Accreditation is the process higher education institutions undergo to be qualified to grant degrees in academic programs. Ball State University earns accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission in a process led by the Office of the Provost.

The Office of Institutional Research and Decision Support supports the accreditation process by providing data and analysis on key metrics.

Institutional Accreditation

Ball State's accreditation is reaffirmed every 10 years through the Higher Learning Commission.

Learn more about our accreditation  Read Our statement of accreditation 


The University periodically provides updates in accordance with the Open Pathway accreditation process outlined by the Higher Learning Commission.