Ball State University

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#19 Overall Score: 87 Best Online Nursing Programs

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Graduate Nursing Program Overview

Ball State University is a public institution where all of the graduate-level, online nursing classes are recorded and archived, so that students can access lecture material at their own convenience. One hundred percent of students are already employed when they first enroll. The admissions deadline for these programs is January 14.

Quick Stats

Academic year founded 1999-2000
Total enrollment 494
2013-2014 Tuition (per credit) $307 (in-state)
$518 (out-of-state)
Application deadline January 14
Admissions URL
Admissions e-mail

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U.S. News Rankings

Faculty Credentials and Training rank 10
Faculty Credentials and Training score 90
Student Services and Technology rank 40
Student Services and Technology score 58
Student Engagement rank 35
Student Engagement score 75
Admissions Selectivity rank 48
Admissions Selectivity score 67
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.1


Application deadline (U.S. residents) January 14
Application deadline (international students) rolling
Admissions website
Director of admissions Shantelle Estes
Admissions phone (765) 285-9130
Admissions email

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School awards Doctorate of Nursing Practice Yes
Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 16 full-time; 7 part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 11
Average experience teaching online courses 10 years
Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Students enroll as online students No
Classes include campus-based students N/A
One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates
Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Within 3 years (2012-2013) 16%
Within 3 years (2011-2012) 16%

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Student Body

Enrollment 494
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution

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Technology & Support

Instructor response expected within (hours) 48
24/7 live tech support Yes
Alumni/alumnae relations 0

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Paying for School

Part-time tuition (per credit, in-state) $307
Part-time tuition (per credit, out-of-state) $518
Full-time tuition (per credit, in-state) $307
Full-time tuition (per credit, out-of-state) $518

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