Graduation Rates in Reasonable Completion Time

For the academic year 2020-2021, 2,413 students out of 3,623 candidates have completed their courses within 150% normal time (i.e. in 6 years for 4-years BS degree) at Ball State University. By gender, 858 male and 1,555 female students graduated the school last year completing their jobs in the period. Its graduation rate is higher than the average rate when comparing similar colleges (57.93% in average - Public Research University (high research activity)).
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total3,6232,41366.60%
Men1,37885862.26%
Women2,2451,55569.27%

Graduation Rate By Race/Ethnicity

The graduation rate of Asian students is 74.19%, rate of Black (Non-Hispanic) students is 50.91%, rate of Hispanic students is 55.98%, rate of White students is 68.48%, rate of Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander students is 100.00%, rate of Two or More Race students is 73.47%, and rate of Unknown students is 65.85% at Ball State University.
TotalMaleFemale
Asian74.19%(23/31) 80.00%(8/10) 71.43%(15/21)
Black (Non-Hispanic)50.91%(140/275) 48.48%(48/99) 52.27%(92/176)
Hispanic55.98%(103/184) 53.85%(42/78) 57.55%(61/106)
White68.48%(2,036/2,973) 63.63%(719/1,130) 71.46%(1,317/1,843)
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander100.00%(1/1) 100.00%(1/1) -
Two or More Race73.47%(72/98) 71.43%(25/35) 74.60%(47/63)
Unknown65.85%(27/41) 66.67%(10/15) 65.38%(17/26)
Graduation Rate By Race/Ethnicity

Graduation Rate By Completion Time Period

For BS degrees, 1,916 students completed their courses in 4 years (or 100% normal time) and 397 finished in 5 years (or 125% normal time). An additional 2,016 students graduated within 6 years (or 150% normal time).
Graduation Rate By Completion Time Period

Transfer-out and Retention Rates

The transfer-out rate is calculated by dividing the total number of students who are known to have transferred out of other institutions within 150% of normal time to completion into the total number of students, At Ball State University, the transfer-out rate is 23.65%. Its transfer-out rate is relatively higher than the average rate when comparing similar colleges (22.16% in average - Public Research University (high research activity)).
Transfer-out and Retention Rates
By definition, the retention rate is the percentage of students who return to a college for their sophomore year. At Ball State University, the retention rate is 78% for full-time students and 17 % for part-time students last year. Its retention rate is around the average rate when comparing similar colleges (78.45% in average - Public Research University (high research activity)).
Retention Rates at Ball State University

Non-Resident Alien Graduation Rate

A non-resident alien student is not a US citizen/green card holder and studies with a student visa, such as an F visa, in the United States. At Ball State University, 11 of 20 non-resident alien students completed their studies and the graduation rate was 55.00%.
Non-Resident Alien Graduation Rate


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