Ellis County is enriched by the presence of two institutions of higher learning. The North Central Kansas Tech
offers vocational training in mechanical trades, nursing, auto technology, and business management, technology and culinary.
Fort Hays State University
has approximately 11,200 students and offers hundreds of programs from associate through master's degrees in 30 academic departments. The university has earned a national reputation for its quality distance learning programs - more than half of its students are enrolled in online coursework.