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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 20thin 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 a tuition cost of $9,358 for in-state students and $26,138 for those from out-of-state, Ball State University is reasonably costly. 57.65% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $41,100 per year, which is 1% under 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%