Ball State University

Ball State Demographics & Diversity Report

Many schools pride themselves on their diversity, but what does that mean, really? College Factual ran the numbers to find out how diverse the average college campus really is, taking into account race, gender, the ages of the students, and where they're from. Read the Ball State diversity report below.

Ball State Student Population

How Many Students Attend Ball State University?

Ball State total enrollment is approximately 21,597 students. 14,334 are undergraduates and 1,246 are graduate students.

Ball State Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Ball State undergraduate population is made up of 61% women, and 39% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Ball State Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 10,906
Black or African American 1,368
Hispanic 938
Multi-Ethnic 541
Asian 246
Unknown 208
International 93
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 14

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Ball State Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

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


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Ball State Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 877
International 107
Hispanic 93
Black or African American 87
Multi-Ethnic 38
Asian 23
Unknown 17
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Racial/Ethnic Diversity

21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Ball State Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 16,323
Black or African American 1,876
Hispanic 1,479
Multi-Ethnic 730
Asian 426
Unknown 403
International 304
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 28

Low Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Ball State University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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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Ball State Male/Female Diversity

More Female Students
This school is more popular with women than with men.


There are approximately 14,161 female students and 7,436 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.


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%.

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


*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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