The Student Achievement Measure is supported by six sponsoring associations, working together to provide a more comprehensive and accurate picture of student progress and completion as students move across institutions and state boundaries.

Ferris State University

Ferris State University is committed to preparing students for successful careers, responsible citizenship and lifelong learning. Founded in 1884 with the purpose of providing students with marketable skills, Ferris continues to be recognized for its career-focused majors that give students the education they need to meet the needs of a changing economy. Ferris strives to align its practices and resources in support of its core values of collaboration, diversity, ethical community, excellence, learning and opportunity. The Ferris State University main campus is located in Big Rapids, a west central Michigan city of approximately 10,600. Ferris offers more than 180 educational programs at the Undergraduate, Graduate and Doctoral level.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 726

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50%
10%
5%
9%
26%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
45%
7%
12%
12%
24%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
23%
2%
36%
18%
21%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at Ferris State University in the Fall of 2009. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Ferris State University are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at Ferris State University and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Ferris State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Ferris State University and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Ferris State University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
 
2009-10
 
2010-11
 
2011-12
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2012-13
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2013-14
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2014-15
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Bachelor's degree from Ferris State University 0% 0% 1% 21% 43% 48%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Ferris State University 0% 1% 2% 2% 2% 2%
= Total Graduated from Ferris State University 0% 1% 3% 23% 45% 50%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 5% 7%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 2% 3%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 7% 10%
Enrolled at Ferris State University 96% 73% 62% 36% 12% 5%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 8% 10% 11% 7% 5%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 7% 8% 7% 5% 4%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 15% 18% 18% 12% 9%
Current Status Unknown 4% 11% 17% 21% 24% 26%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 587

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71%
8%
1%
4%
16%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
62%
6%
11%
6%
15%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
27%
2%
54%
10%
7%
WITHIN 2 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at Ferris State University in the Fall of 2009. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Ferris State University are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at Ferris State University and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Ferris State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Ferris State University and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Ferris State University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
 
2009-10
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2010-11
 
2011-12
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2012-13
 
2013-14
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2014-15
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Bachelor's degree from Ferris State University 4% 25% 46% 62% 68% 70%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Ferris State University 0% 2% 1% 0% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from Ferris State University 4% 27% 47% 62% 69% 71%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 2% 4% 6% 6%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 2% 1% 1% 2% 1% 2%
= Total Graduated from another institution 2% 2% 3% 6% 7% 8%
Enrolled at Ferris State University 92% 54% 29% 11% 4% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 6% 6% 5% 3% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 4% 3% 1% 2% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 10% 9% 6% 5% 4%
Current Status Unknown 1% 7% 12% 15% 15% 16%
First-Time Part-Time

First-Time Part-Time Students Starting Fall 2005

Number of students: 20

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35%
30%
5%
30%
WITHIN 10 YEARS
35%
25%
15%
25%
WITHIN 8 YEARS
30%
20%
10%
10%
30%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at Ferris State University in the Fall of 2005. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Ferris State University are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at Ferris State University and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Ferris State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Ferris State University and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Ferris State University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Part-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2005 BY SUMMER 2015
 
2005-06
 
2006-07
 
2007-08
 
2008-09
 
2009-10
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2010-11
 
2011-12
WITHIN 8 YEARS
2012-13
 
2013-14
WITHIN 10 YEARS
2014-15
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Bachelor's degree from Ferris State University 0% 0% 0% 10% 20% 30% 35% 35% 35% 35%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Ferris State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Ferris State University 0% 0% 0% 10% 20% 30% 35% 35% 35% 35%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 5% 5% 10% 15% 15% 20% 20% 20%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 5% 5% 5% 5% 10%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 5% 5% 10% 20% 20% 25% 25% 30%
Enrolled at Ferris State University 90% 60% 45% 35% 25% 10% 0% 0% 0% 0%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 10% 10% 15% 15% 5% 0% 15% 5% 10% 5%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 25% 20% 15% 15% 10% 5% 10% 10% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
10% 35% 35% 30% 20% 10% 20% 15% 20% 5%
Current Status Unknown 0% 5% 15% 20% 25% 30% 25% 25% 20% 30%
Part-Time Transfer

Part-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2005

Number of students: 308

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46%
16%
3%
3%
32%
WITHIN 10 YEARS
45%
13%
2%
6%
34%
WITHIN 8 YEARS
42%
11%
5%
7%
35%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at Ferris State University in the Fall of 2005. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Ferris State University are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at Ferris State University and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Ferris State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Ferris State University and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Ferris State University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Part-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2005 BY SUMMER 2015
 
