Ball State University Graduate School

Ball State University (referred to as BSU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Muncie, IN.
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of BSU is $11,642 for Indiana residents and $28,340 for out-of-state students. The school has 5,361 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 19,777 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Ball State University (referred to as BSU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Muncie, IN.
The school is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (1/1/1925 - Current).
BSU Directory Information
School NameBall State University (BSU)
Address2000 University Ave, Muncie, IN 47306
Phone765-289-1241
Webhttps://www.bsu.edu
Online Applicationhttps://cms.bsu.edu/admissions/undergraduateadmissions/applynow
Financial Infohttps://www.bsu.edu/finaid
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of BSU is $11,642 for Indiana residents and $28,340 for out-of-state students. The school has 5,361 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 19,777 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 290 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 56 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2023 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$28,340
$11,642 for Indiana Residents
Student Population5,361
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs290 graduate programs
(56 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio15 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at BSU is $11,642 for Indiana residents and $28,340 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2022-2023. The tuition per credit hour is $438 for Indiana residents and $1,197 for out-of-state students.
BSU offers the alternative tuition plans.
2023 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Indiana Residents$11,642
Out-of-State$28,340
Tuition per Credit Hour
Indiana Residents$438
Out-of-State$1,197
BSU offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)56 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army)
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

2023 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2022-2023, the graduate school tuition & fees of Ball State University is $11,642 for Indiana residents and $28,340 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 6.54% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2022-2023 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022-2023 Graduate Tuition & fees
Indiana ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2018-2019$8,730$662$21,666$662
2019-2020$8,850$662$21,954$662
2020-2021$9,328$662$25,542$662
2021-2022$9,482$662$25,938$662
2022-2023$9,636$2,006$26,334$2,006
The graduate school tuition & fees of BSU is expensive compared to public graduate schools in Indiana. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,499 and the Indiana graduate tuition is $19,577 (public) / $20,669 (private).
The following table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Ball State University$11,642$28,340
All Graduate Schools$15,996$19,499
Public$11,279$20,404
Private$19,608
Indiana Graduate Schools$15,230$19,940
Public$8,784$19,577
Private$20,669
For academic year 2022-2023, the living costs are $13,786 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at BSU.
On-campus living costs are increased by 1.37% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $13,786. Off-campus living costs are increased by 1.37% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2018-2019$10,234$3,066$10,234$3,066
2019-2020$10,870$2,688$10,534$2,688
2020-2021$10,796$2,710$10,796$2,710
2021-2022$10,796$2,804$10,796$2,804
2022-2023$10,904$2,882$10,904$2,882
For academic year 2022-2023, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $438 for Indiana residents and $1,197 for other students at Ball State University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 1.53% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Indiana ResidentsOut-of-State
2018-2019$485$1,204
2019-2020$417$1,145
2020-2021$424$1,161
2021-2022$431$1,179
2022-2023$438$1,197

