Our top-ranked academic programs make us one of the best in the Midwest. Our research helps shape the world around us. And our passionate and nurturing faculty steer this every step of the way.
Graduates of Ball State’s College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) have changed the face of Indiana. They work in nearly every major firm in the state, and they make an impact in communities throughout the U.S. and the world. These accomplishments reflect our enduring values—excellence, innovation, courage, integrity, inclusiveness, social responsibility, and gratitude—which have guided us throughout our proud 100-year history and will lead us in our bright future.
Register for classes, get to know the campus, and prepare for life as a Ball State Cardinal.
Explore our innovative degrees, immersive learning opportunities, engaging campus, and many more ways our empowering experience sets you up to excel.
Branch out, delve into your passions, and make yourself more marketable in your field.
Founded in 1918 in Muncie, Indiana, the university has grown to more than 22,500 students. Guided by the principles of Beneficence, programs focus on an innovative, immersive approach.
"Keeping all members of our campus community safe is a top priority," said Ball State University President Geoffrey S. Mearns. "This is a very unfortunate event. We wish all the victims a full and prompt recovery."
A project with Steadfast Indiana redeveloped an abandoned mobile home park into a community for veterans.
Anthony Williams and his faculty at Allen Elementary started a program that boosted the school's grade from an "F" to a "B" rating in only two years and chopped suspensions to a fraction of what they were.
It’s college. You have a whole new world to explore, where social, cultural, and other recreational opportunities abound. And our residence halls will place you in the heart of all this while offering an incredible value.