New rankings released today once again reflect Ball State University’s excellence in its graduate degree programs in teaching and education.

Ball State’s graduate elementary education program tied for 13th in the nation in this year’s U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate Schools Rankings” list, an improvement from last year’s No. 17 ranking.

Ball State also tied for 22nd in graduate secondary education programs and tied for 29th in curriculum and instruction, a specialty category. Overall, Ball State ranked 91st in the nation in overall graduate education programs, which are part of the Teachers College.

Each year, more than 5,300 graduate students choose Ball State for the depth and quality of our programs and the forward-thinking research they conduct with our stellar faculty.

“We are grateful to once again be recognized by U.S. News & World Report for our excellent graduate and doctoral study programs,” said Adam Beach, dean of Ball State’s Graduate School. “These rankings align with our belief that higher education should be the beginning of a lifelong quest for knowledge, solutions, and service. We live that by exposing our students to an innovative, collaborative learning experience — brought to life by talented faculty and dedicated staff.”

Today’s new graduate program rankings come on the heels of U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 “Best Online Programs” list, in which five Ball State online degree programs ranked in the top 40 nationally in their respective categories.

Ball State’s ranked online master’s degree programs included:

Ball State’s online graduate rankings in specialty areas included:

To see the more than 100 graduate and doctoral programs offered at Ball State, or to request additional information, visit the Graduate School website.