Graduate Program Overview

Ferris State University is a four-years, public school located in Big Rapids, Michigan. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $7,908 for Michigan residents and $8,232 for out-of-state students. It offers twenty-nine (29) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameFerris State University
TypeFour-years, Public
Address1201 S State St, Big Rapids, MI
Graduate School Students1,236 students
322 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$7,908
Student to Faculty15:1 (6.67%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 29 Graduate Programs
16 Master's, 4 Doctorate, 9 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at Ferris State University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Michigan residents, the tuition & fees are $7,908 and $8,232 for non-Michigan residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $686.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$686$686
Books & Supplies$828
Room & Board$10,340 (On-Campus) / $7,998 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,062 (On-Campus) / $2,719 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$21,462$21,462
Off-Campus Total$19,777$19,777
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

Ferris State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 29 major areas - 16 Master's (2 online programs), 4 Doctorate (1 online programs), 9 Post-Bachelor'(1 online programs). 163 students have been conferred Master's degree and 491 students have received Doctorate degree last year.The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Computer and Information Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting
Human Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Engineering Technology
Social Sciences
Mechanics and Repairers
Communication and Journalism
Communications Technologies
Computer and Information Sciences
Personal and Culinary Services
Engineering Technology
Work and Family Studies
English Language and Literature
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting
Mechanics and Repairers
Precision Production Trades
Visual and Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 11,165 students enrolled in Ferris State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 1,236 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 441 male and 795 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 804 full-time and 432 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 322 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 500 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students441
Women Students795
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students804
Part-time Students432
By race/ethnicity 782 White, 67 Black, and 35 Asian students are attending at Ferris State University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Two or more races23
52 students are younger than 22 and 202 students are older than 65. The school has 779 students aged between 22 and 30 and 203 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under52
40 & Over202
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Ferris State University, 322 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 500 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment1,236
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses322
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses500
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses414
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses322
Michigan Resident304
Other State In U.S.18
Outside of U.S.0

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