Ball State University Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(4.18 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 95 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 9 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 21,196 (16,602 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 70% part-time, 30% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $8,904 in-state; $21,018 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: This school provides low cost tuition for a competitive degree. Cons: There are a lot of professors who do not seem to care much for their students. The city of Muncie is also not an ideal location.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2018

The faculty make this program exceptional. They bring a diverse range of expertise and provide high levels of support. I have found them to be both challenging and encouraging, pushing me to do my best and helping me to uncover new strengths and interests.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016

Going into the program, I wasn't exactly sure to expect from the workload. I am currently, and will continue to take, two courses each term (6 credit hours). This has been challenging, but not overwhelming at all. I take all of my courses online via the live stream of the lectures. It has been a great experience. In addition, the BSU MBA program has been receiving national recognition for its online MBA program. The cost was one of the best I found for online programs, so it is definitely worth the investment.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: My graduate program dedicates to community development and has a lot of opportunities to work with community organizations and local companies. You can practice what you learn in the school outside of the school. Cons: Each department is likely to be exclusive so you rarely get a chance to collaborate with students in other areas.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2017

This program has a great value compared to the price for other similarly ranking MBA programs. It allows me the flexibility as a full-time working professional to pursue this degree, with a fully online option and choices between asynchronous and synchronous lectures. Unfortunately, being at a distant, I cannot partake as much in the networking and social activities as well as conferences and guest speakers. There are still a number of weekend events and online speakers that I get invited to, and the classes are set up to still provide interaction. Please disregard the scores I have given to transportation, surrounding area, campus safety, and the affordability of housing as they are not applicable to me in the online program. I filled them in so as not to detract from the overall average.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2011

My time at Ball State University, working towards my Master of Urban and Regional Planning, was a great experience. I was very fortunate to receive a large amount of financial assistance. The curriculum was challenging, but never overwhelming. Most professors were easily accessible and friendly. Their network may not be as strong as other colleges, and student life outside of campus is not as glamorous as other schools, but I would still go back to Ball State in a heartbeat!
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

The Ph.D. program in school psychology is great, and has provided me with many opportunities to develop my professional skills! Although the surrounding area is not very exciting, I would probably choose this program again after my experience thus far.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

There are many pros and the most important one is having an excellent piano teacher. This school was absolutely the best option for me because of how thoughtful and skilled my professor is. I have felt a lot of support from the Music Department in pursuing my dreams and goals. I could not have encountered a better place to be at the moment. The only con is the small city of Muncie where it is located. It is difficult to find things to do outside of class that will help students relax and live a balanced life. There are no venues for arts entertainment outside of the school such as theaters, an orchestra, dance or anything that could also help student's artistic growth.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

The Educational Psychology program is nationally accredited and Ball State has significant status as a school of education. The program offers applied internships that relate directly with the education being received. Professors are helpful and encouraging.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The online program is so convenient for full time workers. It is very easy to access and navigate. The program does a great good making you feel connected and you really get to know your professors. This can be tricky for online courses but I always feel my teachers are available for questions and concerns. I also feel connected to my classmates through meaningful discussion board conversations. It is a great program and great for continuing to learn and grow in my profession.
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