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Ball State University

Ball State University

Ball State University

Ball State University is a state-run research university located in Muncie, Indiana. It is also known as Ball State or simply BSU.

Located on the northwest side of the city, Ball State’s campus spans 731 acres (2.96 km2) and includes 106 buildings.  The student body consists of more than 22,000 students, of whom nearly 4,000 are graduate students. Ball State offers a wealth of academic opportunities, including about 180 undergraduate majors and preprofessional programs and more than 100 master’s and doctoral degrees. And our programs in architecture, telecommunications, landscape architecture, education, entrepreneurship, and online master’s degree in nursing are consistently ranked among the best in the nation. That excellence is due to the quality of our faculty and their commitment to teaching. More than 90 percent of our classes are taught by professors. That’s almost unheard of at an institution of Ball State’s size.

Ball State University Rankings in 2010

Ball State University Rankings in 2011

Ball State University Rankings in 2012

Ball State University Tuition and Fees

Below are estimated costs for Ball State University undergraduate students for the 2011-12 academic year.


 Indiana Residents Out-of-State Residents
(12-18 hours, per semester)
($3,956 per semester)
($10,946 per semester)
 Room and board
(starts at)*
 $7,630  $7,630
 University technology fee  $320  $320
 Recreation center fee  $174  $174
 Health center fee  $152  $152
 Residence hall technology fee  $120  $120
 TOTAL COST  $16,308  $30,288

Cost information is based on full-time enrollment for the fall and spring semesters. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to change fees or charges for any semester or session.

* Actual room and board cost may vary depending on the type of room and meal plan requested.See detailed housing rates and options.

For detailed cost information, such as special fees, review the tuition and fees area of the bursar’s office Web site. Plus, our financial aid area provides information about grants, loans, and other programs to help you pay for your college education. About four of every five Ball State students receive financial aid.

Additional estimated expenses:

  • Books and supplies, $1,000
  • Personal expenses and transportation, $2,600 to $3,000

Schools and Colleges of Ball State University

Ball State University News

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