Ball State University

Muncie, IN
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Ball State University Review

Muncie, IN, 2000 University Ave
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Facilities A
Activities and Groups A-
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Ball State University is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 21,196 students and offering 228 degrees in Muncie, IN.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

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.
1
Education and Liberal Arts
2,191 recent grads, 5 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult and Continuing Education Administration
3
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
23
13
Art Studies
90
3
Biology Teacher Education
0
Business Teacher Education
0
7
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
28
Curriculum and Instruction
18
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
9
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
22
Education
13
Education/teaching of Individuals In Elementary Special Education Programs
7
Education/teaching of Individuals with Autism
355
156
Education/teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
75
0
Education/teaching of the Gifted and Talented
1
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
12
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
2
Educational/instructional Technology
1
Educational Leadership and Administration
76
19
10
Elementary and Middle School Administration/principalship
6
Elementary Education and Teaching
183
28
2
2
English Language and Literature
63
15
6
English/language Arts Teacher Education
19
Fine Arts and Art Studies
0
0
French Language and Literature
11
General Studies
243
German Language and Literature
5
Health Teacher Education
1
Japanese Language and Literature
22
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education and Teaching
0
0
Liberal Arts
0
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
99
49
Reading Teacher Education
7
Rhetoric and Composition
0
0
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education
6
9
1
Secondary Education and Teaching
0
7
Spanish Language and Literature
30
Spanish Language Teacher Education
3
Special Education and Teaching
0
84
152
1
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
47
12
2
Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
47
Sport and Fitness Administration/management
69
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor
0
Technology Teacher Education/industrial Arts Teacher Education
1
16
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Business
833 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
93
18
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science
1
Applied Economics
4
Business Administration and Management
8
Commerce
0
116
92
8
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
0
Business/managerial Economics
25
Economics
9
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies
0
Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences
175
4
Finance
110
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration
34
International Business
15
Marketing/marketing Management
78
Operations Management and Supervision
0
23
Purchasing, Procurement/acquisitions and Contracts Management
0
Real Estate
5
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
11
4
Telecommunications Management
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Human and Social Sciences
622 recent grads, 5 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anthropology
26
6
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
6
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology
10
Clinical Psychology
6
Counseling Psychology
46
2
11
Developmental and Child Psychology
5
Educational Psychology
23
4
5
Historic Preservation and Conservation
8
History
46
10
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services
4
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
37
9
Linguistics
0
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
0
Philosophy
2
Political Science
28
4
Psychology
145
0
Public Administration
8
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
14
Religion/religious Studies
3
School Psychology
17
0
Social Psychology
14
Social Sciences
20
0
Social Work
67
Sociology
28
6
Women's Studies
2
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Healthcare
527 recent grads, 5 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult Health Nurse/nursing
0
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions
4
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
80
0
5
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist
3
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
41
Dietetics/dietitian
21
20
Family Practice Nurse/nursing
0
Gerontology
1
Health and Medical Administrative Services
8
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
0
Medical Radiologic Technology/science - Radiation Therapist
13
Nursing Administration
0
Nursing Education
0
Nursing Practice
8
Pre-Dentistry Studies
5
Pre-Medicine/pre-Medical Studies
23
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
0
Pre-Veterinary Studies
2
Public Health Education and Promotion
0
Registered Nurse
168
115
0
0
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist
10
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Communication and Media
456 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Communications Technologies/technicians and Support Services
0
Digital Communication and Media/multimedia
1
Journalism
193
19
Journalism
2
Public Relations/image Management
0
Radio and Television
228
13
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Mathematics and Science
334 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Actuarial Science
20
15
Biology
132
16
0
Biology Technician/biotechnology Laboratory Technician
4
Biotechnology
9
Chemistry
25
6
Geography
35
4
Geology/earth Science
6
3
Mathematics
20
8
1
Physics
6
5
Physiology
10
Statistics
9
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Engineering
284 recent grads, 5 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architecture
80
44
Architecture and Related Services
11
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning
13
11
Engineering
1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields
13
Environmental Design/architecture
1
Environmental Science
2
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
1
Housing and Human Environments
0
Industrial Technology/technician
44
Landscape Architecture
20
7
Natural Resources/conservation
32
4
0
Nuclear Medical Technology/technologist
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Art and Design
176 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Dance
14
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
63
Fine Arts
1
Music
52
9
12
Music
6
Music Technology
19
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Computer Technology
139 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences
52
15
Information Science/studies
55
Management Information Systems
17
0
Web Page, Digital/multimedia and Information Resources Design
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Legal and Law
128 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Criminal Justice
2
100
0
0
Legal Assistant/paralegal
0
Legal Professions and Studies
19
Pre-Law Studies
0
7
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Trades and Careers
29 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Construction Management
29
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
12
Agriculture
0 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architectural and Building Sciences/technology
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Ball State University.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult Health Nurse/nursing
Applied Economics
Commerce
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Teacher Education
Counseling Psychology
Criminal Justice
Curriculum and Instruction
Developmental and Child Psychology
Digital Communication and Media/multimedia
*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.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The 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
Dietetics (DIETT) - Dietetic Technician Program
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Lucina Hall)
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
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
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation English Language
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs 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?
Based on 12 Reviews
Alumni
Elementary education, Class of 1983

3 years working in classrooms around the city before graduation

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.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English, Class of 1996

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biology, Class of 2001

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

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Interior Design, Class of 2005

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

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 12 Reviews
Alumni
social work, Class of 1999

Warm. Fun. partiers. Hard working

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.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English, Class of 1996

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

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.

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

Very diverse, many international students

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

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

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.

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 12 Reviews
Alumni
Elementary education, Class of 1983

A mix of old & new

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

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.

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

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

They were pretty average at the time

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

For the time, they were excellent

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!

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biology, Class of 2001

Somewhat outdated except for the biology labs

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Interior Design, Class of 2005

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

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 12 Reviews
Alumni
Elementary education, Class of 1983

Been too long to know

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.

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

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

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

Faternaties, athletics, social groups (church)

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

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

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.

Rated January 2016
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