The Fort Hays State University offers a wide range of certificate and degree programs to students. It offers academic programs in various subjects, including applied sociology, mathematics, art education and advertising. The university also offers courses in biblical studies and community development. Additionally, it offers programs in computer networking and forensic science. The university offers academic programs in nursing and elementary education. It also offers an interdisciplinary course in gerontology. The university is accredited by the higher learning commission of the North Central Association Higher Learning Commission. It offers a wide range of sports activities that includes softball, baseball and tennis. The university also offers financial assistance to students. It is located in Hays, Kan.