Ball State University

#1161 / #350
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
Most Desirable School

Public university in Muncie, Indiana, United States

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About Ball State University

According to Wikipedia, Ball State University is a public research university in Muncie, Indiana. It has two satellite facilities in Fishers and Indianapolis. On July 25, 1917, the Ball brothers, industrialists and founders of the Ball Corporation, acquired the foreclosed Indiana Normal Institute for $35,100 and gave the school and surrounding land to the State of Indiana. The Indiana General Assembly accepted the donation in the spring of 1918, with an initial 235 students enrolling at the Indiana State Normal School – Eastern Division on June 17, 1918.

Ball State University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate
20,167 87% 67%

How Much Does Ball State University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state) Fees (in-state)
$9,482 $662

How Much Do Ball State University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Ball State University, then you can expect to earn an average of $44,600 per year. You also have a 92% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Ball State University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
19,539 15,486 4,053

Where is Ball State University?

Ball State University is located at 2000 University Ave, Muncie IN 47306

How Safe is Ball State University?

Ball State University has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%. Muncie has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Ball State University Known For?

Ball State University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Ball State University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Ball State University's Most Influential Alumni?

Ball State University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Social Work, Business, and Communications. Here are some of Ball State University's most famous alumni:

Stedman Graham
Stedman Graham
An American educator and businessman.
John Schnatter
John Schnatter
An American entrepreneur, founder of Papa John's.
Angela Ahrendts
Angela Ahrendts
An American businesswoman.
Jason Whitlock
An American sports journalist and culture critic.
David Letterman
David Letterman
An American comedian and actor.
Jim Davis
Jim Davis
An American cartoonist and creator of Garfield.
Swanee Hunt
Swanee Hunt
An American diplomat.
John Rarick
A Recipient of the Purple Heart medal .
Allison Stanger
Allison Stanger
An American political scientist and academic.
Brian Gallagher
Brian Gallagher
A Businessperson.
Evaline Ness
An American illustrator and children's writer.
Amanda Carpenter
Amanda Carpenter
An American political advisor.