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IPEDS ID: 169910
OPE ID: 00226000
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Ferris State University
1201 S State St, Big Rapids, Michigan 49307-2251
General information:  (231) 591-2000
Website:  www.ferris.edu/
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  Town: Distant
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  10,072 (9,000 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  15 to 1
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
ROTC (Army)
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Undergraduate research (co-curricula)
Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Comprehensive transition and postsecondary program for students with intellectual disabilities
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
5.68%
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral/Professional Universities
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
For-credit instruction programs offered
Occupational
Academic
Continuing professional
Noncredit education offered
Institution does not offer noncredit education
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2022Full timePart time
Total faculty462189
Instructional462189
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
Tuition and fees$12,068$12,376$12,740$13,0762.6%
Books and supplies$859$816$828$8361.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,042$10,036$10,340$10,268-0.7%
Other$682$2,035$2,062$2,49621.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,722$7,888$7,998$8,4465.6%
Other$1,603$2,683$2,719$3,10014.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$1,705$2,526$2,560$2,96415.8%
Total Expenses2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
On Campus$23,651$25,263$25,970$26,6762.7%
Off Campus$23,252$23,763$24,285$25,4584.8%
Off Campus with Family$14,632$15,718$16,128$16,8764.6%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2022-2023
Tuition$8,532
Fees$0
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Alternative Tuition Plans and Promise Program
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • Participates in a Promise program
  • We participate in the Promise program with Kalamazoo, Baldwin, Evart, Detroit and Benton Harbor.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2021-2022
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Any student financial aid11,31797%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,27194%$14,144,142$11,128
Federal grants59344%$3,450,701$5,819
Pell grants58243%$3,177,937$5,460
Other federal grants20115%$272,764$1,357
State/local government grant or scholarships43032%$4,712,476$10,959
Institutional grants or scholarships1,14884%$5,980,965$5,210
Student loan aid70752%$5,562,586$7,868
Federal student loans68951%$3,614,357$5,246
Other student loans14210%$1,948,229$13,720
  • 1 Includes students awarded Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Degree/certificate-seeking
Grant or scholarship aid16,72576%$64,620,239$9,609
Pell grants3,17236%$16,434,745$5,181
Federal student loans4,28249%$29,929,652$6,990
Non-degree/non-certificate-seeking
Grant or scholarship aid1123%$39,491$3,291
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid awarded, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2019-20202020-20212021-2022
Average net price$12,638$13,624$13,978
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2019-20202020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$6,577$7,551$6,265
$30,001 – $48,000$9,859$10,177$9,491
$48,001 – $75,000$13,230$13,542$14,121
$75,001 – $110,000$16,753$17,386$18,154
$110,001 and more$18,975$19,959$20,728
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students awarded federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2022
Total enrollment10,072
Undergraduate enrollment9,000
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment884
Graduate enrollment1,072
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 73%
Part-time: 27%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 46%
Female: 54%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 9%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 75%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
U.S. Nonresident: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 82%
25 and over: 18%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 92%
Out-of-state: 6%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2021.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 16%
Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 36%
Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 48%
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 65%
Part-time: 35%
Graduate Distance Education Status
Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 30%
Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 65%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2022
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants12,2284,6807,548
Percent admitted88%85%89%
Percent admitted who enrolled16%19%14%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequired to be consideredNot required, but consideredNot considered
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Work experienceX
Personal statement or essayX
Legacy statusNot applicableX
Admission test scoresRequired to be consideredNot required, but considered (Test Optional)Not considered (Test Blind)
SAT / ACTX
Other Test (Wonderlic,WISC-III,etc)X
English Proficiency TestX
Test Scores: Fall 2022 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT1,08963%
ACT402%
Test Scores25th Percentile*50th Percentile** (median)75th Percentile***
NOTES:
*   25% of students scored at or below
**  50% of students scored above and 50% scored below (i.e., midpoint of the test score distribution)
*** 25% of students scored above
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing460520580
SAT Math450510570
ACT Composite182123
ACT English182125
ACT Math162025
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission. If an institution reports less than 5 students for any of the test scores, percentiles are not reported.
