I would agree about Ferris State. My daughter was in their Professional Tennis Management program and it is a good program with a very high placement rate for people who want a career teaching tennis. It used to also be a good program for people who want a career in the tennis industry but not necessarily teaching, but a change in Director pretty much killed that part of the program, Which was too bad, and led my daughter to transfer to Bowling Green's Sport Management program, which she just graduated from. Which worked out great for me because she just interned at a Senior tournament and I got some nice perks out of it, including getting to go and see the event from a sky box right off the 18th green - THAT is a NICE way to see a golf tournament - great free food and open bar.
But she knew a lot of folks in the Ferris PGM program and there was a very high level of satisfaction with the program among the students she knew. Plus, as with the PTM program, they get a real college degree in marketing so if the golf teaching thing doesn't work out thy still have a marketable degree.
I grew up with Ferris in my backyard, and I actually started golfing because a kid who worked for my family happened to be in the PGM program at FSU and shortened a set of clubs for me when I was 4. It's a very solid program and is very well established. I believe it's one of the first PGM programs ever created. They have a great practice facility, the course is well maintained, although a bit mundane. The school is sort of in the middle of nowhere, but isn't a bad campus.
That being said, I know a lot of people who have went through the program as well as many people who hire from the program. In recent years (the last 5-10 years) hiring PGM kids to run/work at your course has become less and less favorable by many GC operators. The reason? Many of the kids who go through the program just want to play golf. It's great that they love golf, but they need to understand that they need to work at the course first and foremost. In fact the amount of time you'll have to play golf is limited. Many of the GC owners/operators I know have started to fill more and more positions with someone with a business degree who also likes to golf. According to them, these types tend to be better employees, and understand that golf comes second to work, just like any other occupation. This is something that should be understood by anyone looking at pursuing a PGM degree whether at Ferris or any other college/university and I'm sure it's not something that is unique to Ferris.