Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

Ferris State University

1201 S State St
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2251
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Ferris State University Review

A- Excellent
3.91665 Based on 3 Reviews
Career Preparation
A
Students and Culture
A
Facilities
B+
Activities and Groups
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Degree Overview

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Ferris State University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

848 Healthcare Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
 
31
 
 
 
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
0
 
 
 
 
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
42
13
 
 
 
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
16
 
 
3
 
Dietetics/Dietitian
3
 
 
1
 
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
 
 
 
1
 
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
 
14
 
 
 
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
18
 
 
2
 
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
34
56
 
 
 
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
 
49
8
 
 
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
 
11
 
 
 
Long Term Care Administration/Management
 
 
 
26
 
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
36
 
 
 
 
Nursing Administration
 
 
48
 
 
Nursing Education
 
 
 
3
 
Nursing Practice
 
 
 
 
0
Optometry
 
 
 
 
36
Pharmacy
 
 
 
 
149
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
25
 
 
 
 
Public Health, General
 
6
4
 
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
187
 
 
 
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
26
0
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

745 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
27
11
 
 
 
Architecture
 
 
0
 
 
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
 
37
 
9
 
Biotechnology
 
11
 
 
 
Cad/Cadd Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
17
 
 
 
 
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
15
 
 
 
 
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
41
 
 
 
 
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
 
 
 
0
 
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
 
12
 
 
 
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
 
64
 
0
 
Engineering, General
0
 
 
 
 
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
 
 
 
2
 
Industrial and Product Design
 
17
 
 
 
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician
13
 
 
0
 
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
 
40
 
 
 
Industrial Technology/Technician
 
30
 
 
 
Manufacturing Engineering
 
38
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
59
75
 
3
 
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
 
23
 
 
 
Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician
70
108
 
 
 
Surveying Engineering
 
13
 
0
 
Surveying Technology/Surveying
5
0
 
0
 
Telecommunications Technology/Technician
 
5
 
0
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

615 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
 
0
 
0
 
Accounting and Finance
 
12
 
 
 
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
5
51
 
 
 
Advertising
 
11
 
1
 
Business Administration and Management, General
25
207
41
28
 
Business Statistics
 
6
 
 
 
Business/Commerce, General
0
 
 
 
 
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
 
 
 
7
 
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
 
 
 
7
 
Finance, General
 
13
 
0
 
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
 
18
 
23
 
Insurance
 
3
 
1
 
International Business/Trade/Commerce
 
 
 
5
 
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
 
 
 
0
 
Management Science
 
 
 
5
 
Marketing Research
 
 
 
1
 
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
10
45
 
5
 
Operations Management and Supervision
 
42
 
17
 
Organizational Leadership
 
 
 
21
 
Real Estate
 
 
 
0
 
Sales and Marketing Operations/Marketing and Distribution Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
 
 
 
5
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

402 Trades and Careers Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
8
 
 
53
 
Computer Numerically Controlled (Cnc) Machinist Technology/Cnc Machinist
 
 
 
53
 
Construction Management
 
57
 
0
 
Fashion Merchandising
 
 
 
0
 
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician
52
 
 
 
 
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician
26
23
 
0
 
Quality Control Technology/Technician
 
 
 
74
 
Tool and Die Technology/Technician
12
 
 
 
 
Welding Technology/Welder
44
 
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

320 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult Development and Aging
 
 
 
40
 
Applied Mathematics, General
 
10
 
 
 
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
 
5
 
 
 
Art Teacher Education
 
7
0
 
 
Biology Teacher Education
 
1
 
 
 
Business Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
Chemistry Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
Child Care and Support Services Management
11
26
 
 
 
Community College Education
 
 
 
 
29
Creative Writing
 
 
 
6
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
5
 
 
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
1
 
 
Elementary Education and Teaching
4
46
 
 
 
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
 
12
 
 
 
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
 
0
 
 
 
General Studies
6
64
 
 
 
Geography Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
History Teacher Education
 
1
 
 
 
Mathematics Teacher Education
 
2
 
 
 
Rhetoric and Composition
5
7
 
 
 
Secondary Education and Teaching
3
 
 
 
 
Social Science Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
Social Studies Teacher Education
 
5
 
 
 
Spanish Language and Literature
 
8
 
 
 
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
 
 
 
0
 
Technical Teacher Education
 
9
7
0
 

237 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
10
65
 
 
 
Artificial Intelligence
 
 
 
0
 
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
 
6
 
 
 
Computer and Information Sciences, General
 
 
 
1
 
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
4
30
12
13
 
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
 
12
 
 
 
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
 
 
 
