Business is booming at Fort Hays State University.
The university has more students than ever before, with a record enrollment of over 14,200 students this fall. The school is one of only two regents universities in Kansas where enrollment increased this semester.
FHSU President Dr.Mirta Martin is on a tour right now spreading the good news, and stopped at the Alpha Media studios in Salina Wednesday afternoon.
President Martin tells KSAL News that FHSU is one of the best kept secrets in Kansas. She says that the school’s recipe for success is no secret. “We are able to make college affordable, without sacrificing the quality of the education our students are receiving,” she said.
Martin cites multiple good things that are happening on the campus in Hays. One of the things she is most proud of is a new honors college. She said that the goal was to recruit eight students to be in the inaugural class. They were able to get the eight scholars they had hoped for, and then some. The first honors college class has sixteen students in it.
Martin said that not only is enrollment growing, but so is the campus. Several multi-million dollar facility projects are currently underway.
Martin proudly added that the record enrollment at the school, and projected continued growth, has Fort Hays State University on a path to becoming the third largest four year regents school in Kansas.