The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are Public, 4 or more years schools.
  • BSU has more expensive tuition & fees ($27,132) than Central Michigan University ($24,120).
  • It is harder to admit to BSU than Central Michigan University.
  • BSU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,160) than Central Michigan University (1,095).
  • BSU has more students with 21,884 students while Central Michigan University has 21,622 students.
  • BSU has more full-time faculties with 1,046 faculties while Central Michigan University has 822 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Ball State University and Central Michigan University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
BSUCentral Michigan University
BSUvs.Central Michigan University
Muncie, IndianaLocationMount Pleasant, Michigan
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (high research activity)
In-State$10,144
Out-Of-State$27,132
Tuition & Fees
In-State$12,960
Out-Of-State$24,120
69% ($10,960)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)66% ($7,631)
$10,960Average Amount of Financial Aid$7,631
62.08 %Acceptance Rates67.75 %
26.54 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)23.87 %
1,160SAT Score1,095
-ACT Score23
67 %Graduation Rate61 %
24 %Transfer-out Rate-
78 %Retention Rate77 %
21,884Student Population21,622
1,046Number of Faculties822
16 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio20 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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