We are a supportive community of committed to providing you with a breadth of industry-leading curriculum and real-world experiences that prepare you for a successful career in our complex, global, built environment.

One of three departments within Ball State’s College of Architecture and Planning, we offer the following:

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Our bachelor's and master's degree programs are fully accredited. Learn more

Pre-Professional Degree
Professional Degree
Undergraduate Minors
Graduate Certificates
The College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University is a community of lifelong learners committed to providing a teaching/learning environment that addresses the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning.

—Mission Statement

To build further on our strengths and better define our emerging institutional uniqueness we will celebrate our immersive approach to education, inclusive commitment to all forms of scholarship, and permanent engagement in service of our internal and external constituencies.

—Vision Statement

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Faculty share their expertise, passion, and course offerings.

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Collaborate with community partners and faculty in innovative spaces.

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Rankings and Recognitions

We are rated “world-class with distinction”—one of only 20 distinguished programs (of more than 115 universities in the nation)—in The Cramer Report: America’s World-Class Schools of Architecture.

Receiving the stamp of “world-class” is substantive because it is based on current rankings and those over the past 10 years. It is also based on ratings by academic deans and chairs from around the country, overall campus environment and student evaluations, and program accreditation.

Our consistent national rankings are based on our ability to continue to attract the best students, retain our outstanding faculty, and engage our amazing alumni.

The most recent national Architect Registration Examination rates of success statistics stand as evidence of how well Ball State architecture students are prepared. Our graduates performed exceptionally well in the following divisions of the exam:

  • fifth in mechanical and electrical systems
  • 10th in materials and methods
  • 13th in site planning
  • 20th in predesign

Our excellence is just part of the standard around here. Ball State's College of Architecture and Planning is nationally acclaimed for its programs.