Ball State University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.17 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 96 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

4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

This is my first semester and my first time taking online classes. The professors have been helpful and provided interesting and challenging course work that is relevant to my career pursuits. I went to Ball State for undergrad over ten years ago and the experience was so positive that I returned when I decided to pursue my graduate degree.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of my graduate program are that it is offered online. I am an out of state student that works a full time job and would never have the opportunity to go back to school if it weren't offered online. The cons are the availability of things. If I can't contact my instructor for some reason, it is really hard to find another person to contact to answer questions.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2015

I love the online graduate program because it allows me to get my work done while working full time as a teacher. My teachers are always available to answer questions via email and skype. I often hear back with answers to my questions within a few hours. The work load is a lot of reading and the tests are often hard. However, the instructors are pretty good with grading essays and work so it all weighs out. All around excellent Education program.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The most wonderful thing about the Executive Development for Public Service program at Ball State is that you get to choose the courses that most pertain to you. Students get to build their schedule to fit their professional and educational goals and interests. Offering the program entirely online is also a great perk. I travel for work, so even though I am in the area to take on-campus courses, my work schedule makes that impossible. The main downside to this program, in my opinion, is that it is that I do not think the name of the program actually reflects what it prepares you to do after completion. With the courses that I am choosing to take, I do not think that I will be prepared to be an "Executive," but I certainly will be more prepared for my career interests in the future.
4.88 out of 5.0
Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2016

I could not rate some of the items because I am solely a distance education student and do not have any interaction with the campus or the surrounding area. I know that this program is challenging but I believe that as a high school teacher the courses have prepared me to better serve my students. I want to help them achieve more both in my class and in the real world. The technology that I learned about will help me do that in numerous ways. The cons is that not all of the faculty is available for an off campus student. I tried to make arrangements to go to Muncie for 1 day to have meetings but not everyone could make it.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

The program is highly accredited and the staff has excellent backgrounds. I was easily able to contact any staff member from any department and received very prompt help. My advisor helped me to begin my graduate degree sooner than I anticipated and gave me great guidance on how I might move through the courses of the program. I have great confidence in the degree that I will be receiving, particularly as my studies are all completed online.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Many of the above categories do not apply to student who are only taking online courses. It was easy to apply to BSU, and there are many excellent courses available online. I get regular emails from them about on campus happenings and opportunities. They certainly do a good job of communicating and making students feel that they are part of the BSU community.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Architecture
Graduation Year: 2014

The education I have received so far at Ball State during my undergraduate and graduate experiences has been exceptional thus far. I have been pushed in all aspects of my field academically, and the knowledge and experience I gained has rewarded me professionally. Ball State has great professors and a challenging curriculum, which has provided me with valuable experiences to prepare me for life after college. My biggest obstacle has been finding the funds to continue my education through the required 2 years of graduate school necessary to earn my architectural license to practice professionally.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Landscape Design
Graduation Year: 2013

ball state give me an apportunity to access the higher education, I feel very luck for that, here have many excellent professions in Landscape Architect area, and they give me a lot of help in study, but finance become a big problem for my study, I hope I can finish my master degree study.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017

I enjoy the online classroom and the support of the professors is amazing!
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