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IPEDS ID: 150136
OPE ID: 00178600
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Ball State University
2000 University Ave, Muncie, Indiana 47306
General information:  (765) 289-1241
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Doctor's degree - other
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  20,503 (16,300 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  16 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty961211
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-600
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,000$1,020$1,020$1,26023.5%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,208$8,472$8,622$8,8202.3%
Off Campus
Room and board$7,508$8,472$8,622$8,8202.3%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$20,114$20,760$21,490$22,2503.5%
Off Campus$19,414$20,760$21,490$22,2503.5%
Off Campus with Family$13,214$13,650$14,338$14,9504.3%
On Campus$33,566$34,740$36,160$37,2142.9%
Off Campus$32,866$34,740$36,160$37,2142.9%
Off Campus with Family$26,666$27,630$29,008$29,9143.1%
This calculator uses estimated student expenses data to estimate the total tuition and fees charged over the duration of a typical 4-year program at this school.
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  • The estimated price does not include room and board, books and supplies, &c. (where applicable) and is based on previous years' tuition and fees data. Tuition and fees may vary by program. Please contact this institution for detailed price information.
  • Estimated yearly tuition and fees may not sum to totals because of rounding.
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 Multiyear Tuition Calculator
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$7,918
In-state fees$662
Out-of-state tuition$19,600
Out-of-state fees$662
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid13,12887%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,32964%$21,371,304$9,176
Federal grants1,28235%$5,821,792$4,541
Pell grants1,28235%$5,616,324$4,381
Other federal grants40911%$205,468$502
State/local government grant or scholarships98427%$5,665,004$5,757
Institutional grants or scholarships1,65046%$9,884,508$5,991
Student loan aid2,41467%$16,744,611$6,936
Federal student loans2,38966%$14,506,465$6,072
Other student loans1985%$2,238,146$11,304
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid110,41563%$88,819,994$8,528
Pell grants5,76635%$25,267,868$4,382
Federal student loans10,22261%$75,539,815$7,390
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$12,168$12,622$13,049
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$7,571$9,038$9,178
$30,001 – $48,000$9,794$11,235$12,197
$48,001 – $75,000$15,169$15,723$16,631
$75,001 – $110,000$18,111$18,776$18,822
$110,001 and more$18,753$19,417$19,971
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment20,503
Undergraduate enrollment16,300
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment762
Graduate enrollment4,203
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 93%
Part-time: 7%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 42%
Female: 58%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 7%
Hispanic/Latino: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 82%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 93%
25 and over: 7%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 86%
Out-of-state: 13%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 35%
Part-time: 65%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 3%
Enrolled in some distance education: 19%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 77%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 58%
Enrolled in some distance education: 8%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 34%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $55
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants17,1186,69410,424
Percent admitted61%57%63%
Percent admitted who enrolled35%36%34%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading490590
SAT Math490570
SAT Writing480570
ACT Composite2024
ACT English1924
ACT Math1924
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 78%
Part-time students: 23%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 78 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 59%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2005]
4-year: 33%
6-year: 55%
8-year: 57%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 35%
6-year: 60%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 56%
Female: 63%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 43%
Asian: 48%
Black or African American: 44%
Hispanic/Latino: 57%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 17%
White: 61%
Two or more races: 100%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 44%
Non-resident alien: 75%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology----0
Architecture and Related Services, Other--7--
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-2421--
Environmental Design/Architecture-0---
Landscape Architecture-328--
Category total-12370-0
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Women's Studies-3---
Category total-3---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-7916-0
Physiology, General--19--
Category total-7935-0
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Actuarial Science-1412--
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General7----
Business Administration and Management, General-8---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other0----
Business/Commerce, General29385d-8
Business/Managerial Economics-19---
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies-0---
Finance, General-52---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-18---
Management Information Systems, General-16--0
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-59---
Operations Management and Supervision010---
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management----0
Real Estate----4
Selling Skills and Sales Operations-6---
Telecommunications Management----0
Category total9376114d-12
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other--0--
Category total--0--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General-0---
Public Relations/Image Management--0--
Radio and Television-1642--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-5813-1d
Category total-41333-1d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-4112d--
Information Science/Studies--49--
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design----1d
Category total-4161d-1d
Adult and Continuing Education Administration--3--
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching--253-
Biology Teacher Education---3-
Business Teacher Education-211d--
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services--32--
Curriculum and Instruction--38d0-
Drama and Dance Teacher Education-7---
Education, General----2
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism--140d-84d
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities-590--
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented----0
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other----12
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--190d413d
