Ferris State University Rankings

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In the World#1524 of 14178
In North America#476 of 2629
In the United States#430 of 2528
In Michigan#11 of 62
In Big Rapids#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
87%
Average SAT
1050
Average ACT
22
Aid receiving
95%
Undergraduates
11,184
Graduates
1,288
Male:Female Ratio
45:55
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
ferris.edu

Ferris State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate87%86%87%
Applicants9,1753,7175,458
Admissions7,9493,1954,754
Freshmen enrolled full time1,868887981
Freshmen enrolled part time241311

2,405 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,205 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,771 or 94%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 930
or below

75% of them
had 1170
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Ferris State University are 930-1170 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
314 or 17%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 18
or below

75% of them
had 25
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Ferris State University are 18-25 (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

White9498 (76%)
Black or African American967 (8%)
Hispanic750 (6%)
Two or more races488 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown325 (3%)
Nonresident Alien188 (2%)
Asian182 (1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native23 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander8 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$9,769
Students receiving aid
95%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$12,376$7,608
Tuition in-state$12,376$7,608
Tuition out-of-state$12,376$7,608

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity3,604
Combined charge for room and board$10,043
Room charge$5,457
Meal charge$4,586

Ferris State University Majors

MajorAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Criminal Justice & Police Science99286
Business Administration and Management, General2520741
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse187
Pharmacy149
Mechanical Engineering & Mechanical Technology & Technician5975
Social Work177433
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other3456
Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology & Technician3554
Biology & Biological Sciences, General86
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration5819
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects1065
General Studies664
Graphic Design957
Health & Health Care Administration & Management498
Construction Management57
Accounting Technology & Technician and Bookkeeping551
Marketing & Marketing Management, General1045
Dental Hygiene & Hygienist4213
Elementary Education and Teaching446
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology & Technician2623
Computer and Information Systems Security & Information Assurance43012
Welding Technology & Welder44
Psychology, General538
Operations Management and Supervision42
Construction Engineering Technology & Technician41
Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations41
Information Technology733
Industrial Production Technologies & Technicians, Other40
Architectural Engineering Technology & Technician2711
Manufacturing Engineering38
Child Care and Support Services Management1126
Music Management37
Automotive Engineering Technology & Technician37
Medical Radiologic Technology & Science - Radiation Therapist36
Optometry36
Illustration35
Hospitality Administration & Management, General32
Energy Management and Systems Technology & Technician32
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist31
Industrial Technology & Technician30
Community College Education29
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology &26
Pre-Pharmacy Studies25
Nursing Administration24
Nuclear Medical Technology & Technologist23
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology & Technician23
Biological and Physical Sciences22
Interior Design19
Health Information & Medical Records Technology & Technician18
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General18
CAD & CADD Drafting and & or Design Technology & Technician17
Industrial and Product Design17
Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician16
Technical Teacher Education97
Civil Engineering Technology & Technician15
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management & Manager14
Health Information & Medical Records Administration & Administrator14
Industrial Electronics Technology & Technician13
Respiratory Care Therapy & Therapist13
Surveying Engineering13
Finance, General13
Tool and Die Technology & Technician12
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other12
Rhetoric and Composition57
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology & Technician12
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications12
Biotechnology11
Health & Medical Preparatory Programs, Other11
Advertising11
Fine & Studio Arts, General11
Legal Assistant & Paralegal10
Public Relations & Image Management10
Applied Mathematics, General10
Public Health, General64
Printing Management10
Automobile & Automotive Mechanics Technology & Technician8
Spanish Language and Literature8
Political Science and Government, General8
Graphic Communications, General7
History, General7
Fashion & Apparel Design7
Design and Visual Communications, General43
Metal and Jewelry Arts7
Environmental Biology7
Art Teacher Education7
Chemical Technology & Technician6
English & Language Arts Teacher Education6
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing6
Business Statistics6
Accounting and Finance6
Drawing6
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other6
Surveying Technology & Surveying5
Social Studies Teacher Education5
Telecommunications Technology & Technician5
Photography5
Art History, Criticism and Conservation5
Sports Communication5
Chemistry, Other5
Curriculum and Instruction5
Actuarial Science4
Printmaking4
Writing, General4
Sociology4
Design and Applied Arts, Other4
Secondary Education and Teaching3
Dietetics & Dietitian3
Insurance3
Painting3
Hotel & Motel Administration & Management2
Chemistry, General2
Mathematics Teacher Education2
Sculpture1
History Teacher Education1
Systems Engineering1
Biology Teacher Education1
Biochemistry1
Educational Leadership and Administration, General1
Grand Total8062,493168214
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate47%46%48%
  • Full-time retention rate - 76%
  • Part-time retention rate - 64%

Publications & Citations

Publications
1,079
Citations
19,907

Publication count by topic

Medicine
331
Psychology
210
Mathematics
71
Chemistry
63
Computer science
59
Business
45
Biology
42
Physics
42
Sociology
36
Political science
34
Economics
19
Engineering
15
Materials science
15
History
11
Art
11
Geography
10
Philosophy
9
Geology
4
Environmental science
2

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
History724246
Psychology11758,387
Medicine17235,527
Business2322424
Sociology2343192
Mathematics23441,085
Political science2370101
Economics2376313
Engineering2596485
Philosophy30741
Biology31251,354
Art31771
Physics3381127
Computer science3856290
Chemistry3971444
Geography408726
Geology45541
Environmental science53153
Materials science54658

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
1990646
1991723
1992833
1993923
1994535
19951443
19961255
19971554
19981882
1999783
200016117
200120140
200244148
200317225
200423276
200526348
200619437
200723522
200829601
200937708
201044845
2011371066
2012391248
2013421404
2014491509
2015791534
2016501419
2017451399
2018531175
2019531326
2020621704

General info

Founded1884
WikipediaFerris State University
Colorscrimson, gold
Academic CalendarSemesters
Total FTE staff1,352
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address1201 S State St
Big Rapids, Michigan, 49307-2251
United States
City population11,000
Phone2315912000
Fax+1 (231) 591 2643

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