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Ferris State University values education that is career-oriented, balances theory and practice, develops critical thinking, emphasizes active learning, and fosters responsibility and the desire for the lifelong pursuit of knowledge.

Strategic Focus Areas

Experiential and holistic education

We all serve as educators for our students. We see a future Ferris where theory meets practice inside and outside the classroom.

High-quality teaching

Ferris exists for our students. We see a future Ferris where students are engaged and excited in exceptional hands-on learning environments.

Exploratory and innovative scholarly activities

Our students benefit from a deep understanding of their discipline and personal connections with our faculty. Our future Ferris supports scholarly activity for the benefit of our students.

Lifelong learning

Part of our mission is to provide lifelong learning for our students and communities. We see a future Ferris where providing lifelong learning, in all of its forms, is a deeper and richer part of who we are.