  • Ferris State University does not require an ACT or SAT Writing score.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 77%
Part-time students: 50%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2021 and Returned in Fall 2022
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution without completing at the current institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 64 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2022.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 49%
Transfer-out rate: 8%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 51%
Female: 48%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 29%
Asian: 62%
Black or African American: 26%
Hispanic/Latino: 37%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 53%
Two or more races: 42%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 46%
U.S. Nonresident: 48%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and seeking a bachelor's degree, who earn a bachelor’s degree within a specified amount of time. At this institution, 37 percent of the overall cohort were pursuing bachelor's degrees in 2016.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2014]
4-year: 36%
6-year: 59%
8-year: 60%
[Began in Fall 2016]
4-year: 34%
6-year: 57%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2014-15
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 10%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 47%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 26%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 9%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 36%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 33%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 10%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 57%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 21%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2014-15
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 3%
Received an Associate's degree: 4%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 20%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 47%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 9%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 9%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 48%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 4%
Received an Associate's degree: 2%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 26%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 47%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2014-15
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 6%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 64%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 14%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 6%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 61%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 17%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 7%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 66%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 12%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2014-15
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 2%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 55%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 19%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 2%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 54%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 16%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 2%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 56%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 21%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2021-2022
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
AssociateBachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
Architecture----6-
Category total----6-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry---1--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General---77--
Biotechnology---5--
Environmental Biology---7--
Category total---90--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-0-0--
Accounting and Finance---5--
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping--749--
Actuarial Science---3--
Business Administration and Management, General-143716028-
Construction Management, General0--66--
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce2-----
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies4-----
Fashion Merchandising0-----
Finance, General0--11--
Hospitality Administration/Management, General---26--
Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations0--25--
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management3-----
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General12--17--
Insurance3--5--
International Business/Trade/Commerce1-----
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management00----
Management Science0-----
Marketing Research0-----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General201829--
Operations Management and Supervision14--21--
Organizational Leadership17-----
Real Estate0-----
Resort Management0-----
Selling Skills and Sales Operations0-----
Traffic, Customs, and Transportation Clerk/Technician0-----
Category total58146241728-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Advertising2--0--
Communication, General0-----
Journalism0-----
Public Relations/Image Management1--8--
Sports Communication1--12--
Category total4--20--
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects--1567--
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other---0--
Graphic Communications, General0-5---
Printing Management---4--
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician---15--
Category total0-2086--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Artificial Intelligence00-0--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other---4--
Computer and Information Sciences, General1-----
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance0100288-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications--011--
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician3-----
Informatics00----
Information Technology--5170-
Category total4105608-
Culinary, Entertainment, and Personal Services
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager1-6---
Category total1-6---
Education
Art Teacher Education2--64-
Biology Teacher Education0--3--
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education0--0--
Chemistry Teacher Education---0--
Community College Administration-----21
Curriculum and Instruction----6-
Education, Other00----
Educational Leadership and Administration, General----3-
Elementary Education and Teaching0-557--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education---5--
Geography Teacher Education---0--
History Teacher Education---0--
Mathematics Teacher Education00-4--
Sales and Marketing Operations/Marketing and Distribution Teacher Education---0--
Secondary Education and Teaching--2---
Social Science Teacher Education---0--
Social Studies Teacher Education0--11--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other0-----
Technical Teacher Education-0-16-
Category total207871921
Engineering
Engineering, General--1---
Manufacturing Engineering---32--
Surveying Engineering0--13--
Category total0-145--
Engineering/Engineering-related Technologies/Technicians
Architectural Engineering Technologies/Technicians--2713--
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician3--37--
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician--1---
Civil Engineering Technologies/Technicians--6---
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician--59---
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician---10--
Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other0-----
Energy Systems Technology/Technician0--34--
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician--25---
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other---42--
Industrial Technology/Technician2--22--
Mechanical/Mechanical Engineering Technology/Technician2-4869--
Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician--3535--
Quality Control Technology/Technician59-----
Surveying Technology/Surveying0-7---
Telecommunications Technology/Technician0--5--
Category total66-208267--
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing3-----
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing0--11--
Rhetoric and Composition--65--
Writing, General---3--
Category total3-619--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Adult Development and Aging40-----
