Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After GraduationComparison
For the academic year 2021-2022, the undergraduate tuition & fees at Ball State University is $10,290 for Indiana residents and $27,524 for out-of-state students. It has been risen by 1.44% for Indiana residents and increased by 1.44% for out-of-state rates compared to the previous year. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees is around the average amount ($11,097) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees is a little bit higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition of $24,398 - public Research University (high research activity).
The 2023 projected undergraduate tuition & fees for BSU is $10,440 for Indiana residents and $27,924 for out-of-state students. It is a 1.5% increase compared to 2022's rate. This rate is officially announced by school and it may be subject to change. For update and details of fee schedule, check the school's bursar/financial aid page.
It has been risen by 1.44% for Indiana residents and increased by 1.44% for out-of-state rates compared to the previous year. The living costs including for room, board, transpiration, and other personal expenses is $13,600. The Living costs increased by 0.70% compared to the previous year for both on-campus and off-campus stay.
BSU Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2020-2021$10,144 $27,132$13,506
2021-2022$10,290$27,524$13,600
2022-2023$10,440$27,924$13,695
Change % 2022-20231.46%1.45%0.70%
*** The 2022-2023 tuition is announced/published officially by the BSU directly. The 2023 graduate tuition & fees is not yet announced or vary by program. The estimation is based on the rate of last year. See the BSU bursar/financial aid page for more information.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees is $10,144 and out-of-state tuition and fees is $26,600 for the academic year 2021-2022. Its in-state graduate tuition and fees is a little bit lower than the average amount ($11,401) and its out-of-state graduate tuition and fees is a little bit higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition of $23,018 - public Research University (high research activity).
The 2023 estimated tuition & fees at BSU is $10,300 for Indiana residents and $27,002 for out-of-state students. It is a 1.5% increase compared to 2022's rate. This rate is estimated by school and vary by graduate programs. For details of program fees, check the school's bursar/financial aid page.
BSU Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2020-2021$9,990 $26,204$13,506
2021-2022$10,144$26,600$13,600
2022-2023$10,300$27,002$13,695
Change % 2022-20231.54%1.51%0.70%
*** The 2022-2023 tuition is announced/published officially by the BSU directly. The 2023 graduate tuition & fees is not yet announced or vary by program. The estimation is based on the rate of last year. See the BSU bursar/financial aid page for more information.
The below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and/or full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at BSU. The undergraduate tuition per credit hour is $320 for Indiana residents and $1,068 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition per credit hour is $431 for Indiana residents and $1,179 for out-of-state students.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2021-2022)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2020-2021$314$1,051
2021-2022$320$1,068
2022-2023$326$1,085
Graduate2020-2021$424$1,161
2021-2022$431$1,179
2022-2023$438$1,197
The 2022 costs per credit hour has been officially published by IPEDS and 2023 costs is estimated based on the change rate of last two years.
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $35,300 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $44,600 for Ball State University graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$35,300$37,400$33,500
7 Years After Graduation$35,600--
8 Years After Graduation$39,600--
9 Years After Graduation$39,800--
10 Years After Graduation$44,600$50,700$39,500
The next table compares the tuition & fees between Ball State University and its similar schools. The similar schools are based on factors such as school type, level, and rivalry schools.
Tuition Comparison between Ball State University and Similar Schools
In-StateOut-of-State
Ball State University$10,290$27,524
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus$13,061$21,050
University at Buffalo$10,782$28,702
Ohio University-Main Campus$12,840$22,810
Central Michigan University$13,094$13,094
University of Akron Main Campus$11,880$11,880

Four(4) Years Tuition & Fees and Costs of Attendance

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid

How Much is the tuition for 4 years at BSU?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2022, the estimated tuition for 4 years at BSU is $42,154 for Indiana residents and $112,761 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at Ball State University have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years. The estimation is based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees at the school.
Projected Four(4) Years Tuition & Fees
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$10,389$10,488$10,588$10,690$42,154
Out-of-State$27,788$28,055$28,324$28,595$112,761
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$10,488$10,588$10,690$10,792$42,558
Out-of-State$28,055$28,324$28,595$28,870$113,843
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$10,588$10,690$10,792$10,895$42,965
Out-of-State$28,324$28,595$28,870$29,146$114,935
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$10,690$10,792$10,895$11,000$43,377
Out-of-State$28,595$28,870$29,146$29,426$116,037
Class of 2030 (Admission Fall 2026)In-State$10,792$10,895$11,000$11,105$43,792
Out-of-State$28,870$29,146$29,426$29,708$117,150
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2022, the estimated 4-years COA is $102,790 for Indiana residents and $173,397 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at Ball State University have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at Ball State University.
Four(4) Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$25,430$25,607$25,784$25,961$102,790
Out-of-State$42,830$43,174$43,521$43,872$173,397
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$25,607$25,786$25,964$26,143$103,507
Out-of-State$43,174$43,521$43,872$44,225$174,792
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$25,786$25,966$26,145$26,326$104,231
Out-of-State$43,521$43,872$44,225$44,582$176,200
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$25,966$26,148$26,328$26,510$104,960
Out-of-State$43,872$44,225$44,582$44,941$177,620
Class of 2030 (Admission Fall 2026)In-State$26,148$26,331$26,512$26,696$105,694
Out-of-State$44,225$44,582$44,941$45,304$179,053
Last year, 81% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $59,318 for Indiana residents and $129,925 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at Ball State University have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at Ball State University.
Four(4) Years Costs of Attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$14,562$14,739$14,916$15,093$59,318
Out-of-State$31,962$32,306$32,653$33,004$129,925
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$14,739$14,918$15,096$15,275$60,035
Out-of-State$32,306$32,653$33,004$33,357$131,320
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$14,918$15,098$15,277$15,458$60,759
Out-of-State$32,653$33,004$33,357$33,714$132,728
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$15,098$15,280$15,460$15,642$61,488
Out-of-State$33,004$33,357$33,714$34,073$134,148
Class of 2030 (Admission Fall 2026)In-State$15,280$15,463$15,644$15,828$62,222
Out-of-State$33,357$33,714$34,073$34,436$135,581

Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2022 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at Ball State University.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
Ball State University 2022 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$10,290$1,364$13,600$27,524$1,364 $13,600
Graduate$10,144 $1,364$13,600$26,600 $1,364$13,600


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