Our students arrive at Ball State with talent, ambition, and curiosity. Our goal—and our responsibility—is to provide them with programs and courses that will reward and develop all three of those qualities. With about 190 majors, more than 140 master's, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, and a variety of minors, we think we do a pretty good job.

U.S. News & World Report has recognized several academic programs, and The Princeton Review has named us one of the best in the Midwest for more than a decade. But Ball State is about so much more than recognitions and awards—we’re also about sharing our time and talents to better the community and the state's economy. 

We’ve made direct contributions to the welfare of Indiana by cultivating entrepreneurship, leading the redevelopment of downtowns, helping small towns secure broadband technology, and much, much more.