Ball State University

Ball State Demographics & Diversity Report

Is Ball State really diverse? College Factual's 2021 diversity report reveals the truth about diversity at Ball State. We analyzed racial demographics, gender ratios, student age ranges, and more.

Ball State Student Population

How Many Students Attend Ball State University?

Ball State total enrollment is approximately 22,443 students.

14,693 are undergraduates and 1,158 are graduate students.

Ball State Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Ball State undergraduate population is made up of 60% women, and 40% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Ball State Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 11,421
Black or African American 1,248
Hispanic 898
Multi-Ethnic 604
Asian 196
Unknown 168
International 141
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 15

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Ball State Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 70% of full-time grad students are women, and 30% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Ball State Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 813
International 103
Black or African American 88
Hispanic 67
Asian 30
Unknown 28
Multi-Ethnic 26
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 3

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Average Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

Ball State achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #1,523 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  1523 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  56.68 out of 100
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Some schools are more diverse in different categories, some are less. This school ranks close to average in overall diversity, and some categories may be more diverse than others. The diversity categories measured on this page are student race/ethnicity, gender, age, and location.

How Does Ball State Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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Ball State is considered middle of the road when it comes to overall diversity. Some aspects of diversity may be stronger than others.

Below Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity

19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Ball State is ranked 2,738 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  2738 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  27.76 out of 100
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Some schools are low in racial/ethnic diversity due to catering to one specific racial/ethnic group, or because they are located in an area where they primarily serve the nearby community.

Ball State Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 17,141
Black or African American 1,731
Hispanic 1,406
Multi-Ethnic 781
Unknown 519
International 430
Asian 401
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 26

Low Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Ball State University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 3,069
Black or African American 169
Multi-Ethnic 49
Asian 44
Hispanic 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Average Male/Female Ratio

More Female Students

Ball State ranks 1,589 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  1589 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  58.09 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.

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There are approximately 14,560 female students and 7,883 male students at Ball State.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Ball State is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  89.01 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.

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There are approximately 1,979 female teachers and 1,587 male teachers.

Average Geographic Diversity

17.29% Out of State

Ball State ranks 975 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

17.29% of Ball State students come from out of state, and 0% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  55 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 30 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
Indiana 3,206
Illinois 327
Ohio 151
Michigan 61
Wisconsin 26

International Students at Ball State

Students from 69 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, Saudi Arabia, and India.

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High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
58.89% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  78.04 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Ball State, 58.89% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
18-19 6,950
20-21 6,307
22-24 3,472
25-29 2,271
35 and over 1,660
30-34 1,019
Under 18 0

Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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