Ball State University Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(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

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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

I am very happy I chose Ball State. Faculty and programs have been very helpful in getting me up to date on the best methods in education leadership.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2014

I really enjoy going beyond the application of accounting techniques and exploring the foundation of the profession. The graduate program in accounting is highly discussion-based, causing each student to develop and exercise critical thinking skills and ask questions. The professors are intelligent, kind, helpful, and genuinely care about the students' educational and career success. The size of the program allows students to better get to know one another and work together to ensure success.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros are that the coursework is all online, so lectures and materials can be viewed and referenced at one's own pace. Another pro is that the coursework is directly relevant and applicable to my work (i.e., my paid job). A con is that some instructors are not as responsive to emails- which is a bit of a drawback when it comes to online courses.
3.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2014

All of my courses have been online so I have no experience with the area. I can say, that compared to other online classes I have taken, it seems the faculty is much less involved in these courses. You watch pre-recorded videos and post messages on message boards if you have questions. In other universities there would be "meeting" times and facilitated discussions. Overall, I have enjoyed my courses but as the program I am in requires you to sit for national boards at the end, I suppose that will be the true assessment of the program.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2014

I am pursuing my FNP online while continuing to work as a RN. Ball State really provided the best option for me. It is extremely affordable and works with my schedule to allow me to schedule my classes and school time around my work schedule. I love the resources that are available online as well. The only con is that it is extremely reliant on the student's desire to succeed. The faculty won't "hold your hand" along the way. They are extremely helpful when they are contacted. The student must be willing to do the research and investigate the class information and resources in order to succeed.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

Its a great program and I really feel I am learning a great deal.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Even though I am several states away, I have had no trouble contacting and getting a response from anyone if I have had a question or a problem. I do hate, though, that I cannot go talk to someone face-to-face. A pro is that I can work a full-time job and still be able to complete the program of my choice.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sports Management
Graduation Year: 2014

I feel the pros of the program is that it is striving to become one of the top tier programs within the region.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017

I just finished my first class last spring, and I am very happy so far! My instructor (also my advisor) is wonderful, and I'm looking forward to taking advantage of all of the benefits of being a Ball State student. They do a great job of making distance students feel connected and providing the resources I need. Faculty/staff has been very responsive to my questions.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Relations
Graduation Year: 2015

The department is outstanding with the latest in technology and learning standards. There is no other university or graduate program that is a better fit for me.
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