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Big Rapids, MI
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Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI

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Location: Big Rapids, MI / Online
Course Length: 1 hour - 4+ years
Price: $17 - $80,000
Programs: all (243)

About Ferris State University

Ferris State University is located in Big Rapids, MI, but also offers classes online. This school offers training in 243 qualifications, with the most reviewed qualifications being Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Certification, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Certification and Bachelor's Degree. Time to complete this education training ranges from 1 hour to 4+ years depending on the qualification, with a median time to complete of 2 years. The cost to attend Ferris State University ranges from $17 to $80,000 depending on the qualification, with a median cost of $4,000. 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
Sudents 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 228 reviews

Positive environment

Mentioned in 181 reviews

Good career preparation

Mentioned in 172 reviews

Hands-on training

Mentioned in 156 reviews

Recent Reviews

Written by an Indeed User on July 21, 2021, 06:20 PM
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Ferris State University thoroughly prepared me for a profession in Dentistry as a Registered Dental Hygienist! The clinical facilities are current and up to date. The faculty is knowledgeable and experienced! Ferris did a fantastic job in preparing me for my then future job and the clinical boards to receive this certification.
Overall Rating
Yes, I would recommend this program to a friend.
Written by an Indeed User on July 8, 2021, 02:14 PM
Other Comments
Being on task for what ever I am facing while knowing what lies ahead! Being able to jump in where needed, front or back. Taking x rays when needed. Always been considered a “jack of all trades” have always enjoyed jumping in where needed!
Overall Rating
Yes, I would recommend this program to a friend.
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