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Our Latest Rankings and Recognitions

As Ball State continues to advance knowledge and engage the community through innovative academic programs, impactful research, and devoted outreach, the world is taking notice. Below are just a few of our recent endorsements. Read more

  • U.S. News & World Report ranked Ball State eighth among “up-and-coming” colleges and universities in 2011, placing us among institutions “that recently made the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, student life, campus, or facilities."
  • Ball State’s classification within the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching rose to research university, high research activity (RU/H) in 2011.
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education in 2010 ranked Ball State sixth in the nation for improvement in graduation rates among public research institutions between 2001 and 2008.
  • The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges: 2011 Edition recognized Ball State as the only public institution in Indiana to be listed among the most environmentally responsible colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Ball State’s first-year programs were recognized by U.S. News & World Report for the eighth year in a row.
  • U.S. News & World Report in 2011 listed Military 2 Market (M2M), part of our entrepreneurship program, first among “10 College Classes That Impact the Outside World,” putting us in the same company as Villanova and Carnegie Mellon universities.
  • Ball State has been named one of the best universities in the Midwest by The Princeton Review for seven years. U.S. News & World Report has ranked our entrepreneurship program among the top 15 since 1999.
  • Ball State students and faculty have won 33 Emmy Awards along with 103 regional Emmy nominations.
  • Sports Link, an immersive learning program that has produced content for Fox College Sports and March Madness on Demand, has won multiple Emmy Awards and a 2011 College Sports Media Award.