What are Ball State University's peer universities?

 
While no set of peer universities has been officially approved, we advise using the following set of public, doctoral, non-urban universities, which share similar curricular, student, and faculty/staff characteristics with Ball State and have traditionally been used as peers:
 
Bowling Green State University
Eastern Michigan University
George Mason University
Illinois State University
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
James Madison University
Kent State University
Marshall University
Miami University
Northern Arizona University
Northern Illinois University
Ohio University
The University of Texas at Arlington
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
The University of North Texas
The University of Southern Mississippi
Western Michigan University
 
 
What is Ball State's classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching?
 
The Carnegie Foundation provides a basis classification and several additional classifications. Our basic classification is "research university--high research activity." For our additional classifications, please click here and type in Ball State University.
 
 
How many students are enrolled at Ball State?
 
The official census-data headcount enrollment for Fall 2017 was 22,513. This includes undergraduate and graduate students, on- and off-campus, and non-degree students, including dual-credit high school students.
 
 
What is Ball State's graduation rate?

The percentage of Fall 2011 new full-time, first-year students who graduated by July 2017 (six-year rate) was 61%. The percentage of Fall 2013 new full-time, first-year students who graduated by July 2017 (four-year rate) was 54%.
 
 
How many degrees did Ball State grant during the past year?

In 2016-2017, Ball State awarded 55 associate degrees, 3,631 bachelor's degrees, 8  undergraduate certificates, 1,746 master's degrees, 342 graduate certificates, 23 educational specialist degrees, and 65 doctoral degrees.
 
 
What is the tuition at Ball State?

Please see the Tuition and Fees page from the Office of the Bursar and Loan Administration
 
 
Where can I find an organizational chart for Ball State?

Please see the organization charts in the Faculty and Professional Personnel Handbook.
 
 
What is the student-faculty ratio at Ball State?

Using definitions from the Common Data Set, the Fall 2017 average undergraduate student-faculty ratio is 17:1.
 
 
What is the academic background of the first-year students?

The average high school GPA of Fall 2017 new first-year students was 3.50. The percentage of these students who graduated in the top 25% of their high school graduation class was 48%, and the percentage who graduated in the top 10% of their high school graduating class was 18%. The 25th and 75th percentiles for the SAT critical reading scores for these students were 550 and 630, and the percentiles for the SAT math scores were 530 and 610, respectively.
 
 
How diverse is the student body?

Among all 16,158 Fall 2017 undergraduate students, 3,173 (19%) were domestic students of color or international. Among the 3,985 Fall 2017 new first-year students, 808 (21%) were domestic students of color or international.
 
 
How many faculty and staff members work at Ball State?

For Fall 2017, following the definitions used in the AAUP Faculty Compensation Survey, Ball State had 1,027 full-time instructional faculty members, including 529 men, 498 women, 442 tenured, 225 tenure-track, 360 non-tenure-track, 209 professors, 227 associate professors, 338 assistant professors, and 253 instructors.
 
As of November 1, 2017, following the definitions used in the IPEDS Human Resources Survey, Ball State had a total of 4,437 faculty and staff members, including 3,155 full-time, 429 part-time, and 853 graduate assistants; 1,291 full- and part-time faculty members, and 2,293 full- and part-time staff members.