Child Care and Support Services Management--1029--
Category total40-1029--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature---3--
Category total---3--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist---16--
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician--0---
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist--3615--
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician4-20---
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other0-----
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator---12--
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician--16---
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other--4137--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management---2715d-
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other---4--
Long Term Care Administration/Management34-----
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder0-----
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist--35---
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist---12--
Nursing Administration----34-
Nursing Education-2----
Nursing Practice-----1d
Optometry-----35
Pharmacy-----140
Pre-Pharmacy Studies--35---
Public Health, General---911d-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse---107--
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist--65--
Category total38218924460d176d
History
History, General---2--
Category total---2--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration---2722-
Criminal Justice/Police Science--66222--
Criminalistics and Criminal Science0-----
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism0-----
Financial Forensics and Fraud Investigation3-----
Category total3-6624922-
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal--1---
Category total--1---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies0-1443--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other--2--0
Category total0-1643-0
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General---7--
Category total---7--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician25-5---
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician0-1510--
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician1-10---
Category total26-3010--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences--27---
Business Analytics---4--
Data Analytics, General50--0-
Category total502740-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management0-----
Category total0-----
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General---1--
Chemistry, Other---3--
Category total---4--
Precision Production
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Technology/CNC Machinist20-----
Tool and Die Technology/Technician--15---
Welding Technology/Welder--53---
Category total20-68---
Psychology
Psychology, General--737--
Category total--737--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work--244547-
Category total--244547-
Science Technologies/Technicians
Chemical Technology/Technician0-5---
Category total0-5---
Social Sciences
Economics, General---0--
Geographic Information Science and Cartography0-----
Political Science and Government, General---6--
Social Sciences, Other---0--
Sociology, General---3--
Category total0--9--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation--03--
Design and Applied Arts, Other---50-
Design and Visual Communications, General-1-52-
Drawing---3--
Fashion/Apparel Design---3--
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other---0--
Fine/Studio Arts, General--0-6-
Graphic Design1-042--
Illustration---22--
Industrial and Product Design---7--
Interior Design---17--
Jewelry Arts---1--
Music Management---9--
Painting---1--
Photography---14--
Printmaking---3--
Sculpture---0--
Category total1101358-
Grand total271277581,912198197
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Department of Defense Voluntary Educational Partnership Memorandum of Understanding
  • We do not participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program because we do not charge more than the maximum of state tuition. We give credit for CLEP, Dantes, ACE, JST and CCAF. We offer an annual scholarship to a resently discharged active duty service member. The Veteran's Office can be reached at (231) 591-2022 or by email at veterans@ferris.edu. The Ferris State University Veteran's web page is: https://www.ferris.edu/admissions/financialaid/veterans/VeteranResourceCenter.htm
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2021-2022
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 148
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 13
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 57
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 4
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $9,922
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $16,824
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $3,557
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 84%
Part-time students: 60%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
Athletics Participation
  • Sanction Body: Other
Varsity Men's and Women's TeamsMenWomen
All Track Combined7581
Basketball1914
Football142
Golf1112
Ice Hockey30
Soccer35
Softball25
Tennis911
Volleyball18
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited since ((!)01/01/1959)08/31/2031
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's programAccredited (02/01/2008 - 08/01/2020)
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate programAccredited (10/01/1989 - 08/01/2020)
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programsAccredited since (12/05/1939)06/30/2024
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Hygiene (DH)Accredited since (12/07/1967)12/31/2027
American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
Optometry (OPT) - Professional degree programsAccredited since (04/07/1979)12/31/2025
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levelsAccredited since (11/07/2018)12/31/2023
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levelsAccredited since (02/10/2020)06/30/2025
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levelsAccredited since (02/10/2020)06/30/2025
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English LanguageAccredited (08/08/2017 - 09/11/2020)
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographersAccredited since (01/01/1968)05/01/2027
 No Longer Recognized  Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT) - Programs for the nuclear medicine technologistAccredited (07/30/1976 - 06/13/2011)
Internship/Residency
Accreditor / Program / DepartmentStatusNext Review Date
American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs Residency in Pediatric Optometry and Binocular VisionAccredited since (05/07/2010)12/31/2025
Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs Residency in Cornea and Contact LensesAccredited since (05/12/2005)12/31/2029
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  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/122463.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201920202021
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape71312
d. Fondling537
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault1014
i. Burglary322
j. Motor vehicle theft110
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201920202021
a. Domestic violence997
b. Dating violence12312
c. Stalking141420
Arrests201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.101
b. Drug abuse violations49214
c. Liquor law violations110
Disciplinary Actions201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.101
b. Drug abuse violations30731
c. Liquor law violations12591116
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201920202021
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape71212
d. Fondling336
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault613
i. Burglary222
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201920202021
a. Domestic violence697
b. Dating violence8312
c. Stalking141419
Arrests201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.101
b. Drug abuse violations30154
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.101
b. Drug abuse violations30731
c. Liquor law violations12090113
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year202020192018
Default rate0.0%1.6%5.3%
Number in default058207
Number in repayment3,4053,5823,868
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)