Ferris Ranked in Top 20 among Midwest Regional Public Schools by U.S. News and World Report

Ferris State UniversityFerris State University has been ranked among the “Top Public Schools,” in the Midwest, as announced by U.S. News and World Report.

Ferris is ranked 18th, among regional public institutions in the Midwest, in the recently-released 2017 Best Colleges Rankings. Overall, the university ranked in a tie for 74th among Midwest regional universities. Ferris also ranked 42nd in the Midwest among best colleges for veterans and tied for 111th for best undergraduate engineering programs, nationally.

The U.S. News and World Report rankings are based on a number of factors, including first-year student retention rate, quality of the faculty and graduation rate.

Ferris recently announced a Fall 2016 enrollment of 14,187 students, including more than 10,000 on its main campus, in Big Rapids. This semester’s first-year students also feature a slightly stronger academic profile with a higher composite ACT score, 21.85, up from 21.65, and a mean high school grade point average of 3.26, up from 3.24.

Click U.S. News and World Report to read more about Ferris in the publication’s 2017 Best Colleges Rankings.

Ferris State University is a four-year public university with campuses in Big Rapids, Grand Rapids and satellite campuses across the state of Michigan. Ferris offers more than 180 educational programs, including doctorates, master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees, through eight academic colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Services, Engineering Technology, Health Professions, Kendall College of Art and Design, Michigan College of Optometry and Pharmacy.


PHOTO CAPTION: Ferris State University Professor of Biology Mary Murnik works with a student during a class session. The university was ranked among the top 20 regional public universities in the 2017 Best Colleges rankings released by U.S. News and World Report.