About Ferris State University
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.
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'
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual 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
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 Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by 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.