Situated approximately 120 miles southwest of state capital at Indianapolis, Vincennes University is standing proudly on a 160-acre rural campus on the banks of the Wabash River within easy access to the legendary George Rogers Clark National Historical Park. With more than 30 modern buildings featuring the historic red-brick construction and abundant landscaping, Vincennes is a comprehensive public residential two-year institution of higher learning in Indiana. Serving the educational needs of just over 4,5000 students, VU also has satellite locations in Jasper, Indianapolis, and Fort Branch of Gibson County as well as distance learning programs from anywhere with an Internet connection.
Founded in 1801 as Jefferson Academy, Vincennes is well-known for being the oldest public institution of higher learning in Indiana and among the oldest north of the Ohio River. As one of just two colleges founded by a U.S. President, the academy was established by William Henry Harrison. For more than 200 years, VU was historically the only two-year university in Indiana and was the only land-grant public institution established by the Indiana Territory prior to the formation of the state. To this day, Vincennes University continues honor its academic excellence and designation as the birthplace of the nation's two-year higher institutions.
Fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (NCA), Vincennes University offers more than 200 majors to award one-year certificates, two-year associate degrees, and two-year transfer programs. Furthermore, VU provides students with four select bachelor's degree programs in Education, Homeland Security, Technology, and RN to BSN Nursing. At this time, Vincennes stands out for being the only post-secondary institution in the nation that offers a Bowling Management and Technology program. For assistance in finding an appropriate degree program, VU is home to an award-winning Office of Career and Employer Relations for extensive career counseling options.
Outside of the classroom, Vincennes University sponsors 55 on-campus student organizations for students to get involved and build long-lasting friendships. Nicknamed the Trailblazers in reference to the early years of Vincennes in the Indiana Territory, VU competes in the NCJAA for varsity baseball, bowling, golf, basketball, cross country, tennis, swimming, volleyball, and track and field. The VU men's bowling team is particularly renowned for winning 21 national championships in the school's history. Some of the most notable former Trailblazers include musician John Mellencamp, NBA star Shawn Marion, and CNN news anchor David Goodnow.
Total undergraduate enrollment: 9169
Total institution enrollment: 9169
School type: 2-year public
School classification: Associate's Colleges: These institutions offer associate's degree and certificate programs but, with few exceptions, award no baccalaureate degrees.
1002 N First St
Vincennes, IN 47591
Male undergraduate population: 59%
Female undergraduate population: 41%
Undergrad visible minorities: No Data
Degrees Offered: Less than one year, One but less than two years, Associate's