Ball State University Graduate Schools

Ball State University (referred to as BSU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Muncie, IN. It is classified as Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2020 graduate school tuition & fees at Ball State University is $9,512 for Indiana residents and $22,616 for out-of-state students. The school has 5,724 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 21,884 including undergraduate students.

Ball State University Graduate School Overview

Ball State University (referred to as BSU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Muncie, IN. It is classified as Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
Ball State University is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (1/1/1925 - Current).
Ball State UniversityDirectory Information
School NameBall State University (referred to as 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 2020 graduate school tuition & fees at Ball State University is $9,512 for Indiana residents and $22,616 for out-of-state students. The school has 5,724 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 21,884 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 154 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 54 programs are available online classes.
BSU Graduate School 2020 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$22,616
$9,512 for Indiana Residents
Student Population5,724
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs154 graduate programs
(54 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio16 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Ball State University is $9,512 for Indiana residents and $22,616 for out-of-state students for academic year 2019-2020. The tuition per credit hour is $417 for Indiana residents and $1,145 for out-of-state students. Ball State University offers the alternative tuition plans.
BSU 2020 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Indiana Residents$9,512
Out-of-State$22,616
Tuition per Credit Hour
Indiana Residents$417
Out-of-State$1,145
Ball State University 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 Ball State University campus, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services at BSU
Distance Learning (Online Classes)54 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
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

Ball State University 2020 Tuition, Fees, Other College Costs

For academic year 2019-2020, the graduate school tuition & fees of Ball State University is $9,512 for Indiana residents and $22,616 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 1.29% compared to previous academic year.
2019-2020 Graduate Tuition & fees at Ball State University
Indiana ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2015-2016$8,242$662$20,356$662
2016-2017$8,386$662$20,698$662
2017-2018$8,554$662$21,172$662
2018-2019$8,730$662$21,666$662
2019-2020$8,850$662$21,954$662
For academic year 2019-2020, the living costs are $13,558 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Ball State University. On-campus living costs are increased by 1.94% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $13,222. Off-campus living costs are decreased by -0.59% compared to previous academic year.
2019-2020 Living Costs at Ball State University
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2015-2016$9,656$3,206$9,656$3,206
2016-2017$9,936$3,030$9,936$3,030
2017-2018$10,034$3,138$10,034$3,200
2018-2019$10,234$3,066$10,234$3,066
2019-2020$10,870$2,688$10,534$2,688
For academic year 2019-2020, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $417 for Indiana residents and $1,145 for other students at Ball State University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are decreased by -4.90% compared to previous academic year.
2019-2020 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour Ball State University
Indiana ResidentsOut-of-State
2015-2016$458$1,131
2016-2017$466$1,150
2017-2018$475$1,176
2018-2019$485$1,204
2019-2020$417$1,145

Graduate Programs at BSU

Ball State University offers 166 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, Post-Graduate Certificate. Next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 2,314 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 Degree81301,815
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship24957
Doctor's degree - other104
Post Bachelor's Degree5432273
Post Master's Degree64165
Total166752,314

