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 (BSU) 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.

  • There is a total student population of 21,884 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%.

Located in Muncie, IN, Ball State University is a public university. The university covers an area of 1,140 acres. Ball State University was founded in the year 1918. Ball State University believes in imparting education and contributing to society by focusing on innovation, research, education, and commitment. The motto of the university is "We Fly" and its official colors are cardinal and white. In addition to over 16,702 undergraduate students, BSU also boasts of over 5,741 students in its postgraduate courses, taking the total enrollment to over 22,513. To teach various courses to the students, the school has employed a total of 1,245 faculty. Ball State University is home to an ethnically diverse student body. At BSU around 77% are white, 8% are Black or African American, and 6% belong to Hispanic ethnicity. Further, around 95% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 60% of the students are females and 40% are males. The college has produced several notable alumni including David Letterman (Talk show host, Announcer), John Schnatter (Spokesperson, Businessperson), Angela Ahrendts (Businessperson), and Ray Boltz (Singer-songwriter, Singer) in its 102 years of existence. Ball State University's sporting teams are affiliated to NCAA Division I – MAC. A total of 708 programs are currently offered by the varsity to the students. It includes both the residential as well as online programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences), ABA (American Bar Association), and ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.). Ball State University has around $212 million (2019) in endowment.

Location & Contact

Address

2000 University Ave

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 7652891241
Fax: N/A
Request Info

Rankings

The ranking of a particular university helps a student decide where to apply, which is always a tough decision. Ball State University has been ranked at the 487th position among other universities by Forbes. It is to be noted that Forbes decides on the rankings of the university based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.

Admissions

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

10th-August

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

65%

SAT Range

1070-1230

ACT Range

20-24

Application Fee

$55

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

No

Admission to the university is fairly easy and the students are recommeded to make the most out of it. Ball State University has 3 admission thresholds. To kickstart the admission process at BSU, the candidates have to fill an application form and submit a fee of $60. It can be concluded that scoring high on a standardised test like SAT or ACT is not an important criterion for Ball State University, as the average SAT or ACT score of students is not available publicly. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at 2000 University Ave, Muncie, Indiana 47306. To gather more information, they can call them at (765) 289-1241.

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

The next two things to keep in mind before applying to BSU are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $33,184. For students seeking financial assistance, the university offers a number of options.

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

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by BSU. At BSU, $10,870 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. At Ball State University, students are offered well-cooked food keeping in mind their health and nutritional requirements. Additionally, the university offers a wide assortment of dining and meal options to the students. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 40% male and 60% female students enrolled at the university.

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 financial aid department of Ball State University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average federal grant that comes from the university is around $5,200, whereas the financial aid is $7,501. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $7,438, while the institutional aid is $7,501. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at BSU based on students' financial needs add up to $41,831,939 per year. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants in a year come to around $73,131,488.

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