Ferrum College: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - BadQuality:Education Quality Rating - GoodSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - Very BadCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Poor
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Ferrum College is a small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 1,335 students enrolled. This college was established in 1913 and is the only college located in Ferrum, Virginia.

Ferrum College is affiliated with United Methodist Church.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
28
Fair
Ferrum College will give you the option to earn a bachelor's degree.

Ferrum College implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 28 majors. The most popular concentrations are Criminal Justice, Medical Assistant, Medical, Social Work, and Education. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other schools.


Student Retention
55%
Bad
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you plan to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Ferrum College student retention rate is low at 55% (way below Virginia average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
14 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Ferrum College is low - 33%. Nearly 48% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Ferrum College is pretty decent -- 14:1. Learn more information regarding faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$31,000
High
Average tuition costs are extremely high - around $30,800 per year. The additional fees at Ferrum College not covered by tuition are about $200; which comes to $31,000 per year.

Read the details about Ferrum College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
73%
Doable
As reported in recent data, 3,020 applications were submitted and 2,203 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to be accepted at this school.

This college will consider accepting your dual credits and advanced placement credits for admission.

Check the details about admissions as well applicants test score stats at Ferrum College in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
F
Unsafe
Ferrum College provides a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a great option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Ferrum College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
Ferrum College offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates around 1,500 students, which provides a nice on-campus housing option.

Based on the college crime information, Ferrum College seems to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Ferrum College Location and Maps



Post Address: Ferrum College, 215 Ferrum Mountain Road, Ferrum, Virginia 24088-9000, USA
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