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Ball State University
  • Graduate School
  • MUNCIE, IN

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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 Elementary Education. 79% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

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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
Which word or phrase best describes the students at your graduate school?
Based on 30 responses
  • Driven
    30%
  • Down-to-earth
    3%
  • Friendly
    30%
  • Intellectual
    13%
  • Organized
    10%
  • All of the above
    13%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 28 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    25%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    14%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    46%
  • All of the above
    11%
  • Preparation for PhD
    4%

Scholarship

Professors

Poll
90%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 30 responses
Poll
97%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 30 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 30 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree in total?
Based on 30 responses
  • Less than $25,000
    57%
  • $25,000 - $50,000
    40%
  • $50,000 - $75,000
    3%
Poll
How much do you make post-graduation?
Based on 30 responses
  • Less than $50,000
    13%
  • $50,000 - $75,000
    3%
  • $100,000 - $125,000
    3%
  • Did not graduate yet
    80%
67%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 30 responses

Living in the Area

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade A minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Nightlife
    grade A minus
Median Household Income
$36,661
National
$69,021
Median Rent
$756
National
$1,163
Median Home Value
$78,100
National
$244,900

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