Ferris State University

Women's Independent
8 / 10
12,512 Undergrads / 13,798 Students
2 / 10
$12,973 Net Price
3 / 10
74% Admitted
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  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    Town: Distant

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
16 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
22% / 50%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • Greater Grand Rapids Michigan Area
  • Greater Detroit Area
  • Saginaw Michigan Area
  • Lansing Michigan Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Kalamazoo Michigan Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Benton Harbor Michigan Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Phoenix Arizona Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Houston Texas Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Greater New York City Area
Where Grads Work
  • Spectrum Health
  • General Motors
  • State of Michigan
  • Meijer
  • Chrysler Group LLC
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Johnson Controls
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Walgreens
  • Munson Medical Center
  • US Army
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Walmart
  • Amway
  • Michigan State University
What Grads Do
  • Sales
  • Operations
  • Engineering
  • Healthcare Services
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Support
  • Information Technology
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Program and Project Management
  • Arts and Design
  • Administrative
  • Marketing
  • Consulting
  • Media and Communication
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
440 - 590
460 - 580
1000 - 1190
18 - 25
17 - 24
19 - 25

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported.


This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 9,926 4,246 5,680
% Admitted 74% 72% 75%
% Admits That Enroll 25% 29% 22%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.26
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business (22%)
    Health Professions (18%)
    Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement (14%)
    Engineering Technology (11%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (10%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (5%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (3%)
    Education (3%)
    Public Admin. & Social Services (3%)
    Communication & Journalism (2%)
    Liberal Arts & Sciences (2%)
    Engineering (2%)
    Communication Technology (2%)
    Family, Consumer & Human Sciences (1%)
    English Language & Literature (1%)
    Mechanic & Repair Technicians (1%)
    Psychology (1%)
    Foreign Languages
    Mathematics & Statistics
    Physical Sciences
    Social Sciences
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    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$11,628 $18,048
    Books & Supplies$914 $914
    Cost of Living$9,894 $9,894
    Personal Expenses$1,120 $1,120
    Sticker Price$23,556 $29,734

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    96% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship91%$9,082
    Federal Grants45%$4,998
    Pell Grants44%$4,663
    Other Federal23%$723
    State & Local Grants37%$6,815
    Institutional Grants74%$4,822
    Student Loans71%$7,462
    Federal Loans70%$5,767
    Other Loans12%$10,054

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $73.8 Million $5,350

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $23,488.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $16,913 $250

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 7.0%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 7,438 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $44,500

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 5.02 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 22% of students graduate on time.

    Team Social
    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 2 2
    Fondling 3 2
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault 2 1
    Burglary 3 3
    Motor Vehicle Theft 1 -
    Arson - -

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    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. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs
    Undergrad InstructionProfessions focus, some graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Single program-Education
    Enrollment ProfileVery high undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, medium full-time , selective, higher transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, large, primarily residential

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