Ferrum College is a private, four-year, liberal arts, co-educational college in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia. Ferrum College, which was established in 1913 by Dr. Benjamin M. Beckham. The college, which is situated on a 700-acre campus, offers a number of programs up to the bachelor's degree level. Some of the areas of study are journalism, social studies, forensic science, pre-professional science, business administration, and international studies. The programs are offered under the following academic schools:
Ferrum College participates in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III which is a part of the USA South Athletic Conference. The college has won the national football championship of the National Junior College Athletic Association four times. The athletics teams, which are nicknamed the Panthers, participate in sports which include football, soccer, tennis, lacrosse, basketball, and baseball.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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