Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI

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School information


Location: Big Rapids, MI / Online
Course Length: 1 hour - 4+ years
Price: Under $10 - $80,000
Courses: all (241)

About Ferris State University

Ferris State University is located in Big Rapids, MI, but also offers classes online. This school offers 55 courses which provide training for 18 qualifications , including Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) Security+ Certification, Michigan Teaching Certification and Michigan Real Estate License. Time to complete this education training ranges from 0 hours to 2 years, depending on the qualification. When asked how they paid for their training, most reviewers responded, "I paid for it myself".

Test Scores of admitted students

Average SAT score
1,059National average
SAT categories
SAT Critical Reading 480 - 590
SAT Math 460 - 580
Scores ranges are based on 25th and 75th percentiles. Source: College Scorecard, 2019.

Cost of attendance

Total cost of attending Ferris State University including tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid
Average annual cost
per year
By family income level
Avg, ann. cost
$0 - $30,000 $8,173
$30,001 - $48,000 $10,796
$48,001 - $75,000 $13,593
$75,001 - $110,000 $16,704
$110,000+ $18,023
Net price is the amount a student pays to attend an institution for one academic year after subtracting a student's scholarships and grants. Source: College Scorecard, 2019.


Graduation rate and salary earned after graduation at Ferris State University
Graduation rate
For first time, full-time students
Median Salary
10 years after graduationGraduation rate for rate for first-time, full-time students at four-year institutions (150% of expected time to completion). Median earnings of students working and not enrolled 10 years after entry. Source: College Scorecard, 2019.

Loans and student debt

Student debt after graduating from Ferris State University
Median total debt
after graduation
Monthly loan payments
for 10-year loan
Students receiving federal loans
57% of all undergraduate students receiving a federal student loan
Median debt of completers. Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments. Percent of all undergraduate students receiving a federal student loan. Source: College Scorecard, 2019.

Popular degrees

These are the most popular categories of degrees awarded at Ferris State University
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Health Professions and Related Programs
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
More popular degrees
Visual and Performing Arts 7%
Precision Production 3%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 3%
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 2%
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 2%
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 2%
Source: College Scorecard, 2019.

Reviews about Ferris State University

Top pros


Good teachers

Mentioned in 227 reviews

Positive environment

Mentioned in 180 reviews

Good career preparation

Mentioned in 172 reviews

Hands-on training

Mentioned in 156 reviews

Recent Reviews

Written by an Indeed User on August 9, 2021, 11:50 AM
Other Comments
Ferris was an excellent school to provide the specific education I required to become a Pharmacist. It was a 5yr degree when I graduated from Ferris in 1991. The degree has allowed me an excellent career
Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy
Overall Rating
Yes, I would recommend this course to a friend.
Written by an Indeed User on August 5, 2021, 12:26 PM
Other Comments
Great School- project management courses and focused on the students. Instructors had worked in the field and gave real life experiences. From management to HR and until legal business review, the degree helped broaden my skills.
Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certification
Overall Rating
Yes, I would recommend this course to a friend.
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