We spark intellectual curiosity. Spirited and motivated, we learn, grow, and take flight. Our faculty and staff—everyone in our community—treat students as partners, from day one. In classrooms and labs, on the sports fields, in immersive learning projects off campus—with agility and perseverance—Cardinals fly. We are grounded in our values, lifted by our knowledge, and go confidently upward toward ever greater opportunities. Ours is a simple promise: to challenge each other to excel.

And with Beneficence as our guide—We Fly.

Ball State is committed to a bright future. And it includes you.

We embrace the future, and our students, faculty, staff and supporters have the intellectual curiosity, courage, determination and dedication to shape it. We’re excited, and we’d love to have you join us.

Our Marketing Campaign

"We Fly" is part of an inspiring new campaign to reflect who we are and what we do at Ball State University.

Our Mission

We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world.

We Inspire

Higher education is the beginning of a lifelong quest for knowledge, solutions, and service. At Ball State, our students find their passion and purpose and begin their lifelong journeys toward fulfilling careers and meaningful lives.

Annual Report

Our annual report outlines our Centennial, enrollment, academic achievement, community engagement efforts, diversity initiatives, and development of a strategic plan.

Find your passion and purpose here.

Our beautiful campus, welcoming culture, outstanding professors and focus on innovation and collaboration provide the perfect place for you to continue your lifelong journey to a fulfilling career and meaningful life.

22,541 Total Student Enrollment

95% Career Placement

Named One of the Best Universities in the Midwest by The Princeton Review for More than a Decade

We are guided by Beneficence.

These values are not new to us, and they are not simply words. We have lived them for more than 100 years, and they are the watchwords for our next century.

Students from All 50 States and 68 Countries

Earned the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

One of Only 26 Schools in the Country Named to The Princeton Review's Green Honor Roll

We inspire.

We believe higher education should be the beginning of a lifelong quest for knowledge, solutions and service. We live that belief by exposing our students to an innovative, collaborative learning experience – brought to life by talented faculty and dedicated staff.

On-time Graduation Grew 65% in Just Seven Years

Ranked in the National Top 20 for Three Online Graduate Programs in “U.S. News and World Report”

Honored With Two Innovator Awards from Campus Technology

Our beautiful campus is our canvas.

Place matters, and that is particularly true on our beautiful campus—our size, our people, our culture, our technology and our amenities. Our perfect size is one of the most common reasons students choose us. Indeed, we are small enough to be a community but big enough to change the world.

We’re about more than educating students. We’re about serving our neighbors, near and far.

At Ball State University, we graduate scholars who are changing the world. And we’ve dedicated our university to do the same.