Our students arrive at Ball State with talent, ambition, and curiosity. Our goal—and our responsibility—is to provide them with programs and courses that will reward and develop all three of those qualities. With about 180 majors, including 12 preprofessional programs, more than 100 master's and doctoral degrees, and a variety of minors and certificates, several of which are nationally recognized, we think we do a pretty good job.
U.S. News & World Report has recognized our online master’s program in nursing, undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship programs, graduate program in secondary education, and undergraduate business program as being some of the best in the nation. Speaking of the best, Design Intelligence included our architecture and landscape architecture programs among "world-class schools," plus it ranked our undergraduate landscape architecture program and graduate program in landscape architecture in the nation's top 10. Ball State students, faculty, and staff, many of whom are in our telecommunications program, have won 33 regional Emmy Awards. But Ball State is about so much more than recognitions and awards—we’re also about sharing our time and talents to better the community and the state's economy.
We’ve made direct contributions to the welfare of Indiana by cultivating entrepreneurship, leading the redevelopment of downtowns, helping small towns secure broadband technology, and much, much more. The state-supported Building Better Communities initiative gives Ball State an opportunity to lend our extensive expertise and resources to making Indiana cities and towns better places to live and work. And our Building Better Communities Fellows program engages teams of students and professors in solving problems or creating opportunities for businesses and organizations across the state.
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