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 Ferris State University

Ferris State University - Big Rapids, MI

1201 S State St, Big Rapids, Michigan 49307-2251

General information:(231)591-2000
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Master's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:Town: Remote
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:14,560(13,357 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:16 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $9,480 $9,930 $9,934 -0%
Out-of-state $16,770 $15,900 $15,822 0%
Books and supplies $1,100 $1,020 $1,016 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $8,940 $9,180 $8,744 5%
Other $2,002 $1,604 $1,796 -11%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,940 $9,180 $8,744 5%
Other $2,002 $1,604 $1,796 -12%
Off Campus with Family
Other $1,870 $1,870 $2,306 -19%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $21,522 $21,734 $21,490 0%
Off Campus $21,522 $21,734 $21,490 0%
Off Campus with Family $12,450 $12,820 $13,256 -8%
Out-of-state
On Campus $28,812 $27,704 $27,378 0%
Off Campus $28,812 $27,704 $27,378 0%
Off Campus with Family $19,740 $18,790 $19,144 -5%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $9,744
In-state fees $0
Out-of-state tuition $15,660
Out-of-state fees $0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $8,514
In-state fee $0
Out-of-state tuition $12,780
Out-of-state fees $0
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,855 95% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,661 85% $13,561,398 $8,165
Federal grants 947 48% $4,986,952 $5,266
Pell grants 931 48% $4,172,147 $4,481
Other federal grants 488 25% $814,805 $1,670
State/local government grant or scholarships 502 26% $2,349,688 $4,681
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,315 67% $6,224,758 $4,734
Student loan aid 1,495 76% $9,931,796 $6,643
Federal student loans 1,488 76% $8,230,761 $5,531
Other student loans 174 9% $1,701,035 $9,776
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 8,749 66% $64,607,448 $7,385
Pell grants 5,599 43% $26,336,394 $4,704
Federal student loans 8,948 68% $66,239,831 $7,403

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $13,216 $12,791 $12,857
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $12,322 $10,133 $9,291
$30,001 - $48,000 $14,538 $13,607 $12,517
$48,001 - $75,000 $16,500 $16,330 $15,289
$75,001 - $110,000 $17,194 $17,727 $17,367
$110,001 and more $17,595 $18,051 $18,026

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 14,560
Undergraduate enrollment 13,357
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,620
Graduate enrollment 1,203
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$0

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 8,487 3,668 4,819
Percent admitted 77% 76% 78%
Percent admitted who enrolled 76% 30% 21%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 0 0%
ACT 2050 97%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading . .
SAT Math . .
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 19 24
ACT English 17 24
ACT Math 18 24
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 51 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division II (without football)MenWomen
All Track Combined 9464
Basketball 1613
Football 125-
Golf 1410
Ice Hockey 26-
Soccer -25
Softball -19
Tennis 109
Volleyball -15

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission07/01/1990 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission07/01/2006 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission07/01/2006 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission04/24/2009 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission07/01/1984 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission07/01/1980 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission07/01/1984 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/28/2006 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/02/2009 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission07/01/1998 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission05/20/2010 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission05/20/2010 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission03/14/2011 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission07/18/2011 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission04/24/2009 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/01/2009 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/04/2006 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission07/01/2002 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission07/01/2000 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission07/01/1995 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/02/2009 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission07/01/2004 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/01/2004 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission03/14/2011 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission07/01/1978 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission07/01/2006 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission07/01/2004 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission04/25/2012 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1959 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1978 Accredited
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs

12/05/1939 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

12/07/1967 Accredited
American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education

Optometry (OPT) - Professional degree programs

04/07/1979 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

01/01/1968 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT) - Programs for the nuclear medicine technologist

07/30/1976 - 06/13/2011Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program

02/01/2008 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

10/01/1989 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession221
Drug law violations1844 35
Liquor law violations8411794
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 100
Drug law violations 133225
Liquor law violations 406647
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 428
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 100
Robbery 130
Aggravated assault 501
Burglary 16148
Motor vehicle theft 120
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 427
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 100
Robbery 010
Aggravated assault 300
Burglary 16148
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• 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.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

• This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database.

