Alumni and Current Panthers Exemplify Our Commitment to Student Success
We are committed to academic excellence and we believe our students deserve to achieve successful outcomes before they even graduate. Our current students participate in opportunities that strengthen their resumes and give them real-world experience now. Our Ferrum College alumni are living proof that a Ferrum education yields the success that our students desire!
The Ferrum College Mission
Our mission is to educate students in the disciplines of higher learning and to help them be thoughtful and perceptive, to be articulate and professionally capable, and to be caring and concerned citizens of their community, nation, and the world.
The Ferrum College Experience
At Ferrum College, we provide unique opportunities and an excellent educational experience that will transform our students’ lives within a welcoming, supportive community. We want our students, from all walks of life, to be empowered to discover their potential, achieve their goals, and make a difference in their communities. The Ferrum experience is rich with opportunities for internships, hands-on learning, international and domestic travel, scholars programs, personal development, and service to the community.
Ferrum College boasts a wide range of extracurricular activities and amenities comprising an array of student clubs and organizations, as well as nineteen NCAA Division III athletic sports for men and women, plus women’s wrestling, an equestrian program, and cheerleading. Our Ferrum Outdoors program allows you to experience adventures in nearby mountains and state parks and on lakes and rivers. The 30,000 square foot Hank Norton Center is home to most of our outdoor athletic programs. Our on-campus YMCA welcomes both the College and the community, with YMCA membership available to all students.
Ferrum College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate degrees. Contact the SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Ferrum College.
Ferrum College is accredited by University Senate of the United Methodist Church and is a member of the National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church.
Ferrum College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran status, sex or handicap in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities. Ferrum College affirms the dignity and worth of every individual regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and will not tolerate harassment or discrimination toward any individual.
Recognitions & Accolades
“Best Regional Colleges” in the South
– U.S. News & World Report, 2015, 2016, 2017
“Best Bang for the Buck” – Southeast
– Washington Monthly, 2015, 2016, 2017
“State of Education: Top High Schools & Colleges”
– Virginia Living, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
– Guide to Military Friendly Schools, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
“Most Diverse Colleges in Virginia”
– Niche.com, 2017
Faculty & Staff
“2016-17 Top Health Promotion Professional”
– The Wellness Council of America, Dr. Lynise Anderson
“2017 Science Policy Fellow”
– Entomological Society of America, Dr. Tim Durham
“Eugene P. Odum Award for Excellence in Ecology Education”
– Ecological Society of America, 2016, Dr. Carolyn Thomas and Dr. Bob Pohlad