MUNCIE, Ind. — The coronavirus pandemic has reduced on-campus enrollment at Ball State University this fall, but there are still more than 14,000 students taking classes in person.
On-campus enrollment dropped from 15,969 last fall to 14,109 this fall, a loss of 1,860 students or 12%.
On-campus enrollment is the number of students taking at least one class on campus.
International enrollment at BSU is also down, because of visa delays, safety issues and other reasons, but there are still 304 international students on campus despite the pandemic, compared to 431 last fall, a loss of about 30%.
The Star Press asked Ball State’s Center for Business and Economic Research about the impact on Muncie of fewer students on campus.
“Typically, having more students on campus would be