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Ferris State University

United States
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About Ferris State University

Ferris State University's Mission

Ferris State University prepares students for successful careers, responsible citizenship, and lifelong learning. Through its many partnerships and its career-oriented, broad-based education, Ferris serves our rapidly changing global economy and society.

Ferris State University's Core Values

  • Collaboration: Ferris contributes to the advancement of society by building partnerships with students, alumni, business and industry, government bodies, accrediting agencies, and the communities the University serves. 
  • Diversity: By providing a campus which is supportive, safe, and welcoming, Ferris embraces a diversity of ideas, beliefs, and cultures.
  • Ethical Community: Ferris recognizes the inherent dignity of each member of the University community and treats everyone with respect. Our actions are guided by fairness, honesty, and integrity. 
  • Excellence: Committed to innovation and creativity, Ferris strives to produce the highest quality outcomes in all its endeavors.
  • Learning: Ferris State University values education that is career-oriented, balances theory and practice, develops critical thinking, emphasizes active learning, and fosters responsibility and the desire for the lifelong pursuit of knowledge.
  • Opportunity: Ferris, with a focus on developing career skills and knowledge, provides opportunities for civic engagement, leadership development, advancement, and success.

Campus information

Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) play an important role in helping Ferris State University achieve the mission of innovative teaching and learning. RSOs provide unique learning experiences outside the classroom, and they create opportunities for students’ personal and professional development. Ferris State University recognizes the positive impact student organizations may have on recruitment and retention of students.

All student organizations must register with the Ferris State University Center for Leadership, Activities and Career Services (CLACS) in order to function on campus and have access to campus resources, including space reservations and posting privileges. Information provided through the registration process enables the University to maintain communication with student leaders and to provide several special services for student organizations.

Any Ferris State University student organization registered with the University is subject to the policies and procedures as outlined in the Code of Student Community Standards (Student Handbook) and in the Registered Student Organization Handbook.

The main campus of FSU is situated in Big Rapids, Michigan. It is located about midway between the northern and southern ends of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.


Ferris State University offers a variety of living options including residence halls, suites, and apartments.

Residence Halls

Ferris State University offers a choice between 15 residence halls. The residence halls include Hall Directors and Resident Advisors who go above and beyond to make students feel more at home and involved. Ferris Housing provides some of the necessities that off campus living options do not such as numerous activities and programming hosted by staff and meal plans at Ferris State University dining facilities.

East Campus Suites

If you are looking for a fully furnished suite with open access throughout the year, we have options for you. Many benefits of the suites stand out against alternative off campus living options such as the safety and security provided through the use of security cameras, as well as keycard access into the building. Utilities are included in the price of the suite.


The amenities provided at the on campus apartments are above and beyond what is found off campus such as all inclusive pricing and the convenience of being able to walk to any class. The apartments are filled only with Ferris State University students as well as their families, making it a perfect place to meet new people.


Courses available 10

Accounting and Finance 1 Applied and Pure Sciences 4 Business and Management 2 Computer Science and IT 2 Engineering 1 MBA 1


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