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

2,202 Master's Degrees
72 Doctor's Degrees

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Ball State University Rankings

Ball State holds the #5 spot on the Best Colleges in Indiana ranking.

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
#15 Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#73 Most Popular Master’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 Science Technologies / Technicians Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Physiology & Pathology Sciences Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Architectural Sciences & Technology Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Biology & Biotech Lab Technician Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Economics Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Music Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Public Administration Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Value Music Graduate Certificate 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
#19 Best Colleges for Special Education College Factual
#19 Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism College Factual
#36 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific College Factual
#43 Best Colleges for Education College Factual
#81 Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism 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

Ball State University Graduate Student Diversity

5,741 Graduate Students
78% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,741 graduate students at Ball State, 22% are male and 78% are female.

Gender Diversity at  Ball State

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Ball State Graduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 151
Black or African American 374
Hispanic or Latino 412
White 4,282
International Students 217
Other Races/Ethnicities 305

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 3rd 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 #694 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
Business, Management & Marketing 20%
Child Development & Psychology 38%
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 20%
Communication & Journalism 11%
Computer & Information Sciences 5%
Education 18%
Educational Administration 12%
General Business/Commerce 21%
Health Professions 9%
Information Science 6%
Music 11%
Nursing 16%
Other Public Administration 20%
Psychology 22%
Public Administration & Social Service 3%
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 26%
Real Estate 33%
Special Education 17%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 32%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 38%
Teaching English or French 50%
Visual & Performing Arts 29%

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
General Family & Consumer Sciences #2
General Sales & Marketing #2
Other Public Administration #3
Child Development & Psychology #3
Real Estate #4
Economics #5
Mathematics #5
Radio, Television & Digital Communication #6
Design & Applied Arts #7
Entrepreneurial Studies #8
Public Relations & Advertising #11
Mathematics & Statistics #13
Management Information Systems #14
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #18
Visual & Performing Arts #19
General Business/Commerce #19
Communication & Media Studies #25
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #26
Teaching English or French #26
Social Sciences #42
Communication & Journalism #44
Instructional Media Design #54
Curriculum & Instruction #55
Psychology #55
Public Administration & Social Service #68
Special Education #69
Teacher Education Subject Specific #76
Teacher Education Grade Specific #83
Educational Administration #119
Nursing #173
Education #258
Health Professions #260
Business, Management & Marketing #287

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 Graduate Concentrations

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

Major Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Special Education 276 1,065 0 1,341
Educational Administration 21 117 14 152
Teacher Education Grade Specific 42 93 14 149
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 11 95 20 126
General Business/Commerce 18 107 0 125
Nursing 5 111 0 116
Teacher Education Subject Specific 10 94 0 104
Communication Sciences 0 50 8 58
Information Science 0 51 0 51
Architecture (Other) 0 33 0 33
Student Counseling 0 32 0 32
Music 4 17 7 28
Accounting 0 27 0 27
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 27 0 27
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 27 0 27
Other Public Administration 0 25 0 25
Child Development & Psychology 4 17 0 21
General Biology 0 20 0 20
General English Literature 0 11 4 15
Curriculum & Instruction 0 14 0 14
Health & Physical Education 0 14 0 14
Public Administration 3 10 0 13
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 1 11 0 12
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 12 0 12
Communication & Media Studies 0 11 0 11
Public Relations & Advertising 0 11 0 11
Biotechnology 10 0 0 10
Urban & Regional Planning 0 9 0 9
Natural Resources Conservation 0 4 4 8
Fine & Studio Arts 0 8 0 8
Landscape Architecture 0 7 0 7
Computer Information Systems 0 7 0 7
Statistics 0 7 0 7
Sociology 0 7 0 7
General Education 6 0 0 6
Journalism 0 5 0 5
Educational Assessment 5 0 0 5
Historic Preservation 1 4 0 5
Chemistry 0 5 0 5
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 5 0 5
Design & Applied Arts 0 5 0 5
Architectural Sciences & Technology 4 0 0 4
General Sales & Marketing 4 0 0 4
Teaching English or French 3 1 0 4
History 0 4 0 4
Mathematics 1 3 0 4
Physics 0 4 0 4
General Architecture 3 0 0 3
Real Estate 1 2 0 3
Computer Science 0 3 0 3
Political Science & Government 0 3 0 3
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 2 0 2
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 2 0 2
Economics 2 0 0 2
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 1 0 1
Instructional Media Design 1 0 0 1
Gerontology 1 0 0 1
Human Biology 0 0 1 1
Natural Resource Management 1 0 0 1
Criminal Justice & Corrections 1 0 0 1
Anthropology 0 1 0 1
Geography & Cartography 0 1 0 1
Arts & Media Management 1 0 0 1
Interior Architecture 0 0 0 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0
Graphic Communications 0 0 0 0
Multilingual Education 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 0 0 0
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 0 0 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 0 0 0
Social Work 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 440 2,202 72 2,714

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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