Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Ball State University

2000 University Ave
Muncie, IN 47306
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A Excellent
4.22915 Based on 12 Reviews
Career Preparation
A
Students and Culture
A-
Facilities
A
Activities and Groups
A-

Degree Overview

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Ball State University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

2918 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult and Continuing Education Administration
 
 
0
 
 
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
 
0
25
 
13
Applied Behavior Analysis
 
4
 
 
 
Art Teacher Education
 
4
 
 
 
Art/Art Studies, General
 
85
0
 
 
Biology Teacher Education
 
2
1
 
0
Business Teacher Education
 
0
8
 
 
Chemistry Teacher Education
 
1
 
 
0
Chinese Language and Literature
 
0
 
 
 
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
 
 
29
 
 
Community College Education
 
 
 
1
 
Computer Teacher Education
 
 
 
 
0
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
 
 
3
 
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
14
0
0
Diver, Professional and Instructor
 
 
 
0
 
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
 
9
 
 
 
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
 
51
 
 
 
Earth Science Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
0
Education, General
 
 
 
6
 
Education/Teaching of Individuals In Early Childhood Special Education Programs
 
4
 
 
 
Education/Teaching of Individuals In Elementary Special Education Programs
 
68
 
 
 
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
 
 
0
124
 
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
 
 
 
0
 
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
 
8
 
 
 
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
 
16
 
1
 
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
 
 
 
4
 
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other
 
 
 
5
 
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
117
14
11
Educational Statistics and Research Methods
 
 
 
0
 
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
 
 
 
 
3
Educational/Instructional Technology
 
 
 
1
 
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
 
 
 
12
 
Elementary Education and Teaching
 
120
59
2
1
English Language and Literature, General
 
77
11
 
4
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
 
32
 
0
 
Environmental Education
 
 
 
 
0
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
 
0
 
 
 
Foreign Language Teacher Education
 
1
 
 
 
French Language and Literature
 
8
 
 
 
French Language Teacher Education
 
1
 
 
 
General Studies
 
0
 
 
 
German Language and Literature
 
3
 
 
 
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
 
 
 
0
 
Health Teacher Education
 
 
 
 
0
Japanese Language and Literature
 
16
 
 
 
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
 
 
 
0
 
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
 
 
 
58
 
Latin Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
 
207
 
 
 
Mathematics Teacher Education
 
3
19
2
0
Music Teacher Education
 
27
 
 
 
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
 
7
45
2
 
Physics Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
0
Reading Teacher Education
 
 
 
5
 
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
 
0
0
 
 
Secondary Education and Teaching
 
 
9
 
 
Social Studies Teacher Education
 
15
 
 
 
Spanish Language and Literature
 
15
 
 
 
Spanish Language Teacher Education
 
3
 
 
 
Special Education and Teaching, General
 
1
152
147
0
Special Education and Teaching, Other
 
 
913
7
 
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
 
81
11
0
 
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
 
47
50
 
 
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
 
54
 
0
 
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
 
 
 
32
 
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
 
1
 
1
0
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/Esl Language Instructor
 
 
1
3
 
Technical Teacher Education
 
0
5
 
 
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
 
0
16
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

859 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
 
102
27
 
 
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
0
 
 
 
 
Advertising
 
41
 
1
 
Applied Economics
 
 
 
2
 
Business Statistics
 
0
 
 
 
Business/Commerce, General
 
161
107
18
 
Business/Managerial Economics
 
0
 
 
 
Economics, General
 
48
 
 
 
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
 
10
 
0
 
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
 
0
0
 
 
Finance, General
 
84
 
 
 
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
 
43
 
 
 
Insurance
 
20
 
 
 
International Business/Trade/Commerce
 
10
 
 
 
Management Science
 
9
 
 
 
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
 
111
 
 
 
Operations Management and Supervision
 
20
 
 
 
Real Estate
 
11
2
1
 
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
 
27
 
4
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

665 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anthropology
 
26
1
0
 
Chinese Language and Literature
 
0
 
 
 
Chinese Studies
 
1
 
 
 
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
 
5
 
 
 
Clinical Psychology
 
 
10
 
 
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Other
 
 
 
0
 
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
 
 
7
 
 
Counseling Psychology
 
 
30
1
12
Developmental and Child Psychology
 
 
 
4
 
Educational Psychology
 
 
55
10
8
Family Systems
 
44
 
 
 
Historic Preservation and Conservation
 
 
4
1
 
History, General
 
39
4
 
 
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other
 
6
 
 
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
35
 
 
 
 
Linguistics
 
 
2
 
 
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
 
1
 
 
 
Multicultural Education
 
 
 
0
 
Philosophy
 
9
 
 
 
Political Science and Government, General
 
31
3
 
 
Psychology, General
 
158
 
 
 
Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology
 
 
1
 
 
Public Administration
 
 
10
3
 
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
 
 
25
 
 
Religion/Religious Studies
 
6
 
 
 
School Psychology
 
 
0
 
 
Social Psychology
 
 
9
 
 
Social Sciences, General
 
 
0
 
 
Social Work
 
55
0
 
 
Sociology
 
36
7
 
 
Women's Studies
 
6
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

572 Healthcare Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
 
 
 
0
 
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other
0
 
 
 
 
Athletic Training/Trainer
 
11
 
 
 
Audiology/Audiologist
 
8
 
 
16
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
 
0
 
 
0
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
 
3
 
 
 
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
 
2
 
 
 
Dietetics/Dietitian
 
14
27
 
 
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
 
 
 
10
 
Gerontology
 
 
 
1
 
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
 
 
0
 
 
Health and Wellness, General
 
28
 
 
 
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
 
94
14
 
 
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
0
 
 
 
 
Nursing Education
 
 
 
0
 
Nursing Practice
 
146
111
 
0
Pre-Dentistry Studies
 
9
 
 
 
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
 
33
 
 
 
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
 
0
 
 
 
Pre-Veterinary Studies
 
0
 
 
 
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
22
 
 
 
 
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other
 
1
 
 
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
0
0
 
 
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
 
22
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

461 Communication and Media Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
 
247
27
0
 
Journalism
 
89
5
 
 
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
 
68
11
 
 
Public Relations/Image Management
 
 
0
 
 
Radio and Television
 
 
0
 
 
Recording Arts Technology/Technician
 
14
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

314 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Actuarial Science
 
20
12
 
 
Astronomy
 
4
 
 
 
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
 
5
 
0
 
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
 
 
 
 
0
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
131
20
 
 
Biotechnology
 
 
 
11
 
Chemical Technology/Technician
0
 
 
 
 
Chemistry, General
 
25
5
 
 
Geography
 
26
1
 
 
Geology/Earth Science, General
 
7
5
 
 
Human Biology
 
 
 
 
1
Mathematics, General
 
6
3
1
 
Mathematics, Other
 
 
 
0
 
Physics, General
 
8
4
 
 
Physiology, General
 
 
11
1
 
Statistics, General
 
 
7
 
 

188 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
 
 
 
4
 
Architecture
 
0
0
3
 
Architecture and Related Services, Other
 
22
33
 
 
Biotechnology
 
 
 
11
 
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
 
8
9
0
 
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
 
39
 
 
 
Computer Software Engineering
 
 
0
 
 
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
 
0
 
 
 
Engineering, General
 
0
 
 
 
Environmental Design/Architecture
 
1
 
 
 
Environmental Science
 
25
4
 
4
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
 
 
 
0
 
Housing and Human Environments, Other
 
 
 
0
 
Industrial Technology/Technician
 
0
 
 
 
Interior Architecture
 
 
 
0
 
Landscape Architecture
 
18
7
 
 
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
 
 
0
 
 
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
0
 
 
 
 

160 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
 
0
0
 
 
Computer and Information Sciences, General
 
72
7
0
 
Computer Science
 
 
3
 
 
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
 
0
 
 
 
Information Science/Studies
 
 
51
 
 
Management Information Systems, General
 
27
 
0
 

153 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Commercial and Advertising Art
 
3
 
 
 
Dance, General
 
16
 
 
 
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
 
61
 
 
 
Fashion/Apparel Design
 
8
1
 
 
Fine/Studio Arts, General
 
 
8
 
 
Interior Design
 
12
4
 
 
Music Management
 
 
 
1
 
Music Theory and Composition
 
4
 
 
 
Music, General
 
0
17
 
7
Music, Other
 
7
0
4
 

71 Trades and Careers Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Apparel and Textile Manufacture
 
0
2
 
 
Construction Management
 
32
 
 
 
Fashion Merchandising
 
36
1
 
 

42 Hospitality Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
 
42
 
 
 

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Program
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
 
 
Advertising
 
 
 
Applied Behavior Analysis
 
 
 
 
Applied Economics
 
 
 
 
Business Teacher Education
 
 
 
Business/Commerce, General
 
 
Counseling Psychology
 
 
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
 
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
Developmental and Child Psychology
 
 
 
 
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
 
 
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
 
 
 
 
Education, General
 
 
 
 
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
 
 
 
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
 
 
 
 
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
 
 
 
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
 
 
 
 
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
Educational Psychology
 
 
Educational/Instructional Technology
 
 
 
 
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
 
 
 
 
Elementary Education and Teaching
 
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
 
 
 
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
 
 
 
 
Housing and Human Environments, Other
 
 
 
 
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
 
 
 
 
Information Science/Studies
 
 
 
 
Interior Architecture
 
 
 
 
Interior Design
 
 
 
Journalism
 
 
 
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
 
 
 
 
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
 
 
 
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
 
 
 
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
 
 
 
 
Mathematics Teacher Education
 
Mathematics, General
 
 
Mathematics, Other
 
 
 
