Ferris Statewide at Dowagiac

There are a number of programs available to you close to home in Dowagiac and Niles, thanks to the partnership between Southwestern Michigan College and Ferris. You can earn a higher education and achieve success through Ferris’ flexible and convenient programs. You can lead the life you want with these programs.

September 23 Open House Flyer

Wednesday, September 23
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
SSC Commons, David C. Briegel Building

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Come to the Ferris open house and talk to our friendly counselors and admissions staff. Learn how your SMC credits can transfer to a Ferris bachelor’s degree. See how Ferris works with SMC to provide financial aid so you can earn your bachelor’s degree locally and affordably.

Graduation in Dowagiac
Did you know that students graduating from our Dowagiac programs have the choice of attending their local ceremony (if offered), traveling to the main campus, or both? Learn more on our commencement information page.

About Our Partner
The mission of Southwestern Michigan College is to be the college of first choice for students who have a choice, the college that provides the programs and services to meet the needs of students with limited choices, and the college that serves our community.

Southwestern Michigan College has high quality transfer courses and curricula for students who wish to pursue their first two years of a four-year degree at SMC before transferring to a four-year college or university. Plus, SMC is committed to offering the highest quality academic experience at less than half the cost of most four-year colleges and universities.

They also offer unparalleled occupational skills training in numerous technical, business and health-care fields geared toward preparing students for high-wage, high-skill, and high-demand occupations.

SMC offer small class sizes, ensuring you will receive significant personalized attention from your instructors. Campuses are conveniently located in Dowagiac and Niles - close to home and work. Also they have academic support services that offer assistance every step of the way from the time you apply for admission to SMC to the completion of your degree and beyond.

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Southwestern Michigan College
58900 Cherry Grove Road
Dowagiac, MI 49047

Student Service Office
Southwestern Michigan College
460 Wood, 58900 Cherry Grove Road
Dowagiac MI 49047
(269) 782-1214
(800) 456-8675 ext. 1214
FerrisSW@ferris.edu · directions

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