Vincennes University

Vincennes, IN 47591

Vincennes University (VU) is located in Vincennes, Indiana. This university was established all the way back in 1801. This makes it the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of Indiana and the northwest territory. This is a publicly-funded four-year university that serves over 18,000 students. With its long history, this is a school that has a very rich environment for students to take part in. There are several academic and career-focused programs at this university. All students will receive a thorough education that is held to the highest standards.

VU has a renowned nursing program that has been producing the best nurses for many years. Students will have several programs available to them. There is the practical nursing program, the associate of science in nursing (ASN) program, and the bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program. The school also offers an ASN completion option for LPN's. All nursing programs are going to give students a varied education that will focus on both basic skills and nursing philosophy. VU also has a state of the art simulation laboratory that helps nurses to find the best possible success. All of the nursing programs are fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the Professional Licensing Agency of the Indiana State Board of Nursing. 


Campus LocaleRemote Town
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate52%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 5 79
Bachelor's degree 3 65
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 38

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1958 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
12/01/1966 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
10/01/2009 - Current
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
12/01/1973 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $20
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$176
In State Students$176
Out of State Students$437
Graduate courses
In District Students--
In State Students--
Out of State Students--

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $7,920 $7,920 $19,665
ADN 70 $12,320 $12,320 $30,590
BSN 125 $22,000 $22,000 $54,625
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 90% of Vincennes University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 56% $4,220
Other Federal Grant 8% $721
State Grant & Scholarships 39% $3,735
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 26% $4,371
Federal Student Loans 62% $7,418
Private Loans 1% $8,309


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$9,000
$30,001 to $48,000$10,475
$48,001 to $75,000$13,127
$75,001 to $110,000$14,694
Over $110,000$15,465

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Relevant scholarships

Indiana Nursing Scholarship Fund Program

The scholarship is for full-time or part-time students admitted to a participating nursing school in Indiana. Must be a U.S. citizen, an Indiana resident and agree to work in an Indiana health ...

Marion A. and Eva S. Peeples Foundation Trust Scholarship

Marion A. and Eva S. Peeples Foundation Trust Scholarship is awarded annually to Indiana high schools graduates who will attend an Indiana college or university and ...

Mildred B. Price Nursing Scholarship Fund

Applicant must be a resident of Grant, Hamilton, Knox, Pulaski, Madison, Sullivan, White, or Starke County who is enrolled in or accepted to a four-year baccalaureate program for nursing at an ...

Fred Walker, Jr. Journalism Scholarship

Applicant must be a graduating senior from Washington or Washington Catholic High School who plans to study journalism at Vincennes University. Financial need and minimum 3.0 GPA required.

Marilyn Tomey Memorial Scholarship

Applicant must be a graduating senior from a Henry County high school who will attend a college or university in Indiana pursuing a four-year degree in nursing. Minimum 3.0 GPA required.

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Indiana state board of nursing.

Vincennes University
1002 N First St
Vincennes, IN 47591

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