Ball State University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Ball State University ranks better than 54% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Ball State University ranks better than only 42% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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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 a weighted average of all of its program scores. Data is sourced from the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and was last updated in December 2020. It reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid.

Salary Scores for Ball State Bachelor's Degrees

Ball State ranks higher than 54% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 59% $23,250 $50,506 59%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 36% $27,000 $44,170 36%
Anthropology 43% $23,578 $25,774 43%
Architecture 5% $24,500 $34,526 5%
Biology, General 62% $24,000 $30,707 62%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 89% $24,500 $53,775 89%
Business/Commerce, General 46% $23,949 $43,217 46%
Business/Managerial Economics 40% $26,000 $45,500 40%
Chemistry 38% $24,500 $36,132 38%
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 61% $27,000 $43,798 61%
Communication and Media Studies 47% $20,731 $33,058 47%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 73% $21,500 $29,685 73%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 46% $19,750 $56,114 46%
Construction Management 46% $27,000 $63,666 46%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 58% $22,250 $36,977 58%
Dance 42% Not Reported $22,192 42%
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 48% $27,000 $32,925 48%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 40% $26,950 $22,156 40%
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 31% $24,499 $25,824 31%
English Language and Literature, General 18% $22,899 $24,124 18%
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 82% $25,284 $34,181 82%
Finance and Financial Management Services 49% $23,000 $50,356 49%
Fine and Studio Arts 79% $25,870 $30,409 79%
General Sales, Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations 87% $25,000 $63,005 87%
Geography and Cartography 37% $23,795 $34,259 37%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 53% $25,500 $30,529 53%
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs 50% $26,250 $31,133 50%
History 55% $22,728 $31,763 55%
Human Resources Management and Services 44% $20,500 $44,970 44%
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians 31% $25,000 $51,035 31%
International Business 68% Not Reported $50,856 68%
Journalism 71% $26,000 $35,683 71%
Landscape Architecture 82% Not Reported $50,856 82%
Legal Professions and Studies, Other 55% $27,000 $35,060 55%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 49% $26,188 $32,569 49%
Management Information Systems and Services 59% $26,280 $57,318 59%
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 80% $23,500 $63,600 80%
Marketing 39% $22,474 $40,621 39%
Mathematics 34% Not Reported $41,342 34%
Music 76% $26,000 $32,569 76%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 69% $22,250 $36,560 69%
Political Science and Government 36% $23,750 $32,925 36%
Psychology, General 53% $23,395 $30,296 53%
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 54% $24,000 $38,469 54%
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 45% $23,250 $30,343 45%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 19% $27,000 $55,896 19%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 41% $24,250 $31,133 41%
Social Work 70% $23,700 $34,393 70%
Sociology 49% $24,000 $32,467 49%
Special Education and Teaching 72% $27,000 $40,978 72%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 62% $24,250 $37,392 62%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 64% $25,910 $38,776 64%

Salary Scores for Ball State Master's Degrees

Ball State ranks higher than 49% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 32% $16,360 $58,221 32%
Architecture 55% Not Reported $54,922 55%
Architecture and Related Services, Other 76% Not Reported $51,273 76%
Business/Commerce, General 45% $25,200 $72,734 45%
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 24% Not Reported $50,439 24%
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 39% $31,928 $44,356 39%
Communication and Media Studies 6% Not Reported $29,685 6%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 60% $19,851 $57,512 60%
Curriculum and Instruction 30% Not Reported $45,500 30%
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 42% $20,500 $46,833 42%
Educational Administration and Supervision 49% $20,348 $56,177 49%
English Language and Literature, General 20% Not Reported $32,029 20%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 29% Not Reported $38,721 29%
Historic Preservation and Conservation 30% Not Reported $38,829 30%
Information Science/Studies 29% $19,898 $67,324 29%
Journalism 83% Not Reported $51,273 83%
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 22% Not Reported $67,660 22%
Music 26% Not Reported $24,421 26%
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other 27% Not Reported $45,529 27%
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 35% Not Reported $44,590 35%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 35% $21,226 $92,063 35%
Research and Experimental Psychology 31% Not Reported $39,729 31%
Special Education and Teaching 62% $27,142 $52,584 62%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 37% $19,268 $42,433 37%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 49% $30,329 $46,790 49%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 35% $20,500 $46,478 35%

Salary Scores for Ball State Doctoral Degrees

Ball State ranks higher than 43% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 9% Not Reported $52,941 9%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 90% Not Reported $79,838 90%
Educational Administration and Supervision 66% Not Reported $90,856 66%

Ball State University Reviews

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

Laura L 12/12/2019

Beware of Housing Contracts!!! My daughter lives in Scheidler Apartments with two other girls. A week and a half before the end of the first semester, one of the girls said she was moving out due to getting an ESA. The housing staff met with her alone and let her transfer her lease and let her out of the lease of this apartment. AND they decided for the families of the remaining girls that they (the families) would pick up the extra cost. So the housing staff can let someone out of a lease and they can pass... Read More