Ferris State University

Acceptance Rate 84.77 %
SAT Average 1,040
2023 Tuition & Fees $13,076
Student Population 10,361
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $8,957

Academic Overview

Ferris State University is a public, four-years institute located in Big Rapids, Michigan. It is a Master's College and University (medium programs) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The 2023 tuition & fees is $13,188 for Michigan residents and $13,076 for out-of-state students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 10,361 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 84.77% and the graduation rate is 48% last year.
The salary after graduation from Ferris State University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $49,600. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2023 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2022-2023, Ferris State's tuition & fees is $13,188 for Michigan residents and $13,076 for non-residents. For graduate programs, its 2023 average tuition & fees are $8,232 for in-state students and $8,532 for out-of-state students.
Data source for 2023 Tuition: NCES
2023 Tuition & Fees
Michigan ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2023 key academic statistics at Ferris State. The acceptance rate of Ferris State is 84.77% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 15.81%. The average graduation rate is 48% and the transfer-out rate is 6%.
The average received amount of financial aid is $8,957 and 73% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 10,361 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Ferris State University is 84.77 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Ferris State University is 48 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for Ferris State University is 6 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for Ferris State University is 77 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Ferris State University is 10,361
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Ferris State University is 15 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
15 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $8,957 at Ferris State University.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
Address1201 S State St, Big Rapids, MI 49307-2251
Online Applicationwww.ferris.edu/admissions/application/
Financial Aidwww.ferris.edu/admissions/financialaid/
Net Price Calculatorwww.ferris.edu/admissions/financialaid/NetPriceCalculator.htm
Veterans Tuitionwww.ferris.edu/HTMLS/admision/financialaid/veterans/index.html
Disability Servicewww.ferris.edu/RSS/disability/

Offered Degrees

Ferris State offers 242 major programs through online and on-site education where 4 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
One but less than two years certificate10
Associate's Degree460
Bachelor's Degree970
Post Bachelor's Degree111
Master's Degree162
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship21
Doctor's degree - professional practice30

Special Learning Opportunities

Ferris State University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students. It also offers weekend/evening classes which is a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:3,356)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $4,518)

Veterans Benefits

Ferris State University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges