Graduate Programs Overview

Ball State University is a four-years, public school located in Muncie, Indiana. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022 the graduate school tuition & fees are $10,144 for Indiana residents and $26,600 for other students in average.

It offers one hundred eighty-six graduate programs: 90 Master's, 33 Doctorate, 58 Post-Bachelor's, 5 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 2,282 students have been conferred Master's degree and 84 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameBall State University
Typefour-years, public
Address2000 University Ave, Muncie, IN
Graduate School Students5,817 students
4,609 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$10,144
Student to Faculty14:1 (7.14%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 186 Graduate Programs
90 Master's, 5 Doctorate, 63 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at Ball State University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Indiana residents, the tuition & fees are $10,144 and $26,600 for non-Indiana residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $431 for Indiana residents and $1,179 for out-of-state students.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: March 14, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$431$1,179
Books & Supplies$1,364
Room & Board$10,796 (On-Campus) / $10,796 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,804 (On-Campus) / $2,804 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$25,108$41,564
Off-Campus Total$25,108$41,564
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Ball State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 186 major areas - 85 Master's (20 online programs), 23 Doctorate , 57 Post-Bachelor'(30 online programs), 4 Post-Master'(2 online programs). The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Natural Resources And Conservation
Communication and Journalism
Communications Technologies
Computer And Information Sciences
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
English Language And Literature
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Physical Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 21,597 students enrolled in Ball State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 5,817 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 1,250 male and 4,567 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 1,246 full-time and 4,571 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 4,609 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 658 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students1,250
Women Students4,567
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students1,246
Part-time Students4,571
By race/ethnicity 4,363 White, 416 Black, and 135 Asian students are attending at Ball State University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races126
87 students are younger than 22 and 823 students are older than 65. The school has 3,490 students aged between 22 and 30 and 1,416 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under87
40 & Over823
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Ball State University, 4,609 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 658 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment5,817
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses4,609
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses658
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses550
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses4,609
Indiana Resident2,521
Other State In U.S.80
Outside of U.S.0

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