Ball State University

Acceptance Rate 87 %
SAT Average 1,160
Tuition & Fees $27,132
Student Population 21,597
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $11,559

Academic Overview

Ball State University Campus, Muncie, IN
Ball State University is a public, 4 or more years institute located in Muncie, Indiana. It is a Research University (high research activity) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2021 tuition & fees are $10,144 for Indiana residents and $27,132 for out-of-state students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 21,597 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 87% and the graduation rate is 67% last year.
The salary after graduation from Ball State University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $44,600. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2021 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2020-2021, tuition and fees of Ball State University are $10,144 for Indiana residents and $27,132 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its 2021 tuition and fees are $9,990 for in-state students and $26,204 for out-of-state students.
Ball State University 2021 Tuition & Fees
Indiana ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2020-2021 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2021 key academic statistics at BSU. The acceptance rate of BSU is 87% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 23%. The average graduation rate is 67% and no students have transferred out from the school. The average received amount of financial aid is $11,559 and 69% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 21,597 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Ball State University is 87 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Ball State University is 67 %
Graduation Rate
Retention Rate for Ball State University is 78 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Ball State University is 21,597
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Ball State University is 16 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
16 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $11,559 at Ball State University.
Financial Aid Amount

Offered Degrees

BSU offers 316 major programs through online and on-site education where 113 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Less than one year certificate116
Associate's Degree83
Bachelor's Degree13129
Post Bachelor's Degree5432
Master's Degree8130
Post Master's Degree64
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship249
Doctor's degree - professional practice10

Special Learning Opportunities

Ball State University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students. It also offers weekend/evening classes which is a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:6,646)
Board/Meal Plan

Veterans Benefits

Ball State University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
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 service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges