Population 68,625 according to the most recent U.S. Census Data

No. 1 Most Affordable College Town According to Realtor.com

Recognized Twice as the State's Community of the Year by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce

Explore Muncie

Whether you're thinking about coming here as a student or settling here longer-term as an employee, our community offers some of the most affordable housing in the country. Plus, you'll have a variety of dining, shopping, and other entertainment and cultural options within easy reach.

Sports and Recreation

Whether you want to see our Cardinals sports teams in action or get some exercise yourself, our campus offers some of the best fitness and athletic facilities in the Midwest. Or if you're around Delaware County, our city is home to the state's largest network of recreational trails, the Prairie Creek Reservoir, and nearly 30 public parks.

Carnegie Foundation

Our Community Engagement Efforts are Nationally Recognized

 

At Ball State, we have a long history of service and collaboration, including immersive learning opportunities that allow students to apply classroom knowledge to solve real problems for businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

Because of these efforts, we have the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

The classification recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate an institution-wide commitment to public service, civic involvement and community partnerships.

Connect

Want to keep up to date on what's happening around town? Follow some of our organizations on social media and learn about news and events in our community.