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About Ferris State University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private


4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College




Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.


Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


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.

  • The university accreditation is given by the Higher Learning Commission(HLC).

Online Education at Ferris State University

  • 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.


  • Students find many opportunities that expose and develop the talents of students by getting them involved in various organizations and clubs.
  • The university's campus is a safe place as it has a great security.

Location & Contact


1201 S State St


Email: N/A
Phone: 2315912000
Fax: N/A
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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'


Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.


Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


SAT Range

940 - 1170

ACT Range

19 - 26

Application Fee




High School GPA


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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.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


Average Annual Cost


Books And Supplies


Other Fees


Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


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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.


Student:Faculty Ratio


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.


Academic Calendar


Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


Male Professors


Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Criminal Justice and Corrections

474 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

334 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

210 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

198 Graduates

Industrial Production Technologies/...

172 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering Related Tech...

170 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

155 Graduates

Precision Metal Working

118 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

113 Graduates

Biology, General

97 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

95 Graduates


81 Graduates

Social Work

78 Graduates

Health Professions and Related Clin...

73 Graduates

Quality Control and Safety Technolo...

72 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

68 Graduates

Graphic Communications

63 Graduates

Environmental Control Technologies/...

60 Graduates

Specialized Sales, Merchandising an...

60 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

57 Graduates

Construction Engineering Technologi...

52 Graduates

Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

52 Graduates

Construction Management

51 Graduates

Dental Support Services and Allied...

50 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

49 Graduates

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Tech...

48 Graduates

Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintena...

45 Graduates

Biological and Physical Sciences

41 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

40 Graduates

Psychology, General

34 Graduates

Arts, Entertainment,and Media Manag...

33 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

31 Graduates

Computer/Information Technology Adm...

30 Graduates

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

29 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

26 Graduates

Electrical Engineering Technologies...

25 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

25 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

25 Graduates

Architectural Engineering Technolog...

24 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

23 Graduates

Drafting/Design Engineering Technol...

23 Graduates

Manufacturing Engineering

23 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

23 Graduates

Electrical/Electronics Maintenance...

21 Graduates

Culinary Arts and Related Services

20 Graduates

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

20 Graduates

Engineering-Related Technologies

19 Graduates

Computer Systems Networking and Tel...

18 Graduates

General Sales, Merchandising and Re...

16 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

15 Graduates

Surveying Engineering

15 Graduates

Audiovisual Communications Technolo...

13 Graduates


12 Graduates

Civil Engineering Technologies/Tech...

12 Graduates

Applied Mathematics

9 Graduates

Management Sciences and Quantitativ...

9 Graduates

Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, an...

8 Graduates

Legal Support Services

8 Graduates

Physical Science Technologies/Techn...

8 Graduates

Political Science and Government

6 Graduates


4 Graduates


4 Graduates

Systems Engineering

4 Graduates

Business Operations Support and Ass...

3 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

3 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences a...

3 Graduates

Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Se...

3 Graduates


3 Graduates

International Business

3 Graduates


3 Graduates

Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

2 Graduates


2 Graduates

Public Health

1 Graduates

Real Estate

1 Graduates


Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%




77% White

1% Unknown

8% Black

6% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

2% Non Resident alien

2% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


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In State



Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$61,041 per year

Campus Life


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


Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,518/year.

Meal Plan Available


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname


School Colors

crimson and gold

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Great Lakes Intercollegiate Ath Conf

Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Sports Team (Men)


Cross Country



Ice Hockey


Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)


Cross Country





Track and Field


Campus Safety

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.

After Graduation

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

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


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Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving State Aid


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Institutional Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $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.

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