• VU is a public, two-year, comprehensive, community college that features a full-service student residential environment. Our primary mission is to provide associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of academic and occupational majors leading to entry to a four-year university or to the workforce.

School Highlights

Vincennes University serves 17,239 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 59%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 17,239 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,396
  • Out-state tuition: $12,730
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 40%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Vincennes University ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Indiana for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,044 teachers has grown by 114% over five years.
Vincennes University
(IN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
Associate's--Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Institution Level
Four or more years
Less than 2 yrs
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
1,044 staff
119 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Vincennes University has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five years.
The Vincennes University diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
17,239 students
4,340 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
24:1
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# Full-Time Students
4,640 students
1,539 students
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# Part-Time Students
12,599 students
2,801 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Vincennes University.
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Total Dormitory Capacity
1,582 students
83 students
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% Asian
2%
1%
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% Hispanic
21%
5%
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% Black
9%
9%
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% White
60%
41%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
n/a
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% Unknown races
5%
42%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in IN.
Diversity Score
0.58
0.64
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,600
$31,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,396 is more than the state average of $3,797. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $12,730 is more than the state average of $8,083. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$5,396
$3,797
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$12,730
$8,083
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
89%
88%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$13,000
$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$7,690
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Vincennes University and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in IN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
79%
SAT Reading
n/a
485
SAT Math
n/a
485
SAT Writing
n/a
465
ACT Composite
n/a
22
ACT English
n/a
21
ACT Math
n/a
21
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • Founded in 1801, VU is now embarking on its third century of providing top quality education. VU is Indiana's first college and is one of the oldest in America. It is the birthplace of one of the nation's first two-year institutions of higher learning. Founded by U.S. President William Henry Harrison,VU is located in Indiana's first city, Vincennes, once the capital of the vast Indiana Territory. The modern, 120-acre Vincennes campus is surrounded by historical treasures, such as Harrison's frontier mansion, the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park--site of an American Revolutionary War battle--and the legendary Wabash River. A few steps away, you will find one of the most modern campuses in the state--currently undergoing the largest building expansion in history. Opening this year is VU's new Donald G. Bell Student Recreation Center and the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center. Situated on the banks of the Wabash River, the 100-acre VU campus includes more than 30 modern buildings featuring red-brick construction consistent with the first campus building, the 1803 home of VU's founder, William Henry Harrison. The Harrison mansion is open for tours. The campus also features red-brick walkways, abundant landscaping, and easy access to the legendary Wabash River and the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park. In addition to our 173-acre, residential campus in Vincennes, we also have a campus in Jasper, an Aviation Technology Center in Indianapolis, and an American Sign Language program at the Indiana School for the Deaf. We also offer classes on military bases across the country. In 2001-2002, VU conferred some 1,250 degrees in Arts, Science, and Applied Science, plus Certificates of Graduation and Certificates of Program Completion. VU students come from all 92 Indiana counties, 25 other states and 34 foreign countries.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 17,239 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,396
  • Out-state tuition: $12,730
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 40%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Indiana public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,797 per year for in-state students and $8,083 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,554 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Indiana is 85%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Indiana community colleges have a diversity score of 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Indiana is Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Indianapolis. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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