• 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 16,048 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the state community college average of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 58%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 16,048 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,396
  • Out-state tuition: $12,730
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 27%
  • 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 68% over five years.
Vincennes University
(IN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
Less than 2 years (below associate)
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
1,044 staff
119 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Vincennes University has declined by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The Vincennes University diversity score of 0.45 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
16,048 students
4,368 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
23:1
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# Full-Time Students
4,405 students
1,837 students
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# Part-Time Students
11,643 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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# Enrollment Undergraduate
818 students
315 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
4,405 students
3,588 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
5,260 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
11,643 students
238 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
35 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
1,802 students
83 students
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% Asian
2%
1%
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% Hispanic
12%
4%
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% Black
7%
7%
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% White
73%
42%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
n/a
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% Unknown races
2%
44%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in IN.
Diversity Score
0.45
0.62
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
0.77%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
15.05%
1.13%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,600
$31,500
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Vincennes University and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of IN by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

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 declined by 5% 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 declined by 6% 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
93%
89%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,596
$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,901
$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 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
74%
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: 2021 (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Vincennes University cost?

Vincennes University's tuition is approximately $5,396 for In-State students and $12,730 for Out-State students.

What schools are Vincennes University often compared to?

Vincennes Universityis often viewed alongside schools like Ivy Tech Community College by visitors of our site.

What is Vincennes University's ranking?

Vincennes University ranks among the top 20% of community college in Indiana for: Largest student body and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 16,048 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,396
  • Out-state tuition: $12,730
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 27%
  • 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 $16,044 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Indiana is 81%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Indiana community colleges have a diversity score of 0.62, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Indiana is College of Court Reporting Inc. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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