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Located in Vincennes, Indiana, Vincennes University is a public, four-year university with a student population of over 17,000, with male students slightly edging out female students in the population. Founded in 1801, the school offers certificate programs, associate’s, and bachelor’s degrees. Students can live on campus or commute from their homes.

Overview of Vincennes University (VU)

Distance learning is also available. The bulk of the degrees students pursue are two-year degree programs, and the most popular programs are homeland security, health professions such as nursing, engineering technology, and education. Both day and evening classes are available, and the school is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission. Some individual programs have accreditation specific to that program.

General Information

School Type Public
Campus Setting Town: Remote
Campus Housing Yes
Student Faculty Ratio 21:1
Graduation Rate 27%
Year Founded 1801

Student Enrollment

Total Students17,239


Undergraduate Student

Male 9,137
Female 8,102

Graduate Student

Male 0
Female 0

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Vincennes University (VU) Acceptance Rate and Admissions


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Application Fee $20
High School GPA NA
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High School Transcripts NA
College Prep Courses NA
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TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) NA
Application Deadline Rolling
Common Application Accepted No

VU Tuition Cost & Financial Aid

In state tuition for Vincennes University for the 2019-2020 school year was $6,074, while out-of-state tuition was $14,364. Room and board cost around $10,600. There are also additional fees which brings the total cost for attendance to around $21,000 for in-state students and just under $30,000 for out-of-state students. The estimated net cost is $40,000, which is the amount students typically finance for a four-year degree. Most students do receive some form of financial aid, with grants and scholarships averaging $3,253 and the remainder of the costs covered by federal aid such as student loans and private funding sources such as personal loans.

Average net price 2018-2019
Net Price $10,205
Average Total Aid $7,116
Students Receiving Financial Aid 89%
Room & Board $10,590

Sticker Price

  • Tuition In-State - $6,074
  • Tuition Out-of-State - $14,364
  • Books and Supplies - $1,298
  • Room & Board - $10,590
  • Other - $3,050


The retention rate at Vincennes University is only around 32%. This indicates that, for every hundred incoming freshman, 32 return the following year. The four-year graduation rate is 10%, but doubles to 21% for graduates who complete programs within six years. However, 34% of students transferred to a different school, likely one that offered a degree more focused on their career goals, so we can assume that many of them graduated, they simply didn’t do so from VU.

Because of the larger student population, the student-faculty ratio is 21 to 1, a bit high but there is still opportunity for students and faculty members to interact when necessary, though probably on a more by appointment fashion than the more informal chat after class. For students who need more interaction with their instructors, they should plan to make appointments with professors.

Student Population Total

Student Population 17,239

Evening Classes : Yes
Online Learning : Yes

Most Popular Programs & Majors

(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 76 Total Graduates / 41%
Securities Services Administration/Management 76 Graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 50 Total Graduates / 27%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other 50 Graduates
All Engineering Majors 38 Total Graduates / 20%
Industrial Technology/Technician 38 Graduates
All Education Majors 23 Total Graduates / 12%
Special Education and Teaching, General 23 Graduates
All Other Diplomas 0%

Outcome & Salary

According to data, the most successful students are part-time students who are seeking associate degrees. Of these students, the ones who pay out-of-pocket have the highest graduation rates. The next most successful student group are those who pursue associate degrees full-time but take out a Pell grant. Transfer rates are not available at this time.

Graduates Salary
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Return on Investment (ROI)
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Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year $40,820
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No College Education Salary Comparison
National Average Salary $38,792
10 Year Projected Income $387,920
20 Year Projected Income $775,840

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