We Fly

Spirited and motivated, we learn, grow, and take flight. Our faculty and staff—everyone in our community—embrace students as learning partners from day one. In classrooms and labs, in immersive learning projects, on the sports fields—with creativity and determination—Cardinals Fly. We are grounded in our values, lifted by our knowledge, and go confidently upward toward ever greater opportunities. Ours is a simple promise: to challenge each other to excel. And with Beneficence as our guide—We Fly.

Ball State is committed to your bright future.

We embrace the future, and our students, faculty and staff have the intellectual curiosity, courage, determination and dedication to shape it. Join us.

Our Mission

We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world.

94% Placement Rate for Graduates

4 out of 5 Students Qualify for Financial Aid

200,000 alumni worldwide

Find your passion and purpose here.

Our immersive, hands-on learning environment and our collaborative, outstanding faculty provide the perfect setting for you to continue your lifelong journey to a fulfilling career and a meaningful life.

We are guided by Beneficence.

These values are not new to us, and they are not simply words. We have lived them for more than 100 years, and they are the guide for our next century.

We inspire.

Higher education is the beginning of a lifelong quest for personal development. Our welcoming culture, outstanding professors, and focus on innovation and collaboration provide the foundation for a fulfilling career and a meaningful life.

Student Successes

Read about our students and their experiences while here at Ball State.

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Meet our Faculty

Learn about the talented faculty and dedicated staff who inspire our students.

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Grads of Distinction

See how our graduates go on to change the world.

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Place matters, and that is particularly true on our beautiful, diverse, and inclusive campus.

The perfect size of our campus is distinctive. Every walk across campus means you’ll be welcomed by familiar faces but also meet new people. From day one, learning opportunities bring hands-on experiences. Faculty interaction brings partnership and support. At Ball State, relationships last a lifetime.

We’re about more than educating students. We’re about serving our neighbors and communities near and far.

At Ball State, we prepare Cardinals to transform their communities – and to change the world. And we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.


Muncie Named 2020 All-America City Award Winner

Our city's continued effort to enhance the community's health and well-being earned Muncie the 2020 All-America City Award. Learn more.