College Factual  by our College Data Analytics Team
       Unbiased Factual Guarantee

Ball State Housing Costs

$4,862 On-Campus Room Typical Cost
$6,282 On-Campus Meals Typical Cost
$1,364 Books & Supplies Typical Cost
$2,804 Other Living Expenses Typical Cost

Ball State University Room and Board Costs and How They Measure up?

There are more costs associated with going to college in addition to tuition fees. Find out below exactly how much you will end up having to pay to go to Ball State University .

On this page you will find:

Ball State Housing and Meal Plan Costs In 2021, Ball State students paid $4,862 for housing and $6,282 for dining.

The table below shows the expected costs of both on-campus and off-campus housing and dining plans for Ball State University.

ExpenseOn CampusOff Campus
Room and Board$10,796$10,796
— Housing      $4,862
— Meals      $6,282
Other Living Expenses$2,804$2,804
Books and Supplies$1,364$1,364

What is Room & Board Over Four Years? The Estimated Total Comes to $61,126

For the past five years, Ball State housing and dining costs have changed 1.8% each year on average, compared to a nationwide average change of 2.4%. Incoming first year students in 2022 should expect to pay around $15,085 for room, board and other costs based on existing movements. By their last year an undergraduate might spend an average of $15,212 for a two-year degree, and $15,483 for a four-year degree.

Total room and board costs over the course of four years would be somewhere around $61,126; for two years it will be about $30,297.


* estimated

How to Finance Your Ball State Education?

More Details on Living and Dining On Campus

Are you wondering whether you may be required to live on campus? If you are a first-time full-time student, some schools may require it. See the table below to find out whether Ball State does or not, as well as the on-campus housing capacity.

Schools may offer meal plans where the number of meals per week can vary, for example, the student receives a meal card and charges meals against the card. Then there are schools like Ball State that offer meal plans based on the number of meals per week. See the table below to find out the number of meals per week in the maximum meal plan offered at Ball State.

Are Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?No
On-Campus Housing Capacity7,531
Meals Per Week Included in Max Meal Plan21

Room, Board & Living Expenses are About Average

Students who live on campus at Ball State University will pay a total of $14,964 for their room and board. This amount is close to the nationwide average of $15,282.


If you’re considering Ball State University, here are some more schools you may be interested in knowing more about.

Curious on how these schools stack up against Ball State? Pit them head to head with College Combat, our free interactive tool that lets you compare colleges on the features that matter most to you!

Check out the following matchups:


More about our data sources and methodologies.

Popular Reports

College Rankings
Best by Location
Degree Guides by Major
Graduate Programs

Compare Your School Options