Fort Hays State University President Dr. Edward Hammond stopped in Goodland on the university’s 2013 media tour.
Hammond discussed with NWKS Radio news director Beau Tiongson the current happenings of FHSU and why now is the perfect time to be a part of the Tiger family.
According to Hammond, the university is serving 13,441 students. Fort Hays State University is the fastest growing school in the state of Kansas and second to Florida Gulf Coast University in the nation.
In 2000, the state legislature said to universities that they could control their own tuition. While numerous universities throughout the state raised their tuition, Hammond chose an alternate path.
“We said no, we’re different and we’re not going to raise our tuition like that,” Hammond said. “It’s like your business. You can either serve more people or charge your customers more. We decided to double our enrollment and kept tuition down.”
One year at Fort Hays State, according to Hammond, is a little over $4,000. Tiger students can save near $40,000 over four years.
“You get the best deal at Fort Hays State because we approached it differently,” Hammond said. “We’re a different kind of institution that chose to serve more people.”