YOU CAN HELP KEEP Ball State Exceptional

ENRICH THE Academic Experience

For more than 100 years, our University has embraced academic innovation. On our campus and in our communities, our students have an abundant array of innovative learning opportunities – undergraduate research, project-based courses, internships and externships, and immersive learning in the community. These opportunities are provided by our talented faculty and staff because they enrich the academic experience of our students by enabling them to gain practical experience while developing solutions.

At our University, we provide our students with a premier educational experience. That’s why young women and men choose Ball State. And that’s why employers hire our graduates.

With your financial support, we can ensure that all students have the opportunity to take advantage of these enriching educational experiences.

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FUNDING Opportunities

  • Expand Immersive Learning opportunities.
  • Provide more internships and study abroad programs.
  • Expand student access to undergraduate research opportunities.
  • Provide more faculty support for fellowships, professorships, master teacher awards, microgrants, and more.
  • Boost deans’ innovation & excellence funds to keep us at the forefront of teaching and lifetime learning.


Student-to-faculty ratio.


Undergraduate students annually contribute to research efforts in collaboration with faculty mentors.


Of full-time instructors who are professors.


Immersive learning experiences each year.


Proportion of faculty who are full-time, which ranks Ball State among the highest in the nation.

12 and counting

Consecutive years Ball State Online has been named “Military Friendly”.

Quotation Mark

“The fellowship created a shift in my perspective and my outlook. I learned so much.”

— Kalee Snorden, ’20
Kalee Snorden

THE NEW Environment

Kalee Snorden, ’20, had never flown on a plane before, and the only people she knew who traveled internationally were in the military.

In Summer 2018, though, Snorden had the opportunity to work in Buenos Aires through a prestigious Cultural Vistas Fellowship. Snorden served as an intern environmental educator for Aves Argentina, a bird conservation organization.

The experience was made possible thanks in part to a stipend from the Honors College. Snorden graduated with a degree in wildlife biology and conservation. She now works for a land trust helping preserve wildlife habitat around Seattle.

Growing up, I didn’t go to many places because of our family’s financial limitations,” she said. “I hadn’t pictured myself traveling or being on a plane. It seemed like an insane idea. The fellowship created a shift in my perspective and my outlook. I learned so much.”

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