Ball State University

Public, Four-years School Located in Muncie, IN

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How much is the BSU tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, BSU's tuition & fees is $10,758 for Indiana residents and $28,766 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $25,998 for Indiana residents and $44,006 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

BSU Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Indiana Residents Tuition & Fees$10,758
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$28,766
Books & Supplies Costs$1,454
On-campus Room & Board$10,904
On-campus Expenses$2,882
Off-campus Room & Board$10,904
Off-campus Expenses$2,882
2023-2024 Projection
Indiana Residents Tuition & Fees$10,440
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$27,924

How Much Does it Cost to Go to BSU for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $124,003 at BSU. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $181,059. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $134,908.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$29,633$43,608$32,579
Sophomore (2024-25)$30,527$44,693$33,331
Junior (2025-26)$31,447$45,807$34,103
Senior (2026-27)$32,396$46,951$34,895
4 Years Total$124,003$181,059$134,908
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$30,527$44,693$33,331
Sophomore (2025-26)$31,447$45,807$34,103
Junior (2026-27)$32,396$46,951$34,895
Senior (2027-28)$33,372$48,127$35,707
4 Years Total$127,743$185,578$138,036
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$31,447$45,807$34,103
Sophomore (2026-27)$32,396$46,951$34,895
Junior (2027-28)$33,372$48,127$35,707
Senior (2028-29)$34,379$49,335$36,541
4 Years Total$131,594$190,221$141,245
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$32,396$46,951$34,895
Sophomore (2027-28)$33,372$48,127$35,707
Junior (2028-29)$34,379$49,335$36,541
Senior (2029-30)$35,415$50,577$37,396
4 Years Total$135,562$194,991$144,538
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$33,372$48,127$35,707
Sophomore (2028-29)$34,379$49,335$36,541
Junior (2029-30)$35,415$50,577$37,396
Senior (2030-31)$36,483$51,852$38,274
4 Years Total$139,650$199,891$147,917

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, BSU' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Indiana, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $15,112.
In-StateOut-of-State
Ball State University$10,758$28,766
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Indiana Four-years Colleges$20,112
Public Schools$6,847$15,112
Private Schools$22,120

Financial Aid and COA

At Ball State University, 12,922 students (87%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $10,706.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at BSU is $33,300 for students living on-campus and $33,300 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 3,185 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $11,418 and the average amount of student loans is $6,906.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Indiana ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$25,998$44,006
COA (off-campus)$25,998$44,006
Tuition & Fees$10,758$28,766
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$15,240$15,240
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$15,240$15,240
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$15,292$33,300
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$15,292$33,300
Average Financial Aid$10,706$10,706
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship12,92287%$10,706
Pell Grants5,00034%$5,402
Federal Student Loan11,21175%$6,959
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid3,18598%-
Grants or Scholarships3,16097%$11,418
Federal Grants3,08295%$3,929
Pell Grants1,36342%$5,409
Other Federal Grants3,05094%$1,553
State/Local Grants1,29740%$7,441
Institutional Grants1,87258%$7,650
Student Loan Aid2,96591%$6,906
Federal Student Loans2,95891%$5,401
Other Student Loans31910%$14,115
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level2,7732,121$9,059
0-30,000601600$16,910
30,001-48,000381379$14,506
48,001-75,000439415$9,954
75,001-110,000507336$4,868
110,001 or more845391$3,068

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

BSU's acceptance rate is 68.17%. A total of 22,947 applicants applied to and 15,642 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 3,278 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 20.96%.
To apply to BSU, 2 items are required - Secondary school GPA and Completion of college-preparatory program and 2 items are recommended to submit - Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants22,9477,899$15,048
Admitted15,6425,001$10,641
Enrolled3,2781,237$2,041
Acceptance Rate68.17%63.31%70.71%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)20.96%24.74%19.18%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordConsidered But Not Required
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to BSU. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,110 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 24.
Its SAT score is similar to the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is similar to the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,1101,0101,210
National Average1,168
Indiana Average1,154
SAT EBRW560510610
SAT Math550500600
ACT Composite242027
National Average24
Indiana Average25
ACT Math231926
ACT English232026

Student Population

Ball State University has a total of 19,777 students including 14,416 undergraduate and 5,361 graduate students. By gender, there are 7,011 male students and 13,308 female students attending BSU. The school offers online degree programs and 5,040 students enrolled online exclusively (25.48% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total20,319 7,01113,308
Undergraduate14,898 5,7669,132
Graduate5,421 1,2454,176

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address2000 University Ave, Muncie, IN
Phone765-289-1241
WEBhttps://www.bsu.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered290 Programs
Online Program Offered56 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered97 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate68.95%
Yield22.06%
Student Population19,777
Graduation Rate63%
Transfer-out Rate23%
Retention Rate73% (Full-time), 57% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate15 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties1,047 (Full-time), 266 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs3,104 (Full-time), 507 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$70,603
Average Staff Salary$56,164