Message from the Provost
It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to a campus brimming with Panther Pride, full of collaboration and compassion for others, demonstrating an ongoing commitment to societal needs, and the determination to strive for excellence in all that we do. We celebrate our rich, cultural heritage by connecting students to academic and co-curricular experiences in our great community in Southwest Virginia. Students explore the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, lakes, rivers and small towns that are brimming with regional heritage all around our campus. Our students interact with a world-class group of scholars and staff that make Ferrum College a dynamic place to live, work, and learn. This is the Ferrum College Experience! Learn more from the Office of the Provost.
The feedback from our students in our comprehensive assessment program is very positive. Our alumni and teacher licensure student outcomes indicate success with job placement. Results from the College Senior Survey (PDF) and the National Survey of Student Engagement (PDF) consistently demonstrate our students are satisfied with their experience at Ferrum. Students reflect that our faculty are among the very best and seniors acknowledge just how much they have grown after four years at Ferrum.
- Overall, seniors indicate their academic ability, artistic ability, computer skills, creativity, leadership ability, public speaking ability, and tolerance of others with different beliefs significantly increased during their experience at Ferrum.
- Specifically, seniors report marked increases since their freshman year in life-long learning skills evidenced in supporting their opinions with a logical argument, seeking solutions to problems and explaining them to others, evaluating the quality or reliability of information received, seeking alternative solutions to a problem, and looking up scientific research articles and resources.
- As students prepare to graduate, as compared to their beliefs as freshmen, they are far more likely to engage in programs to clean up the environment, develop a meaningful philosophy of life, participate in a community action program, help to promote racial understanding, keep up to date with political affairs, become a community leader, and improve understanding of other countries and cultures.