Ferris State University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Big Rapids, MI

$12,376

Avg tuition

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About Ferris State University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Ferris State University is a medium-sized public university located on a rural campus in Big Rapids, Michigan. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,165, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 82%. The university offers 113 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 50%, and a student-faculty ratio of 15:1. Tuition and fees for students are $12,376.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

82% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

79% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

50% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Recommended

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 18-26

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 940-1160

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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11k

Students enrolled

81%

Online student enrollment

15:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

76%

Black

8%

Hispanic

6%

Two or more races

4%

Unknown

3%

Asian

2%

Non-U.S. Citizen

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

1%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

54%

Socio-economic diversity

46% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

5

Total Online Enrollment

9,093

Student Location Breakout

81% 19%

Percent of Programs Online

97% On-campus

3% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 1% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 18% online

Master's Check Bold 15% online

Doctorate Check Bold 14% online

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

67%

State Grant Aid

38%

Institution Grant Aid

71%

Pell Grant

46%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,096
State Grant Aid $9,271
Institution Grant Aid $5,076
Pell Grant Aid $4,985

Financial Outlook

$21k

Average student debt after graduation

$40k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.