 
Music, Other
 
 
Operations Management and Supervision
 
 
 
 
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
 
 
Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology
 
 
 
 
Public Administration
 
 
 
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
 
 
 
 
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
 
 
 
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
 
 
 
 
Reading Teacher Education
 
 
 
 
Real Estate
 
 
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other
 
 
 
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
 
 
Secondary Education and Teaching
 
 
 
 
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
 
 
 
Social Work
 
 
 
 
Special Education and Teaching, General
 
Special Education and Teaching, Other
 
 
 
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
 
 
 
 
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
 
 
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/Esl Language Instructor
 
 
 
Technical Teacher Education
 
 
 
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
 
 
 

Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission
Specialized Institution Accreditations
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship (150 Applied Technology Building)
  • Didactic Program in Dietetics
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Lucina Hall)
  • School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
  • English Language (Intensive English Institute)
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
  • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

* Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

Alumni & Student Reviews

A Excellent
Career Preparation

What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?

4.3333333333333 Based on 12 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Elementary education, Class of 1983

    3 years working in classrooms around the city before graduation

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Journalism, Class of 1993

    I think they have a lot of great faculty, good networking opportunities for students; but it all really depends on the student and how much effort they are willing to make.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    English, Class of 1996

    As an English major, BSU prepared me to teach middle and high school English.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    B.S. in Sociology, Class of 2014

    BSU provides students with the opportunity to complete an "Immersive Learning" project in which students work with real-world partners to apply the things that they've learned.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Exceptional Needs-hearing impaired education, Class of 2010

    One year residential internship at Indiana School for the Deaf, teacher's fair to connect with potential employers near graduation

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    B.S. Elementary Education, Class of 1998

    Teacher Fair (job fair w/ onsite interviews), continued access to career services personnel

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS Allied Health Science Management, Class of 1994

    Job fairs Not a lot was made of "networking" at that time

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Speech-Language Pathology, Class of 2014

    Hands on clinical experience in undergrad NSSLHA club on campus Observation hours and class work that is applicable to the profession

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Biology, Class of 2001

    Small classes, relevant coursework, actual experience, internship, etc.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Interior Design, Class of 2005

    They run career fairs and will help you find potential companies for internships.

    4 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture

What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?

4.0833333333333 Based on 12 Reviews
  • Alumni
    social work, Class of 1999

    Warm. Fun. partiers. Hard working

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Journalism, Class of 1993

    I graduated a long time ago as a non-traditional--it is much different now. There are a lot of smart students who are good people here, but many of them are so immature. No common sense.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    English, Class of 1996

    Nothing out of the ordinary comes to mind regarding the student culture at BSU.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    B.S. in Sociology, Class of 2014

    As a large midwestern university, there is mostly a culture of independent work and thinking.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Exceptional Needs-hearing impaired education, Class of 2010

    Very diverse, many international students

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    B.S. Elementary Education, Class of 1998

    state school--mostly local (within a two/three hour drive), average level students

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Speech-Language Pathology, Class of 2014

    Ball State is a very open and welcoming environment. Many of the people are friendly and open to others.

    5 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities

What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.

4.5833333333333 Based on 12 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Elementary education, Class of 1983

    A mix of old & new

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Journalism, Class of 1993

    Fairly decent variety of choices in university dining, but the food is way too expensive for what it is. Classrooms and technology are pretty good; campus wireless connection is good; technology helpdesk is very dependable

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    B.S. in Sociology, Class of 2014

    BSU has all of the resources that students need to succeed and largely keep up with the times as they update facilities.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Exceptional Needs-hearing impaired education, Class of 2010

    Newly renovated dorms and dining halls, great access to technology, new recreation center

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    B.S. Elementary Education, Class of 1998

    They were pretty average at the time

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS Allied Health Science Management, Class of 1994

    For the time, they were excellent

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Speech-Language Pathology, Class of 2014

    The facilities offered on Ball State's campus are very nice. There are some older buildings that have a little more "character," but overall things are really nice!

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Biology, Class of 2001

    Somewhat outdated except for the biology labs

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Interior Design, Class of 2005

    we have a very robust campus and almost all of our buildings were recently renovated.

    5 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups

What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?

3.9166666666667 Based on 12 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Elementary education, Class of 1983

    Been too long to know

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Journalism, Class of 1993

    There is such a variety--it really depends on one's personal interests as to what is the best. There is no excuse for student on this campus to be bored.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    B.S. in Sociology, Class of 2014

    Ball State has a large subculture surrounding live action roleplaying games.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS Allied Health Science Management, Class of 1994

    Faternaties, athletics, social groups (church)

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Speech-Language Pathology, Class of 2014

    Dance Marathon, Greek Life, sports, music, & other things

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Interior Design, Class of 2005

    There are hundreds of groups to belong too and multiple activites going on daily to choose from.

    5 Rated January 2016

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