1
 
Graphic Communications, General
7
 
 
0
 
Illustration
 
35
 
 
 
Information Technology
7
33
0
 
 
Systems Engineering
 
1
 
 
 

198 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
History, General
 
7
 
 
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
12
 
 
 
 
Political Science and Government, General
 
8
 
 
 
Psychology, General
5
38
 
 
 
Social Work
17
74
33
 
 
Sociology
 
4
 
 
 

176 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other
 
 
 
0
 
Design and Applied Arts, Other
 
4
0
 
 
Drawing
 
6
 
 
 
Fashion/Apparel Design
 
7
 
 
 
Fine/Studio Arts, General
 
 
11
 
 
Graphic Design
9
57
 
 
 
Interior Design
 
19
 
 
 
Metal and Jewelry Arts
 
7
 
 
 
Music Management
0
37
 
 
 
Painting
 
3
 
 
 
Photography
 
5
 
 
 
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
 
6
 
0
 
Sculpture
 
1
 
 
 
Writing, General
 
4
 
 
 

152 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Actuarial Science
 
4
 
 
 
Biochemistry
 
2
 
 
 
Biological and Physical Sciences
22
 
 
 
 
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
86
 
 
 
Biotechnology
 
11
 
 
 
Chemical Technology/Technician
6
 
 
 
 
Chemistry, General
 
2
 
 
 
Chemistry, Other
 
5
 
 
 
Environmental Biology
 
14
 
 
 
Informatics
 
 
 
0
 

95 Hospitality Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
 
32
 
 
 
Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations
 
41
 
0
 
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
0
2
 
1
 
Resort Management
 
 
 
4
 
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager
14
 
 
1
 

60 Communication and Media Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Communication, General
 
 
 
0
 
Design and Visual Communications, General
 
4
3
1
 
Journalism
 
 
 
0
 
Printing Management
 
10
 
 
 
Printmaking
 
4
 
 
 
Public Relations/Image Management
 
10
 
0
 
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
 
23
 
 
 
Sports Communication
 
5
 
0
 

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Check out the online programs offered at Ferris State University.

Program
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult Development and Aging
 
 
 
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
 
 
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
 
 
 
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
 
 
 
 
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
 
 
 
 
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
 
 
 
 
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
 
 
 
 
General Studies
 
 
 
 
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
 
 
 
 
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
 
 
 
 
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
 
 
 
 
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
 
 
 
 
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
 
 
 
 
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
 
 
 
 
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
 
 
 
 
International Business/Trade/Commerce
 
 
 
 
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
 
 
 
 
Long Term Care Administration/Management
 
 
 
 
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
 
 
 
 
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
 
 
 
 
Nursing Administration
 
 
 
 
Nursing Education
 
 
 
 
Nursing Practice
 
 
 
 
Operations Management and Supervision
 
 
 
Organizational Leadership
 
 
 
 
Public Health, General
 
 
 
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
 
 
 
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
 
 
 
 
Technical Teacher Education
 
 
 
 

Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission
Specialized Institution Accreditations
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
  • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • Dental Hygiene (DH)
American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
  • Optometry (OPT) - Professional degree programs
  • Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs (Residency in Pediatric Optometry and Binocular Vision)
  • Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs (Residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses)
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
  • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

* Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

Alumni & Student Reviews

A Excellent
Career Preparation

What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?

4.3333333333333 Based on 3 Reviews
  • Alumni
    MSN, Class of 2010

    on line adult learner classes for the working group that wants to grow/improve

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Medical Record Administration, Class of 1980

    Since I graduated 35 years ago, I really have no idea of what is being offerred now.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Community College Leadership, Class of 2013

    cohort model; practitioner and theory instructor for each class; online and face to face requirements.

    5 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture

What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?

4.3333333333333 Based on 3 Reviews
  • Alumni
    MSN, Class of 2010

    schoool as way to better our careers

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Medical Record Administration, Class of 1980

    Midsize university. At the time I attended Ferris, it was mostly middle class with predominately white students.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Community College Leadership, Class of 2013

    I wasn't on main campus

    4 Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Facilities

What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.

3.6666666666667 Based on 3 Reviews
  • Alumni
    MSN, Class of 2010

    some newer apartments for older students, dorm for younger, computer labs open late

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Medical Record Administration, Class of 1980

    It was too long ago to be able to describe what they current have.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Community College Leadership, Class of 2013

    I was not on main campus.

    4 Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Activities and Groups

What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?

3.3333333333333 Based on 3 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Community College Leadership, Class of 2013

    didn't partake in activities/groups

    4 Rated January 2016
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