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Ball State University Sports Information

$27,911,651 Total Revenue
$27,911,651 Total Expenses
17 Head Coaches

If you’re a student athlete thinking about going to Ball State University be sure to check out the facts on this page about the athletics program as a whole as well as the information about the particular sport you are interested in.

The Ball State University Athletics Program

What Division Is Ball State In?

As a proud member of the Mid-American Conference conference, Ball State contends with other NCAA Division I-FBS schools.

A total number of 507 student athletes participate in varsity sports at the school, 235 of whom are male and 272 are female. They receive, on average, about $16,066 in sports-related student aid to attend Ball State. Breaking it down by gender, the average amount of sports aid awarded to men is $17,714 and the average awarded to women is $14,642.

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Ball State University Coaches

There are 17 head coaches at Ball State, 7 of whom lead men’s teams and 10 of whom head up women’s teams. The average salary of the men’s team head coaches is $203,738, while the head coaches of women’s team make, on average, $103,074 per year.

In addition to the head coaches of Ball State sports, there are 27 assistant coaches of men’s teams and 21 assitant coaches of women’s teams. The assistant coaches for women’s teams make an average of $69,712 while the ones for men’s team make about $115,298 a year. Note, the individual salary of coaches is often dependent on the team they coach.

Did the Ball State Athletics Program Make Money?

The sports teams at Ball State brought home $27,911,651 in revenue while shelling out $27,911,651 in expenses. That’s not a profit, but then again, it’s not a loss either.

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The net profit or loss can vary with each sport. For example, sports like basketball and football are often moneymakers for a school while other sports could be operating at a deficit. The chart below compares the amount of money made (or lost) for each of the men’s sports offered at Ball State.

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Likewise, money made for women’s athletics can vary quite a bit by sport. Here’s what the comparison looks like for women’s sports at Ball State.

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A Note About Ball State Sports Rankings

Along with the other data we present for each sport below, we also include the sport’s ranking on our Best Schools for the Sport list when applicable. The top spots on College Factual’s sports rankings are reserved for those schools that excel in both athletics and academics. Because, after all, there is life after college sports, and a good education will make it easier to succeed in that life.

Ball State Men’s Baseball

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate

The head coach and 3 assistant coaches train and lead the 35 players of the Ball State men’s baseball team. The team has an excellent academic progress rate of 978 - proof that they don’t ignore the importance of getting a good education. In College Factual’s most recent Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball analysis, Ball State ranked #137 out of 271 colleges and universities.

On the money side of things, the Ball State baseball program brought home $1,232,420 in revenue and paid out $1,232,420 in total expenses. Even though this means that the program didn’t make any money, at least it wasn’t in the red.

Ball State Basketball

Ball State Men’s Basketball

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The 15-player men’s basketball team at Ball State is kept in shape by one head coach and 3 assistant coaches. In addition to spending time on the field, teammates score well in the classroom, too. As a whole, the team has a super academic progress rate of 990. Our Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball ranking placed Ball State# 148 out of the 324 schools in its division.

In terms of financials, the Ball State men’s basketball program paid out $1,975,432 in expenses and made $1,975,432 in total revenue. Even though this means that the program didn’t make any money, at least it wasn’t in the red.

Ball State Women’s Basketball

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The 22 players of the Ball State women’s basketball team are led by a head coach and 3 assistant coaches. The team has an excellent academic progress rate of 986 - proof that they don’t ignore the importance of getting a good education. According to College Factual’s Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball analysis, Ball State was ranked #150 out of the 324 schools in its division.

On the money side of things, the Ball State women’s basketball program brought home $1,525,995 in revenue and paid out $1,525,995 in total expenses. So, the program broke even. It’s unfortunate that it didn’t make any money, but, then again, it didn’t lose any money either.

Ball State Women’s Field Hockey

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The head coach and 3 assistant coaches train and lead the 21 players of the Ball State women’s field hockey team. The team members have more than field hockey on their mind, too, as seen by the team’s great academic progress rate of 984. Ball State landed the #66 spot in our Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Field Hockey out of the 77 colleges and universities that were included in the analysis.

Ball State brought in $636,254 in revenue from its women’s field hockey program while paying out $636,254 in expenses. So, the program broke even. It’s unfortunate that it didn’t make any money, but, then again, it didn’t lose any money either.

Ball State Men’s Football

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate

The 121 players of the Ball State men’s football team are led by a head coach and 14 assistant coaches. In terms of how well they perform in the classroom, the team has an academic progress rate of 969. Ball State was given a rank of 99 out of the 124 schools in its division in our most recent Best Colleges for Division I (FBS) Men’s Football report.

In terms of financials, the Ball State football program paid out $7,135,305 in expenses and made $7,135,305 in total revenue. On the positive side, this means the program didn’t lose any money - and that’s not something every college sports program can claim.

Ball State Golf

Ball State Men’s Golf

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate
8 Team Members

The 8-member men’s golf team at Ball State is kept in shape by one head coach and one assistant coach. With an excellent academic progress rate of 986, the team has shown that they take there time in the classroom seriously.

In terms of financials, the Ball State men’s golf program paid out $274,734 in expenses and made $274,734 in total revenue. Even though this means that the program didn’t make any money, at least it wasn’t in the red.

