65%

Acceptance Rate

$9,952

Avg.Financial Aid

001786

FAFSA Code

About Ball State University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

21,884

Website

www.bsu.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

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%.

For info on Admissions


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.

For more info on Tuition


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.

Location & Contact

Address

2000 University Ave

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 7652891241
Fax: 7652891241
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Rankings

  • 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'.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

N/A

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

65%

SAT Range

N/A

ACT Range

N/A

Application Fee

$55

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

No

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$13,642

Average Annual Cost

$9,234

Books And Supplies

$1,354

Other Fees

$662

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$10,234

Budget For Other Expenses

$3,066

Total One Year Cost

$24,550

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

16:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

78%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

17%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$746

Faculty Overview

51%

Male Professors

49%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

292 Graduates

Radio, Television, and Digital Comm...

241 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

196 Graduates

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human...

158 Graduates

Psychology, General

150 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

145 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

144 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

141 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

129 Graduates

Biology, General

117 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

115 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

111 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

99 Graduates

Marketing

93 Graduates

Journalism

89 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

83 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

81 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

78 Graduates

Social Work

75 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

74 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

71 Graduates

Architecture

63 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

62 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

60 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

51 Graduates

Public Health

48 Graduates

Music

40 Graduates

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

39 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

39 Graduates

History

35 Graduates

Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Se...

35 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

34 Graduates

Industrial Production Technologies/...

34 Graduates

Sociology

33 Graduates

Chemistry

31 Graduates

Construction Management

31 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

30 Graduates

Business/Managerial Economics

29 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

29 Graduates

Political Science and Government

28 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

27 Graduates

Management Sciences and Quantitativ...

26 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

26 Graduates

Legal Professions and Studies, Othe...

20 Graduates

Anthropology

19 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

18 Graduates

Landscape Architecture

15 Graduates

Dance

13 Graduates

General Sales, Merchandising and Re...

13 Graduates

City/Urban, Community and Regional...

12 Graduates

Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

12 Graduates

Mathematics

11 Graduates

International Business

9 Graduates

Philosophy

9 Graduates

Computer Engineering Technologies/T...

9 Graduates

Physics

8 Graduates

East Asian Languages, Literatures,...

7 Graduates

Economics

7 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

7 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

6 Graduates

Non-Professional General Legal Stud...

4 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

4 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

4 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

3 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

1 Graduates

Business Operations Support and Ass...

1 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

1 Graduates

Computer Software and Media Applica...

1 Graduates

Engineering, General

1 Graduates

Environmental Design

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

16,160

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

33%

Full-time

91%

Part-time

9%

Students Gender

Male

40%

US National: 44%

Female

60%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

79% White

2% Unknown

8% Black

5% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

1% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

0 American Indian/Alaska native

0 Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0

Unknown Location

15%

Out Of State

85%

In State

0

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$62,817 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

43%

Averege Housing Cost

N/A

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around N/A.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

N/A

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Cardinals

School Colors

cardinal red and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Mid-American Conference

Total Male Athletes

230

Total Female Athletes

219

Intramural Sports

25

Sports Club

55

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Football

Golf

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Volleyball

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Field Hockey

Golf

Gymnastics

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$34,000/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$41,100/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0 $100,000

$15,129

$30,062

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$157 - 312

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

90%

Average Aid Per Year

$9,952

Students Receiving Federal Grants

37%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,992

Students Receiving State Aid

33%

Average Aid Per Year

$7,523

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

58%

Average Aid Per Year

$8,010

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$15,364

$30K - $48K

$12,829

$48K - $75K

$8,667

$75K - $110K

$4,713

> $110K

$2,638

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$41,831,939

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$73,131,488

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.

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