Ferris State University

#2674 / #756
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
#402
Most Desirable School
University in Big Rapids, Michigan

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About Ferris State University

According to Wikipedia, Ferris State University is a public university with its main campus in Big Rapids, Michigan. It was founded in 1884 as the Big Rapids Industrial School by Woodbridge Nathan Ferris, an educator from Tioga County, New York, who later served as governor of the State of Michigan and finally in the US Senate where he remained until his death in 1928. From its foundation, the school accepted female students beginning with its first graduating class. It is also the only public university in Michigan to be founded by an individual.

Ferris State University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
8,581 82% 50% 1050 21

How Much Does Ferris State University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
$12,740

How Much Do Ferris State University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Ferris State University, then you can expect to earn an average of $49,600 per year. You also have a 91% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Ferris State University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
9,266 8,836 430

Where is Ferris State University?

Ferris State University is located at 1201 S State St, Big Rapids MI 49307-2251

How Safe is Ferris State University?

Ferris State University has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%. Big Rapids has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Ferris State University Known For?

Ferris State University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Ferris State University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Ferris State University's Most Influential Alumni?

Ferris State University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Criminal Justice, Nursing, and Medical. Here are some of Ferris State University's most famous alumni:

Al Jardine
Al Jardine
An American musician, singer, songwriter.
Norm Augustinus
Norm Augustinus
An American writer.
Stacy Erwin Oakes
A Member of the Michigan House of Representatives.
Harlow Curtice
Harlow Curtice
An American businessman.
Butch Jones
An American gridiron football player and coach.
Janae Kroc
An American powerlifter and bodybuilder.
Timothy P. Murphy
Timothy P. Murphy
An American law enforcement officer, FBI deputy director.
Chris Kunitz
Chris Kunitz
A Canadian ice hockey player.
Clarence W. Avery
A Driving force behind Ford Motor Company's moving assembly line/president/chairman of auto-body supplier Murray Corporation.
Jeff Kellogg
Jeff Kellogg
An American baseball umpire.
Charles Bowles
An American politician .
Karen McDougal
Karen McDougal
An American model and actress.

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