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Ferris State University

Michigan - United States

Overview

Ferris is distinguished by its strong heritage of opportunity and career-oriented approach to education where theory meets practice, along with unique degrees that are not available at other universities in the state, region or nation. More than 180 programs, ranging from associate to doctoral degrees, are offered through eight degree-granting colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Services, Engineering Technology, Health Professions, Kendall College of Art and Design, Michigan College of Optometry, and Pharmacy.

The majority of Ferris' offerings are tailored with a specific occupation in mind and align directly with many occupations that are expected to experience growth across the country through 2016. The University has at least 140 degrees that align directly with in-demand occupations in the categories of business, finance and management; administrative and clerical; computer science and engineering; social service; education and training; health care practitioners; health care technology and support; protective service; and construction, production and repair.

Ferris has the fewest number of large classes among Michigan’s 15 public universities, with only 1 percent of classes having more than 50 students. This allows for more direct contact with faculty, more hands-on learning and experimentation and greater student engagement. More than 50 percent of Ferris classes have fewer than 20 students, and the student-to-faculty ratio is 16-to-1. Full-time tenure-track faculty with experience in their respective fields teach the majority of classes, providing real-world relevancy to the learning environment. Advisory boards also contribute to ensuring current and relevant curriculum is taught which produces graduates with hands-on skills that allow them to be productive employees from the first day of employment.

More than any institution in the state, Ferris State has reached out to Michigan community colleges creating partnerships on 19 campuses and expanding online offerings. Ferris enrolls the largest number of off-campus students at the Applied Technology Center through its partnership with Grand Rapids Community College.

The completion of a new facility to house Ferris’ Michigan College of Optometry, new student housing, classroom renovations and improvements to Ferris’ largest dining facility add to the vibrancy of the University’s 880-acre campus, which already boasts FLITE, a state-of-the-art library; the Granger Center, a building with visible mechanical systems, such as geothermal heating and cooling, for HVACR students; and the National Elastomer Center, a specialized center for studying plastics and rubber technology.

Ferris is the only university in Michigan named after its founders, Woodbridge Nathan Ferris (two-term Michigan governor and U.S. senator) and Helen Gillespie Ferris. It was founded in 1884 as the privately-owned Big Rapids Industrial School and provided opportunity for people who might otherwise have become lumberjacks, farm laborers and food processing workers, instead offering paths to lives of greater possibility. Ferris did not become a state institution until 1950, undergoing several name changes until becoming Ferris State University in 1987. The Ferris philosophy of a practical, hands-on approach to education that enables students to learn practical skills for new jobs in a changing world still resonates today.


Faculties

Bachelor Degrees

Accountancy/Public Accounting

Allied Health Sciences

Automotive Management

Business Administration

Computer Information Systems

Computer Information Technology

Construction Management

Criminal Justice

Dental Hygiene

Digital Animation & Game Design

Digital Media Software Engineering

Early Childhood Education

Elementary Education

Health Care Systems Administration

Health Information Management

Hotel Management

Human Resource Management

HVACR Engineering Technology & Energy Management

Industrial Technology & Management

Information Security & Intelligence

Integrative Studies

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nursing RN to BSN

Product Design Engineering Technology

Secondary Education

Social Work

Technical Education

Career & Technical Education

Curriculum & Instruction

MBA

Social Work


English Requirements

TOEFL Score of 61 or better on Internet based test (70 for Graduate Level)

IELTS score of 5.5 or better (6.5 for Graduate Level)

MELAB score of 72 or better

MSUELT score of 73 or better

SAT (verbal section) score of 450 or better

ACT (reading section) score of 18 or better

ELS completion of level 112 with C or better (for undergraduate admissions)


Scholarships

Founder's Scholarship

Value - Full-Tuition up to $11,190 per year/$44,760 for four years

Criteria:31 ACT/1360 SAT score and a 3.9 High School GPA

TOEFL - 96/ IELTS 7.5

President's Scholarship

Value - $6,000 per year/$24,000 for four years

Criteria:29 ACT/1290 SAT score and a 3.7 High School GPA

TOEFL - 88/ IELTS 7.0

Provost's Scholarship

Value - $4,500 per year/$18,000 for four years

Criteria: 26 ACT/1170 SAT score and a 3.5 High School GPA

TOEFL - 80/ IELTS 6.5

Dean's Scholarship

Value - $3,500 per year/$14,000 for four years

Criteria 24 ACT/1120 SAT score and a 3.4 High School GPA

TOEFL - 74/ IELTS 6.5

Ferris Gold Scholarship

Value - $2,000 per year/$8,000 for four years

Criteria: 22 ACT/1020 SAT score and a 3.25 High School GPA

TOEFL - 67/ IELTS 6.0

Ferris Crimson Scholarship

Value - $1,500 per year/ $6,000 for four years

Criteria: 21 ACT/980 SAT score and a 3.0 High School GPA

TOEFL - 65/ IELTS 6.0


Tution Fee

International Undergraduate Rates - Freshman/Sophomore Level
Tuition $14,538.00 $599 per credit hour x 12 plus $81 other fees per semester
Room and Board $9,404.00 Double Occupancy / all meals included. $200 deposit required
Other Expenses $3,500.00

Insurance, Books, Personal

Total $27,442.00 Student with no dependents / one academic year
 
International Undergraduate Rates - Junior/Senior Level
Tuition $14,850.00 $612 per credit hour x 12 plus $81 other fees per semester
Room and Board $9,404.00 Double Occupancy / all meals included. $200 deposit required
Other Expenses $3,500.00 Insurance, Books, Personal
Total $27,754.00 Student with no dependents / one academic year
 
Intensive English Learning Program - Freshman/Sophomore Level
Tuition $13,602.00 $560 per credit hour x 12 plus $81 other fees per semester
Room and Board $9,404.00 Double Occupancy / all meals included. $200 deposit required
Other Expenses $3,500.00 Insurance, Books, Personal
Total $26,506.00 Student with no dependents / one academic year
 
Intensive English Learning Program - Junior/Senior Level
Tuition $13,890.00 $572 per credit hour x 12 plus $81 other fees per semester
Room and Board $9,404.00 Double Occupancy / all meals included. $200 deposit required
Other Expenses $3,500.00 Insurance, Books, Personal
Total $26,794.00 Student with no dependents / one academic year
 
International Graduate Rates
Tuition $13,986.00 $768 per credit hour 9 plus $81 other fees per semester
Room and Board $9,404.00 Double Occupancy / all meals included. $200 deposit required
Other Expenses $3,500.00 Insurance, Books, Personal
Total $26,890.00 Student with no dependents / one academic year
 
Professional - Pharmacy & Optometry - International
Pharmacy Tuition $31,204.00 $913 per credit hour x 17 plus $81 other fees per semester
Optometry Tuition $31,850.00 $932 per credit hour x 17 plus $81 other fees per semester
Room and Board $9,404.00 Double Occupancy / all meals included. $200 deposit required
Other Expenses $3,500.00 Insurance, Books, Personal
Total: Pharmacy $44,108.00 Student with no dependents / one academic year
Total: Optometry $44,754.00 Student with no dependents / one academic year