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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
Website:  www.bsu.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
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
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  22,443 (16,702 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  14 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral 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
Ball State offers services to support the students in their attendance. For more information please, visit: https://www.bsu.edu/about/administrativeoffices/disability-services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
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 2019Full timePart time
Total faculty1,063241
Instructional1,063241
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-582
Instructional-326
Research-256
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 year2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020% change 2018-2019 to 2019-2020
Tuition and fees
In-state$9,654$9,774$9,896$10,0201.3%
Out-of-state$25,428$25,942$26,468$26,8001.3%
Books and supplies$1,320$1,334$1,354$1,3842.2%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,936$10,034$10,234$10,8706.2%
Other$3,030$3,138$3,066$2,688-12.3%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,936$10,034$10,234$10,5342.9%
Other$3,030$3,200$3,066$2,688-12.3%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,460$4,562$4,486$4,6223.0%
Total Expenses2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020% change 2018-2019 to 2019-2020
In-state
On Campus$23,940$24,280$24,550$24,9621.7%
Off Campus$23,940$24,342$24,550$24,6260.3%
Off Campus with Family$15,434$15,670$15,736$16,0261.8%
Out-of-state
On Campus$39,714$40,448$41,122$41,7421.5%
Off Campus$39,714$40,510$41,122$41,4060.7%
Off Campus with Family$31,208$31,838$32,308$32,8061.5%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2019-2020
In-state tuition$8,850
In-state fees$662
Out-of-state tuition$21,954
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, 2018-2019
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 aid13,35791%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,80376%$32,654,567$11,650
Federal grants1,36137%$7,077,558$5,200
Pell grants1,36037%$6,786,343$4,990
Other federal grants57916%$291,215$503
State/local government grant or scholarships1,22433%$9,103,865$7,438
Institutional grants or scholarships2,19660%$16,473,144$7,501
Student loan aid2,34764%$17,894,925$7,625
Federal student loans2,29662%$12,695,358$5,529
Other student loans40411%$5,199,567$12,870
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid111,530$129,928,496$11,269
Pell grants5,475$27,637,357$5,048
Federal student loans9,086$62,717,590$6,903
  • 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.
2016-20172017-20182018-2019
Average net price$13,535$13,642$13,533
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 Income2016-20172017-20182018-2019
$0 – $30,000$8,387$8,419$8,403
$30,001 – $48,000$10,848$10,954$10,487
$48,001 – $75,000$15,029$15,116$15,185
$75,001 – $110,000$18,628$19,070$19,446
$110,001 and more$20,876$21,145$21,593
  • 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 2019
Total enrollment22,443
Undergraduate enrollment16,702
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment589
Graduate enrollment5,741
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 88%
Part-time: 12%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 40%
Female: 60%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 8%
Hispanic/Latino: 6%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 77%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 95%
25 and over: 5%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 84%
Out-of-state: 15%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 1%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2018.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 20%
Part-time: 80%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 5%
Enrolled in some distance education: 27%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 69%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 75%
Enrolled in some distance education: 5%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 20%
Undergraduate application fee (2019-2020): $60
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2019
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants23,3058,04515,260
Percent admitted77%74%78%
Percent admitted who enrolled23%26%21%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
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: 75%
Part-time students: 50%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2018 and Returned in Fall 2019
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, 73 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2019.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 67%
Transfer-out rate: 24%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
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 2011]
4-year: 48%
6-year: 61%
8-year: 62%
[Began in Fall 2013]
4-year: 53%
6-year: 66%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2011 or Fall 2013
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: 62%
Female: 69%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 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:
Asian: 74%
Black or African American: 51%
Hispanic/Latino: 56%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 68%
Two or more races: 72%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 66%
Non-resident alien: 55%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 62%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 28%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 53%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 34%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 66%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 25%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 4%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 33%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 35%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 14%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 50%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 5%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 38%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 31%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 59%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 30%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 53%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 32%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 63%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 29%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 2%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 21%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 68%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 3%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 47%
Enrolled at same institution: 6%
Enrolled at different institution: 28%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 2%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 15%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 77%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2018-2019
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
  • 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-----4
Architecture-00--3
Architecture and Related Services, Other-2233---
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-89--0
Environmental Design/Architecture-1----
