Ball State University Rankings by Salary Score

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Salary and Debt by Major at Ball State University

We calculated a salary score for each of Ball State University's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at Ball State University to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is based on the school's by-program performance weighted by student enrollment in each program. Data is sourced from the December 2020 release of the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid. Debt and salary numbers are shown rounded to the nearest $10.

Salary Scores for Ball State Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 59 98% 98% $23,250 $50,510 59
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 36 100% 100% $27,000 $44,170 36
Anthropology 43 92% 92% $23,580 $25,770 43
Architecture 5 96% 96% $24,500 $34,530 5
Biology, General 62 98% 98% $24,000 $30,710 62
Business Administration, Management and Operations 89 98% 98% $24,500 $53,780 89
Business/Commerce, General 46 96% 96% $23,950 $43,220 46
Business/Managerial Economics 40 93% 93% $26,000 $45,500 40
Chemistry 38 89% 89% $24,500 $36,130 38
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 61 100% 100% $27,000 $43,800 61
Communication and Media Studies 47 100% 100% $20,730 $33,060 47
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 73 100% 100% $21,500 $29,690 73
Computer and Information Sciences, General 46 96% 96% $19,750 $56,110 46
Construction Management 46 100% 100% $27,000 $63,670 46
Criminal Justice and Corrections 58 99% 99% $22,250 $36,980 58
Dance 42 100% 100% Not Reported $22,190 42
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 48 100% 100% $27,000 $32,930 48
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 40 98% 98% $26,950 $22,160 40
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 31 85% 85% $24,500 $25,820 31
English Language and Literature, General 18 96% 96% $22,900 $24,120 18
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 82 98% 98% $25,280 $34,180 82
Finance and Financial Management Services 49 98% 98% $23,000 $50,360 49
Fine and Studio Arts 79 98% 98% $25,870 $30,410 79
General Sales, Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations 87 100% 100% $25,000 $63,010 87
Geography and Cartography 37 100% 100% $23,800 $34,260 37
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 53 99% 99% $25,500 $30,530 53
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs 50 96% 96% $26,250 $31,130 50
History 55 100% 100% $22,730 $31,760 55
Human Resources Management and Services 44 100% 100% $20,500 $44,970 44
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians 31 94% 94% $25,000 $51,040 31
International Business 68 93% 93% Not Reported $50,860 68
Journalism 71 99% 99% $26,000 $35,680 71
Landscape Architecture 82 96% 96% Not Reported $50,860 82
Legal Professions and Studies, Other 55 94% 94% $27,000 $35,060 55
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 49 95% 95% $26,190 $32,570 49
Management Information Systems and Services 59 93% 93% $26,280 $57,320 59
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 80 96% 96% $23,500 $63,600 80
Marketing 39 99% 99% $22,470 $40,620 39
Mathematics 34 100% 100% Not Reported $41,340 34
Music 76 93% 93% $26,000 $32,570 76
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 69 94% 94% $22,250 $36,560 69
Political Science and Government 36 100% 100% $23,750 $32,930 36
Psychology, General 53 98% 98% $23,400 $30,300 53
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 54 100% 100% $24,000 $38,470 54
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 45 96% 96% $23,250 $30,340 45
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 19 100% 100% $27,000 $55,900 19
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 41 100% 100% $24,250 $31,130 41
Social Work 70 99% 99% $23,700 $34,390 70
Sociology 49 100% 100% $24,000 $32,470 49
Special Education and Teaching 72 100% 100% $27,000 $40,980 72
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 62 98% 98% $24,250 $37,390 62
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 64 98% 98% $25,910 $38,780 64

Salary Scores for Ball State Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 32 100% 100% $16,360 $58,220 32
Architecture 55 96% 96% Not Reported $54,920 55
Architecture and Related Services, Other 76 100% 100% Not Reported $51,270 76
Business/Commerce, General 45 99% 99% $25,200 $72,730 45
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 24 100% 100% Not Reported $50,440 24
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 39 96% 96% $31,930 $44,360 39
Communication and Media Studies 6 100% 100% Not Reported $29,690 6
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 60 100% 100% $19,850 $57,510 60
Curriculum and Instruction 30 100% 100% Not Reported $45,500 30
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 42 100% 100% $20,500 $46,830 42
Educational Administration and Supervision 49 99% 99% $20,350 $56,180 49
English Language and Literature, General 20 92% 92% Not Reported $32,030 20
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 29 100% 100% Not Reported $38,720 29
Historic Preservation and Conservation 30 100% 100% Not Reported $38,830 30
Information Science/Studies 29 99% 99% $19,900 $67,320 29
Journalism 83 100% 100% Not Reported $51,270 83
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 22 100% 100% Not Reported $67,660 22
Music 26 100% 100% Not Reported $24,420 26
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other 27 100% 100% Not Reported $45,530 27
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 35 100% 100% Not Reported $44,590 35
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 35 99% 99% $21,230 $92,060 35
Research and Experimental Psychology 31 92% 92% Not Reported $39,730 31
Special Education and Teaching 62 96% 96% $27,140 $52,580 62
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 37 100% 100% $19,270 $42,430 37
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 49 96% 96% $30,330 $46,790 49
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 35 99% 99% $20,500 $46,480 35

Salary Scores for Ball State Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 9 100% 100% Not Reported $52,940 9
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 90 100% 100% Not Reported $79,840 90
Educational Administration and Supervision 66 100% 100% Not Reported $90,860 66

Most Recent Reviews

Peyton Kinnick 1/7/2020

I really enjoyed my undergraduate program at Ball State University. The professors at Ball State are extremely caring and understanding. These professors want you to excel in your studies. In my time at Ball State, I had so much support from my professors at all times. My professors made learning fun, and they wanted you to enjoy learning. I never wanted to miss a class at Ball State. I was so happy to be there and to hear their stories and how passionate they were to teach us. My experience at Ball State... Read More

A 11/21/2019

Ball State University has a great campus and great food and great professors. BUT, as of now there are two dorms on campus that have bed bugs! And the University has not taken action. I do not feel comfortable living in these conditions! Its gross!!!!