Ball State University Overview
Ball State University is a public institution located in Muncie, Indiana. The location of Ball State is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.
What Is Ball State University Known For?
- The highest award offered at Ball State is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 81% of the faculty were full-time.
Ball State University Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Ball State has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Ball State.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Ball State has earned from around the web.
|#19||Best Colleges for Special Education||College Factual|
|#36||Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific||College Factual|
|#43||Best Colleges for Education||College Factual|
|#61||Best Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools||Teaching Degree Search|
|#81||Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism||College Factual|
|#110||Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing||College Factual|
Where Is Ball State University?
Contact details for Ball State are given below.
|Address:||2000 University Ave, Muncie, IN 47306|
How Do I Get Into Ball State?
You can apply to Ball State online at: cms.bsu.edu/admissions/undergraduateadmissions/applynow
Admission Requirements for Ball State
|High School GPA||recommended|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Ball State?
Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 60%, and the acceptance rate for women is 63%.
Average Test Scores
About 59% of students accepted to Ball State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 630. Math scores were between 530 and 610.
Can I Afford Ball State University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Ball State, approximately 66% of students took out student loans averaging $7,831 a year. That adds up to $31,324 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Ball State is 5.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Ball State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 5,741 graduate students at the school.
Of the 14,693 full-time undergraduates at Ball State, 40% are male and 60% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Ball State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,248|
|Hispanic or Latino||898|
Indiana students aren't the only ones who study at Ball State University. At this time, 33 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 69 countries are represented at Ball State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and India.
Online Learning at Ball State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Ball State has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 4th most popular in Indiana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Ball State
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Ball State University was 13.4%. This is the #1,135 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Ball State regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Ball State majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Ball State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Ball State.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Ball State University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Travisleehardin under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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