Ferris State University Rankings by Salary Score

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Ferris State University is ranked on 5 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Ferris State University

We calculated a salary score for each of Ferris State University's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at Ferris State University to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is based on the school's by-program performance weighted by student enrollment in each program. Data is sourced from the December 2020 release of the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid. Debt and salary numbers are shown rounded to the nearest $10.

Salary Scores for Ferris Associate Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 47 98% 98% $21,750 $45,960 47
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions 34 100% 100% $25,000 $42,240 34
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians 63 100% 100% $12,000 $41,570 63
Health and Medical Administrative Services 79 91% 91% $23,000 $33,990 79
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies 54 100% 100% $13,000 $52,110 54
Precision Metal Working 61 92% 92% $13,630 $43,430 61

Salary Scores for Ferris Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 25 99% 99% $26,090 $43,050 25
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 64 98% 98% $27,000 $57,320 64
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management 62 100% 100% $25,340 $30,770 62
Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians 68 93% 93% $26,250 $30,120 68
Biology, General 22 94% 94% $20,500 $24,860 22
Business Administration, Management and Operations 65 94% 94% $20,290 $46,220 65
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 45 100% 100% $26,440 $55,440 45
Computer and Information Sciences, General 32 97% 97% $20,160 $50,110 32
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management 52 97% 97% $21,500 $55,690 52
Construction Management 39 97% 97% $23,250 $62,190 39
Criminal Justice and Corrections 73 99% 99% $18,770 $39,670 73
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions 32 100% 100% $25,000 $52,110 32
Design and Applied Arts 64 100% 100% $26,360 $38,020 64
Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians 78 100% 100% $25,980 $68,670 78
Energy Systems Technologies/Technicians 69 94% 94% $20,610 $63,860 69
Finance and Financial Management Services 48 100% 100% Not Reported $50,110 48
Graphic Communications 83 97% 97% $24,380 $40,650 83
Health and Medical Administrative Services 38 99% 99% $30,380 $38,140 38
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 87 99% 99% $28,570 $47,260 87
Hospitality Administration/Management 14 100% 100% $26,580 $30,770 14
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 55 95% 95% $24,690 $30,310 55
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians 96 99% 99% $23,980 $74,170 96
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 51 97% 97% $27,000 $32,930 51
Manufacturing Engineering 68 100% 100% $24,250 $68,970 68
Marketing 57 97% 97% $25,670 $43,580 57
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians 81 97% 97% $24,780 $68,030 81
Psychology, General 65 97% 97% $25,170 $31,760 65
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 22 100% 100% $23,000 $33,690 22
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 35 99% 99% $24,540 $61,260 35
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 46 91% 91% $27,370 $28,600 46
Social Work 47 94% 94% $23,780 $31,800 47
Specialized Sales, Merchandising and Marketing Operations 88 98% 98% $26,590 $45,180 88
Surveying Engineering 76 100% 100% $23,000 $62,510 76
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 56 100% 100% $25,500 $36,610 56
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 68 97% 97% $30,000 $39,370 68

Salary Scores for Ferris Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Criminal Justice and Corrections 65 100% 100% $28,320 $55,000 65
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 22 100% 100% Not Reported $83,180 22
Social Work 49 98% 98% $30,140 $45,580 49

Salary Scores for Ferris Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Optometry 72 100% 100% $142,870 $103,990 72
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 80 99% 99% $89,530 $120,790 80

Salary Scores for Ferris Certificates

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Business Administration, Management and Operations 96 100% 100% $22,750 $57,320 96
Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians 88 100% 100% $24,500 $77,400 88

Reviews by Program

Most Recent Reviews

NB 9/29/2019

Although a relatively small institution, Ferris State University is one that works to create meaningful educational experiences for its students. I chose it because I wanted a small-school feel, while having access to big-school opportunities. Ferris largely delivered on this, and when I left in 2011, I felt prepared to apply for bring a basal level of expertise to the employers' ranks I hoped to join. Ferris works for you if you are committed to working for yourself. It was rare to be turned away, under-supported,... Read More

Rachel Keiser 6/27/2019

The pre-Pharmacy program is really great at Ferris State. The professors all do an amazing job in giving all of the necessary bases and knowledge that the actual Pharmacy program expands on. I thought they did an amazing job in getting us ready for the program. The professors really knew what they were talking about and truely care about you and want you to succeed.