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21.92 :1
Student to Faculty Ratio
Main Address
1201 S State St
Big Rapids, Michigan 49307-2251
(231)591-2000
1-800-433-7747
231-591-3944

Facts & Figures

School Overview
Type Standard (4 year)
Level Four Year School
Control Public
Academic Calendar Semester
Coed Status 48% Men, 52% Women
Year Founded 1884
Religious Affiliation None
Carnegie Classification Masters Colleges and Universities - Awarding 100 - 199 degrees
Historically Black --
Tribal --
Accredited Yes
Accreditors
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
  • Joint Review Committee on Education Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
  • American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
Campus Overview
Campus Size Large
Campus Setting Located in a regional town
City/Town Size Town, greater than 35 miles from urban area
Nearest Major City (Miles to Nearest Major City) (Population) Grand Rapids (55) ( 778,009 )
Campus Served by Public Transportation Yes
Closest Major Airport (Miles to Airport) Grand Rapids (66)
Closest Regional Airport (Miles to Airport) Gerald R. Ford International Airport (66)
Student Body Make-up
School Size 14,533
Undergraduate Students 13,271
Graduate Students 1,262
Full-time Students vs Part-time Students 71% vs 29%
Percent Out-of-state 8%
Number of International Students 157
Average Typical Undergraduate Credits 12
Primary language of Instruction English
Enrollment Concentration Traditional
Student Body Diversity
Percent English Speaking --
Percent French Speaking --
Percent Spanish Speaking --
Caucasian Population 78%
African American Population 7%
Asian Population 2%
Hispanic Population 3%
Native American Population 1%
Native/Pacific Islander Population 0%
Two or More Race Population 2%
International Student Population 2%
Unknown Race Population 5%
Retention Rate
Full-time Students 70%
Part-time Students 43%
Graduation Rate
Men 49%
Women 57%
Bachelors within 4 Years 25%
Bachelors within 5 Years 47%
Bachelors within 6 Years 53%
Caucasian 54% (321/590)
African American 33% (7/21)
Hispanic 21% (3/14)
Asian/Pacific Islander 73% (8/11)
Native American 50% (3/6)
Race Unknown 30% (3/10)
International Student 0% (0/4)
Faculty Information
Total Number of Professors 188
Total Number of Associate Professors 154
Total Number of Assistant Professors 122
Total Male Faculty 293
Total Female Faculty 182
Faculty with Terminal Degree --
Faculty with Bachelors Degree --
Faculty with Masters Degree --
State Representation
Students enrolled from the following states:
Alabama
California
Colorado
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Virginia
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Country Representation
Students enrolled from the following countries:
Afghanistan
Bahamas
Bangladesh
Botswana
Brazil
Canada
China
Colombia
Congo
Ecuador
Finland
France
Gambia
Germany
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Japan
Kenya
Korea, Republic Of
Malaysia
Nepal
Nigeria
Rwanda
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Sweden
Vietnam
General Comments
http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/fsucatlg/accreditation.html
Main Address
Address 1201 S State St
Big Rapids, Michigan 49307-2251
Phone (231)591-2000
Toll-Free 1-800-433-7747
Fax 231-591-3944
E-mail --
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