Vincennes University

Vincennes, IN

Brief Description

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.

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At A Glance

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.

Campus Location

Main Address

Vincennes University
1002 N First St
Vincennes, IN 47591


(812) 888-8888


Undergraduate Demographics

Male undergraduate population: 59%

Female undergraduate population: 41%

Undergrad visible minorities: No Data

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered: Less than one year, One but less than two years, Associate's

Accounting Technician
Agricultural Business And Management
Agriculture / Agricultural Sciences General
Aircraft Mechanic / Technician Powerplant
Aircraft Pilot And Navigator Professional
Architectural Drafting
Arts And Design
Athletic Training And Sports Medicine
Auto / Automotive Body Repairer
Automotive Mechanic / Technician
Banking And Financial Support Services
Biology General
Business Administration And Management
Business General
Business Management And Administrative
Business Marketing And Marketing Management
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry General
Child Care Provider / Assistant
Civil Engineering General
Communications Technologies / Technicians
Computer Programming
Construction And Building Finishers
Corrections / Correctional Administration
Dental Hygienist
Diesel Engine Mechanic And Repairer
Dietetics / Human Nutritional Services
Drama / Theater Arts General
Earth And Planetary Sciences
Economics General
Education General
Electrical Electronic / Communications Engineer
Electrical Electronics And Communication
Elementary Teacher Education
Fashion Merchandising
Foreign Languages And Literatures General
Forestry General
Funeral Services And Mortuary Science
Furniture Designer And Maker
General Office / Clerical And Typing Services
General Studies
Graphic And Printing Equipment Operator
Graphic Design Commercial Art And Illustration
History General
Home Economics General
Horticulture Services Operations And Management
Hotel / Motel And Restaurant Management
Information Processing / Data Entry Technician
Interior Design General
Laser And Optical Technology / Technician
Law Enforcement / Police Science
Legal Administrative Assistant / Secretary
Liberal Arts And Sciences / Liberal Studies
Mechanical Drafting
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Administrative Assistant / Secretary
Medical Records Technology / Technician
Music General
Music Other
Natural Resources Conservation General
Natural Resources Law Enforcement
Nursing Rn Training
Occupational Therapy
Paralegal / Legal Assistant
Parks Recreation And Leisure Facilities
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching
Physical Therapy Assistant
Plastics Technology / Technician
Practical Nurse L P N Training
Pre Dentistry Studies
Pre Elementary Early Childhood Kindergarten
Pre Law Studies
Pre Medicine Studies
Pre Pharmacy Studies
Psychology General
Public Relations
Radio And Television Broadcasting Technology
Rehabilitation / Therapeutic Services Operations
Respiratory Therapy Technician
Robotics Technology / Technician
Secondary Teacher Education
Sheet Metal Worker
Sign Language Interpreter
Social Sciences General
Social Work
Special Education General
Surgical / Operating Room Technician
Tool And Die Maker / Technologist
Truck Bus And Other Commercial Vehicle
Welder / Welding Technologist