U.S. News & World Report 2022 College Rankings

Top 25 Program - Center for information, and Communication Sciences

Broadcast Education Association

  • No. 8 - Overall 2023
  • No. 7 - Documentary 2023
  • No. 2 Sports 2023
  • No. 2 - Sports 2022
  • No. 7 - Overall 2022
  • No. 7 - Documentary 2022
  • No. 27 - Film & Video 2022

Wall Street Journal

  • Best Value in America for a Graduate Degree from Ball State Center for Information and Communication Sciences

Indiana Forensic Association State Speech Tournament

  • State Champions: The 2022 championship was Ball State's 12th consecutive year winning the competition

Sportscasters Talent Agency of America

  • Ball State ranked No. 3 in the Top 20 Sports Broadcasting Schools

MediaFest Awards

  • 2023: The Ball State Daily News— Staff—Winner—Newspaper Pacemaker (fifth year in a row)
  • 2023: The Ball State Daily News/Ball Bearings Magazine/Ball State PBS—Staff—Winner—Innovation Pacemaker
  • 2023: Ball Bearings Magazine—Staff—Winner—Pinnacle Award—Best Website of the Year
  • 2022:The Ball State Daily News was one of only 19 newspapers in the country to earn a Pacemaker. This is the fourth year in a row they have earned a Pacemaker.
  • Ball Bearings magazine earned a second-place 2021-22 Pinnacle Award, in the nationwide category of Four-Year Feature Magazine of the Year, from the College Media Association
  • The McKinley Avenue Agency earned a first-place 2021-22 Pinnacle Award, in the Display Ad category, from the College Media Association. The agency designs display ads for The Ball State Daily News and Ball Bearings magazine.

Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) awards

  • The Ball State Daily News awarded Gold Crown Award in the Hybrid News category (2023)
  • Ball Bearings, Ball State’s student-run magazine, earned the Silver Crown award in Hybrid Magazine (2023)
  • Byte, a student-run multimedia entertainment and pop culture publication, earned Silver Crown awards in Digital Magazine (2023)
  • The Daily News placed sixth nationally among weekly news publications in the “Best in Show” competition (2023)

IASB College Broadcasting Competition Awards

  • 2023: Cardinal Compass-Radio Talk Show 2nd place
  • 2023: Cardinal Compas-Non-News/Sports Program Video 1st Place
  • 2023: Digital Corps-Corporate Video 2nd Place
  • 2023: News School of the Year
  • 2023: Ball State Daily News-Student Media Website 1st Place
  • 2023: Ball State Sports Link-Social Media Presence 1st Place
  • 2023: Emerging Media School of the Year

Esports Program

  • 2022-2023 Esports Program of the Year by EsportsU Collegiate Awards
  • Esports '21-'22 Community of the Year by Collegiate Sports Management Group