Ball State University - Rankings

Ball State University is a leading state-run research university located in Muncie, Indiana, USA.

The University offers a wide range of majors, master's degrees, doctoral degrees, and specialist programs through the following academic colleges: College of Applied Sciences and Technology; College of Architecture and Planning; Miller College of Business; College of Communication, Information, and Media; College of Fine Arts; College of Sciences and Humanities; Teachers College.

Ball State University has been fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

In 2007, Ball State was the only Indiana college or university listed in all three prominent national rankings by U.S. News & World Report, Entrepreneur/The Princeton Review and Fortune Small Business.


- Ball State University is ranked 179th among Tier 1 National Universities (USNWR 2011).

- Named a 2010 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs, placing it in the top 15 percent of all schools nationwide.

- 87th in the US News Ranking of Top Speech-Language Pathology Schools (2009).

- Ranked 18th among the nation's undergraduate accounting programs at midsize colleges and universities by the 2009 Professors Survey by the Public Accounting Report. The graduate program in accounting was ranked 17th.

- Listed among six universities committed to social justice in the December 2009 issue of Architect Magazine.

- Ball State was named to the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

- Listed among 70 colleges and universities making the most promising and innovative changes in 2008 by U.S. News & World Report.

- Ranked 20th among the Top 25 Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Programs by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review (2008).

- Recognized as a university committed to diversity by Minority Access for the second year in a row in 2007.

- Ranked 11th nationally for quality teaching in an independent study published in the spring 2006 issue of Advances in Financial Education.

- Ranked as the nation's top wireless campus in a 2005 survey conducted by Intel and published in U.S. News & World Report.

- Rated first in Entrepreneurship Programs for Regional Universities in Entrepreneur in 2003.

- Named by The Princeton Review as one of the best 150 values among the nation's most academically outstanding colleges.