Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI
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Ferris State University Review

Big Rapids, MI, 1201 S State St
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Career Preparation A
Students and Culture A
Facilities B+
Activities and Groups B+
A-
Excellent

Ferris State University is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 14,715 students and offering 226 degrees in Big Rapids, MI.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

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.
1
Healthcare
808 recent grads, 5 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist
0
31
Clinical/medical Laboratory Technician
1
Dental Hygiene/hygienist
41
13
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
21
0
Dietetics/dietitian
4
0
Health and Medical Administrative Services
0
Health/health Care Administration/management
97
Health Information/medical Records Administration/administrator
27
Health Information/medical Records Technology/technician
45
Health/medical Preparatory Programs
7
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
5
40
Medical Radiologic Technology/science - Radiation Therapist
36
Nursing Administration
18
Nursing Education
0
Optometry
37
Pharmacy
126
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
0
Public Health
0
0
Registered Nurse
0
227
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist
32
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Business
536 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
24
Accounting and Finance
7
Accounting Technology/technician and Bookkeeping
3
21
Advertising
13
0
Business Administration and Management
14
213
23
44
Commerce
0
Business Statistics
0
E-Commerce/electronic Commerce
2
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies
3
Finance
8
0
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration
8
16
Insurance
1
1
International Business
4
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
1
Management Science
6
Marketing/marketing Management
4
37
2
Marketing Research
1
Office Management and Supervision
0
Operations Management and Supervision
44
10
Organizational Leadership
19
Real Estate
3
Sales and Marketing Operations/marketing and Distribution Teacher Education
0
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
4
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Engineering
512 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architectural Engineering Technology/technician
17
14
Architecture
0
Automotive Engineering Technology/technician
43
5
Cad/cadd Drafting and/or Design Technology/technician
12
Civil Engineering Technology/technician
12
Construction Engineering Technology/technician
33
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/technicians
0
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician
18
Energy Management and Systems Technology/technician
44
Engineering
0
Industrial and Product Design
13
Industrial Electronics Technology/technician
7
3
Industrial Production Technologies/technicians
59
Industrial Technology/technician
7
Manufacturing Engineering
22
Mechanical Engineering/mechanical Technology/technician
22
57
10
Nuclear Medical Technology/technologist
0
32
Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/technician
33
20
Surveying Engineering
9
0
Surveying Technology/surveying
8
0
5
Telecommunications Technology/technician
6
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Legal and Law
464 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Law Enforcement Administration
59
19
Police Science
71
299
Criminalistics and Criminal Science
1
Legal Assistant/paralegal
10
Pre-Law Studies
0
Traffic, Customs, and Transportation Clerk/technician
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Trades and Careers
331 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Automotive Technology
13
54
Computer Numerically Controlled (Cnc) Machinist Technology/cnc Machinist
29
Construction Engineering
1
Construction Management
38
1
Fashion Merchandising
1
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science
0
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/technician
25
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/technician
25
23
0
Quality Control Technology/technician
4
66
Tool and Die Technology/technician
9
Welding
42
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Education and Liberal Arts
318 recent grads, 5 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult Development and Aging
29
Applied Mathematics
16
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
4
Art Teacher Education
6
2
Biology Teacher Education
4
Business Teacher Education
0
Chemistry Teacher Education
0
Child Care and Support Services Management
14
27
Community College Education
24
Creative Writing
1
Curriculum and Instruction
27
Educational Leadership and Administration
6
Elementary Education and Teaching
3
38
English Language and Literature
0
English/language Arts Teacher Education
4
Fine Arts and Art Studies
0
General Studies
0
57
Geography Teacher Education
0
History Teacher Education
4
Liberal Arts
0
Mathematics Teacher Education
3
Rhetoric and Composition
3
8
Secondary Education and Teaching
1
Social Science Teacher Education
0
Social Studies Teacher Education
14
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
1
Sport and Fitness Administration/management
0
Technical Teacher Education
7
14
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Art and Design
214 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Culinary Arts and Related Services
8
Design and Applied Arts
3
0
Drawing
4
Fashion/apparel Design
2
Fine Arts
0
16
Graphic Design
31
51
Interior Design
18
Metal and Jewelry Arts
3
Music Management
40
Painting
8
Photography
12
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
0
4
1
Sculpture
9
Writing
4
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Computer Technology
209 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
0
42
Computer and Information Sciences
4
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
4
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance
22
19
15
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
19
Graphic Communications
9
Illustration
40
Information Technology
2
30
0
Systems Engineering
3
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Mathematics and Science
161 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Actuarial Science
0
Biochemistry
3
Biological and Physical Sciences
57
Biology
80
Biotechnology
6
Chemical Technology/technician
4
Chemistry
5
Environmental Biology
6
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Human and Social Sciences
119 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
History
7
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
16
Political Science
7
Psychology
0
40
Public Administration
0
Social Work
0
47
0
Sociology
2
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Hospitality
95 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hospitality Management
16
Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations
0
46
1
Hotel/motel Administration/management
0
11
4
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
4
Resort Management
0
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management
9
4
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
12
Communication and Media
49 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Communication
0
Design and Visual Communications
1
0
Journalism
1
Printing Management
14
Printmaking
3
Public Relations/image Management
8
1
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/technician
21
Sports Communication
0
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
13
Agriculture
1 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Ornamental Horticulture
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Ferris State University.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult Development and Aging
Business Administration and Management
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
Health and Medical Administrative Services
Health Information/medical Records Administration/administrator
*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.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Specialized institution accreditations:
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs (Residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses)
Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs (Residency in Pediatric Optometry and Binocular Vision)
Optometry (OPT) - Professional degree programs
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation Dental Hygiene (DH) 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?
Based on 3 Reviews
Alumni
MSN, Class of 2010

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

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.

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.

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 3 Reviews
Alumni
MSN, Class of 2010

schoool as way to better our careers

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.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Community College Leadership, Class of 2013

I wasn't on main campus

Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 3 Reviews
Alumni
MSN, Class of 2010

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

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Medical Record Administration, Class of 1980

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

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Community College Leadership, Class of 2013

I was not on main campus.

Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 3 Reviews
Alumni
Community College Leadership, Class of 2013

didn't partake in activities/groups

Rated January 2016
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