Graduate Programs at BSU

Ball State University offers 159 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 3,083 students have completed their study at Ball State University.
Offered Degrees at Ball State University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree81142,205
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship15260
Doctor's degree - other100
Post Bachelor's Degree5825531
Post Master's Degree42287
Total159433,083
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Ball State University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism program with 335 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities program with 1,042 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Educational Leadership and Administration program with 14 completers.
Ball State University offers 159 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 3,083 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 2,205 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 531 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 287 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 1 completers-
Environmental Science1-
Architecture [+] 36 completers-
Architecture11$46,700
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning13-
Landscape Architecture6-
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology1-
Architecture and Related Services (other)5-
Communication and Journalism [+] 73 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric19-
Communication and Media Studies (other)--
Journalism7$46,900
Radio and Television--
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia34-
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication13-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (1 completers) 50 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences--
Information Science/Studies50$66,800
Computer Science--
Education [+] (7 completers) 1,450 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction22-
Educational Leadership and Administration88$53,200
Special Education and Teaching107$46,400
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities1,042-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services5$37,700
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services30-
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching12$45,300
Elementary Education and Teaching58-
Secondary Education and Teaching9-
Business Teacher Education10-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education--
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education20-
Mathematics Teacher Education25-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching17-
Technical Teacher Education2-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor3-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 2 completers-
Linguistics2-
English Language and Literature [+] 7 completers-
English Language and Literature7-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] --
General Studies--
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 23 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences20-
Physiology1-
Cardiovascular Science--
Exercise Physiology2-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] (1 completers) 18 completers-
Mathematics2-
Mathematics (other)9-
Statistics7-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] (1 completers) 12 completers-
Historic Preservation and Conservation8-
Computational Science4-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 35 completers-
Health and Physical Education/Fitness3-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management18-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science4-
Physical Fitness Technician7-
Sports Studies3-
Physical Sciences [+] 13 completers-
Chemistry8-
Geology/Earth Science2-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (other)--
Physics3-
Psychology [+] (1 completers) 132 completers-
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics1-
Social Psychology8-
Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology19-
Clinical Psychology8$40,800
Counseling Psychology15-
School Psychology--
Educational Psychology81-
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (other)--
Human Services [+] (1 completers) 68 completers-
Public Administration7-
Social Work46-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions (other)15-
Social Sciences [+] 22 completers-
Anthropology2-
Geography2-
Political Science and Government8-
Sociology10-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] (1 completers) 26 completers-
Interior Design5-
Fine/Studio Arts4-
Music17-
Music (other)--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 115 completers-
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist--
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist37-
Athletic Training/Trainer2-
Dietetics/Dietitian24$43,800
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse52$89,900
Business [+] (1 completers) 119 completers$69,400
Business/Commerce97$69,400
Accounting18-
Actuarial Science3-
Real Estate1-
History [+] 3 completers-
History3-
Total2,205
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] --
Environmental Science--
Education [+] (2 completers) 24 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration14-
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision1-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration1-
Special Education and Teaching3-
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching2-
Elementary Education and Teaching2-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education1-
English Language and Literature [+] --
English Language and Literature--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] --
Human Biology--
Psychology [+] 18 completers-
Counseling Psychology10-
School Psychology--
Educational Psychology8-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 10 completers-
Music10-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 8 completers-
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist8-
Total60
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] --
Nursing Practice--
Total-
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Architecture [+] 1 completers-
Architecture1-
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology--
Communication and Journalism [+] 1 completers-
Journalism--
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia--
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication1-
Education [+] (1 completers) 14 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction4-
Special Education and Teaching4$42,500
Elementary Education and Teaching--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education2-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching1-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor3-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] (1 completers) 1 completers-
Mathematics--
Mathematics (other)1-
Statistics--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 1 completers-
Historic Preservation and Conservation1-
Psychology [+] 15 completers-
Counseling Psychology1-
Educational Psychology14-
Human Services [+] 2 completers-
Public Administration2-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] (1 completers) 2 completers-
Music (other)2-
Business [+] 18 completers-
Business/Commerce16-
Real Estate2-
Total531
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] (1 completers) 270 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration12-
Special Education and Teaching258$47,200
Psychology [+] 8 completers-
School Psychology8-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences --
Total287

Graduate Student Population at BSU

For the academic year 2022-2023, total 5,361 students enrolled into Ball State University graduate schools where it has total 19,777 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 1,175 full-time and 4,186 part-time graduate students. By gender, 1,260 male and 4,101 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,3611,2604,101
Full-time1,175363812
Part-tme4,1868973,289
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 3,834 White (71.52%), 449 Black/African American (8.38%), 460 Hispanic (8.58%), 120 Asian (2.24%), and 498 students with other races. 253 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,3611,2604,101
American Indian/Native American312
Asian1203981
Black/African American44987362
Hispanic46093367
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander321
White3,8348702,964
Two More15238114
Un-Known871869
Non-resident Alien253112141
Ball State University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 4,087 graduate students (76.24% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 490 graduate students (9.14% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total5,361
Enrolled Online Exclusively4,087
Enrolled Some Online Courses490
Not in Online Courses784
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Ball State University. 1,579 students are aged 20 to 24 (29.45% of total students), 238 students are aged above 50 (4.44%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Ball State University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,3611,2604,101
Age 20-211001981
Age 22-241,4793011,178
Age 25-291,6773841,293
Age 30-34761210551
Age 35-39509162347
Age 40-49597125472
Age 50-6422456168
Over 6414311

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