Graduate Programs Overview

Ferris State University is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Big Rapids, Michigan. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $7,908 for Michigan residents and $7,908 for other students in average.

It offers ninety-two graduate programs: 17 Master's, 65 Doctorate, 10 Post-Bachelor's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 163 students have been conferred Master's degree and 491 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameFerris State University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address1201 S State St, Big Rapids, MI
Graduate School Students1,288 students
252 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$7,908
Out-of-State$7,908
Student to Faculty16:1 (6.25%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 92 Graduate Programs
17 Master's, 10 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 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 $7,908 for non-Michigan residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $659.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$7,908$7,908
Cost per Credit$659$659
Books & Supplies$816
Room & Board$10,036 (On-Campus) / $7,888 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,035 (On-Campus) / $2,683 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$20,795$20,795
Off-Campus Total$19,295$19,295
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
In-State$7,046$7,332$7,320$7,608$7,908
Out-of-State$10,569$10,998$7,320$7,608$7,908

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Ferris State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 156 major areas - 16 Master's (2 online programs), 4 Doctorate (1 online programs), 9 Post-Bachelor'(1 online programs). 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
Total16349121-
Men492667-
Women11422514-
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
Education
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Architecture
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Education
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Architecture
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Education
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
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
Business

Graduate Student Population

Total 12,472 students enrolled in Ferris State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 1,288 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 467 male and 821 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 821 full-time and 467 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 252 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 103 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total1,288
Men Students467
Women Students821
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total1,288
Full-time Students821
Part-time Students467
By race/ethnicity 837 White, 55 Black, and 31 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
Total1,288
American Indian /
Native American
15
Asian31
Black55
Hispanic50
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
1
White837
Two or more races25
Un-Known242
58 students are younger than 22 and 198 students are older than 65. The school has 801 students aged between 22 and 30 and 231 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total1,288
21 & Under58
22-24483
25-29318
30-34115
35-39116
40 & Over198
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, 252 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 103 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment1,288
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses252
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses103
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses933
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses252
Michigan Resident234
Other State In U.S.17
Outside of U.S.1


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