University of Southern Indiana

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School Overview

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

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.

University of Southern Indiana Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (812) 464-8600
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 8600 University Blvd, Evansville, IN 47712
Setting: Suburb: Midsize
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 10,705
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 40%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 4,920 (46% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $8,546
Out-of-state Tuition: $19,856
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 92%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $7,404

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

University of Southern Indiana Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Southern Indiana.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 3152
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 41
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 12
Education 2431
Engineering 4
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 21
English Language and Literature/Letters 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3
Health Professions and Related Programs 7374
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 31
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Social Sciences 15
Visual and Performing Arts 2
Grand total 13558151

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Southern Indiana and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $8,546
Out-of-state $19,856
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $10,046
Out-of-state $19,088

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,502 92%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,364 84% $7,404
Student loan aid 911 56% $6,124

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 5,090 53% $7,545
Federal student loans 3,659 38% $5,927

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Southern Indiana. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Southern Indiana students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,614 1,524 3,090
Percent admitted 100% 91% 94%
Percent admitted who enrolled 34% 37% 33%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Southern Indiana Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 10,705
Undergraduate enrollment 9,162
Graduate enrollment 1,543

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Southern Indiana Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does 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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