- 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.
Vincennes University places among the top 20% of community colleges in Indiana for:
- Category Attribute
- Community Size Largest student body
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- The teacher population of 620 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Vincennes University||(IN) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Associate of Arts Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||Less than 2 yrs|
|Total Faculty||620 staff||28 staff|
|Total Enrollment||17,258 students||1,806 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||28:1||34:1|
|# Full-Time Students||6,141 students||507 students|
|# Part-Time Students||11,117 students||1,299 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||2,315||124|
|% Two or more races|
|% Unknown races|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$34,600||$30,600|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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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We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.