• Address: 2000 University Ave, Muncie, Indiana 47306

  • Phone Number: 800-872-0369

  • Website: http://cms.bsu.edu

About

Ball State University is a public institution located at Muncie, Indiana. The syllabus design and teaching approach at the university aim at transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders. The university was established in 1899 as a private teacher training institute. In 1918, the institute was named Indiana State Normal School Eastern Division and then renamed to Ball State Teachers College in 1929. The current name was given in 1965 after acknowledging the institution’s outstanding growth in enrollment and infrastructural developments.

  • University's acceptance rate is 62%.

  • There is a total student population of 21,998 with 16,389 full-time students and 5,609 part-time students.

  • The retention rate for full-time students is 81% and for part-time students is 60%.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 14:1 at the university.

  • The total graduation rate at the university is 58%.


Online Education at Ball State University

  • The online programs at the university promise trained faculty and quality courses doable at a personal pace. The syllabus is the same as on-campus courses and the online students can also have access to academic advising services, peer mentoring, academic support service, technology support, and career planning services.

  • Students can avail of features like discussion boards, file sharing, blogs and journals to complete online degrees in an interactive manner.


Reviews

Student reviews about the university are mentioned below.

  • The small class size helps in creating intimate and authentic bonds between the faculty and students. The well-versed professors and immersive learning opportunity help the students to be prepared for the dynamic marketplace.

  • The classes are challenging and informative. The course syllabus is exhaustive and the professors are very knowledgeable and easy to approach.

  • The classes are small and this is advantageous to students in getting personal attention from the professors. The community is friendly and welcoming. The school atmosphere is engaging and exciting.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Public

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Headquartered at

Muncie, Indiana

FAFSA/Federal School Code

001786

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Institutional Accreditation

HLC

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Programmatic Accreditation

CCNE, JRCERT, CIDA, ACEJMC, CAHME

Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: http://cms.bsu.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation

Ball State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accredited Programs

  • Associate of Science in Radiography is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

  • Masters in Interior Design is accredited by Council for Interior Design Accreditation

  • Journalism programs are accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.

  • Bachelor and Master's in Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 14: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 81 % Part Time: 60 %
Total Population 21,998
Student Population Full Time: 16,389 Part Time: 5,609
Gender Division Male: 38 % Female: 62 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 48 %

The College Monk

Female: 66 %

Total Graduation Rate: 58 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Ball State University offers 95 online programs across 17 Majors

Accounting

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Theology

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Nursing

Offering 10 programs accross 4 degrees

Business Management

Offering 12 programs accross 3 degrees

Education

Offering 38 programs accross 6 degrees

Public Administration

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Design

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Criminal Justice

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Arts

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Animal Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Interdisciplinary Studies

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Behavioral Sciences

Offering 5 programs accross 3 degrees

Media Studies

Offering 14 programs accross 2 degrees

Psychology

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Information Technology

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Human Services

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Health Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

Ball State University Acceptance Rate is 62%

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $55
Graduate Application Fee $60

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 24,735
Total Applicants Admitted 15,398
Applicants Enrolled 3,877
Full time Applicants Enrolled 3,866
Part Time Applicants Enrolled 11
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Ball State University Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 2,064
Number of students submitting ACT scores 1,791
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 53%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 46%
SAT Math 555 average 510 - 600 range
SAT Critical Reading 545 average 500 - 590 range
SAT Writing 535 average 490 - 580 range
ACT Composite 22 average 20 - 24 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The university provides financial assistance to the students. The eligibility criteria range from citizenship to academic performance. The various aids are provided in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study options. Students can apply for this to pay fees and meet other financial requirements. Eligible students wishing to apply for the financial assistance is required to fill in the FAFSA form with Ball State University federal school code 001786. The financial aid offered by the university are mentioned below.

  • Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, TEACH Grant, Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans, Direct Plus Loan and Federal Perkins loan are provided as Federal Aid along with Federal Work-Study program.

  • State Aids are provided in the form of Indiana Frank O’Bannon Higher Education Award, Indiana Evan Bayh 21st Century Scholars Grant, Adult Student Grant, and National Guard Supplemental Grant along with scholarships such as William.A.Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship and Mitch Daniels Early Graduation Scholarship.

  • Ball State University grant and Fees Assistance grant are provided as Institutional Aids. Institutional Scholarships include Presidential Scholarship, Ball State Scholars Award, Distinction Scholarship, and Whitinger Scholarship.

  • Military Aids provided are Post 9/11 GI Bill, Tuition Assistance, Montgomery GI Bill, Veterans Educational Assistance Program, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Survivors and Dependent Educational Assistance Program.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $5,815 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2018
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $502 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2018
TEACH Grant $4,000 Undergraduate or Graduate. 3.25 CGPA. June 30th, 2018
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,871 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Direct Unsubsidized loan $5,871 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Direct PLUS Loans $5,871 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Federal Perkins Loans $5,871 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study $5,871 U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible Satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2018

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Indiana Frank O’Bannon Higher Education Award $7,358 Residents of Indiana. Demonstrate Financial Need. March 10th, 2019
Indiana Evan Bayh 21st Century Scholars grant $7,358 Residents of Indiana. Demonstrate Financial Need. March 10th, 2019
Adult Student Grant $7,358 Residents of Indiana. Demonstrate Financial Need. March 10th, 2019
National Guard Supplemental Grant $7,358 Residents of Indiana. Demonstrate Financial Need. March 10th, 2019
State Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship Varies Indiana Resident. Minority Student March 10th, 2019
Mitch Daniels Early Graduation Scholarship $4,000 Indiana Resident. Demonstrate Academic Achievement. December 31st, 2018

Data Source: http://cms.bsu.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Ball State University Grant Varies Demonstrate Financial Need. Undergraduate. Varies
Fees Assistance Grant Varies Demonstrate Financial Need. Undergraduate. Varies
Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Presidential Scholarship $48,000 Satisfactory Academic Progress. 3.0 CGPA. Varies
Ball State Scholars Award $56,000 Satisfactory Academic Progress. 3.0 CGPA. Varies
Distinction Scholarship $48,000 Satisfactory Academic Progress. 2.5 CGPA. Varies
Whitinger Scholarship Varies 3.7 CGPA. Fresher. ACT 29. Varies

Data Source: http://cms.bsu.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $6,324 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Tuition Assistance $2,261 Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Varies
Montgomery GI Bill Varies Served period of 36 months after September 10, 2001. Varies
Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) Varies Contributed to the program while on active duty Varies
Vocational Rehabilitation Varies Service-connected Disabilities. Varies
Survivors and Dependent Educational Assistance Program (DEA) Varies Service members who are permanently disabled or died. Varies

Data Source: http://cms.bsu.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $8,697
$30,001 - $48,000 $11,203
$48,001 - $75,000 $16,230
$75,001 - $110,000 $19,088
Over $110,000 $20,739

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 33% $4,579
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 72% $10,449
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 35% $4,750
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 40% $9,256
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 66% $7,671
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 65% $5,871
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 13,369
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 282 $6,207
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 223 $6,324
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 59 $5,765

Data Source: http://cms.bsu.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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