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.

Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Campus SizeLarge
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4-year
TypePublic
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate78%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 11 133
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 0
Master's degree 7 91
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 2
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 89.4%

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Accreditations

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
ACEN
12/01/1984 - 12/31/2006
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
ACEN
12/01/1968 - 12/31/2006
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
CCNE
04/08/2006 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
CCNE
04/08/2006 - Current

Admission

62%

Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1080 to 1240
ACT20 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

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).
Application fee
Undergrads $55
Graduates $60

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$304/credit
In State Students$304/credit
Out of State Students$843/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$475/credit
In State Students$475/credit
Out of State Students$1,176/credit

Tuition Estimates

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
LPN 45 $13,680 $13,680 $37,935
ADN 70 $21,280 $21,280 $59,010
BSN 125 $38,000 $38,000 $105,375
FNP 50 $23,750 $23,750 $58,800
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
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.

Financial Aid

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
Pell Grant 36% $4,600
Other Federal Grant 13% $508
State Grant & Scholarships 31% $7,415
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 51% $8,279
Federal Student Loans 68% $5,992
Private Loans 10% $11,980

$13,535

Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
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
Over $110,000$20,876

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Student Population

17,004

Undergrads

5,509

Graduates

14,291

Women

8,222

Men

73%

Full-time

27%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
78%
Black/African American
8%
Hispanic
5%
Two or more races
3%
Race/ethnicity unknown
3%
Non-resident alien
2%
Asian
2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%

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.


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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Indiana state board of nursing.

Ball State University
2000 University Ave
Muncie, IN 47306
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