Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 8,810
Graduate Enrollment: 1,113
Doctoral/Professional Universities
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Town: Distant (in urban cluster more than 10 miles and up to 35 miles from an urbanized area)
Four-year, medium, primarily residential // medium full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 84.77%

Male/Female: 45% / 55% (2017)

First generation college students: 35.3% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 8.7% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.6% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,047
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 930 - 1150

2022 Median Admit ACT: 23
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 19 - 26

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 59.1% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 28.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 18.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 11.5% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 76.3%
Black: 8.6%
Hispanic: 6.6%
Asian: 1.5%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.5%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 4.0%
Non-resident alien: 1.2%
Unknown race: 1.4%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $24,295
In-State tuition: $12,740
Out-of-State tuition: $12,740

Estimated books and supplies: $828 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $10,340 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $2,062 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $7,998 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $2,062 (2022)

Average Family Income: $65,346 (2017)
Median Family Income: $41,669 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 34.8%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 50.0%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $21,000 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $223 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $7,551
$30k-48k $10,177
$48k-75k $13,542
$75k-110k $17,386
$110k+ $19,959

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 36%
6-year graduation rate: 48%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 97.5% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $21,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $9,373 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $15,727 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $17,248 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 66.2% (2015)
@3 year 72.2% (2017)
@5 year 75.4% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 44.6% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 49.1% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $45,686 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $55,735 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Associate's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 7
Bachelor's Degree Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications. 12
Associate's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 4
Bachelor's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 30 $27,000 $239 $55,855 ($4,655) $69,490 ($5,791)
Master's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 12
Graduate/Professional Certificate Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 13
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other. 6
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Culinary Arts and Related Services. 1
Associate's Degree Culinary Arts and Related Services. 14 $23,251 $217
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 5
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 1
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 29 $638 $84,943 ($7,079)
Associate's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 7
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 46 $30,500 $263 $39,309 ($3,276) $41,392 ($3,449)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 31 $29,076 $286 $41,431 ($3,453) $41,325 ($3,444)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 7
Bachelor's Degree Systems Engineering. 1
Bachelor's Degree Manufacturing Engineering. 38 $18,500 $170 $68,033 ($5,669) $74,843 ($6,237)
Bachelor's Degree Surveying Engineering. 13 $62,632 ($5,219)
Associate's Degree Architectural Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 27 $14,589 $148 $48,033 ($4,003)
Bachelor's Degree Architectural Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 11 $56,789 ($4,732)
Associate's Degree Civil Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 15
Bachelor's Degree Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 17 $70,692 ($5,891) $77,781 ($6,482)
Associate's Degree Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians. 26 $11,000 $113 $50,038 ($4,170) $68,281 ($5,690)
Bachelor's Degree Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians. 32
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 64 $29,852 $251 $34,077 ($2,840)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 86 $26,000 $246 $21,858 ($1,822) $54,199 ($4,517)
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 1
Bachelor's Degree Biotechnology. 11
Bachelor's Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 7
Bachelor's Degree Applied Mathematics. 10 $54,347 ($4,529)
Associate's Degree Biological and Physical Sciences. 22 $19,104 $200 $22,016 ($1,835) $64,507 ($5,376)
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 7
Associate's Degree Physical Science Technologies/Technicians. 6
Associate's Degree Psychology, General. 5
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 38 $27,125 $284 $28,784 ($2,399) $39,827 ($3,319)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Criminal Justice and Corrections. 2
Associate's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 99 $18,500 $195 $35,586 ($2,966) $58,930 ($4,911)
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 344 $25,260 $199 $40,153 ($3,346) $52,189 ($4,349)
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 19 $271 $44,873 ($3,739) $55,902 ($4,659)
Associate's Degree Social Work. 17 $24,000 $217
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 74 $27,500 $264 $35,238 ($2,937) $43,864 ($3,655)
Master's Degree Social Work. 33 $280 $45,328 ($3,777) $59,534 ($4,961)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Geography and Cartography. 2
Bachelor's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 63 $30,995 $307 $40,046 ($3,337) $51,123 ($4,260)
Master's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 8
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 3
Associate's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 65 $24,970 $233 $49,714 ($4,143) $48,721 ($4,060)
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 23 $28,000 $291 $49,902 ($4,159) $59,538 ($4,962)
Bachelor's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 31 $29,503 $282 $59,708 ($4,976) $63,839 ($5,320)
Associate's Degree Health/Medical Preparatory Programs. 25 $18,495 $191 $9,769 ($814)
Bachelor's Degree Health/Medical Preparatory Programs. 11
First Professional Degree Optometry. 36 $1,648 $100,273 ($8,356) $106,390 ($8,866)
First Professional Degree Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration. 149 $1,172 $112,406 ($9,367) $128,881 ($10,740)
Bachelor's Degree Public Health. 6
Master's Degree Public Health. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services. 1
