Overview:Ball State University is home to nearly 20,000 graduate and undergraduate students. Its immersive learning programs set this university apart. Students are able to learn in a classroom and apply that knowledge to solve real problems and work on professional projects. Recently, the major motion film My Name is Jerry was shot on Ball State's campus with the help of telecommunications students. Ball State's alumni include David Letterman, Papa John's founder John Schnatter and Garfield cartoonist Jim Davis.