Ball State Women’s Golf

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate
9 Team Members

The Ball State women’s golf team is made up of 9 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and an assistant coach. The team has an academic progress rate of 962, which is a measure of how well they do in the classroom.

In terms of financials, the Ball State women’s golf program paid out $410,385 in expenses and made $410,385 in total revenue. So, the program broke even. It’s unfortunate that it didn’t make any money, but, then again, it didn’t lose any money either.

Ball State Gymnastics

Ball State Women’s Gymnastics

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate
19 Team Members

The Ball State women’s gymnastics team is made up of 19 members who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and 3 assistant coaches. The team has an excellent academic progress rate of 979 - proof that they don’t ignore the importance of getting a good education.

Ball State brought in $742,152 in revenue from its women’s gymnastics program while paying out $742,152 in expenses. On the positive side, this means the program didn’t lose any money - and that’s not something every college sports program can claim.

Ball State Soccer

Ball State Women’s Soccer

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

There are 33 players on the Ball State women’s soccer team, and they are led by one head coach and 2 assistant coaches. In addition to spending time on the field, teammates score well in the classroom, too. As a whole, the team has a super academic progress rate of 990. Our Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Soccer ranking placed Ball State# 97 out of the 306 schools in its division.

Ball State brought in $865,586 in revenue from its women’s soccer program while paying out $865,586 in expenses. So, the program broke even. It’s unfortunate that it didn’t make any money, but, then again, it didn’t lose any money either.

Ball State Women’s Softball

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The 27-player women’s softball team at Ball State is kept in shape by one head coach and 2 assistant coaches. Teammates care for more than softball, too. Their great academic progress rate of 994 is a sign that they spend ample time on their studies as well. Ball State landed the #131 spot in our Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Softball out of the 273 colleges and universities that were included in the analysis.

The women’s softball program at Ball State made $946,619 in revenue and spend $946,619 in expenses. So, the program broke even. It’s unfortunate that it didn’t make any money, but, then again, it didn’t lose any money either.

Ball State Swimming & Diving

Ball State Men’s Swimming & Diving

$0 Net Profit/Loss
26 Team Members

The 26 players of the Ball State men’s swimming and diving team are led by a head coach and 4 assistant coaches.

On the money side of things, the Ball State men’s swimming and diving program brought home $273,331 in revenue and paid out $273,331 in total expenses. On the positive side, this means the program didn’t lose any money - and that’s not something every college sports program can claim.

Ball State Women’s Swimming & Diving

$0 Net Profit/Loss
26 Team Members

The Ball State women’s swimming and diving team is made up of 26 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and 4 assistant coaches.

Ball State brought in $473,331 in revenue from its women’s swimming and diving program while paying out $473,331 in expenses. So, the program broke even. It’s unfortunate that it didn’t make any money, but, then again, it didn’t lose any money either.

Ball State Tennis

Ball State Men’s Tennis

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate
10 Team Members

There are 10 players on the Ball State men’s tennis team, and they are led by one head coach and 2 assistant coaches. With an excellent academic progress rate of 1000, the team has shown that they take there time in the classroom seriously.

Ball State brought in $417,711 in revenue from its men’s tennis program while paying out $417,711 in expenses. On the positive side, this means the program didn’t lose any money - and that’s not something every college sports program can claim.

Ball State Women’s Tennis

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate
8 Team Members

The Ball State women’s tennis team is made up of 8 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and an assistant coach. The team members have more than tennis on their mind, too, as seen by the team’s great academic progress rate of 1000.

The Ball State women’s tennis program paid out $461,362 in expenses while making $461,362 in total revenue. Even though this means that the program didn’t make any money, at least it wasn’t in the red.

Ball State Track & Field (Combined)

Ball State Women’s Track & Field (Combined)

$0 Net Profit/Loss
88 Team Members

The Ball State women’s track and field team is made up of 88 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and 3 assistant coaches.

In terms of financials, the Ball State women’s track and field program paid out $909,516 in expenses and made $909,516 in total revenue. So, the program broke even. It’s unfortunate that it didn’t make any money, but, then again, it didn’t lose any money either.

Ball State Volleyball

Ball State Men’s Volleyball

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The 20-player men’s volleyball team at Ball State is kept in shape by one head coach and 2 assistant coaches. In addition to spending time on the field, teammates score well in the classroom, too. As a whole, the team has a super academic progress rate of 996. Our Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Volleyball ranking placed Ball State# 12 out of the 20 schools in its division.

The men’s volleyball program at Ball State made $502,919 in revenue and spent $502,919 in expenses. So, the program broke even. It’s unfortunate that it didn’t make any money, but, then again, it didn’t lose any money either.

Ball State Women’s Volleyball

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate

There are 19 players on the Ball State women’s volleyball team, and they are led by one head coach and 3 assistant coaches. The team has an excellent academic progress rate of 970 - proof that they don’t ignore the importance of getting a good education. According to College Factual’s Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Volleyball analysis, Ball State was ranked #175 out of the 307 schools in its division.

In terms of financials, the Ball State women’s volleyball program paid out $793,360 in expenses and made $793,360 in total revenue. So, the program broke even. It’s unfortunate that it didn’t make any money, but, then again, it didn’t lose any money either.

Notes & References

Note that if we don’t have data on a particular sport, it won’t be listed in the section above.

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