Ferris State University: Statistics

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#562 of 2,597 In North America
#513 of 2,496 In the United States
#16 of 62 In Michigan
#633 of 1,068 For Military science

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
82%
Average SAT
1050
Average ACT
22
Aid receiving
96%
Undergraduates
9,929
Graduates
1,236
Male:Female Ratio
45:55
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.ferris.edu

Ferris State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 82% 80% 84%
Applicants 8,581 3,354 5,227
Admissions 7,076 2,684 4,392
Freshmen enrolled full time 1,492 693 799
Freshmen enrolled part time 48 22 26

6,185 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2,908 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,436 or 93%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 940
or below

75% of them
had 1160
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Ferris State University are 940-1160 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
210 or 14%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 18
or below

75% of them
had 26
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Ferris State University are 18-26 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
TOEFL Recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 8469 (76%)
Black or African American 918 (8%)
Hispanic 650 (6%)
Two or more races 434 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 314 (3%)
Asian 180 (2%)
Nonresident Alien 135 (1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 24 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 4 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$10,681
Students receiving aid
96%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $12,376$7,908
Tuition in-state $12,376$7,908
Tuition out-of-state $12,376$7,908

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 3,219
Combined charge for room and board $9,219
Room charge $4,633
Meal charge $4,586

Ferris State University Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Criminal Justice & Police Science 47 242
Business Administration and Management, General 22 231 23
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 160
Pharmacy 130
Social Work 10 67 29
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 48 49
Mechanical & Mechanical Engineering Technology & Technician 38 58
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 79
Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology & Technician 29 45
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration 46 24
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 13 52
General Studies 10 54
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects 11 52
Construction Management, General 60
Dental Hygiene & Hygienist 39 13
Welding Technology & Welder 49
Elementary Education and Teaching 3 42
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 32 13
Manufacturing Engineering 45
Accounting Technology & Technician and Bookkeeping 10 34
Industrial Production Technologies & Technicians, Other 44
Psychology, General 8 36
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology & Technician 31 12
Construction Engineering Technology & Technician 42
Architectural Engineering Technologies & Technicians 23 16
Child Care and Support Services Management 11 28
Industrial Technology & Technician 39
Computer and Information Systems Security & Auditing & Information Assurance 31 5
Automotive Engineering Technology & Technician 35
Medical Radiologic Technology & Science - Radiation Therapist 34
Optometry 33
Graphic Design 1 27
Hospitality Administration & Management, General 28
Information Technology 5 23
Nursing Administration 28
Pre-Pharmacy Studies 28
Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations 27
Energy Systems Technology & Technician 26
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology & Technician 26
Operations Management and Supervision 26
Health Information & Medical Records Technology & Technician 23
Respiratory Care Therapy & Therapist 22 1
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General 22
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist 20
Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 20
Health Information & Medical Records Administration & Administrator 20
Illustration 20
Music Management 20
Biological and Physical Sciences 17
Nuclear Medical Technology & Technologist 17
Community College Administration 16
Automobile & Automotive Mechanics Technology & Technician 15
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology & Technician 15
Sports Communication 15
Interior Design 13
Tool and Die Technology & Technician 13
Chemical Technology & Technician 12
Civil Engineering Technologies & Technicians 12
Health & Medical Preparatory Programs, Other 12
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 12
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management & Manager 12
Surveying Engineering 12
Curriculum and Instruction 11
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology & Technician 11
Environmental Biology 10
Finance, General 10
Technical Teacher Education 4 6
Printing Management 9
Applied Mathematics, General 8
Biotechnology 8
Design and Applied Arts, Other 2 6
Public Health, General 3 5
Rhetoric and Composition 2 6
Surveying Technology & Surveying 8
Actuarial Science 7
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 7
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 7
Fashion & Apparel Design 7
Insurance 7
Nursing Practice 7
Public Relations & Image Management 7
Social Studies Teacher Education 7
Advertising 6
Business Statistics 6
CAD & CADD Drafting and & or Design Technology & Technician 6
Chemistry, Other 6
Political Science and Government, General 6
Writing, General 6
Architecture 5
Biochemistry 5
Industrial Electronics Technology & Technician 5
Telecommunications Technology & Technician 5
Chemistry, General 4
Design and Visual Communications, General 2 2
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 4
Graphic Communications, General 4
Legal Assistant & Paralegal 4
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 4
Spanish Language and Literature 4
Jewelry Arts 3
Mathematics Teacher Education 3
Accounting and Finance 2
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 2
Biology Teacher Education 2
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 2
Fine & Studio Arts, General 2
History, General 2
Industrial and Product Design 2
Painting 2
Printmaking 2
Secondary Education and Teaching 2
Sociology, General 2
Art Teacher Education 1
Clinical & Medical Laboratory Technician 1
Dietetics & Dietitian 1
History Teacher Education 1
Photography 1
Sculpture 1
Systems Engineering 1
Grand Total 729 2,149 163 186
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 50% 49% 51%
  • Full-time retention rate - 79%
  • Part-time retention rate - 44%

