Ball State University originated as a teacher’s college in Muncie, Indiana in the early twentieth century. by the 1960s, the college began to expand increasing enrollment and degree programs. By 1965, Indiana’s general assembly awarded the college university status. Today, Ball State awards Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees in more than 240 major and minor programs. The University houses eight colleges, including:
- Applied Sciences and Technology
- Architecture and Planning
- Miller College of Business
- Communication, Information, and Media
- Fine Arts
- Honors College
- Sciences and Humanities
- Teachers College
For adult learners and students requiring added flexibility, Ball State University offers online degree and certificate programs. Students can complete Associate’s degrees in General Studies or Radiation Therapy and Radiography. The Radiation Therapy and Radiography programs require blended online and on-campus learning. Furthermore, online Bachelor’s degrees include:
- Business Administration
- General Studies
- Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Students can also opt to complete online undergraduate certificates in Apartment Management, Corrections, and Emerging Media Journalism.
A wide range of online graduate programs extends from certificates and specialist degrees to Master’s and Doctorate programs. 25 plus certificate programs offer students furthering educational opportunities in fields like Autism and Enhanced Teaching Practice for educators to Sales Management and Real Estate Development for entrepreneurs. Ball State offers more than 20 online Master’s programs, in fields ranging from education and business to nursing. Students can pursue online Master’s degrees in Adult and Community Education or pursue programs like Urban Design. In addition, the University sponsors online Doctorate degrees in education and nursing.
Ball State offers various delivery methods of instruction to best accommodate the different lifestyles of learners. Students can choose the traditional on-campus class format or attend classes at off-campus locations in Indianapolis and Fishers, Indiana. In addition, online classes are delivered in two formats:
- Asynchronous courses engage students via email, discussion boards, file sharing, chats, Web page posting, and sometimes by phone.
- Web conferencing via streamed video requires attendance at designated times.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Sector Of Institution:4-year, Public
Highest Level Of Offering:Doctor's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:5,756
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