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Ferrum College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Ferrum College? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Ferrum College offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Ferrum College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Ferrum College was awarded 6 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting.

Overall Quality

Ferrum College is ranked #1,504 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 48 colleges in Virginia, Ferrum College is ranked at #41.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Ferrum College?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Ferrum College is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 72%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 46% of students accepted to Ferrum College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 430 and 540. Math scores were between 420 and 530.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Ferrum College  ( 430 to 540 )

SAT Math Scores for Ferrum College  ( 420 to 530 )
Ferrum College received ACT scores from 15% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 15 and 22.

ACT Composite Scores for Ferrum College  ( 15 to 22 )

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Ferrum College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Ferrum College is about average at 14 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Ferrum College is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Ferrum College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 48% tells us that most first-year, full-time students don't stick around for a second year at Ferrum College. Students may have a variety of reasons for this, such as only intending to attend a school for one year while they brush up on certain subjects.

Freshmen Retention Rate  48 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Ferrum College is 20%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  20 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Ferrum College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,137 undergraduates at Ferrum College with 1,118 being full-time and 19 being part-time.

Ferrum College Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Ferrum College is 77.88 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  77.88 out of 100
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How Much Does Ferrum College Cost?

The overall average net price of Ferrum College is $21,904. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Ferrum College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$19,577 $20,248 $21,752 $26,445 $26,634

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Ferrum College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Ferrum College, approximately 93% of students took out student loans averaging $6,094 a year. That adds up to $24,376 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Ferrum College is 12.9%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Ferrum College Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Ferrum College make about $37,300 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 6% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Ferrum College make the most money.

Location of Ferrum College

Ferrum College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Ferrum, Virginia. The rural area surrounding Ferrum College is great for students who love a peaceful atmosphere.

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Location of Ferrum College

Contact details for Ferrum College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 215 Ferrum Mountain Road, Ferrum, VA 24088-9000
Phone: 540-365-2121

Ferrum College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Teacher Education Subject Specific 29 $27,100
Criminal Justice & Corrections 15 $26,700
Natural Resources Conservation 15 NA
Health Sciences & Services 14 NA
Business Administration & Management 12 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 12 NA
Accounting 11 NA
Health & Physical Education 11 NA
General Agriculture 11 NA
Social Work 10 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Ferrum College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Ferrum College

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 110 students took at least one online class at Ferrum College. This is an increase from the 85 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 110 0
2016-2017 85 0
2015-2016 146 1
2014-2015 128 3
2013-2014 150 0

Learn more about online learning at Ferrum College.

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