University of Southern Indiana

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The University of Southern Indiana, or USI, is home to just under 10,000 students on 1,400-acres in Evansville, Indiana. A quarter of those students are adult learners and 75% of students live off-campus. The university is accredited by the North Central Association of the Higher Learning Commission and recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as a Community Engaged University among many other certifications.

Students at USI choose between four academic colleges, the Romain College of Business; the College of Liberal Arts; the College of Nursing and Health Professions; and the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education. The college offers 70 undergraduate academic majors, and 10 master’s programs to serve the greater southern Indiana community. Master’s programs offered at the school include social work, education, health administration, and occupational therapy. There are also associate degrees and one doctoral degree available for students at USI.

The school is home to a number of important centers for engaging with, and developing, economic and educational opportunities for its students. These centers include the Center for Communal Studies, the Center for Disability Studies, the Center for Economic Education, among others. Outreach programs within the community include programs and institutions like Historic New Harmony, Connect with Southern Indiana, the Southern Indiana Japanese School, and the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art. USI is a dynamic learning institution that is focused on meeting the needs of motivated students who wish to engage directly with the entire region of southern Indiana. Students also flourish in over 100 student clubs and organizations, many of which are community focused.


The USI Screaming Eagles is a NCAA Division II school and a member of the Great Lakes Valley conference. There are 15 intercollegiate sports sponsored at the school, which has won two national championships, one in basketball, and one in baseball, since 1995. Sports teams offered for both men and women teams include golf, soccer, basketball, and volleyball.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

There are a number of scholarships and financial aid options available for students who apply to USI, especially those who live in the region, including Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky residents. For instance, for residents of certain counties in Kentucky, in-state tuition and/or a departmental scholarship could be available. For those outside of those regions, the non-resident top scholar award is a possibility.

Student Housing

There are two types of on-campus housing at USI, campus apartments and residence halls. Campus apartments are available to any student except those who have dependent families. The apartments come fully furnished and include a full-size living room and kitchen. Residence halls offer suite-style housing with two bedrooms and two bathrooms for up to four students.

General Information

Admission Office

8600 University Boulevard

Evansville, IN 47712

(812) 464-1765

(800) 467-1965

Fax: (812) 465-7154

[email protected]

Contact: Eric Otto

Director of Admission
Main Address

8600 University Boulevard

Evansville, IN 47712

(812) 464-8600

Total undergrads: 9,320

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,104

Degree-seeking undergrads: 9,137

Graduate enrollment: 806


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 88%

Percent students who return sophomore year: 66%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Biophysics B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B,C
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance/Banking B
Marketing Management B
Office Management B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Journalism B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B
Radio/Television B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B,C
Data Processing Technology B


Business Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education – General A
Elementary Education B
Physical Education B


Engineering – General B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature
French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Dental Assistance A,C
Dental Hygiene A,B
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Nursing (RN) A,B
Occupational Therapy Assistance A
Respiratory Therapy A


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B
Nutrition Sciences B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General A,B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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