Ball State University
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 LocaleSmall City|
|Number of Students22,513|
|Student to Faculty Ratio17:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||0||2|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1080 to 1240|
|ACT||20 to 24|
|Secondary school GPA Recommended|
|Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|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|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$304/credit|
|In State Students||$304/credit|
|Out of State Students||$843/credit|
|In District Students||$475/credit|
|In State Students||$475/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,176/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 90% of Ball State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||13%||$508|
|State Grant & Scholarships||31%||$7,415|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||51%||$8,279|
|Federal Student Loans||68%||$5,992|
$13,535Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$8,387|
|$30,001 to $48,000$10,848|
|$48,001 to $75,000$15,029|
|$75,001 to $110,000$18,628|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Indiana state board of nursing.