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Ferris State University's Mission

Ferris State University prepares students for successful careers, responsible citizenship, and lifelong learning. Through its many partnerships and its career-oriented, broad-based education, Ferris serves our rapidly changing global economy and society.

Ferris State University's Vision Statement

Ferris State University will be: The recognized leader in integrative education, where theory meets practice throughout the curriculum, and where multi-disciplinary skills important in a global economy are developed with the result that Ferris State University will also be:

  • The preferred choice for students who seek specialized, innovative, career- and life-enhancing education
  • The premier educational partner for government, communities, agencies, businesses, and industries through applied research and joint ventures
  • A stimulating, student-centered academic environment that fosters life-long engagement, leadership, citizenship, and continuing intellectual development
  • A university that aligns its practices and resources in support of its core values of collaboration, diversity, ethical community, excellence, learning, and opportunity

Adopted March 21, 2008

Ferris State University's Core Values