State University
Tuition and fees for 2014 to 2015: $2,963.00
This is an increase of $156.00 per semester (5.6 percent) from 2013 to 2014.
Emporia State does not charge course fees for business majors.

Pittsburg State University
Tuition and fees for 2014 to 2015: $3,115.00
This is an increase of $162.00 per semester (5.5 percent) from 2013 to 2014.
Pittsburg State does not charge course fees.

Wichita State University
Tuition and fees for 2014 to 2015: $3,723.00
With six hours of business courses (some semesters would be less, some more, totaling about 45 percent of coursework over an undergraduate career), the business major would pay the base tuition of $3633 plus another $90.
The base tuition is an increase of $169.75 per semester (4.9 percent) from 2013 to 2014. The business course fee of $15 per semester did not increase.

Kansas State University
Tuition and fees for 2014 to 2015: $4,637.20
With six hours of business courses (some semesters would be less, some more, totaling about 45 percent of coursework over an undergraduate career), the business major would pay the base tuition of $4,517.20 plus another $120.
The base tuition is an increase of $224.50 per semester (5.2 percent) from 2013 to 2014. The business course fee of $20 did not increase.

University of Kansas
Tuition and fees for 2014 to 2015: $5,611.09
With six hours of business courses (some semesters would be less, some more, totaling about 45 percent of coursework over an undergraduate career), the business major would pay the base tuition of $4,853.29 plus another $757.80.
This is an increase of $214.49 per semester (4.6 percent) from 2013 to 2014 in the base tuition. The business course fee of $126.30 is an increase of $6.60 per credit hour (5.51 percent) from 2013 to 2014.