7 Academic Colleges

4,300 Immersive Learning Student Experiences Each Year

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


Our seven academic colleges provide innovative programs that will give you access to professional experiences and advanced technology from day one, and your degree will be valued by employers.

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I Knew I was a Cardinal when...

Christian Dixie

As soon as journalism major Christian Dixie set foot in the Letterman Building, he was drawn to the technology and innovation offered at Ball State.

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Gabe Cochard in the Health Professions Building

Nursing major Gabe Cochard knew he was a Ball State Cardinal as soon as he saw how beautiful the campus was and realized the University wasn't too big or too small.

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Ellie Arrington

Communication studies major Ellie Arrington identified with many of the University’s enduring values.

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Achieving Academic Excellence

Meaningful research and scholarship solve real-world problems. At Ball State University, our talented faculty and staff are making discoveries that improve lives and change the world.

Honors College

If you're ready for an extra challenge, our Honors College offers many unique academic opportunities and benefits for qualified high-ability students. These include discussion-based honors courses that substitute for nearly half of Ball State's core curriculum, major scholarships for freshmen and upper-class students, earning an honors diploma and receiving recognition at graduation, and more.


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We have continuing institutional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission.

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Respected organizations routinely recognize our academic programs, premier facilities, sustainability, and more.

Dual Credits

Earn Ball State credit while you’re still in high school. You can find options both at your school or offered online.