Ferris State University

Ferris State University Sports Information

$9,233,129 Total Revenue
$8,637,855 Total Expenses
13 Head Coaches

If you’re a student athlete thinking about going to Ferris State University be sure to check out the facts on this page about the athletics program as a whole as well as the information about the particular sport you are interested in.

The Ferris State University Athletics Program

What Division Is Ferris In?

Ferris competes in the Other , and is one of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference schools.

A total number of 459 student athletes participate in varsity sports at the school, 250 of whom are male and 209 are female. Sports-related tudent aid is available at Ferris and the average award is around $5,869 per athlete. Breaking it down by gender, the average amount of sports aid awarded to men is $5,983 and the average awarded to women is $5,734.

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Ferris State University Coaches

The sports at Ferris are led by 13 head coaches, 6 of whom coach male teams and 7 of whom spearhead women’s teams. Women’s team head coaches make an average of $61,740 and men’s team head coaches make about $101,531 each year.

In addition to the head coaches of Ferris sports, there are 13 assistant coaches of men’s teams and 6 assitant coaches of women’s teams. The annual average salary for those who coach women’s teams is $36,180 and the average for those who coach men’s is $49,620. Note, the individual salary of coaches is often dependent on the team they coach.

Ferris Sports Net Profit/Loss

In terms of financials, Ferris collected $9,233,129 in revenue and paid out $8,637,855 in expenses. So, the good news is that athletics program made a profit of $595,274, and that’s much nicer than losing money (which some schools do).

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The net profit or loss can vary with each sport. For example, sports like basketball and football are often moneymakers for a school while other sports could be operating at a deficit. The chart below compares the amount of money made (or lost) for each of the men’s sports offered at Ferris.

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Likewise, money made for women’s athletics can vary quite a bit by sport. Here’s what the comparison looks like for women’s sports at Ferris.

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A Note About Ferris Sports Rankings

Below we give a summary of the data we have for each sport at Ferris, including rankings when the school made it to one of our Best Schools for a Sport lists. In order to place in College Factual’s sports rankings, you have to have more than a good sports team. You need to offer a quality education as well. We believe it’s important to get a great education, whether you participate in sports or not.

Ferris Basketball

Ferris Men’s Basketball

$198,575 Net Profit/Loss
18 Team Members

The Ferris men’s basketball team is made up of 18 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and 4 assistant coaches. According to College Factual’s Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball analysis, Ferris was ranked #21 out of the 274 schools in its division. That means the school is in the top 10% of the United States in this category.

The men’s basketball program at Ferris made $853,565 in revenue and spent $654,990 in expenses. So, the program was a moneymaker for the school, bringing in $198,575 in net profit. Mark this down as a good thing.

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Ferris Women’s Basketball

$59,887 Net Profit/Loss
19 Team Members

There are 19 players on the Ferris women’s basketball team, and they are led by one head coach and 4 assistant coaches. Ferris landed the #176 spot in our Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball out of the 276 colleges and universities that were included in the analysis.

Ferris brought in $533,499 in revenue from its women’s basketball program while paying out $473,612 in expenses. That is, the program raked in a net profit of $59,887 for the school. Not all college sports teams can say that.

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Ferris Men’s Football

$209,029 Net Profit/Loss
117 Team Members

There are 117 players on the Ferris men’s football team, and they are led by one head coach and 9 assistant coaches. Our Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Football] ranking placed Ferris# 46 out of the 160 schools in its division.

In terms of financials, the Ferris football program paid out $2,114,843 in expenses and made $2,323,872 in total revenue. This means the program turned a profit, making $209,029 for the school. This is great since many college sports programs lose money.

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Ferris Golf

Ferris Men’s Golf

$15,093 Net Profit/Loss
12 Team Members

There are 12 players on the Ferris men’s golf team, and they are led by one head coach and one assistant coach.

The men’s golf program at Ferris made $149,320 in revenue and spent $134,227 in expenses. This means the program turned a profit, making $15,093 for the school. This is great since many college sports programs lose money.

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Ferris Women’s Golf

$33,354 Net Profit/Loss
11 Team Members

The 11-member women’s golf team at Ferris is kept in shape by one head coach and one assistant coach.

