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Who Studies at Ball State?

Our more than 4,000 graduate students choose Ball State for our depth and quality of our programs and the forward thinking research they conduct with our stellar faculty. Most of our more than 100 graduate programs provide the option for either full- or part-time study. Many students are also working professionals and find our online courses to be easy and convenient for their busy lifestyles. In fact nearly 68 percent are employed while pursuing a degree. However, the majority of our students take classes on our beautiful campus.

Ball State Grad Students at a Glance

  • 55 percent between 21 and 30 years old.
  • 55 percent enrolled full time. Most programs have full- and part-time students.
  • About 68 percent are employed while pursuing graduate degrees.
  • 92 percent are U.S. citizens.
  • 90 percent are earning a master’s degree; 7 percent earning a doctorate.
  • 63 percent female.
  • 63 percent do not have a degree from Ball State.
  • About half receive funding from graduate assistantships.