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision---2-
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship----8d
Elementary Education and Teaching-163236d2-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-24---
Health Teacher Education-1---
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching--0-0
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching-800-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-14059d--
Reading Teacher Education---017d
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-731-
Secondary Education and Teaching-030--
Spanish Language Teacher Education-5---
Special Education and Teaching, General-595d18
Special Education and Teaching, Other----0
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor--0--
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education-328d--
Category total-424890d16144d
Engineering, General-0---
Category total-0---
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other-17---
Industrial Technology/Technician-71---
Robotics Technology/Technician0----
Category total088---
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-52195-
Rhetoric and Composition-10--
Category total-53195-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General-1309d--
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Other0----
Housing and Human Environments, Other----1
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other-11---
Category total01419d-1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-3---
French Language and Literature-7---
German Language and Literature-3---
Japanese Language and Literature-12---
Spanish Language and Literature-21---
Category total-460--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing----3d
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other4----
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-62198-
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist-2---
Community Health and Preventive Medicine-21---
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing----0
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other--6--
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other--0--
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist13----
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist0----
Nursing Education----1d
Pre-Dentistry Studies-3---
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies-9---
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies0----
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse0180d105d52
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist-7---
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist--24--
Category total17312d172d136d
History, General-476--
Category total-476--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies01471d-1d
Category total01471d-1d
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal0----
Legal Professions and Studies, Other-12---
Pre-Law Studies0----
Category total012---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other23d----
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-216d---
Category total23d216d---
Library Science
Library and Information Science-0---
Category total-0---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-1310-1
Statistics, General--8--
Category total-1318-1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences--02-
Historic Preservation and Conservation--9--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General-2---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-2---
Category total-4920
Natural Resources and Conservation
Natural Resources/Conservation, General-45111-
Category total-45111-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-14---
Category total-14---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies-3---
Category total-12---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-232--
Geology/Earth Science, General-82--
Physics, General-77--
Category total-3811--
Clinical Psychology--9--
Counseling Psychology--2510-
Developmental and Child Psychology----1d
Educational Psychology--28107d
Psychology, General-1410--
School Psychology--32-
Social Psychology--13--
Category total-14178228d
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration--7--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other--11d--
Social Work-50---
Category total-5018d--
Science Technologies/Technicians
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician---2-
Category total---2-
Social Sciences
Economics, General-0---
Political Science and Government, General0347--
Social Sciences, General-220--
Category total014923--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General-1063--
Dance, General-8---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-42---
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other00---
Fine/Studio Arts, General--3--
Music Pedagogy----0
Music Technology-13---
Music, General-33207-
Music, Other-280-5
Category total02302675
Grand total493,2171,60468180
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined77
Field Hockey14
Swimming and Diving2025
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission1/1/1925 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics7/1/1976 -  Accredited
Dietetics (DIETT) - Dietetic Technician Program1/1/1978 -  Accredited
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship4/1/1991 -  Accredited
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program(!)12/1/1968 -  Accredited
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program12/1/1984 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs5/4/1982 -  Accredited
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs11/1/1983 -  Accredited
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs5/3/1985 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs3/19/1974 - 2/1/2001Resigned
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs3/19/1974 -  Accredited
Clinical doctoral program in Audiology2/1/2006 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels4/8/2006 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels4/8/2006 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language8/4/2012 -  Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers(!)8/1/1985 -  Accredited
Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists1/1/1990 - 1/1/2007Resigned
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1994 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs(!)7/1/2006 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1947 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1996 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1954 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations717882
Liquor law violations9518287
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations416362
Liquor law violations5610341
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible388
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault004
Motor vehicle theft600
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible356
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault003
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate8.1%8.5%5.4%
Number in default341336196
Number in repayment4,1883,9153,597
Aid Programs
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