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Ball State University

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Rating

Public

Type

25,199

Students

$26,138

Tuition

77%

Acceptance

#239

Ranking

Small City

Campus Setting

Muncie, IN

2000 University Ave, Muncie, IN 47306

Ball State University is a very large public university located in Muncie, IN ranked 20th in Indiana. It has a total of 17,845 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 76.71% acceptance rate. Ball State University offers 316 different majors and is best known for its Family Systems, Pre-Dentistry Studies, and Pre-Law Studies programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,358 for in-state students and $26,138 for those from out-of-state, Ball State University is reasonably high-priced. 57.65% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to make more or less $41,100 per year, which is 1% less than the national median.

Rankings

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Cost

$26,800/Year
Above Average

Ball State University

$26,800

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$41,742/year

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$30,473/year

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

77%Acceptance
Less Selective

Ball State University

77%

National

69%
Sat

0 - 0

% of students submit

Admissions Yield

23%

ACT

0 - 0

% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Recommended

Application Fee

$60

Students

17,845Undergrads
Large Student Population

Full-Time

3,672

Part-Time

6
Male

40%

In-state

83%

Female

60%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

5%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
15% Special Education and Teaching, Other5% Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia5% Business/Commerce, General75% Others

15% Special Education and Teaching, Other

5% Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

5% Business/Commerce, General

75% Others

Special Education and Teaching, Other

15%

913 Graduates

Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

5%

274 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

5%

268 Graduates

Nursing Practice

4%

257 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

4%

207 Graduates

Elementary Education and Teaching

3%

180 Graduates

Psychology, General

3%

158 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching, General

3%

153 Graduates

Academics

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Professors
StudentsProfessors14:114:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

14

Number of Library Books

738,653

Academic Spend per Student

$11,373

Full-time Retention Rate

78%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$34,000/Year

Ball State University

$34,000

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$34,000

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$41,100

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

57%