2005-06
 
2006-07
 
2007-08
 
2008-09
 
2009-10
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2010-11
 
2011-12
WITHIN 8 YEARS
2012-13
 
2013-14
WITHIN 10 YEARS
2014-15
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Bachelor's degree from Ferris State University 0% 7% 23% 34% 39% 42% 44% 45% 46% 46%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Ferris State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Ferris State University 0% 7% 23% 34% 39% 42% 44% 45% 46% 46%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 2% 3% 6% 7% 8% 8% 10% 11%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 6% 5% 4% 4% 4% 4% 5% 5% 5% 5%
= Total Graduated from another institution 6% 6% 6% 7% 10% 11% 13% 13% 15% 16%
Enrolled at Ferris State University 86% 59% 32% 15% 7% 5% 4% 2% 2% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 1% 3% 5% 7% 5% 4% 3% 3% 3% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 3% 9% 10% 7% 6% 3% 1% 3% 0% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
4% 12% 15% 14% 11% 7% 4% 6% 3% 3%
Current Status Unknown 4% 16% 24% 30% 33% 35% 35% 34% 34% 32%
All Students

First-time-at-Institution, All Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 1,450

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54%
3%
30%
13%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Associate's Degree / Certificate model tracks a group of students who started an associate degree program or certificate program at Ferris State University in the Fall of 2009. The students’ progress toward a degree or certificate is reported within 6 years.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Ferris State University are represented by the purple bar with the solid black bar underneath ().
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Ferris State University are represented by the aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Ferris State University and transferred to another institution prior to earning a degree or certificate are represented by the orange bar with the large white stripe underneath (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled at another institution.
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Ferris State University | Associate / Certificate Seeking Model - All Students

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
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Associate degree from Ferris State University 48%
+ Associate degree from Ferris State University - with later transfer to another institution 6%
+ Certificate award from Ferris State University 0%
+ Certificate award from Ferris State University - with later transfer to another institution 0%
= Total Graduated from Ferris State University 54%
Enrolled at Ferris State University 3%
Transferred with no degree or certificate from Ferris State University* 30%
Current Status Unknown 13%
* Students who transferred may have subsequently earned a degree or award or be still enrolled; their status is not tracked after their transfer from Ferris State University.
Full-Time

First-time-at-Institution, Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 1,367

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54%
4%
30%
12%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Associate's Degree / Certificate model tracks a group of students who started an associate degree program or certificate program at Ferris State University in the Fall of 2009. The students’ progress toward a degree or certificate is reported within 6 years.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Ferris State University are represented by the purple bar with the solid black bar underneath ().
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Ferris State University are represented by the aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Ferris State University and transferred to another institution prior to earning a degree or certificate are represented by the orange bar with the large white stripe underneath (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled at another institution.
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Ferris State University | Associate / Certificate Seeking Model - Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
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Associate degree from Ferris State University 48%
+ Associate degree from Ferris State University - with later transfer to another institution 6%
+ Certificate award from Ferris State University 0%
+ Certificate award from Ferris State University - with later transfer to another institution 0%
= Total Graduated from Ferris State University 54%
Enrolled at Ferris State University 4%
Transferred with no degree or certificate from Ferris State University* 30%
Current Status Unknown 12%
* Students who transferred may have subsequently earned a degree or award or be still enrolled; their status is not tracked after their transfer from Ferris State University.
Part-Time

First-time-at-Institution, Part-Time Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 83

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59%
25%
16%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Associate's Degree / Certificate model tracks a group of students who started an associate degree program or certificate program at Ferris State University in the Fall of 2009. The students’ progress toward a degree or certificate is reported within 6 years.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Ferris State University are represented by the purple bar with the solid black bar underneath ().
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Ferris State University are represented by the aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Ferris State University and transferred to another institution prior to earning a degree or certificate are represented by the orange bar with the large white stripe underneath (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled at another institution.
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Ferris State University | Associate / Certificate Seeking Model - Part-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
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Associate degree from Ferris State University 46%
+ Associate degree from Ferris State University - with later transfer to another institution 7%
+ Certificate award from Ferris State University 5%
+ Certificate award from Ferris State University - with later transfer to another institution 1%
= Total Graduated from Ferris State University 59%
Enrolled at Ferris State University 0%
Transferred with no degree or certificate from Ferris State University* 25%
Current Status Unknown 16%
* Students who transferred may have subsequently earned a degree or award or be still enrolled; their status is not tracked after their transfer from Ferris State University.
Full-Time (Associate/Certificate)

