Ball State University

Is Ball State a Good School for the Money?

Ball State University Value Report

Is a Ball State degree worth it? Only you know for sure, but College Factual's value analysis can help answer that question. Keep reading for more.

Within Indiana, Ball State Offers Good Quality at a Great Price.

Top 10% Indiana Value
Top 50% Indiana Quality

Ball State University is ranked #14 out of #44 in Indiana for quality and #3 out of #37 for Indiana value.

This makes it a good quality for a great value in the state.

State Value Ranking  3 out of 37
Great Value
State Value Score  91.89 out of 100
Great Value

Do you qualify for in-state tuition? Check the Ball State financial aid page to be sure.

Above Average Value Nationwide

Top 20% National Value
Top 50% National Quality

Ball State University is ranked #256 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Ball State University is priced well for the kind of quality education they provide and thus has earned a good price recognition from College Factual's analysis.

National Value Ranking  256 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  82.61 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Andrews University $123,412 A
Carroll University $124,288 A-
Doane University $125,627 A-
Ball State University $126,033 A-
Central Michigan University $128,486 B+
University of North Carolina at Charlotte $139,633 B-
Minneapolis College of Art and Design $142,463 B-
Florida Institute of Technology $173,457 D-
Widener University $183,863 F
Regis University $193,841 F
University of New England $195,575 F

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

That Degree May Cost You $126,033 in Total

The Ball State time to graduate is about 4.28 years and will cost an estimated $29,447 per year. This brings the total cost to 126,033.

Average Yearly Cost $29,447
Average Years to Graduate 4.28
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $126,033

Many Factors Affect Net Price

There are many ways you can lower the cost of a college education. Consider taking advantage of in-state tuition, or shortening the length of your degree by taking summer classes. Learn more about Ball State cost for other factors that may affect net price such as the financial aid you qualify for that is largely based on your family's income.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$59,929 In-State With Aid
$158,403 Avg Cost No Aid
4.28 Years to Graduate

Most students will not pay the full sticker price and few students fit perfectly into averages.

Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at Ball State.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $158,403 #150 A
All Students $126,033 #256 A-
Only Students Receiving Aid $111,494 #211 A
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $106,837 #3 A
All Students $74,472 #3 A
Only Students Receiving Aid $59,929 #3 A

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Indiana.

About 90% of Ball State students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Ball State financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates value by calculating average Ball State cost multiplied by time to graduate, and then compares that number to other schools of a similar quality ranking. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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