Interior Architecture-----0d
Landscape Architecture-187---
Category total-4949--7d
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Chinese Studies-1----
Women's Studies-4----
Category total-5----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-12720---
Biotechnology----110
Physiology, General--11--1
Category total-12731-111
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-9827---
Actuarial Science-2012---
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General0-----
Business Statistics-0----
Business/Commerce, General-153d107d--18d
Business/Managerial Economics-0----
Construction Management-32----
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies-8d---0d
Fashion Merchandising-341---
Finance, General-65----
Hospitality Administration/Management, General-42----
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-39d----
Insurance-10----
International Business/Trade/Commerce-8----
Management Information Systems, General-25---0
Management Science-6----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-102----
Operations Management and Supervision-14d----
Real Estate-11d2d--1d
Selling Skills and Sales Operations-26d---4d
Category total0693d149d--23d
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects-00---
Recording Arts Technology/Technician-14----
Category total-140---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Advertising-40d--1d-
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia-198d26d-0d0d
Journalism-81d5d---
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication-66d11d---
Public Relations/Image Management--0---
Radio and Television--0---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-8111--0
Category total-466d53d-1d0d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-707--0
Computer Science--3---
Information Science/Studies--51d---
Category total-7061d--0
Education
Adult and Continuing Education Administration--0---
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching-0d22d13d--
Art Teacher Education-4----
Biology Teacher Education-210--
Business Teacher Education-0d8d---
Chemistry Teacher Education-1-0--
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services--29---
Community College Education-----1
Computer Teacher Education---0--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--3---
Curriculum and Instruction--14d0d-0d
Drama and Dance Teacher Education-8----
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-49d----
Earth Science Teacher Education-0-0--
Education, General-----6d
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs-4----
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs-34----
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism--0d--124d
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances-----0d
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness-8----
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities-16d--1d-
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented-----4d
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other-----5
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--117d11d-14d
Educational Statistics and Research Methods-----0
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision---3--
Educational/Instructional Technology-----1d
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship-----6d
Elementary Education and Teaching-120d59d1d-2d
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-16---0
Environmental Education---0--
Foreign Language Teacher Education-1----
French Language Teacher Education-1----
Health Teacher Education---0--
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-----0d
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching----5d24d
Latin Teacher Education-0----
Mathematics Teacher Education-3d19d0d-2d
Multicultural Education-----0
Music Teacher Education-27----
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-7d45d--2d
Physics Teacher Education-0-0--
Reading Teacher Education-----5d
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-00---
Secondary Education and Teaching--9d---
Social Studies Teacher Education-15----
Spanish Language Teacher Education-3----
Special Education and Teaching, General-1d152d0d-147d
Special Education and Teaching, Other--913d-6d1
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other-----16d
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other-1d-0d-1d
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor--1d--3d
Technical Teacher Education-0d5d---
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education-0d16d---
Category total-321d1,413d28d12d364d
Engineering
Computer Software Engineering--0---
Engineering, General-0----
Category total-00---
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician-39----
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General-0----
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other-0----
Industrial Technology/Technician-0----
Category total-39----
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-76114--
Category total-76114--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textile Manufacture-02---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General-00---
Family Systems-43----
Housing and Human Environments, Other----0d-
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other-6----
Category total-492-0d-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature-0----
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-3----
French Language and Literature-3----
German Language and Literature-1----
Japanese Language and Literature-10----
Linguistics--2---
Spanish Language and Literature-6----
Category total-232---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing-----0
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other0-----
Athletic Training/Trainer-11----
Audiology/Audiologist-4-8--
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-0-0--
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist-2----
Community Health and Preventive Medicine-1----
Dietetics/Dietitian-1427---
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-----5d
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other--0---
Health and Wellness, General-28----
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist0-----
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist0-----
Nursing Education-----0
Nursing Practice-1461110--
Pre-Dentistry Studies-2----
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies-6----
Pre-Pharmacy Studies-0----
Pre-Veterinary Studies-0----
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer11d-----
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other-1d----
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-0d0d---
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist-11----
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-4750---
Category total11d273d188d8-5d
History
History, General-284---
Category total-284---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies0d102d---1d
Category total0d102d---1d
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Professions and Studies, Other-24----
Pre-Law Studies-0----
Category total-24----
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies-0----
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other35d-----
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-206d----
Category total35d206d----
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-6d2d--1d
Mathematics, Other-----0d
Statistics, General--5---
Category total-6d7d--1d
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Gerontology-----1
Historic Preservation and Conservation--4--1
