Vincennes University

Vincennes University

Vincennes University, or VU, is a public university located in Vincennes, Indiana, United States. It was established in 1801 as Jefferson Academy. It is the oldest public institution of higher learning in Indiana. Vincennes University offers a varied set of majors that are focused on careers in teaching and industry. VU is also the only college in the nation that offers a Bowling Management and Technology program.

VU's sports teams are nicknamed the Trailblazers in honor of its heritage. The university is a member of the NJCAA. The VU Trailblazers participate in various sports such as basketball, baseball, bowling, golf, cross country, tennis, volleyball, swimming & diving, and track & field. Its bowling team has won over 20 NJCAA national championships.

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Vincennes University
1002 N First St
Vincennes , IN 47591
General Phone: (812) 888-8888

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Vincennes University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts378foreign language and literature, American Sign Language, foreign languages and literature, English, liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities, anthropology, economics, political science, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine160EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Security and Law Enforcement113corrections, criminal justice and police, security and loss prevention, security services management, corrections and criminal justice, fire-fighting
Engineering Technician105engineering technology, civil engineering tech, electronics tech, robotics tech, industrial tech, manufacturing tech, surveying tech, architectural drafting, mechanical drafting ...
Business and Management84business, business management, accounting technology, accounting and management, entrepreneurship, finance, banking, human resources, marketing, ...
Therapy and Counseling54behavioral sciences, psychology, physical therapist assistant, substance abuse counseling, art therapy, massage therapy
Mechanics and Repair46autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, aircraft powerplant tech, avionics maintenance
Medical Support and Technology45dental hygienist, medical coding, pharmacy tech, nuclear medical tech, radiation therapist, surgical tech, pre-pharmacy, ophthalmic support services
Production Trades41sheet metal tech, tool and die tech, welding, precision metal working, furniture design, woodworking courses
Media39journalism, photojournalism, public relations, radio and TV tech, recording arts tech, printing equipment operation, communications tech courses
Transportation36commercial pilot and flight crew, truck and bus driver
Conservation and Resource Management33conservation
Construction Trades31construction, property management, building inspection and management
Computer Science and Engineering28computer and info science, computer programming, data processing tech, computer science, web design, computer networking, webmastering, computer services management, computer support ...
Cooking and Culinary Arts27chef training, restaurant and catering management, food prep and kitchen assistant
Medical Administration25health care administration, medical records tech, medical transcription, medical office assistant
Agricultural Science and Management22agriculture, agricultural management, food science
Office and Administration22administrative assistant, office data entry, general office occupations
Family and Social Work21family and consumer science, child care management, child care provider, human services, social work
Hospitality13hospitality management, hotel management
Education and Teaching12education, special ed, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, art education, English teaching, family/home economics teaching, math teaching, ...
Science10biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, biological and physical sciences, physical sciences, chemistry, geology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy9parks and recreation studies, health and physical education, sports and fitness management, dietitian
Funeral and Mortuary Science8funeral and mortuary
Photography and Commercial Art8commercial art
Landscaping and Horticulture6applied horticulture
Law5legal assistant
Medicine3pre-dentistry, pre-med, pre-veterinary
Art Studies3art studies
Drama and Performing Arts3dance courses, drama, theatre design
Engineering2bioengineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering
Beauty and Cosmetology1cosmetology
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy
Design0design and applied arts
Music0music performance

Number of programs and degrees for Vincennes University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1,201123
Award of less than 1 academic year9337
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years7622
Bachelor's degree247

Vincennes University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Vincennes University had a total enrollment of 10,750 students (7,803 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 68%
Black 7%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 20%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 14%
18-19 29%
20-21 18%
22-24 9%
25-29 9%
30-34 5%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown1%
(International Students)1%
North Carolina1%

Vincennes University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year

Vincennes University Room and Board (2007)

Vincennes University offers campus housing for 2,148 of its 7,803 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Vincennes, Indiana for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Indiana Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Vincennes University Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

Vincennes University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,404
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,132
Room and board $ 7,034
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,700

Financial Aid:
Vincennes University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 184300)

Vincennes University Faculty

Vincennes University has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*1*
Associate professorcalendar year1*1*
Instructorcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year3$73,1773$61,625

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year63$63,60558$60,304
Associate professoracademic year30$55,65018$52,599
Assistant professoracademic year27$46,34831$40,508
Instructoracademic year22$46,3951*
All faculty totalacademic year142$55,976108$53,154

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Vincennes University Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports322355

Vincennes University Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agriculture, General
Food Science

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Accounting and Business/Management
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Business and Personal/Financial Services Marketing Operations
Business/Commerce, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Fashion Merchandising
Finance, General
General Merchandising/Sales/Related Marketing Operations, Other
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

Construction Trades
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, & Inspection, Other
Building/Property Maintenance and Management
Construction Trades, General

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Design and Applied Arts, Other

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, Other
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Engineering Technology, General
Industrial Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Robotics Technology/Technician
Surveying Technology/Surveying

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Care and Support Services Management
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Human Services, General
Social Work

Funeral And Mortuary Science
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
American Sign Language (ASL)
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician

Communications Technologies/Technicians & Support Services, Other
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
Recording Arts Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Ophthalmic/Optometric Support Svcs and Allied Professions, Other
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies

Music Performance, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Health and Physical Education, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Furniture Design and Manufacturing
Precision Metal Working, Other
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking
Tool and Die Technology/Technician
Welding Technology/Welder
Woodworking, Other

Religion And Philosophy

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Securities Services Administration/Management
Security and Loss Prevention Services

Therapy And Counseling
Art Therapy/Therapist
Behavioral Sciences
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Physical Therapist Assistant
Psychology, General
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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Vincennes University Highlights

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What Sets Vincennes University Apart:

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% of degrees in production trades
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Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 9%Vincennes University Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in medical administration
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Male % of student body
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% students on athletic fin. aid
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% of degrees in security and law enforcement
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Top 14%Vincennes University % of degrees in security and law enforcement
% of degrees in media
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Top 14%Vincennes University % of degrees in media
% of degrees in conservation and resource management
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Top 16%Vincennes University % of degrees in conservation and resource management
% of degrees in mechanics and repair
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Top 17%Vincennes University % of degrees in mechanics and repair
% of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 17%Vincennes University % of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 18%Vincennes University Faculty/student ratio (full-time)

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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