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Ferris State University is a public university founded in 1884 by Woodbridge and Helen Ferris, and in the year 1987, it turned into a state university. It is located in Big Rapids, Michigan with 880 acres of campus. It offers 190 educational programs and 31 online programs through various schools. About 84% of the students are presently enrolled in a degree-granting program at the university.
The university contributes to social advancement by building partnerships with business and industry, government bodies, students, alumni, accrediting agencies, and the communities which the university serves.
The university encourages diversity of ideas, cultures, and beliefs. It is focussed on developing the required skills and knowledge and also provides opportunities for success, leadership development, and civic engagement for the students.
The acceptance rate is 81%.
The graduation rate is 43% and the retention rate is 75%.
The student-faculty ratio is 16:1 and the university has a student population of 13,250.
There are various Bachelor degree and Masters degree programs which can be pursued online with flexibility, by attending the classes at any time.
There are some unique programs like Applied Health Sciences, Dental Hygiene, Automotive Management, Respiratory Therapy and many others which are available online.
Using the special program Wintermester, students can complete the whole coursework in an accelerated manner, or in less than a month for the courses that are available during winter.
The university's campus is a safe place as it has a great security.
According to the US news report, the university is provided with the following rankings:
The university is ranked between 293-381 in 'National Universities'
Secured 285th position in 'Top Performers on Social Mobility'
The university is positioned at 110th in 'Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs'
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Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.
940 - 1170
19 - 26
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Starting your college is quite exciting for both students as well as parents. Students are excited about the new environment, new friends, new type of learning, exploring much more than they used to do in high school and for parents, it is like a proud feeling that their child is grown up now handling responsibilities and other things.
So the very first step to study at any college or university is to go through the admission process of the college. Every college or university has a different process, different requirements, different scores required to be eligible for it.
Ferris State University has a rolling admissions policy so the student can apply to the university throughout the year.
Students can apply by creating a unique ID at the college official website and complete all the processes step by step. After evaluating the candidate application on the basis of university requirements applications are accepted or rejected. Well, you might get lucky as the acceptance rate of the university is good.
Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.
Average Annual Cost
Books And Supplies
Room And Board
The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.
Budget For Other Expenses
Total One Year Cost
As the cost may vary depending upon the type of program the candidate enrolls themselves in. This section gives you an overview information of the average cost of attendance that the student has to bear for one academic year.
The average net price of the university is $13,097 and the average annual tuition fees come around $12,068.
The total one year cost to attend the university is $23,651.
To know the whole breakdown of the one year cost visit the official website or see our program and tuition page.
Highest Degree Offered
The highest degree offered by the Institution.
Full-Time Retention Rate
Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.
Part-Time Retention Rate
Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.
Research Funding per Student
Evening Degree Programs
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Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS
ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER
Two or more races
Non Resident alien
American Indian/Alaska native
0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander
Out Of State
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$61,041 per year
The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.
On Campus Housing Available
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
Freshmen Live on Campus
Undergrads in College Housing
Averege Housing Cost
The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around
Meal Plan Available
Average Meal Plan Available
Division Sports Nickname
crimson and gold
Varsity Athletics Association
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Ath Conf
Total Male Athletes
Total Female Athletes
Sports Team (Men)
Track and Field
Sports Team (Women)
24-Hour Security Patrol
Campus Emergency Phones
24-Hour Escort Safety rides
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $10,042 per year for living on campus. The average meal plan at FSU costs around $4,518 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 47% male and 53% female students enrolled at the university.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Median Total Debt After Graduation
The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.
Typical Monthly Loan Payment
The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.
$125 - 321
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and started their studies
Out of 7,811 students
10% Still Enrolled
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Students Receiving State Aid
Students Receiving Institutional Grants
Aid awarded based on the family income.
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
The university offers various financial aids for the students to support them in the form of scholarships, student loans, and grants. The students looking for financial aid must apply for the FAFSA form application. The Ferris State University federal school code is 002260. The university awards more than $163,000,000 for financial aids annually.
Military Aids like Military Veteran Scholarships, Michigan National Guard Tuition Grant, Post 9/11 GI Bill, and many others are offered to the members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard and also to those who are discharged from the military.
Federal Work-Study, Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct PLUS Loans, Federal Perkins Loans, and Federal Nursing Student Loan are offered as Federal Aids.
Tuition Incentive Program is a State Aid offered to the students who are residents of Michigan.
There are some Institutional Aids offered to the students such as Founder's Scholarship, President's Scholarship, Provost's Scholarship, and Dean's Scholarship.
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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