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Currently or Previously Affiliated Institutions - 05/27/2015

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Ferris State University

1201 S. State Street
CSS 301

Big Rapids, MI 49307-2737
(231) 591-2500 (Main Phone)


Statement of Affiliation Status Click here for definitions...

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. David L. Eisler, President
Name change notes: Ferris Institute to Ferris State College (1964) to Ferris State University (1987)
HLC Institution ID: 1321
Current Accreditation Status: Accredited
Accreditation Date(s): 04/24/1959

Summary of Commission Review

Last Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2011 - 2012

Next Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2020 - 2021

Last Date of Information Change: 02/21/2012

Control: Public
Degrees Awarded (details below): Associates, Bachelors, Doctors, Masters, Certificate

Organizational Profile Click here for definitions...

Enrollment Headcount (last updated: 04/15/2015)
  Full-Time                       Part-Time
Undergraduate: 9,105   4,268
Graduate: 825   402
Dual enrollment (high school) programs:   598  

Degree Programs (last updated: 04/15/2015)
  Programs Offered   Degrees Awarded in Last Reported Year
Associate Degrees 41   683
Bachelors Degrees 137   2,412
Masters Degrees 12   164
Specialist Degrees 0   0
Doctoral Degrees 3   186
Certificate Programs (last updated: 04/15/2015)
  Programs Offered   Certificates Awarded in Last Reported Year
Certificates 67   287

Off-Campus Activities (last updated: 03/26/2015)

In-State:   Campuses:   Kendall College of Art & Design - Grand Rapids, MI;
    Additional Locations:   Northern - Alpena - Alpena, MI; Ann Arbor - Ann Arbor, MI; Southeast - Auburn Hills - Auburn Hills, MI; Southwest - Benton Harbor - Benton Harbor, MI; Southeast - Clinton Township - Clinton Township, MI; Clinton Township - Clinton Township, MI; Metro - Dearborn - Dearborn, MI; Southwest - Dowagiac - Dowagiac, MI; Southeast - Flint - Flint, MI; Southeast - Garden City - Garden City, MI; Grand Rapids - Bostwick - Grand Rapids, MI; Grand Rapids - Fountain Street - Grand Rapids, MI; Southeast - Harper Woods - Harper Woods, MI; Southeast - Howell - Howell, MI; Jackson - Jackson, MI; Southeast-Lansing - Lansing, MI; Southwest - Muskegon - Muskegon, MI; Northern - Petoskey - Petoskey, MI; Southeast - Port Huron - Port Huron, MI; Northern - Scottville - Scottville, MI; Sidney - Sidney, MI; Northern - Traverse City - Traverse City, MI; Southeast - University Center - University Center, MI; Southeast - Warren - Warren, MI; Metro Hospital - Wyoming, MI;
Out-of-State:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.
Out-of-U.S.:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.