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Ball State is a public graduate school in Muncie, Indiana. It has a large graduate student body with an enrollment of 5,724 graduate students. Of the 72 graduate programs offered at Ball State University, 20 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at Ball State University are Special Education and Teaching, Educational Administration, and Registered Nursing (RN). 79% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
5,724
Part-Time Grad Students
4,529
Research Assistants
275
Teaching Assistants
321
Racial Diversity
  • White
    76.6%
  • African American
    6.1%
  • Hispanic
    6.1%
  • Unknown
    3.4%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    3.2%
  • Asian
    2.5%
  • Multiracial
    1.9%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%
  • Native American
    0%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 13 responses
  • Driven
    38%
  • Down-to-earth
    8%
  • Friendly
    31%
  • Intellectual
    15%
  • Organized
    8%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 13 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    31%
  • Great brand name
    8%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    23%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    31%
  • Preparation for PhD
    8%

Professors

Poll
77%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success.13 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand.13 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities.13 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 13 responses
  • $25K-$50K
    46%
  • <$25K
    54%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 13 responses
  • $50-$75K
    8%
  • <$50K
    8%
  • Did not graduate yet
    85%
62%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money.13 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Nightlife
    A-
Median Household Income
$33,616
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$716
National
$949
Median Home Value
$70,800
National
$184,700
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Ball State University Reviews

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The university was recommended by colleagues and has helped me grow as a clinician! The professors and advisors are responsive and genuinely want their students to succeed. As an online program, the asynchronous classes make for a manageable work-life balance.
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BSU has one of the best Teacher's Colleges in the U.S. Their programs are current and relevant, including Curriculum and Educational Technology. They always seem to be expanding to incorporate new programs and they have top rated educators and administration. I got my BA from them and am now working on my Masters Degree program online from the safety and comfort of my home. Which, by the way, they have tight rules and regulations regarding COVID-19, testing regularly, along with email alerts as to any changes. They also have on-campus classes that are also in-line with COVID-19 health standards. It is a school also known for medicine, music, journalism and art, and sciences, among so many other programs. They also have a diverse sports program on-going and in-line with all current health standards. Everytime I have been ready to move forward with my education, Ball State has been there for me. I owe my beloved education to them. Go Cardinals.
One of the things I like about Ball State University is their acceptance rate. Compared to most schools in US, they have less (unnecessary) hurdles in the admission process. Their policy allow inclusion for students from different academic background and experience yet upholding a standard that has kept them competitive.

The other advantage is the cost of attendance. Ball state offers one of the most cost-effective tuition amongst schools in its class. The location also makes living expenses cheap compared to other states in the country.

Besides the comparably low cost of attendance, they also provide greater support for its graduate students when put side-by-side with other Universities. They have assistanships that allow students to work on campus and support themselves throughout their program. So on the overall you pay less to get more.

A Ball State University graduate program is therefore a wise choice.