First-time-at-Institution, Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 1,367

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54%
4%
30%
12%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Associate's Degree / Certificate model tracks a group of students who started an associate degree program or certificate program at Ferris State University in the Fall of 2009. The students’ progress toward a degree or certificate is reported within 6 years.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Ferris State University are represented by the purple bar with the solid black bar underneath ().
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Ferris State University are represented by the aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Ferris State University and transferred to another institution prior to earning a degree or certificate are represented by the orange bar with the large white stripe underneath (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled at another institution.
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Ferris State University | Associate / Certificate Seeking Model - Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
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Associate degree from Ferris State University 48%
+ Associate degree from Ferris State University - with later transfer to another institution 6%
+ Certificate award from Ferris State University 0%
+ Certificate award from Ferris State University - with later transfer to another institution 0%
= Total Graduated from Ferris State University 54%
Enrolled at Ferris State University 4%
Transferred with no degree or certificate from Ferris State University* 30%
Current Status Unknown 12%
* Students who transferred may have subsequently earned a degree or award or be still enrolled; their status is not tracked after their transfer from Ferris State University.
Part-Time (Associate/Certificate)

First-time-at-Institution, Part-Time Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 83

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59%
25%
16%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Associate's Degree / Certificate model tracks a group of students who started an associate degree program or certificate program at Ferris State University in the Fall of 2009. The students’ progress toward a degree or certificate is reported within 6 years.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Ferris State University are represented by the purple bar with the solid black bar underneath ().
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Ferris State University are represented by the aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Ferris State University and transferred to another institution prior to earning a degree or certificate are represented by the orange bar with the large white stripe underneath (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled at another institution.
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Ferris State University | Associate / Certificate Seeking Model - Part-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
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Associate degree from Ferris State University 46%
+ Associate degree from Ferris State University - with later transfer to another institution 7%
+ Certificate award from Ferris State University 5%
+ Certificate award from Ferris State University - with later transfer to another institution 1%
= Total Graduated from Ferris State University 59%
Enrolled at Ferris State University 0%
Transferred with no degree or certificate from Ferris State University* 25%
Current Status Unknown 16%
* Students who transferred may have subsequently earned a degree or award or be still enrolled; their status is not tracked after their transfer from Ferris State University.
All Students (Associate/Certificate)

First-time-at-Institution, All Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 1,450

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54%
3%
30%
13%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Associate's Degree / Certificate model tracks a group of students who started an associate degree program or certificate program at Ferris State University in the Fall of 2009. The students’ progress toward a degree or certificate is reported within 6 years.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Ferris State University are represented by the purple bar with the solid black bar underneath ().
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Ferris State University are represented by the aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Ferris State University and transferred to another institution prior to earning a degree or certificate are represented by the orange bar with the large white stripe underneath (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled at another institution.
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Ferris State University | Associate / Certificate Seeking Model - All Students

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
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Associate degree from Ferris State University 48%
+ Associate degree from Ferris State University - with later transfer to another institution 6%
+ Certificate award from Ferris State University 0%
+ Certificate award from Ferris State University - with later transfer to another institution 0%
= Total Graduated from Ferris State University 54%
Enrolled at Ferris State University 3%
Transferred with no degree or certificate from Ferris State University* 30%
Current Status Unknown 13%
* Students who transferred may have subsequently earned a degree or award or be still enrolled; their status is not tracked after their transfer from Ferris State University.
First-Time Full-Time (Bachelor's)

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 726

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50%
10%
5%
9%
26%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
45%
7%
12%
12%
24%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
23%
2%
36%
18%
21%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at Ferris State University in the Fall of 2009. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Ferris State University are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at Ferris State University and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Ferris State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Ferris State University and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Ferris State University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
 
2009-10
 
2010-11
 
2011-12
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2012-13
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2013-14
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2014-15
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Bachelor's degree from Ferris State University 0% 0% 1% 21% 43% 48%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Ferris State University 0% 1% 2% 2% 2% 2%
= Total Graduated from Ferris State University 0% 1% 3% 23% 45% 50%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 5% 7%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 2% 3%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 7% 10%
Enrolled at Ferris State University 96% 73% 62% 36% 12% 5%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 8% 10% 11% 7% 5%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 7% 8% 7% 5% 4%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 15% 18% 18% 12% 9%
Current Status Unknown 4% 11% 17% 21% 24% 26%
Full-Time Transfer (Bachelor's)

