Student Engagement Results Highlight Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2020

Ferris State University
PHOTO CAPTIONS: Ferris State University ranked 135th nationally for Student Engagement among 801 colleges and universities considered in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings, released on Sept. 4.


A collaborative study from prestigious publications in Great Britain and the U.S. noted that Ferris State University scores well in Student Engagement – its ability to inform, inspire and challenge its students.

The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2020 featured 801 U.S. universities and colleges in its findings, which included the Integrated Postsecondary Ferris State UniversityEducation Data System (IPEDS) and THE U.S. Student Survey in its research data. Ferris’ 83.6 engagement score ranks 135th, nationally. Survey responses assessed a student’s interaction with peers and faculty, a variety of available subjects and opportunities to become immersed in the college’s intellectual and social life.

WSJ/THE College Rankings 2020 total scores reflect 15 individual performance indicators with resources, outcomes and environment joining engagement as pillars addressed in the report. The ranking offers students and families credible information on institutional resources, academic reputation, campus community and a student’s post-education prospects. The WSJ/THE College Rankings 2020 report only considered colleges and universities that produced at least 50 validated online student survey responses, which resulted in a smaller number of ranked institutions.

Ferris officially started its 2019-20 academic year on Monday, Aug 26. The university announced 12,472 students enrolled across all campuses this fall.