In this school there is no need for classroom furniture. That is because Ball State University offers an excellent on-line adult education program that is earning kudos and national recognition from such places as US News and World Report.
Ball University offers degrees on-line for graduate students in the Teachers College; the Miller School of Business; and the School of Nursing. All the on-line degree programs are ranked in the top 20 in the country in USNWR ranking of Best Online Programs of 2014.
Ball State also has an online bachelor’s degree program which is ranked 29th best in the country.
At the beginning of the fall semester in 2013 there were 17,225 students enrolled on the campus of BSU. An additional 2,984 were enrolled completely in the online courses. One student, Tracy Bassett, a 39-year-old Indianapolis Broad Ripple resident also works full time at UnitedHealthcare.
“The online format at Ball State … is so similar to how I do much of my job today,” Bassett said. “I manage a territory of 12 states, so when I am not traveling to in-person meetings, much of my day is conference calls, emails and instant messaging.”