Publications & Citations

Publications
933
Citations
20,358

Publication / Citation count by topic

Medicine
360 / 6,730
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
202 / 3,816
Psychology
174 / 10,942
Biology
125 / 2,228
Chemistry
120 / 1,612
Health Science
109 / 1,759
Computer Science
105 / 1,167
Business
102 / 3,685
Social Psychology
88 / 7,887
Physics
72 / 351
Pharmacy
70 / 1,217
Engineering
62 / 211
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology
54 / 7,687
Family medicine
50 / 1,175
Communications and Public Relations
47 / 1,280
Mathematics
44 / 851
Sociology
40 / 290
Optical Engineering
34 / 118
Art & Design
32 / 205
Demography
31 / 507
Nursing
31 / 1,915
Political Science
30 / 132
Economics
30 / 334
Critical Care Nursing
29 / 536
Public Health
27 / 207
Pharmacology
26 / 397
Healthcare Management (MHA)
25 / 550
Biochemistry
24 / 300
Anesthesiology
24 / 580
Management Information Systems
22 / 655
Environmental Science
20 / 89
Surgery
20 / 765
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine
19 / 254
Oncology and Cancer research
19 / 193
Education Majors
19 / 161
Quantum and Particle physics
18 / 178
Math Teachers
17 / 264
Materials Science
17 / 8
Marketing
17 / 968
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
16 / 82

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 7 24
1992 8 35
1993 10 27
1994 6 34
1995 15 43
1996 12 61
1997 14 59
1998 18 95
1999 7 86
2000 16 118
2001 21 146
2002 44 144
2003 18 239
2004 22 288
2005 26 356
2006 22 443
2007 23 533
2008 30 629
2009 38 754
2010 47 914
2011 39 1137
2012 42 1329
2013 44 1530
2014 48 1614
2015 83 1693
2016 52 1580
2017 48 1632
2018 54 1511
2019 54 1527
2020 67 2053
2021 71 2296

Ferris State University alumni

  1. Karen McDougal

    Karen McDougal
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    actorPlayboy Playmatemodeltelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Karen McDougal is an American model and actress. She is known for her appearances in Playboy magazine as Playmate of the Month for December 1997 and Playmate of the Year of 1998. In 2001, the readers of Playboy voted McDougal the runner-up of "The sexiest Playmate of the 1990s".

  2. Al Jardine

    Al Jardine
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    dentistsingerpianistguitaristrecord producer
    Biography

    Alan Charles Jardine is an American musician, singer, and songwriter who co-founded the Beach Boys. He is best known as the band's rhythm guitarist and for occasionally singing lead vocals on singles such as "Help Me, Rhonda" (1965), "Then I Kissed Her" (1965), "Cotton Fields" (1970), and "Come Go with Me" (1978). His song "Lady Lynda" was also a UK top 10 hit for the group in 1978. Other Beach Boys songs that feature Jardine on lead include "I Know There's an Answer" (1966), "Vegetables" (1967), and "From There to Back Again" (2012).

  3. Børns

    Børns
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1992-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    songwritersinger-songwriter
    Biography

    Garrett Clark Borns, better known by his stage name Børns (stylized as BØRNS), is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.

  4. Vennela Kishore

    Vennela Kishore
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    comedianactorfilm director
    Biography

    Bokkala Kishore Kumar, known professionally as Vennela Kishore, is an Indian actor and director who works in Telugu-language films. Known for his comic roles, he was given the moniker "Vennela" after his first feature film Vennela (2005). He is a recipient of two Nandi Awards, two SIIMA Awards and one IIFA Utsavam Award.

General info

Founded 1884
Colors crimson, gold
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 1,353
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 1201 S State St
Big Rapids, Michigan, 49307-2251
United States
City population 8,000
Phone 2315912000
Fax +1 (231) 591 2643

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