Ball State University offers 166 programs through Master's, Doctorate, Post-Graduate Certificate The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 2,314 students have completed their studies.
  • 1,815 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 4 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 273 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 165 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 [+] 0 completers-
Environmental Science0-
Architecture [+] 56 completers-
0-
Architecture32$46,700
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning14-
Landscape Architecture5-
Architecture and Related Services (other)5-
Communication and Journalism [+] (6 completers) 48 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric12-
Journalism5$46,900
Radio and Television0-
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia20-
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication8-
Public Relations/Image Management3-
Communications Technologies [+] 0 completers-
0-
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects0-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] (2 completers) 58 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences9-
Information Science/Studies48$66,800
Computer Science1-
Education [+] (28 completers) 1,100 completers-
Education0-
Curriculum and Instruction23-
Educational Leadership and Administration91$53,200
Adult and Continuing Education Administration1-
Special Education and Teaching110$46,400
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism714-
Special Education and Teaching (other)0-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services5$37,700
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services27-
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching9$45,300
Elementary Education and Teaching51-
Secondary Education and Teaching10-
Business Teacher Education5-
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education8-
Mathematics Teacher Education0-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching39-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education1-
Technical Teacher Education4-
Biology Teacher Education0-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor2-
Engineering [+] 0 completers-
Engineering0-
Computer Software Engineering0-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics [+] 3 completers-
Foreign Languages and Literatures0-
Linguistics3-
Work and Family Studies [+] 3 completers-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences3-
Apparel and Textile Manufacture0-
English Language And Literature [+] 10 completers-
English Language and Literature10-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 27 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences14-
Physiology13-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] (1 completers) 20 completers-
Mathematics14-
Statistics6-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 7 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Historic Preservation and Conservation7-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] 17 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science17-
Physical Sciences [+] 19 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Chemistry7-
Geology/Earth Science2-
Physics10-
Psychology [+] (6 completers) 74 completers-
Psychology0-
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics0-
Social Psychology10-
Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology0-
Clinical Psychology4$40,800
Counseling Psychology19-
School Psychology9-
Educational Psychology32-
Human Services [+] (6 completers) 33 completers-
0-
Public Administration14-
Social Work0-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions (other)19-
Social Sciences [+] 22 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Anthropology5-
Geography7-
Political Science and Government4-
Sociology6-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] (4 completers) 16 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Fashion/Apparel Design0-
Interior Design0-
Art/Art Studies0-
Fine/Studio Arts4-
Music12-
Music (other)0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (2 completers) 172 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist47-
Health and Medical Administrative Services (other)6-
Dietetics/Dietitian27$43,800
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse92$89,900
Nursing Practice0-
Business [+] (3 completers) 116 completers$69,400
Business/Commerce86$69,400
Accounting25-
Actuarial Science5-
Real Estate0-
Fashion Merchandising0-
History [+] 9 completers-
History9-
Total1,815
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources And Conservation [+] 1 completers-
Environmental Science1-
Education [+] (14 completers) 17 completers-
Education0-
Curriculum and Instruction0-
Educational Leadership and Administration7-
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision2-
Special Education and Teaching2-
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching4-
Elementary Education and Teaching1-
Health Teacher Education0-
Mathematics Teacher Education0-
Computer Teacher Education0-
Biology Teacher Education0-
Chemistry Teacher Education0-
Physics Teacher Education0-
Earth Science Teacher Education0-
Environmental Education1-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (other)0-
English Language And Literature [+] 5 completers-
English Language and Literature5-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 0 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Human Biology0-
Science Technologies/Technicians [+] 3 completers-
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician3-
Psychology [+] (4 completers) 18 completers-
Psychology0-
Counseling Psychology7-
Educational Psychology11-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 8 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Music8-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 5 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Audiology/Audiologist0-
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist5-
Total57
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 4 completers-
Nursing Practice4-
Total4
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources And Conservation [+] 1 completers-
Natural Resources Law Enforcement and Protective Services1-
Architecture [+] (2 completers) 16 completers-
0-
Architecture5-
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning0-
Interior Architecture0-
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology11-
Communication and Journalism [+] (2 completers) 0 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric0-
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia0-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences0-
Education [+] (33 completers) 202 completers-
Education14-
Multicultural Education1-
Curriculum and Instruction0-
Community College Education5-
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship7-
Educational/Instructional Technology2-
Educational Statistics and Research Methods0-
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research (other)10-
Special Education and Teaching9$42,500
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented5-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances0-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism133-
Special Education and Teaching (other)0-
Elementary Education and Teaching3-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching0-
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching7-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)1-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education0-
Mathematics Teacher Education0-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching0-
Reading Teacher Education4-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (other)1-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor0-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 6 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences0-
Physiology0-
Biotechnology6-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] (3 completers) 2 completers-
Mathematics0-
Mathematics (other)2-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 0 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Gerontology0-
Historic Preservation and Conservation0-
Physical Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology0-
Psychology [+] (6 completers) 11 completers-
Psychology0-
Developmental and Child Psychology3-
Counseling Psychology1-
Educational Psychology7-
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (other)0-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting [+] (2 completers) 0 completers-
0-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies0-
Human Services [+] (2 completers) 2 completers-
0-
Public Administration2-
Social Sciences [+] (2 completers) 7 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Anthropology0-
Applied Economics7-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography0-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] (2 completers) 5 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Music (other)4-
Music Management1-
Business [+] 21 completers-
Business/Commerce13-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies0-
Management Information Systems0-
Real Estate2-
Selling Skills and Sales Operations6-
Total273
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] (2 completers) 155 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration21-
Special Education and Teaching134$47,200
Psychology [+] (2 completers) 8 completers-
Psychology0-
Educational Psychology8-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing0-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing1-
Nursing Education1-
Total165

Graduate Student Population at BSU

For academic year 2019-2020, total 5,724 students enrolled into Ball State University graduate schools where it has total 21,884 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 1,195 full-time and 4,529 part-time students. By gender, 1,237 male and 4,487 female students are attending Ball State University graduate schools. Next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status for Ball State University.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
Ball State University
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,7241,2374,487
Full-time1,195388807
Part-tme4,5298493,680
Next tables summarize the students population by race/ethnicity at Ball State University.
There are 4,347 White (75.94%), 353 Black/African American (6.17%), 370 Hispanic (6.46%), 156 Asian (2.73%), and 498 students with other races. 212 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity at Ball State University
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,7241,2374,487
American Indian/Native American000
Asian15628128
Black/African American35377276
Hispanic37068302
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander909
White4,3479103,437
Two More1032479
Un-Known17452122
Non-resident Alien21278134
Ball State University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 4,252 graduate students (74.28% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 347 graduate students (6.06% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. Next table summarizes the online student population for Ball State University.
Distance Learning Student Population at Ball State University
Number of Students
Total5,724
Enrolled Online Exclusively4,252
Enrolled Some Online Courses347
Not in Online Courses1,125
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Ball State University. 1,594 students are aged 20 to 24 (27.85% of total students), 208 students are aged above 50 (3.63%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Ball State University.
Graduate Student Population By Age at Ball State University
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,7241,2374,487
Age 20-21701357
Age 22-241,5243181,206
Age 25-291,9914161,575
Age 30-34827221606
Age 35-39532118414
Age 40-49571104467
Age 50-6420145156
Over 64716
Age Un-Known110

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