U.S. News & World Report 2022 College Rankings

  • Best Masters Programs:
    • No. 20 - Nursing
    • No. 46 - Audiology
    • No. 47 - Rehabilitation Counseling
    • No. 92 - Speech-Language Pathology
    • No. 202 - Psychology
  • Best Undergraduate Programs:
    • No. 148 - Nursing

  • No. 13 - Best Radiologic Technologist Training Programs (2020)

National League for Nursing

  • Recognized status as Center of Excellence in Nursing Education


  • Nursing, Radiography, and Respiratory Therapy students continue a tradition of outstanding performance on licensing examinations, including a nearly 100 percent pass rate.
  • The Ball State Human Performance Lab within the School of Kinesiology is internationally renowned for studying exercise and its effects on human physiology. The center's researchers have worked with NASA astronauts and Russian cosmonauts to study the effects of long space missions on muscle tissue.
  • Ball State graduates make up 70% of the licensed certified speech language pathologists in Indiana.
  • The School of Kinesiology offers one of the few Aquatics majors in the country.
  • Ball State’s fully accredited Dietetics internship program is the largest in Indiana.
  • Ball State’s doctorate in Audiology is the country’s oldest existing four-year program.
  • Many Sports Administration majors’ intern with professional sport teams or state and national governing organizations.
  • Ball State's Bachelor of Social Work program is the oldest and largest accredited undergraduate program in Indiana.
  • Military Science students had 100 percent successful completion of the Cadet Leaders Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
  • The Master’s in Social Work program is the only advanced generalist degree in Indiana.