Three of Ball State's online master's degree programs in education made the most recent national "Best Buy" list on, a consumer advocacy group for online education. These comprehensive rankings are based on a survey of 439 online masters programs from 147 online schools.

Degrees surveyed included online masters in education, teaching, instructional technology, educational leadership, and special education. These Best Buy programs have been independently reviewed and found to offer a high quality online degree for educators and teachers at a cost that ranks well below the national average. Better yet, all the schools survey are regionally-accredited. Regional accreditation is the most difficult level of accreditation to achieve and the most respected among other universities and employers.  Ball State's  rankings are:

  • No. 18 - MA in Elementary Education
  • No. 26 - MA in Physical Education - Coaching
  • No. 40 - MA in Educational Administration and Supervision