• Address: 2000 University Ave, Muncie, Indiana 47306

  • Phone Number: 800-872-0369

  • Website: http://cms.bsu.edu

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About Ball State University

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.

  • Ball State University 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%.

  • Ball State University address is 2000 University Ave, Muncie, Indiana 47306.


Ball State University Online

  • 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.

  • To access online services at Ball State University, login to MyBSU online portal. The portal facilitates students to review academic records, plan courses, register, and access course.

  • The university uses Canvas and Blackboard Learn online classes management systems to deliver the course content.

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


Ball State University Schools

Online courses are provided by 8 schools which are mentioned below.

College of Fine Arts Honors College
Miller College of Business Teachers College
College of Health College of Sciences and Humanities
College of Communication, Information, and Media College of Architecture and Planning

Ball State University Tuition

The average tuition fee for the online degrees provided at the university is as detailed. However, it changes yearly and on the basis of a program chosen.

Degree Type Average Total Tuition Tuition Per Credit
Associate $14,025 $510
Bachelors $34,425 $510
Masters $19,051 $588
Undergraduate Certificate $7,974 $358
Graduate Certificate $8,467 $600

Ball State University Programs and Degrees

The university provides 95 online programs across 17 disciplines including Accounting, Theology, Nursing, Business Management, Education, Public Administration, Design, Criminal Justice, Arts, Animal Science, Interdisciplinary Studies, Behavioral Science, Media Studies, Psychology, Information Technology, Human Service, and Health Science programs.

The online degrees provided at the university include Associate of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Science, Doctor of Education, Master of Business Administration and Associate of Science among various others.

Some of the online programs offered by the university include the following.

Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting

 Master of Urban Design

Associate of Science in Radiography

Master of Arts in Secondary Education

Associate of Arts in General Arts

Master of Science in Educational Psychology

Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis

Master of Science in Quantitative Psychology

Master of Business Administration in Finance

Doctor of Education in Adult, Higher and Community Education


Ball State University Financial Aid

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.


Ball State University 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.


Ball State University Rankings and Reviews

  • US News has ranked the university 171st in 'National Universities' and 195th in 'High School Counselor Ranking'.

  • The university is ranked at number 91 in 'Top Public Schools' and 147 in 'Business Programs'.

  • According to Forbes, the university ranks at 503 in 'Top Colleges' and 178 in 'Public Colleges'.

  • The university is also ranked 204th in 'Research Universities'.

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.


Ball State University Campus Life

  • There are loads of clubs and student organizations to opt for. Ball State University athletics facilities are world class and sports are given the same importance as academic activities.

  • Some of the clubs are AIGA, Spectrum, ABSO Improv Comedy, Anthropomorphic Art Society, Cardinal Film Works, Byte, BSU Backstage, Career Center Accounting Club, American Marketing Association, Active Minds, Cardinal Ballroom, Flow Club, Outlet Hip Hop Troupe, RedPrint Step Team and Operation Blackout among scores of others.   

  • Sports coached and played in the university include Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Gymnastics, Soccer and various track and field activities.   

  • Ball State University football facilities include Scheumann Stadium and Fisher Football Training Complex. Other infrastructural advantages for sports enthusiasts are Ball Diamond at First merchants Ballpark complex, Softball Field, Briner Sports Complex, Earl Yestingsmeier Golf Center, University Track, Soccer Field, Ball State Turf field, Lewellen Aquatic Center, Cardinal Creek Tennis Center, Gymnastics Practice facility and Field Sports Building.

  • Worthen Arena and Dr.Don Shondell Practice Center are the practice centers provided for basketball.

  • Ball State University library is the 'Bracken Library'. The library also has a virtual pedestal of a vast collection accessible through OneSearch and CardCat online services.

  • University Bookstore offers textbooks, guides, and other academic support materials. School supplies, apparels, gifts, electronics, and other accessories are also available at the store.

Ball State University Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Public
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Private vs Public

Headquartered at

Muncie, Indiana

FAFSA/Federal School Code

001786
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What is FAFSA school code?
How to fill FAFSA application?

Institutional Accreditation

HLC
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What is Accreditation in Colleges and Universities?

Programmatic Accreditation

CCNE, JRCERT, CIDA, ACEJMC, CAHME

Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

Financial Aid, eLibrary , Student Portal , Military Friendly, Military Spouse Friendly, Veterans Friendly , Yellow Ribbon Program

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

Ball State University Statistics

Key Statistics
Acceptance Rate 62 %
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 %
Admission Statistics Male Female
Total Applicants - 24,735 9,312 15,423
Total Applicants Admitted - 15,398 5,696 9,702
Applicants Enrolled - 3,877 1,557 2,320
Full time Applicants Enrolled - 3,866 1,553 2,313
Part Time Applicants Enrolled - 11 4 7

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.

Ball State University Majors and Online Programs

Schools and Colleges in Ball State University

College of Fine Arts

Majors available

Education Literature

Miller College of Business

Majors available

Business Management Psychology

College of Health

Majors available

Nursing Agriculture

College of Communication, Information, and Media

Majors available

Behavioral Sciences Arts

College of Architecture and Planning

Majors available

History

College of Sciences and Humanities

Majors available

Psychology

Teachers College

Majors available

Education

Honors College

Majors available

Education

Ball State University Admissions and Application Requirement

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.

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

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

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.


Ball State University Financial Aid and Scholarships

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 Aid

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.

Institutional Aid

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 Aid

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
Military Aid
Number of students receiving (DOD) tuition assistance: 5
Total tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $11,306
Average tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $2,261
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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