Education in Muncie-Delaware County, Indiana

Great Access to Higher Education

Education and training are key to a quality workforce. Muncie is home to approximately 21,000 Ball State University students and more than 3,800 Ivy Tech Community College students. Graduates of both institutions are highly-skilled and motivated to work.

Ball State University

Ball State University is a premier institution of higher learning located in Muncie. Ball State students can choose from a comprehensive range of academic programs at the associate, baccalaureate, and master’s levels, as well as doctoral programs-- More than  than 76 master’s, 15 doctoral, and two specialist programs in seven academic colleges are available. In addition to core academic programs in the arts, sciences, and humanities, the university offers more than 180 bachelor's, associate, and pre-professional degree programs and minor areas of study.

Ball State University is nationally ranked among the top 25 for best undergraduate and graduate programs in many fields.

Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system Serving nearly 200,000 students annually, the College has four campuses in East Central Indiana, including one in Muncie that provides 33 degree programs within 7 academic schools.

Ivy Tech serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities and employers. While students enjoy the benefits of a large institution, with 23 campuses throughout the state and an average class size of 22, students find personal attention close to home at Ivy Tech Community College. The Muncie campus is located downtown Muncie and in the Industria Centre Industrial Park on Cowan Road and is home to more than 4,000 students. Ivy Tech Community College's Department of Workforce and Economic Development offers local, affordable solutions for Indiana business and industry training needs.

K through 12

From grammar to graduate school, from early education to continuing education, Delaware County offers excellent opportunities for students of all ages, abilities and interests. Parochial and private day schools add to the mix of educational opportunities available.

The pupil/teacher ratios locally are very favorable. This fact, supplemented by our numerous learning enhancement programs, means that students here receive attention and quality instruction so important to early education.

Two local high schools are among the best in the state, according to the 2013 U.S. News and World Report annual rankings of “Best High Schools.” On the list for Indiana schools, Burris Laboratory School came in at No. 3 and Yorktown High School is No. 10.

Muncie Community Schools, in cooperation with our public television station, WIPB-TV Channel 49, offers GED-On-TV, or the East Central Indiana Educational Development Project, can assist adults to receive the equivalent of a high school diploma.

The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities is a residential high school for approximately 300 gifted and talented juniors and seniors from across the state of Indiana. The Indiana Academy is located on the Ball State University campus and is accredited by the Indiana Department of Education and by the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges through the University Schools. The Academy has been nationally recognized as a premier educational institution for gifted and talented students.

Burris Laboratory School, a department of the Teachers' College, provides the development, demonstration, and dissemination of effective and innovative teaching practices, offers an exemplary pre-service clinical program for teaching majors, accommodates research and operates an educationally sound instructional program for its K-12 population. This mission is based on the belief that all students can learn and will be empowered to develop their fullest intellectual, social, artistic, and physical potentials. Burris has been rated by U.S. News as one of the top high schools in the country.

Private/Parochial Schools


HERITAGE HALL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (K-12)
School Data
6401 W. River Road, Muncie, 47304
765-289-6371

ST. LAWRENCE SCHOOL (K-5)
School Data
2801 E. 16th St., Muncie, 47302
765-282-9353

ST. MARY'S SCHOOL (K-8)
School Data
2301 W. Gilbert St., Muncie, 47303
765-288-5878

SOUTHSIDE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
3502 W. Fuson Road, Muncie, 47302
765-284-7466

State Supported Schools


BURRIS LABORATORY SCHOOL (K-12)
School Data
2000 W. University, Muncie, 47306
765-285-1131

Public Schools


MUNCIE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
Corporation Data
(All public schools within Muncie City limits)
2501 N. Oakwood, Muncie 47304
765-747-5211

COWAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
Corporation Data
Cowan Jr./Sr. High
Cowan Elementary
1000 W. C.R. 600 South, Muncie, 47302
765-289-4866

DALEVILLE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
Corporation Data
Daleville Jr./Sr. High
Daleville Elementary
8700 S. Bronco Drive, Daleville, 47334
765-378-3329

DELAWARE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
Corporation Data
Delta High/Middle
Eaton Elementary
Albany Elementary
Royerton Elementary
7821 St. Road 3 North, Muncie, 47303
765-284-5074

WES-DEL COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
Corporation Data
Wes-Del High
Wes-Del Elementary
Wes-Del Middle
10290 N. C.R. 600 West, Gaston, 47342
765-358-4006

LIBERTY-PERRY COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
Corporation Data
Wapahani High
Perry Elementary
Selma Middle
Selma Elementary
105 S. C.R. 650 East, Selma 47383
765-282-5615

YORKTOWN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
Corporation Data
Yorktown High
Pleasant View Elementary
Yorktown Middle
Yorktown Elementary
8800 W. Smith St., Yorktown, 47396
765-759-8230 

Did You Know?

Muncie-Delaware County boasts two of the best high schools in the state, as ranked by the 2013 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools Top Ten list.

Included were Burris Laboratory School, ranked #3, and Yorktown High School, ranked #10.

Muncie is also the home of the nationally-recognized Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities, a two-year residential public high school for gifted and talented students.

Ball State University

The Ball State University Campus includes more than 100 buildings, spanning 731 acres, and nearly 400 acres of research property. Read More