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 $8,232 for Michigan residents and $8,232 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,113 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 10,361 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 $8,232 for Michigan residents and $8,232 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,113 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 10,361 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 242 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 4 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$8,232
$8,232 for Michigan Residents
Student Population1,113
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs242 graduate programs
(4 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio15 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Ferris State University is $8,232 in average 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)4 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 $8,232. 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
TuitionFees
2017-2018$10,998-
2018-2019$7,320-
2019-2020$7,608-
2020-2021$7,908-
2021-2022$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 $19,225 and the Michigan graduate tuition is $25,731 (public) / $18,788 (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$8,232
All Graduate Schools$15,964$19,225
Public$11,349$20,502
Private$19,232
Michigan Graduate Schools$18,100$20,652
Public$16,857$25,731
Private$18,788
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 32 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, 434 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 Degree162189
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship2130
Doctor's degree - other30174
Post Bachelor's Degree11141
Total324434
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 20 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Social Work program with 42 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Pharmacy program with 137 completers.
Ferris State University offers 32 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 434 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 189 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 174 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 41 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Architecture [+] 6 completers-
Architecture6-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 12 completers-
Information Technology0-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance12-
Education [+] 25 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction7-
Educational Leadership and Administration5-
Art Teacher Education6-
Technical Teacher Education7-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 18 completers-
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration18-
Human Services [+] 42 completers-
Social Work42-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 13 completers-
Design and Visual Communications2-
Design and Applied Arts (other)4-
Fine/Studio Arts7-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (2 completers) 38 completers-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management12-
Public Health7-
Nursing Administration19-
Business [+] 35 completers-
Business Administration and Management35$85,100
Total189
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 28 completers-
Community College Education28-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Nursing Practice2-
Total30
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] 0 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities (other)0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 174 completers-
Optometry37-
Pharmacy137-
Total174
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 17 completers-
Informatics0-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance17-
Education [+] 1 completers-
Mathematics Teacher Education0-
Technical Teacher Education1-
Education (other)0-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 0 completers-
Design and Visual Communications0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 3 completers-
3-
Business [+] 20 completers-
Business Administration and Management20-
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management0-
Accounting0-
Marketing/Marketing Management0-
Total41

Graduate Student Population at Ferris State

For academic year 2021-2022, total 1,113 students enrolled into Ferris State University graduate schools where it has total 10,361 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 723 full-time and 390 part-time graduate students. By gender, 381 male and 732 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
Total1,113381732
Full-time723273450
Part-tme390108282
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 695 White (62.44%), 51 Black/African American (4.58%), 48 Hispanic (4.31%), 36 Asian (3.23%), and 283 students with other races. 37 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,113381732
American Indian/Native American624
Asian361323
Black/African American511239
Hispanic482028
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander110
White695226469
Two More23617
Un-Known21689127
Non-resident Alien371225
Ferris State University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 276 graduate students (24.80% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 65 graduate students (5.84% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total1,113
Enrolled Online Exclusively276
Enrolled Some Online Courses65
Not in Online Courses772
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Ferris State University. 452 students are aged 20 to 24 (40.61% of total students), 57 students are aged above 50 (5.12%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Ferris State University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,113381732
Age 20-21461432
Age 22-24406136270
Age 25-29307123184
Age 30-341033073
Age 35-39812952
Age 40-491133677
Age 50-64551144
Over 64220

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