Associate's Degree Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services. 3
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 187 $27,000 $227 $64,665 ($5,389) $72,757 ($6,063)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 24 $74,974 ($6,248) $83,779 ($6,982)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 3
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 45 $25,450 $265 $38,697 ($3,225) $64,239 ($5,353)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Insurance. 1
Bachelor's Degree Insurance. 3
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma General Sales, Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations. 5
Bachelor's Degree Specialized Sales, Merchandising and Marketing Operations. 41 $26,750 $270 $40,761 ($3,397) $52,921 ($4,410)
Bachelor's Degree Construction Management. 57 $20,750 $217 $66,749 ($5,562) $81,593 ($6,799)
Bachelor's Degree History. 7
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Data Processing. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 1
Bachelor's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 26 $22,580 $239 $35,272 ($2,939) $46,761 ($3,897)
Bachelor's Degree Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians. 23 $22,481 $233 $25,747 ($2,146) $33,875 ($2,823)
Associate's Degree Graphic Communications. 17 $11,678 $124
Bachelor's Degree Graphic Communications. 75 $27,000 $286 $27,141 ($2,262) $41,149 ($3,429)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer and Information Sciences, General. 1
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 33 $27,813 $288 $63,352 ($5,279) $65,887 ($5,491)
Associate's Degree Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians. 35 $16,750 $178 $75,899 ($6,325)
Bachelor's Degree Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians. 124 $24,250 $249 $72,117 ($6,010) $81,758 ($6,813)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians. 74 $22,750 $208 $68,087 ($5,674) $78,170 ($6,514)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians. 12 $25,000 $225 $65,274 ($5,440)
Associate's Degree Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians. 59 $18,500 $165 $52,445 ($4,370) $69,603 ($5,800)
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians. 112 $27,000 $249 $64,105 ($5,342) $77,264 ($6,439)
Associate's Degree Construction Engineering Technologies. 41 $13,000 $138 $60,005 ($5,000) $75,930 ($6,328)
Associate's Degree Engineering-Related Technologies. 5
Associate's Degree Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 17
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 8
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 40 $31,000 $305 $44,328 ($3,694) $48,577 ($4,048)
Associate's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 11
Bachelor's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 26 $25,769 $245 $32,144 ($2,679) $31,983 ($2,665)
Associate's Degree Legal Support Services. 10
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 3
Associate's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 5
Bachelor's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 17 $21,500 $228 $33,868 ($2,822) $36,336 ($3,028)
Associate's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 18 $20,128 $209 $32,418 ($2,702)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 8
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 4
Associate's Degree Electrical/Electronics Maintenance and Repair Technology. 13
Associate's Degree Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies. 26 $13,000 $138 $47,622 ($3,969) $70,557 ($5,880)
Bachelor's Degree Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies. 23 $23,250 $246 $63,797 ($5,316) $70,652 ($5,888)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies. 53 $26,000 $260 $67,164 ($5,597) $80,314 ($6,693)
Associate's Degree Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies. 8
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Precision Metal Working. 53 $21,765 $195 $64,820 ($5,402) $74,137 ($6,178)
Associate's Degree Precision Metal Working. 56 $17,500 $173 $53,518 ($4,460) $77,380 ($6,448)
Associate's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 9 $41,116 ($3,426)
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 143 $27,000 $270 $30,718 ($2,560) $39,209 ($3,267)
Master's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 3
Graduate/Professional Certificate Design and Applied Arts. 1
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 5
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 26 $27,000 $275 $25,038 ($2,087) $37,605 ($3,134)
Master's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 11
Bachelor's Degree Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management. 37 $26,040 $242 $26,640 ($2,220) $35,585 ($2,965)
Associate's Degree Dental Support Services and Allied Professions. 42 $26,470 $265 $45,378 ($3,782) $46,067 ($3,839)
Bachelor's Degree Dental Support Services and Allied Professions. 13 $17,500 $127 $58,693 ($4,891) $50,882 ($4,240)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Health and Medical Administrative Services. 29 $27,024 $66,063 ($5,505)
Associate's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 18 $27,250 $265 $37,653 ($3,138) $43,268 ($3,606)
Associate's Degree Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. 34 $17,930 $186 $22,628 ($1,886)
Associate's Degree Marketing. 10
Bachelor's Degree Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. 56 $29,518 $276 $48,904 ($4,075) $46,406 ($3,867)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Business Administration, Management and Operations. 45 $22,656 $194 $48,324 ($4,027) $65,151 ($5,429)
Associate's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 25 $17,100 $175 $48,443 ($4,037)
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 249 $25,384 $210 $45,426 ($3,786) $56,996 ($4,750)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 41 $82,433 ($6,869) $104,386 ($8,699)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Business Administration, Management and Operations. 28 $70,428 ($5,869) $94,559 ($7,880)
Associate's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 5
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 57 $25,838 $212 $42,207 ($3,517) $55,826 ($4,652)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Business Operations Support and Assistant Services. 7
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 7
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 13 $48,004 ($4,000)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Hospitality Administration/Management. 5
Bachelor's Degree Hospitality Administration/Management. 34 $27,000 $282 $31,457 ($2,621) $35,686 ($2,974)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Human Resources Management and Services. 23 $27,921 $187 $50,897 ($4,241) $52,161 ($4,347)
Bachelor's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 18 $27,000 $232 $45,527 ($3,794)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma International Business. 5
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 4
Bachelor's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 10
Graduate/Professional Certificate Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Marketing. 6


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $88,362
Full time faculty: 73%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 15.0

School's endowment start of year: $87,265,749 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $116,055,893 (2022)