Human Biology---1--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-1----
Category total-141-2
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-2544--
Natural Resources Law Enforcement and Protective Services-----1
Natural Resources/Conservation, General--0---
Category total-2544-1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other----0-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-9314---
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-53--0-
Category total-14614-0-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy-7----
Religion/Religious Studies-2----
Category total-9----
Physical Sciences
Astronomy-1----
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General-5---0
Chemistry, General-255---
Geology/Earth Science, General-55---
Physics, General-84---
Category total-4414--0
Psychology
Applied Behavior Analysis-4d----
Clinical Psychology--10---
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Other-----0
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics--7---
Counseling Psychology--30d12d-1d
Developmental and Child Psychology-----4d
Educational Psychology--55d8d-10d
Psychology, General-147----
Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology--1d---
School Psychology--0---
Social Psychology--9---
Category total-151d112d20d-15d
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration--10d--3d
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other--16d---
Social Work-550d---
Category total-5526d--3d
Science Technologies/Technicians
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician---0--
Chemical Technology/Technician0-----
Category total0--0--
Social Sciences
Anthropology-221--0
Applied Economics-----2d
Economics, General-27----
Geographic Information Science and Cartography-----0
Geography-241---
Political Science and Government, General-233---
Social Sciences, General--0---
Sociology-267---
Category total-12212--2d
Transportation and Materials Moving
Diver, Professional and Instructor----0-
Category total----0-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General-850---
Commercial and Advertising Art-3----
Dance, General-16----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-59----
Fashion/Apparel Design-51---
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other-0----
Fine/Studio Arts, General--8---
Interior Design-12d4d---
Music Management----01
Music Theory and Composition-4----
Music, General-0177--
Music, Other-7d0d--4d
Category total-191d30d705d
Grand total463,3152,1867214440
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
  • Ball State welcomes all students, including veterans, active duty service members and their families. For more information, please visit: https://www.bsu.edu/admissions/financial-aid-and-scholarships/types/veterans-affairs/resources-for-veterans
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2018-2019
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 169
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 61
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 37
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 10
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $7,775
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $5,940
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,913
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $1,965
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 91%
Part-time students: 67%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2018-2019 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-FBSMenWomen
All Track Combined88
Baseball35
Basketball1522
Field Hockey21
Football121
Golf89
Gymnastics19
Soccer33
Softball27
Swimming and Diving2626
Tennis108
Volleyball2019
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited since (01/01/1925)08/31/2024
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in DieteticsAccredited since (07/01/1976)12/31/2021
Dietetics (DIETT) - Dietetic Technician ProgramAccredited (01/01/1978 - 07/22/2006)
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's programAccredited (12/01/1984 - 12/31/2006)
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate programAccredited (12/01/1968 - 12/31/2006)
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programsAccredited since (05/04/1982)12/31/2020
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programsAccredited since (05/03/1985)12/31/2028
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programsAccredited (03/19/1974 - 02/01/2001)
Clinical doctoral program in AudiologyAccredited since (02/01/2001)02/01/2024
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programsAccredited since (03/19/1974)02/01/2024
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levelsAccredited since (11/16/2011)8/1/2026
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levelsAccredited since (04/08/2006)12/31/2020
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levelsAccredited since (04/08/2006)12/31/2020
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English LanguageAccredited since (08/04/2012)08/31/2027
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographersAccredited since (04/11/1997)10/01/2023
Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapistsAccredited (01/01/1990 - 01/01/2007)
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programsAccredited (09/01/1994 - 08/01/2014)
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programsAccredited (07/01/2006 - 08/01/2014)
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programsAccredited (09/01/1947 - 08/01/2014)
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programsAccredited (09/01/1996 - 08/01/2014)
 No Longer Recognized  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 schoolsAccredited since (01/01/1954)06/20/2018
Internship/Residency
Accreditor / Program / DepartmentStatusNext Review Date
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship 150 Applied Technology BuildingAccredited since (04/01/1991)12/31/2021
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs Lucina HallAccredited since (11/01/1983)12/31/2016
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/114558.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201520162017
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape181321
d. Fondling61016
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery200
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary626
j. Motor vehicle theft212
k. Arson110
VAWA Offenses201520162017
a. Domestic violence300
b. Dating violence985
c. Stalking11613
Arrests201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations112137
c. Liquor law violations446048
Disciplinary Actions201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.010
b. Drug abuse violations8268104
c. Liquor law violations414396396
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201520162017
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape151217
d. Fondling41012
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary415
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson100
VAWA Offenses201520162017
a. Domestic violence100
b. Dating violence683
c. Stalking634
Arrests201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations10915
c. Liquor law violations204133
Disciplinary Actions201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.010
b. Drug abuse violations785384
c. Liquor law violations412395383
  • 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.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201620152014
Default rate5.3%4.7%5.2%
Number in default268242266
Number in repayment4,9995,0805,112
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)