Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

Ferris State University says it "is dedicated to the ideal of blending career-oriented professional and technical education with a solid base of general education. Our general education program provides students with the academic skills, analytic ability, and general knowledge necessary to flexibly meet the challenges of their personal, civic, and professional lives." [Source]

  • Website:http://www.ferris.edu/
  • Undergraduate Enrollment:13,373
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:21%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$10,970 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$17,562 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language

  • 4. U.S. Government or History

  • 5. Economics


    See Note

    No credit given for Economics because it is one of seven areas of the "Social Foundations" section of the "Social Awareness" requirement, from which students need only select one.

  • 6. Mathematics


    See Note

    No credit given for Mathematics because students may test out of the "Quantitative Skills" requirement through SAT or ACT scores, or through a university-administered examination.

  • 7. Science

  • General Education Assessment

    Ferris State University uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit www.voluntarysystem.org.

Curriculum last evaluated: 06/22/2016


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