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 587

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71%
8%
1%
4%
16%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
62%
6%
11%
6%
15%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
27%
2%
54%
10%
7%
WITHIN 2 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at Ferris State University in the Fall of 2009. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Ferris State University are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at Ferris State University and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Ferris State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Ferris State University and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Ferris State University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
 
2009-10
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2010-11
 
2011-12
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2012-13
 
2013-14
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2014-15
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Bachelor's degree from Ferris State University 4% 25% 46% 62% 68% 70%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Ferris State University 0% 2% 1% 0% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from Ferris State University 4% 27% 47% 62% 69% 71%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 2% 4% 6% 6%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 2% 1% 1% 2% 1% 2%
= Total Graduated from another institution 2% 2% 3% 6% 7% 8%
Enrolled at Ferris State University 92% 54% 29% 11% 4% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 6% 6% 5% 3% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 4% 3% 1% 2% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 10% 9% 6% 5% 4%
Current Status Unknown 1% 7% 12% 15% 15% 16%
First-Time Part-Time (Bachelor's)

First-Time Part-Time Students Starting Fall 2005

Number of students: 20

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35%
30%
5%
30%
WITHIN 10 YEARS
35%
25%
15%
25%
WITHIN 8 YEARS
30%
20%
10%
10%
30%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at Ferris State University in the Fall of 2005. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Ferris State University are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at Ferris State University and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Ferris State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Ferris State University and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Ferris State University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Part-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2005 BY SUMMER 2015
 
2005-06
 
2006-07
 
2007-08
 
2008-09
 
2009-10
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2010-11
 
2011-12
WITHIN 8 YEARS
2012-13
 
2013-14
WITHIN 10 YEARS
2014-15
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Bachelor's degree from Ferris State University 0% 0% 0% 10% 20% 30% 35% 35% 35% 35%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Ferris State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Ferris State University 0% 0% 0% 10% 20% 30% 35% 35% 35% 35%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 5% 5% 10% 15% 15% 20% 20% 20%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 5% 5% 5% 5% 10%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 5% 5% 10% 20% 20% 25% 25% 30%
Enrolled at Ferris State University 90% 60% 45% 35% 25% 10% 0% 0% 0% 0%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 10% 10% 15% 15% 5% 0% 15% 5% 10% 5%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 25% 20% 15% 15% 10% 5% 10% 10% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
10% 35% 35% 30% 20% 10% 20% 15% 20% 5%
Current Status Unknown 0% 5% 15% 20% 25% 30% 25% 25% 20% 30%
Part-Time Transfer (Bachelor's)

Part-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2005

Number of students: 308

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46%
16%
3%
3%
32%
WITHIN 10 YEARS
45%
13%
2%
6%
34%
WITHIN 8 YEARS
42%
11%
5%
7%
35%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at Ferris State University in the Fall of 2005. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Ferris State University are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at Ferris State University and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Ferris State University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Ferris State University and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Ferris State University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Part-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2005 BY SUMMER 2015
 
2005-06
 
2006-07
 
2007-08
 
2008-09
 
2009-10
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2010-11
 
2011-12
WITHIN 8 YEARS
2012-13
 
2013-14
WITHIN 10 YEARS
2014-15
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Bachelor's degree from Ferris State University 0% 7% 23% 34% 39% 42% 44% 45% 46% 46%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Ferris State University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Ferris State University 0% 7% 23% 34% 39% 42% 44% 45% 46% 46%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 2% 3% 6% 7% 8% 8% 10% 11%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 6% 5% 4% 4% 4% 4% 5% 5% 5% 5%
= Total Graduated from another institution 6% 6% 6% 7% 10% 11% 13% 13% 15% 16%
Enrolled at Ferris State University 86% 59% 32% 15% 7% 5% 4% 2% 2% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 1% 3% 5% 7% 5% 4% 3% 3% 3% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 3% 9% 10% 7% 6% 3% 1% 3% 0% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
4% 12% 15% 14% 11% 7% 4% 6% 3% 3%
Current Status Unknown 4% 16% 24% 30% 33% 35% 35% 34% 34% 32%