Ball State University announced today that its total enrollment has reached 22,513, making it the largest enrollment in the school’s nearly 100-year history.
This year's enrollment includes:
- Total campus population of 16,825
- Total off-campus population of 5,688
Ball State’s freshman class, which is 4,002 strong, is the second largest class in the school's history–only three students shy of the school record set in 1997.
“We are very proud of all these numbers, not simply the sheer size of total enrollment and the freshman class but also the quality,” said Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns, in a press release.
The class also hit new record highs in these areas:
- Underrepresented populations hitting 20 percent
- Out-of-state students hitting 18.6 percent
- 73 percent of class have earned an Honors Diploma and had a 3.5 grade point average
“As we head into our Centennial year in 2018, Ball State is in a great position and we’re all very excited about the future,” Mearns said. “Clearly, our focus on academic innovation has found a ready audience. Students and their families appreciate that, at Ball State, we don’t just impart knowledge and skills. We instill the enduring values distinctive to our University.”