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page.

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Bachelor's degree Award of less than 1 academic year Master's degree Postbaccalaureate certificate Doctor's degree - professional practice
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Ornamental Horticulture4-----
Category total4-----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-92----
Biotechnology-8----
Environmental Biology-5----
Category total-105----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting-16----
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping832----
Accounting and Finance-3----
Business Administration and Management, General15183-4146-
Construction Management-711---
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce--7---
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies-4----
Fashion Merchandising--1---
Finance, General-17----
Hospitality Administration/Management, General-14----
Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations-471---
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management-153---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-914---
International Business/Trade/Commerce--3---
Management Science----2-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-4517---
Office Management and Supervision--1---
Operations Management and Supervision-577---
Selling Skills and Sales Operations--14---
Traffic, Customs, and Transportation Clerk/Technician--2---
Category total23513714148-
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects-40----
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production-9----
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design10-----
Printing Management-3----
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician-23----
Category total1075----
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Advertising-193---
Journalism--1---
Public Relations/Image Management-152---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-2----
Category total-366---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications-2----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other-2----
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance----16-
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration----4-
Information Technology257-20--
Category total261-2020-
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education-11-6--
Biology Teacher Education-4----
Curriculum and Instruction---34--
Elementary Education and Teaching-50----
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-6----
History Teacher Education-6----
Mathematics Teacher Education-6----
Secondary Education and Teaching3-----
Social Studies Teacher Education-6----
Technical Teacher Education-24-19--
Category total3113-59--
Engineering Colleges
Construction Engineering--2---
Surveying Engineering-18----
Category total-182---
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician19-----
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician-44----
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician8-----
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician20-----
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician38-----
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician-13----
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician-51----
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology-1----
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/26-----
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other829----
Industrial Technology/Technician-16----
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician-33----
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician2931----
Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician3024----
Quality Control Technology/Technician-530---
Surveying Technology/Surveying13-4---
Telecommunications Technology/Technician-9----
Category total19125634---
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing-6----
Rhetoric and Composition28----
Writing, General-4----
Category total218----
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care and Support Services Management79----
Category total79----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist-18----
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician2-----
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist3722----
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician19-----
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator-8----
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician52-----
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other51----
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-88----
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other-5----
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist44-----
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist139----
Nursing Administration---17--
Nursing Education--1---
Optometry-----31
Pharmacy-----147
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist--26---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-148----
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist1-----
Category total2393292717-178
History Colleges
History, General-6----
Category total-6----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-53-23--
Criminal Justice/Police Science69232----
Criminalistics and Criminal Science--3---
Category total69285323--
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal15-----
Category total15-----
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies-25----
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other5-----
Category total525----
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General-9----
Statistics, General-2----
Category total-11----
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician14-37---
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician1012----
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician4-2---
Category total281239---
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences20-----
Category total20-----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General-16----
Category total-16----
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other--1---
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager15-2---
Category total15-3---
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General-10----
Category total-10----
Precision Production Colleges
Tool and Die Technology/Technician11-----
Welding Technology/Welder39-----
Category total50-----
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General-21----
Category total-21----
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration-8----
Social Work-51----
Category total-59----
Science Technologies Technicians Colleges
Chemical Technology/Technician6-----
Category total6-----
Social Sciences Colleges
Political Science and Government, General-9----
Sociology-2----
Category total-11----
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation-5----
Commercial and Advertising Art-1----
Design and Applied Arts, Other-8----
Design and Visual Communications, General-1----
Drawing-4----
Fine/Studio Arts, General-10-9--
Graphic Design4162----
Illustration-25----
Industrial and Product Design-16----
Interior Design-1----
Metal and Jewelry Arts-5----
Music Management-26----
Painting-8----
Photography-21----
Sculpture-6----
Category total41241-9--
Grand total1118516968178