Vincennes University

  • 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 17,258 students (36% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is lower than the state community college average of 34:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 53%.
  • Vincennes University is the only community colleges within Knox County, IN.
  • The nearest community college to Vincennes University is Wabash Valley College (22.6 miles away).

Top Placements

Vincennes University places among the top 20% of community colleges in Indiana for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 620 teachers has grown by 23% over five years.
Vincennes University(IN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsLess than 2 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty620 staff28 staff
Vincennes University Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Vincennes University has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Vincennes University diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has grown by 106% over five years.
Total Enrollment17,258 students1,806 students
Vincennes University Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio28:134:1
Vincennes University Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students6,141 students507 students
Vincennes University Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students11,117 students1,299 students
Vincennes University Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Vincennes University Enrollment Breakdown IN All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Vincennes University Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Asian
Vincennes University Asian (2014-2016)
% Hispanic
Vincennes University Hispanic (2009-2016)
% Black
Vincennes University Black (2007-2016)
% White
Vincennes University White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
Vincennes University Ethnicity Breakdown IN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.420.58
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,600$30,600
Vincennes University Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,396 is less than the state average of $6,878. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $12,730 is more than the state average of $9,519. The out-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,396$6,878
Vincennes University In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$12,730$9,519
Vincennes University Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid89%89%
Vincennes University % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$14,619$20,000
Vincennes University Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$8,114$6,334
Vincennes University Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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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Did You Know?
For Indiana public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,878 per year for in-state students and $9,519 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,017 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Indiana is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Indiana community colleges have a diversity score of 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Indiana is Kaplan College-Hammond. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.