About Ball State University
On Campus Housing
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.
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.
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'.
Highest Degree Offered
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 Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
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.