Ferris State University

Acceptance Rate 82 %
SAT Average 1,050
Tuition & Fees $12,740
Student Population 11,165
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $8,644

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 2022 tuition & fees is $12,376 for Michigan residents and $12,740 for out-of-state students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 11,165 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 82% and the graduation rate is 50% 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.

2022 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2021-2022, Ferris State's tuition & fees is $12,376 for Michigan residents and $12,740 for non-residents. For graduate programs, its 2022 average tuition & fees are $7,608 for in-state students and $8,232 for out-of-state students.
2022 Tuition & Fees
Michigan ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2022 key academic statistics at Ferris State. The acceptance rate of Ferris State is 82% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 24%. The average graduation rate is 50% and the transfer-out rate is 16%.
The average received amount of financial aid is $8,644 and 74% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 11,165 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Ferris State University is 82 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Ferris State University is 50 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for Ferris State University is 16 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for Ferris State University is 76 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Ferris State University is 11,165
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Ferris State University is 16 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
16 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $8,644 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/colleges/university/disability/

Offered Degrees

Ferris State offers 231 major programs through online and on-site education where 32 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
Less than one year certificate5714
Associate's Degree471
Bachelor's Degree9810
Post Bachelor's Degree92
Master's Degree164
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship21
Doctor's degree - professional practice20

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