The study also found that rural counties further away from municipal areas scored the lowest compared to those near or with major towns or cities.
Police say texting should be limited to situations where the person cannot speak because calling 911 still provides the police more information.
Science professor Eric Hedin came under fire last year when students complained he included intelligent design in a course syllabus.
The study's author says Indiana has a low average income because highly-educated people are leaving the state.
Ball State President Jo Ann Gora wrote a letter to faculty last week. Her message – “intelligent design is not appropriate content for science courses.”
Ball State University officials say the formula favors large campuses, but Indiana University officials support the funding model.
More than 60 percent of Ball State University's charters either dropped a grade this past year or maintained a failing grade.
Indiana University lost to Ball State University on Saturday in the final seconds of the game.
Ball State University is using eminent domain to claim land currently occupied by a printing business to begin building a new dorm, hotel, and restaurant.
The Indiana State Excise Police have begun a pilot program aimed at reducing underage drinking near college campuses.