Ferris State University Graduate Schools

Ferris State University (referred to as Ferris State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Big Rapids, MI. It is classified as a Master's College and University (medium programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Ferris State University is $7,908 for Michigan residents and $8,232 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,236 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 11,165 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Ferris State University (referred to as Ferris State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Big Rapids, MI. It is classified as a Master's College and University (medium programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The school is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (1/1/1959 - Current[Estimated Date]).
Ferris State Directory Information
School NameFerris State University (Ferris State)
Address1201 S State St, Big Rapids, MI 49307-2251
Phone231-591-2000
Webhttps://www.ferris.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.ferris.edu/admissions/application
Financial Infohttps://www.ferris.edu/admissions/financialaid
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Ferris State University is $7,908 for Michigan residents and $8,232 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,236 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 11,165 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 230 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 29 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$8,232
$7,908 for Michigan Residents
Student Population1,236
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs230 graduate programs
(29 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio15 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Ferris State University is $7,908 for Michigan residents and $8,232 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $686.
Ferris State University offers the alternative tuition plans.
Ferris State University offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)29 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army)
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of Ferris State University is $7,908 for Michigan residents and $8,232 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 4.10% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
Michigan ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$7,332-$10,998-
2018-2019$7,320-$7,320-
2019-2020$7,608-$7,608-
2020-2021$7,908-$7,908-
2021-2022$8,232-$8,232-
The graduate school tuition & fees of Ferris State is very inexpensive compared to public graduate schools in Michigan. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,204 and the Michigan graduate tuition is $25,731 (public) / $18,675 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Ferris State University$7,908$8,232
All Graduate Schools$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
Michigan Graduate Schools$18,044$20,576
Public$16,661$25,731
Private$18,675
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $13,059 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Ferris State University. On-campus living costs are increased by 2.74% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $10,717. Off-campus living costs are increased by 1.38% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$9,894$1,120$8,128$1,272
2018-2019$9,894$672$8,526$1,572
2019-2020$10,042$682$8,722$1,603
2020-2021$10,036$2,035$7,888$2,683
2021-2022$10,340$2,062$7,998$2,719
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $686 at Ferris State University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 4.10% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Tuition
2017-2018$846
2018-2019$610
2019-2020$634
2020-2021$659
2021-2022$686
Next table shows the tuition & fees for law school and/or medical schools at Ferris State University.
2021-2022 Law School/Medical School Tuition at Ferris State University
Michigan ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Optometry$32,338-$32,338-
Pharmacy$28,864-$28,864-

Graduate Programs at Ferris State

Ferris State University offers 29 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 370 students have completed their study at Ferris State University.
Offered Degrees at Ferris State University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree162163
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship2123
Doctor's degree - other20163
Post Bachelor's Degree9121
Total294370
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Ferris State University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Business Administration and Management program with 28 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Business Administration and Management program with 41 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Pharmacy program with 149 completers.
Ferris State University offers 29 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 370 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 163 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 163 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 21 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Architecture [+] 5 completers-
Architecture5-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 5 completers-
Information Technology0-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance5-
Education [+] 21 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction11-
Educational Leadership and Administration4-
Art Teacher Education0-
Technical Teacher Education6-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 24 completers-
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration24-
Human Services [+] 29 completers-
Social Work29-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 10 completers-
Design and Visual Communications2-
Design and Applied Arts (other)6-
Fine/Studio Arts2-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (2 completers) 46 completers-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management13-
Public Health5-
Nursing Administration28-
Business [+] 23 completers-
Business Administration and Management23$85,100
Total163
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 16 completers-
Community College Education16-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 7 completers-
Nursing Practice7-
Total23
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 163 completers-
Optometry33-
Pharmacy130-
Total163
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 6 completers-
Informatics0-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance6-
Education [+] 0 completers-
Mathematics Teacher Education0-
Technical Teacher Education0-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 1 completers-
Design and Visual Communications1-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 1 completers-
1-
Business [+] 13 completers-
Business Administration and Management11-
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management2-
Accounting0-
Total21

Graduate Student Population at Ferris State

For academic year 2021-2022, total 1,236 students enrolled into Ferris State University graduate schools where it has total 11,165 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 804 full-time and 432 part-time graduate students. By gender, 441 male and 795 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,236441795
Full-time804311493
Part-tme432130302
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 782 White (63.27%), 67 Black/African American (5.42%), 54 Hispanic (4.37%), 35 Asian (2.83%), and 298 students with other races. 28 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,236441795
American Indian/Native American1367
Asian351322
Black/African American672344
Hispanic542529
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander000
White782256526
Two More23617
Un-Known234101133
Non-resident Alien281117
Ferris State University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 322 graduate students (26.05% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 500 graduate students (40.45% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total1,236
Enrolled Online Exclusively322
Enrolled Some Online Courses500
Not in Online Courses414
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Ferris State University. 480 students are aged 20 to 24 (38.83% of total students), 78 students are aged above 50 (6.31%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Ferris State University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,236441795
Age 20-21522230
Age 22-24428143285
Age 25-29351142209
Age 30-34953164
Age 35-391083870
Age 40-491244579
Age 50-64751857
Over 64321

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