At Ball State, we’re more than just educators—we’re educational entrepreneurs. Combining top-flight talent with the top-notch resources we have to offer, our students and faculty inject endless energy and creativity into what they teach and how they learn. The result—a university The Princeton Review calls one of the best in the Midwest.
To fulfill our mission of fundamentally changing our students, researchers, and external partners, we offer comprehensive academic opportunities, including about 190 undergraduate majors and pre-professional programs and more than 140 graduate programs, including certificates and master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Our programs in architecture, telecommunications, landscape architecture, education, entrepreneurship, and online master’s degree in nursing are consistently ranked among the best in the nation. That excellence is only possible because of the quality of our faculty and their commitment to teaching. More than 90 percent of our classes are taught by professors. That’s almost unheard of at an institution of Ball State’s size.
We believe that for an educational experience to be successful, it should be just that—an experience. So we’ve made a unique commitment to immersive learning programs that incorporate research, projects with community partners, and capstone experiences into the curriculum. Acting, musical theatre, and telecommunications students participate in talent showcases in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Students in our entrepreneurship program face the ultimate pass or fail test—to graduate, they must pitch a business plan that a panel of experts deems viable.