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#9 Best Public Universities in Michigan

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, Michigan

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Overview

Student Population
13,250
Ferris State University overview
Location Big Rapids, Michigan
Online ferris.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Ferris State University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Big Rapids, Michigan, Ferris State University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 9,175 prospective students applied, and 7,949 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,892 enrolled in the school.  8,916 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 4,334 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $12,068 plus fees of $0. Ferris State University is ranked 669 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

5/10
Overall
5/10
Academics
5/10
Resources
6/10
Outcomes
5/10
Value

Ferris State University is rated within the lower 46% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Ferris State University within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Moderate
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SAT 930/1170
ACT 18/25
GPA 3.29
Applications Accepted
86.6% 
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Michigan Resident Tuition
$12,068
In State Costs for Ferris State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$859
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $10,042
Budget for Other Expenses$682
Total One Year Cost$23,651
Out of State Resident Tuition
$12,068
Out of State Costs for Ferris State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$859
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $10,042
Budget for Other Expenses$682
Total One Year Cost$23,651

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$47,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
45% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Ferris State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 19%
Health Professions 19%
Engineering Technology 15%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 11%
Visual and Performing Arts 9%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=169910 IPEDS survey data for Ferris State University.

Current students may use the Ferris State University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.