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Ball State University is a public institution located in Muncie, Indiana. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

923 Undergraduate Degrees
185 Graduate Degrees
$29,447 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
62% Acceptance Rate

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#79 Most Popular Online Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#132 Most Popular Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Ball State.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Online General Sales & Marketing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Online Economics Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Economics Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Online Public Relations & Advertising Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Most Popular General Business/Commerce Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Most Popular Public Relations & Advertising Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#125 Most Popular Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#144 Most Popular Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Ball State has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#45 Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#89 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#95 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#110 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual

Where Is Ball State University?

Location of Ball State University

Contact details for Ball State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2000 University Ave, Muncie, IN 47306
Phone: 765-289-1241
Website: www.bsu.edu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BallState

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

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Ball State?

62% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women
59% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 62%, Ball State does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Ball State University  ( 550 to 630 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Ball State University  ( 530 to 610 )
200
800
Ball State received ACT scores from 40% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 24. Math scores were between 18 and 24. Composite scores were between 20 and 24.

ACT English Scores for Ball State University  ( 19 to 24 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Ball State University  ( 18 to 24 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Ball State University  ( 20 to 24 )
1
36

Can I Afford Ball State University?

$29,447 Net Price
66% Take Out Loans
5.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Ball State is $29,447. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

14,693 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 16,702 undergraduate students at Ball State, with 14,693 being full-time and 2,009 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Ball State

There are also 5,741 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 14,693 full-time undergraduates at Ball State, 40% are male and 60% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Ball State

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Ball State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Ball State Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 196
Black or African American 1,248
Hispanic or Latino 898
White 11,421
International Students 141
Other Races/Ethnicities 789

Geographic Diversity

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

5,037 Took All Classes Online
9,839 Took At Least One Class Online
13.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 29 bachelor’s degree and 30 master’s degree programs available online at Ball State. In 2017-2018, 9,839 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Ball State has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 5th 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 #978 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.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Advertising 26%
Economics 78%
Entrepreneurial Studies 40%
Entrepreneurship 40%
General Business/Commerce 13%
General Business/Commerce 13%
General Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration 9%
Human Resource Management 9%
Real Estate 36%
Real Estate 36%

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.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Applied Economics #1
Professional Sales #4
Real Estate #5
Real Estate #5
Public Relations #6
Economics #7
General Sales & Marketing #11
Operations Management #11
Public Relations & Advertising #18
General Management Information Systems #18
Entrepreneurship #18
Entrepreneurial Studies #24
Management Information Systems #27
General Business/Commerce #72
General Business/Commerce #72
Business Administration & Management #353

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 Business Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
General Business/Commerce 0 161 18 107 286
Accounting 0 102 0 27 129
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 0 111 0 0 111
Finance 0 84 0 0 84
Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication 0 68 0 11 79
General Economics 0 48 0 0 48
General Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration 0 43 0 0 43
General Hospitality Administration/Management 0 42 0 0 42
Advertising 1 41 0 0 42
Fashion Merchandising 0 36 0 1 37
Construction Management 0 32 0 0 32
Actuarial Science 0 20 0 12 32
Professional Sales 0 27 4 0 31
General Management Information Systems 0 27 0 0 27
Operations Management 0 20 0 0 20
Insurance 0 20 0 0 20
Real Estate 0 11 1 2 14
Entrepreneurship 0 10 0 0 10
International Business/Trade/Commerce 0 10 0 0 10
Management Science 0 9 0 0 9
Applied Economics 0 0 2 0 2
Business Economics 0 0 0 0 0
General Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science 0 0 0 0 0
Business Statistics 0 0 0 0 0
Public Relations 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1 922 25 160 1,108

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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