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Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI
University Website: www.ferris.edu/
Apply Online: www.ferris.edu/admissions/application/homepage.htm
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Ferris State University (FSU, Ferris) is an American public university with its main campus in Big Rapids, Michigan. Founded in 1884 as the Big Rapids Industrial School by Woodbridge Nathan Ferris, an educator from Tioga County, New York, who later served as governor of the State of Michigan and finally in the US Senate where he remained until his death in 1928. The school was noteworthy at its time for accepting female students beginning with its first graduating class. It is also the only public university in Michigan to be founded by an individual.

Today Ferris is the ninth-largest university in the state with 14,560 students studying on its main campus, at one of the 19 off-campus locations across the state, or online. The focus of education is on preparing students for successful careers. Two- and four-year degrees are offered through eight academic colleges and graduate degrees from six. Ferris grants professional doctorate degrees via its optometry and pharmacy colleges and a multidisciplinary doctorate of education in community college leadership through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Education and Human Services. The school is known for its high rate of employment amongst graduates, its faculty-student ratio of 1:16, and that classes are taught by professional instructors, not graduate assistants.

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  • Public, Four or more years
  • students
  • $15,660.00 avg tuition

1201 S State St
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2251
(231) 591-2000

Apply online Admissions:
www.ferris.edu/admissions/
Financial Aid:
www.ferris.edu/admissions/financi..

Areas of Study:

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering Related Fields
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Mechanic And Repair Technologies/Technicians
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Personal And Culinary Services
  • Physical Sciences
  • Precision Production
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Science Technologies/Technicians
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Ferris State University

Statistics:
Applied 8,487
Admitted 6,573 77%
Enrolled total 2,111
Full Time: 2,059
Part Time 52
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 0 0
SAT Math 0 0
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 0 0
ACT Composite 19 24
ACT English 17 24
ACT Math 18 24
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 71%
4-year graduation rate 19%
6-year graduation rate 46%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Ferris State University

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $9,744.00 $9,744.00 $15,660.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $348.00 $348.00 $522.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $8,514.00 $8,514.00 $12,780.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $473.00 $473.00 $710.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $8,744.00 $8,744.00 $2,306.00
Other Expenses $1,796.00 $1,796.00 $2,306.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $0.00
Graduate Application Fee $0.00
Books and Supplies $1,016.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 95%
Percent receiving grant aid 85%
Avg amount of grant aid $8,165.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 76%
Avg amount of student loan aid $6,643.00

Ferris State University

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS, AND RELATED SCIENCES
Ornamental Horticulture X
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X
Biotechnology X
Environmental Biology X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Accounting X
Accounting and Finance X
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping X X
Business Administration and Management, General X X X
Construction Management X
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies X
Finance, General X
Hospitality Administration/Management, General X
Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations X
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management X
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General X
Marketing/Marketing Management, General X
Operations Management and Supervision X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Advertising X
Public Relations/Image Management X
Speech Communication and Rhetoric X
COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects X
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production X
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design X
Printing Management X
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other X
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications X
Information Technology X X X
EDUCATION
Art Teacher Education X X
Biology Teacher Education X
Curriculum and Instruction X
Elementary Education and Teaching X
English/Language Arts Teacher Education X
History Teacher Education X
Mathematics Teacher Education X
Secondary Education and Teaching X
Social Studies Teacher Education X
Technical Teacher Education X X
ENGINEERING
Surveying Engineering X
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician X
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician X
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician X
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician X
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician X
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician X
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician X
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology X
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician X
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other X X
Industrial Technology/Technician X
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician X
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician X X
Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician X X
Quality Control Technology/Technician X
Surveying Technology/Surveying X
Telecommunications Technology/Technician X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing X
Rhetoric and Composition X X
Writing, General X
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES
Child Care and Support Services Management X X
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist X
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician X
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist X X
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician X
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator X
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician X
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other X X
Health/Health Care Administration/Management X
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other X
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist X
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist X X
Nursing Administration X
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse X
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist X
HISTORY
History, General X
HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration X X
Criminal Justice/Police Science X X
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES
Legal Assistant/Paralegal X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
General Studies X
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Applied Mathematics, General X
Statistics, General X
MECHANIC AND REPAIR TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician X
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician X X
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Biological and Physical Sciences X
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General X
PERSONAL AND CULINARY SERVICES
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Chemistry, General X
PRECISION PRODUCTION
Tool and Die Technology/Technician X
Welding Technology/Welder X
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology, General X
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
Public Administration X
Social Work X
SCIENCE TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS
Chemical Technology/Technician X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Political Science and Government, General X
Sociology X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Art History, Criticism and Conservation X
Commercial and Advertising Art X
Design and Applied Arts, Other X
Design and Visual Communications, General X
Drawing X
Fine/Studio Arts, General X X
Graphic Design X X
Illustration X
Industrial and Product Design X
Interior Design X
Metal and Jewelry Arts X
Music Management X
Painting X
Photography X
Sculpture X

Scholarships for Students in Michigan

Name Amount Deadline
Sue Walicki Nursing Scholarship Up to $5,000 March 01, 2017
Dorothy and Dick Burgess Scholarship Up to $4,000 March 01, 2017
Antonia Dellas Memorial Scholarship Up to $2,000 March 01, 2017
Earl I. Anderson Scholarship $1,250 January 31, 2017
David Arver Memorial Scholarship $1,000 April 01, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017

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