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Ferris State University Demographics & Diversity

Big Rapids, Michigan

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Ferris State University are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 21% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Ferris State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 79%
Black 8%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 3%
Race Unknown 1%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 17% more female students than male students enrolled at Ferris State University with a gender ratio of 54% women to 46% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Ferris State University has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Ferris State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 46%
Women 54%
Enrollment by gender for Ferris State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 6,120
Women 7,130

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Ferris State University serves a very low number of students outside of Michigan, with 93 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Ferris State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 93%
Out of State 6%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$61,040 per year

44% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
13,250
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 23.7%
Part time Undergrads 27.9%

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