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Study at 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 and diving, and track and field. Its bowling team has won over 20 NJCAA national championships.

Profile of Vincennes University

The main campus of Vincennes University is in Vincennes, IN (a self-contained town). The school is a public school. Vincennes University offers degrees up to the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

The school offers a wide array of programs of study, compared to other schools of its size. Vincennes University students most commonly major in a field related to conservation and resource management.

Vincennes University Selectivity

The school admits all qualified candidates under its open-admission policy.


Vincennes University offers tenure to reward and retain some professors.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 10, 750 enrolled students.

Vincennes University Tuition and Affordability

Vincennes University offers comparatively low-priced tuition.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Vincennes University, Indiana's first college, is the State's premier transfer institution and leader in innovative career programming. The VU community ensures educational access, delivers proven associate and baccalaureate programs, and offers cultural opportunities and community services in a diverse, student-centered, collegiate environment. "

Vincennes University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts322liberal arts and sciences, American Sign Language, liberal arts and humanities, foreign language and literature, sociology, economics, foreign languages and literature, history, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine141registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, EMT paramedic
Engineering Technician129electronics tech, manufacturing tech, industrial tech, architectural drafting, mechanical drafting, surveying tech, engineering technology, civil engineering tech, . . .
Security and Law Enforcement112criminal justice and police, security services management, fire-fighting, security and loss prevention, corrections, corrections and criminal justice
Business and Management99business, business management, accounting technology, fashion merchandising, entrepreneurship, human resources, finance, merchandising and sales, . . .
Mechanics and Repair49autobody repair, diesel mechanics, aircraft powerplant tech, automobile mechanics, avionics maintenance
Medical Support and Technology47surgical tech, pharmacy tech, radiation therapist, pre-pharmacy, dental hygienist, ophthalmic support services
Therapy and Counselling44physical therapist assistant, massage therapy, behavioral sciences, psychology, art therapy, substance abuse Counselling
Production Trades41tool and die tech, welding, precision metal working, woodworking courses, furniture design, sheet metal tech
Transportation40truck and bus driver, commercial pilot and flight crew
Media36radio and TV tech, printing equipment operation, recording arts tech, public relations, communications tech courses, photojournalism, journalism
Conservation and Resource Management35conservation
Computer Science and Engineering32computer networking, computer programming, computer and info science, webmastering, computer science, computer services management, computer support, data processing tech, . . .
office and Administration25administrative assistant, office data entry, general office occupations
Education and Teaching25elementary school teaching, early childhood education, special ed, secondary teaching, teacher aide, physical education teaching, math teaching, music teaching, . . .
Family and Social Work22family and consumer science, social work, human services, child care management, child care provider
Medical administration22medical records tech, medical transcription, medical office assistant, health care administration
Hospitality20hospitality management, hotel management
Agricultural Science and Management19agricultural management, agriculture, food science
Cooking and Culinary Arts17chef training, restaurant and catering management, food prep and kitchen assistant
Construction Trades13building inspection and management, property management, construction
Photography and Commercial Art12commercial art
Landscaping and Horticulture9applied horticulture
Funeral and Mortuary Science9funeral and mortuary
Science7biological and physical sciences, physical sciences, biochemistry, geology, chemistry, biology
Law6legal assistant
Engineering5electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, bioengineering, civil engineering
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy4sports and fitness management, dietitian, parks and recreation studies, health and physical Education
Beauty and Cosmetology3cosmetology
Drama and Performing Arts3drama, theatre design, dance courses
Art Studies3art studies
Music2music performance
Medicine2pre-dentistry, pre-veterinary
Design0design and applied arts

Contact: Vincennes University

Vincennes University

1002 N First St

Vincennes, IN 47591

General Phone: (812) 888-8888


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