Ferris Statewide - Grand Rapids

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Grand Rapids

Earn Your Ferris Degree in Grand Rapids

Our flexible classes, convenient location, and cutting-edge programs keep your degree within reach right here in Grand Rapids.

Take advantage of our special partnership with Grand Rapids Community College to earn your degree faster and more affordably.

Make your move. Request more information or meet with an advisor now to learn more.

Grand Rapids Programs

How It Works

This program is made available near you through a combination of Ferris State University and Grand Rapids Community College courses offered at GRCC's Grand Rapids campus, and/or courses offered online. You may find details on the written arrangements with our partner institutions, their portion of courses included in this program, and the cost of those courses on our Consortium Agreements page.

Make sure to choose Grand Rapids as your location when applying to Ferris.

Online Programs

With our fully online programs, you can take your classes anywhere! The following online programs have transfer plans that provide for seamless transfer for GRCC students. Additional online degree completion programs are available. Check out the full list at Ferris Online.

Campus Information


Ferris students that are registered for classes are eligible to receive a Grand Rapids Community College RaiderCard at no charge. New students can pick up their card beginning the first week of classes at the GRCC Student Life Office, located on the first floor of the Student Center. Each semester a student is registered their GRCC RaiderCard will be activated. Students will be charged for a replacement card if one is needed.

Visitor Parking

Visitors will need to park in the Bostwick ramp, across from the ATC, and inquire about purchasing a parking pass in our office. FSU parking tags issued on the Big Rapids campus are good for the Big Rapids campus only.


While Ferris does not offer housing in Grand Rapids, students have many options for living downtown and taking advantage of everything the city has to offer, including:

Still in High School?

If you are still in high school but want to get a head start on your degree, you should explore dual enrollment at Ferris. Dual enrollment allows you to begin taking college courses while still in your junior or senior year of high school. Just complete this form and have your high school counselor or principal sign it. Your parents and/or guardians will have to accept responsibility for paying for your classes since there is no financial aid available for dual enrollment.