as of February 19, 2020
Ferris State University established the Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships in 2012 to:
- Promote access to higher education and degree attainment by facilitating successful transfer of college and articulated credits.
- Serve as the central source for all information and communication related to college transfers including earned college credit and articulated credits.
- Serve as the hub for collaborations between high schools, career and technical education centers, early/middle college high schools, postsecondary institutions and Ferris State University.
- Facilitate relationships and partnerships between K-12 and postsecondary partners and the faculty and staff at Ferris.
Since Fall 2012, 6,447 high school students have enrolled in Ferris classes. Students have earned 38,506 college credits through the FerrisNow Program.
Thirty-one K-12 institutions are collaborating with Ferris to provide college credit opportunities in 2019-20.
Partners include 5 career centers, 5 early colleges, 21 high schools, and 2 intermediate schools districts. The Ferris Center for [email protected] Studies and Ferris Charter School have locations under these partnerships.
Fourteen University academic departments collaborate to offer Ferris courses to high school students.
Unduplicated enrollment for Fall 2019 was 967 students. This was an all-time fall enrollment high for the FerrisNow Program.
Unduplicated enrollment for Spring 2020 is 886 students as of January 20, 2020.
Unduplicated enrollment for the 2019-20 academic year is 1,383 students as of January 20, 2020.
Fall 2019 Enrollment
Spring 2020 Enrollment
Career and Education Planning
Dual enrollment (cohort classes)
Dual enrollment (stand-alone classes)
Woodbridge Promise College Prep Program
*students may be counted more than once if they enrolled in more than one type of course
Credit Hours Attempted
Credit Hours Earned
FerrisNow students enrolled in University courses during the fall term are saving
$3,027,344* on future college expenses.*based on the 2019-2020 Ferris undergraduate tuition rate of $431/credit hour
The FerrisNow program sponsored 85 course sections during the fall in collaboration with 14 academic departments. This number included 54 sections of concurrent enrollment classes, 8 sections of Career and Education Planning, 6 sections for dual enrollment cohorts, 7 sections of college study methods, and 10 sections for Woodbridge Promise College Prep Program.
The FerrisNow program sponsored 101 course sections during the spring in collaboration with 12 academic departments. This number included 66 sections of concurrent enrollment classes, 18 sections of Career and Education Planning, 6 sections for dual enrollment cohorts, 4 sections of college study methods, and 7 sections for Woodbridge Promise College Prep Program.
Ferris has 16 statewide secondary agreements in place and four individual school agreements.
Fifty-nine first-time college students have been granted 185 credit hours of articulated credit during the 2019-20 academic year
Articulated credit has saved students $79,735* on college expenses.
*based on the 2019-2020 Ferris undergraduate tuition rate of $431/credit hour