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Ball State University – Tuition & Success Analysis

Muncie, IN

Ball State University – Snapshot

Four-Year Public University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 16,260

Average annual cost of attendance: $15,521

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $24,514

Campus Setting: Small City

Religious Affiliation: None

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Ball State University Tuition based on Family Income

For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $8,697

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $11,203

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $16,230

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $19,088

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $20,739

The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Ball State University. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Ball State University Graduate Success

Graduation rate: 59%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 81%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $41,100

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 67%

Ball State University Admissions

Ball State University Acceptance Rate: 62%

Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 490 to 580

SAT Critical Reading: 500 to 590

SAT Writing: 490 to 580

ACT English: 19 to 24

ACT Math: 18 to 24

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Ball State University actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Ball State University Student Debt

Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 33%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 59%

Typical student debt: $24,514

Typical monthly loan payment: $261

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Majors at Ball State University

These are the most popular areas of study offered at Ball State University:

  • Architecture and Related Services – 3%
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 4%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 16%
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs – 13%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 1%
  • Education – 11%
  • Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields – 2%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 2%
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences – 5%
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics – 2%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 10%
  • History – 1%
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services – 3%
  • Legal Professions and Studies – 1%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities – 8%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 1%
  • Natural Resources and Conservation – 1%
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies – 2%
  • Physical Sciences – 1%
  • Psychology – 4%
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions – 2%
  • Social Sciences – 4%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 6%

For more information about the various majors at Ball State University, visit their website.

Ball State University Diversity

Overall Composition at Ball State University

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Ball State University full time:  92%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Ball State University part time:  8%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Ball State University:  7%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 1%

Black: 8%

Hispanic: 4%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Two or more races: 3%

Unknown: 2%

White: 80%

Ball State University Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools

Earnings to Debt Ratio: 1.7

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 2.6

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 13.1

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.