Ball State University

Muncie, IN 47306

Ball State University (BSU) is a public university in Muncie, Indiana with nearly 16,000 students accepted in the fall 2016 school year. The university was founded in 1918 after local industrialists, the Ball brothers, purchased Indiana Normal Institute. Over the years, the campus has expanded and now spans over 731 acres in Muncie. The campus has 109 buildings including the David Owsley Museum of Art. In 2005, the university was recognized by the Intel Corporation as the most unwired campus in the country due to the wireless internet access provided by 625 Wi-Fi access points across the campus.

The nursing programs available at Ball State University School of Nursing include undergrad and graduate degree programs that are accredited by the appropriate accrediting bodies. These programs include traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, LPN to BSN, and RN to BSN programs. The graduate-level programs include MSN, RN to MSN, and DNP programs. Most of the BSN programs are offered on campus. However, the RN to BSN program is offered online, giving registered nurses a convenient way to earn their BSN degrees. The MSN and DNP programs are also online-only. With the MSN program, students may choose from nurse educator and family nurse practitioner certificate programs.


Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate81%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. Masters degrees (MSN, RN to MSN)
  2. Doctoral degrees (DNP)
  3. BSN
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. LPN to BSN
  6. RN to BSN
  7. Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 151
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 117
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 1
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Nursing Education Post-master's certificate 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Doctor's degree - professional practice 5
Nursing Administration Doctor's degree - professional practice 0
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 0

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Ball State University

Indiana University-East
35.89 miles away
Indiana University-Kokomo
42.12 miles away
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
49.96 miles away
Miami University-Oxford
59.6 miles away
Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne
65.16 miles away
Miami University-Hamilton
72.32 miles away
Wright State University-Main Campus
76.73 miles away
Purdue University-Main Campus
80.82 miles away
University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College
85.53 miles away
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
87.72 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1925 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
12/01/1984 - 12/31/2006
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1968 - 12/31/2006
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/08/2006 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/08/2006 - Current

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading500 to 590
SAT: Math490 to 580
SAT: Writing490 to 580
ACT Composite20 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$8,697
30k to 48k$11,203
48k to 75k$16,230
75k to 110k$19,088
Over 110k$20,739
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $300.00 $984.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $466.00 $1,150.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Indiana Nursing Scholarship Fund Program

The scholarship is for full-time or part-time students admitted to a participating nursing school in Indiana. Must be a U.S. citizen, an Indiana resident and agree to work in an Indiana health [...]

Marion A. and Eva S. Peeples Foundation Trust Scholarship

Marion A. and Eva S. Peeples Foundation Trust Scholarship is awarded annually to Indiana high schools graduates who will attend an Indiana college or university and [...]

John Deniston Scholarship

Applicant must be a graduate from South Decatur High School who will attend Ball State University's College of Business. Financial need must be demonstrated.

Mildred B. Price Nursing Scholarship Fund

Applicant must be a resident of Grant, Hamilton, Knox, Pulaski, Madison, Sullivan, White, or Starke County who is enrolled in or accepted to a four-year baccalaureate program for nursing at an [...]

Marilyn Tomey Memorial Scholarship

Applicant must be a graduating senior from a Henry County high school who will attend a college or university in Indiana pursuing a four-year degree in nursing. Minimum 3.0 GPA required.

More scholarships

Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Indiana state board of nursing
Ball State University
2000 University Ave
Muncie, IN 47306

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