On the money side of things, the Ferris women’s golf program brought home $193,708 in revenue and paid out $160,354 in total expenses. So, the program was a moneymaker for the school, bringing in $33,354 in net profit. Mark this down as a good thing.

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Ferris Ice Hockey

Ferris Men’s Hockey

$106,680 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate

The 28 players of the Ferris men’s ice hockey team are led by a head coach and 3 assistant coaches. Teammates care for more than ice hockey, too. Their great academic progress rate of 979 is a sign that they spend ample time on their studies as well. Ferris landed the #46 spot in our Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Ice Hockey out of the 54 colleges and universities that were included in the analysis.

The Ferris men’s ice hockey program paid out $1,419,198 in expenses while making $1,525,878 in total revenue. On the plus side, this means that the program made $106,680 in net profit for the school. That’s much better than a loss.

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Ferris Soccer

Ferris Women’s Soccer

$29,638 Net Profit/Loss
36 Team Members

There are 36 players on the Ferris women’s soccer team, and they are led by one head coach and 2 assistant coaches. According to College Factual’s Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Soccer analysis, Ferris was ranked #94 out of the 230 schools in its division.

On the money side of things, the Ferris women’s soccer program brought home $391,723 in revenue and paid out $362,085 in total expenses. So, the program was a moneymaker for the school, bringing in $29,638 in net profit. Mark this down as a good thing.

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Ferris Women’s Softball

$46,392 Net Profit/Loss
27 Team Members

There are 27 players on the Ferris women’s softball team, and they are led by one head coach and 2 assistant coaches. Our Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Softball] ranking placed Ferris# 97 out of the 260 schools in its division.

In terms of financials, the Ferris women’s softball program paid out $325,518 in expenses and made $371,910 in total revenue. On the plus side, this means that the program made $46,392 in net profit for the school. That’s much better than a loss.

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Ferris Tennis

Ferris Men’s Tennis

$6,573 Net Profit/Loss
7 Team Members

The 7 players of the Ferris men’s tennis team are led by a head coach and an assistant coach.

On the money side of things, the Ferris men’s tennis program brought home $136,908 in revenue and paid out $130,335 in total expenses. That is, the program raked in a net profit of $6,573 for the school. Not all college sports teams can say that.

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Ferris Women’s Tennis

$9,854 Net Profit/Loss
11 Team Members

The head coach and assistant coach train and lead the 11 players of the Ferris women’s tennis team.

On the money side of things, the Ferris women’s tennis program brought home $151,654 in revenue and paid out $141,800 in total expenses. This equates to a net profit of $9,854 for the program. That’s definitely a big plus.

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Ferris Track & Field (Combined)

Ferris Men’s Track & Field (Combined)

$7,586 Net Profit/Loss
68 Team Members

The head coach and assistant coach train and lead the 68 players of the Ferris men’s track and field team.

Ferris brought in $194,207 in revenue from its men’s track and field program while paying out $186,621 in expenses. This means the program turned a profit, making $7,586 for the school. This is great since many college sports programs lose money.

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Ferris Women’s Track & Field (Combined)

$12,330 Net Profit/Loss
92 Team Members

There are 92 players on the Ferris women’s track and field team, and they are led by one head coach and one assistant coach.

On the money side of things, the Ferris women’s track and field program brought home $209,489 in revenue and paid out $197,159 in total expenses. So, the program was a moneymaker for the school, bringing in $12,330 in net profit. Mark this down as a good thing.

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Ferris Volleyball

Ferris Women’s Volleyball

$22,814 Net Profit/Loss
13 Team Members

The head coach and 2 assistant coaches train and lead the 13 players of the Ferris women’s volleyball team. In College Factual’s most recent Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Volleyball analysis, Ferris ranked #20 out of 263 colleges and universities. This puts it among the top 10% in the country!

On the money side of things, the Ferris women’s volleyball program brought home $675,955 in revenue and paid out $653,141 in total expenses. So, the program was a moneymaker for the school, bringing in $22,814 in net profit. Mark this down as a good thing.

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Notes & References

In case you’re wondering why certain sports that Ferris State University offers aren’t listed above, it’s because we have no data on those sports.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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