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Ball State University is a public institution located in Muncie, Indiana. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

$28,871 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
87% Acceptance Rate

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Ball State University Rankings

We have ranked Ball State as #276 out of 1,672 colleges and universities in the country in our 2022 Best Colleges list. Ball State also holds the #3 spot on the Best Colleges in Indiana ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Where Is Ball State University?


Contact details for Ball State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2000 University Ave, Muncie, IN 47306
Phone: 765-289-1241

How Do I Get Into Ball State?

You can apply to Ball State online at:

Admission Requirements for Ball State

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript considered but not required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Ball State?

87% Acceptance Rate
67% Of Accepted Are Women
Ball State has the high acceptance rate of 87%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

Approximately 33% of accepted students are men and 67% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 83%, and the acceptance rate for women is 89%.

Can I Afford Ball State University?

$28,871 Net Price
62% Take Out Loans
5.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Ball State is $28,871. 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Ball State, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $7,772 a year. That adds up to $31,088 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Ball State is 5.4%. 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

14,334 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 15,780 undergraduate students at Ball State, with 14,334 being full-time and 1,446 being part-time.


There are also 5,817 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 14,334 full-time undergraduates at Ball State, 39% are male and 61% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 246
Black or African American 1,368
Hispanic or Latino 938
White 10,906
International Students 93
Other Races/Ethnicities 783

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

6,520 Took All Classes Online
19,352 Took At Least One Class Online
12.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 7 bachelor’s degree and 20 master’s degree programs available online at Ball State. In 2019-2020, 19,352 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.


This school is the 20th most popular in Indiana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Ball State

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Ball State University was $9,498 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $25,016. The following table shows how Ball State is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing #7 #22

Online Growth Rankings of Ball State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Ball State University was 12.8%. This is the #884 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Ball State regardless of major.

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
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing #42

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 Nursing Concentrations

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

Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 0
Nursing Practice 0
Registered Nursing 0
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 0


*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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