Ferris State University

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Global Influence / U.S. Influence
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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, founded in 1884 as the private Big Rapids Industrial School by Woodbridge N. Ferris. In 1885, the industrial school changed its name to Ferris Industrial School. Ferris became a state institution after Governor G. Mennen Williams signed the bill accepting the institute as a gift to the State of Michigan in 1950 and was renamed Ferris State College in 1963. Ferris became a university in November 1987, gaining its current name.

Ferris State University's Online Degrees

BS in Digital Media Software Engineering
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BS in Business Administration
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Undergraduate Certificate in Business To Business Marketing
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Undergraduate Certificate in Digital Marketing
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Undergraduate Certificate in Direct Marketing
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Undergraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
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Undergraduate Certificate in International Business
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AS in Marketing
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Undergraduate Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing
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BS in Project Management
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Undergraduate Certificate in Project Management
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Undergraduate Certificate in Small Business Management
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Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity-Ethical Hacking
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BS in Information Security And Intelligence
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Undergraduate Certificate in Machine Learning
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Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity
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AS in Integrative Studies
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BS in Integrative Studies
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BS in Technical Education Pre-Mo-Ted
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Undergraduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems
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Undergraduate Certificate in Leadership And Supervision
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BS in Allied Health Science
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Undergraduate Certificate in Gerontology
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Undergraduate Certificate in Long Term Care
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HIM in Health Information Management
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BSN in Nursing
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BS in Respiratory Therapy
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Undergraduate Certificate in Vascular Ultrasound
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BS in Dental Hygiene
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BS in Hvac/R Engineering Technology And Energy Management
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BS in Automotive Management
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Ferris State University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual ApplicationsAcceptanceGraduation RateMedian SAT ScoreMedian ACT Score
10,48085%48%105022

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 BodyUnder-GradsGraduates
8,4237,988435

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 Social Work, Criminal Justice, and Nursing. 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.
Timothy P. Murphy
Timothy P. Murphy
An American law enforcement officer, FBI deputy director.
Butch Jones
An American gridiron football player and coach.
Karen McDougal
Karen McDougal
An American model and actress.
Stacy Erwin Oakes
A Member of the Michigan House of Representatives.
Frederick Weston
An American painter .
Charles Bowles
An American politician .
Chris Kunitz
Chris Kunitz
A Canadian ice hockey player.
Janae Kroc
An American powerlifter and bodybuilder.
Jeff Blashill
Jeff Blashill
An Ice hockey coach.
Clarence W. Avery
A Driving force behind Ford Motor Company's moving assembly line/president/chairman of auto-body supplier Murray Corporation.

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