Evansville, Indiana (IN) Colleges and Universities

While there are 7 schools located in Evansville, IN, there are 3 additional schools located within a 15-mile radius. Read about the top traditional, non-profit schools in several categories, including most program variety and lowest costs, to find the school for you.

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Most Program Variety

The Evansville area is home to 4-year universities, community colleges and specialty schools, including 2 schools in Kentucky. The 3 traditional, non-profit schools in the area with the most program variety had roughly 60-100 programs. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reported the most popular programs for each school in 2011-2012.

1- University of Evansville

Located in Evansville, the University of Evansville offers approximately 102 programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Degrees are available through the Schroeder School of Business, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the College of Education and Health Sciences, and the College of Arts and Sciences. U.S. News & World Report ranked the private university as the 9th best regional university in the Midwest in 2013. Kinesiology and exercise science was the most popular bachelor's degree subject at the university. About half of all master's degrees earned by graduates were in non-profit organizational management. Physical therapy was the most popular doctoral degree program.

2- University of Southern Indiana

The University of Southern Indiana is based in Evansville and has about 72 programs. Students can pursue associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in areas such as liberal arts, business, nursing, health, science, engineering and education. Health care administration, elementary education and business administration were the most popular bachelor's degree programs. Registered nursing was the most popular master's degree program, while registered nursing administration was the most popular doctoral degree program.

3- Ivy Tech Community College - Southwest

Ivy Tech Community College - Southwest is located in Evansville and has approximately 60 programs. Students at the school have an opportunity to pursue career training or transfer programs. The community college offers a variety of programs in areas such as automotive technology, nursing, criminal justice, business administration, liberal arts and visual communications. The Southwest campus is part of the Ivy Tech Community College system, and the most popular programs across all campuses included accounting technology certificate programs, medical/clinical assistant certificate programs and registered nursing associate degree programs.

Lowest Net Price

The NCES reported that the net price for traditional, non-profit schools in the Evansville area ranged from about $6,200-$20,000 in 2011-2012. The net price is determined by taking the cost of attendance and then subtracting any government or institutional aid.

1- Henderson Community College

Located in Henderson, KY, Henderson Community College is a 2-year school that is about 15 miles from Evansville. The net price in the area was $6,214, which was the lowest among non-profit, traditional options. The NCES reported in 2012-2013 that tuition and fees for in-state students were $3,360, while out-of-state students paid $11,760. Over 50% of students received a grant or scholarship in 2011-2012, which averaged out to $3,533 per student.

2- Ivy Tech Community College - Southwest

The net price for all Ivy Tech Community College schools was $8,915. In-state students at the Southwest campus paid $3,455 in tuition and fees, and out-of-state students paid $7,302, according to the NCES in 2012-2013. The NCES also reported financial aid information for the Ivy Tech schools from 2011-2012. About 75% of first-year students received some type of financial aid, and 59% of all students were awarded a grant or scholarship.

3- University of Southern Indiana

The University of Southern Indiana had a net price of $12,495. The NCES reported that in 2012-2013, tuition and fees for in-state students were $6,325, while out-of-state students paid $14,725. Over 85% of first-year students earned some type of financial aid in 2011-2012, according to the NCES. Just under 75% of all students were awarded grants or scholarships; this averaged out to $9,331 per student.

Highest Graduation Rates

The NCES reported that the graduation rates in the Evansville area ranged from 4% to 63%. Students who were reflected in these rates started a 2-year program in 2008 or a 4-year program in 2005. The overall graduation rates presented below refer to students who earned a degree within 150% of normal graduation time; this is typically 3 years for an associate degree and 6 years for a bachelor's degree.

1- University of Evansville

The University of Evansville cracks the top spot with an overall graduation rate of 63%. The retention rate at the school for full-time students was 83% in 2011, according to the NCES. Half of all students earned a bachelor's degree in 4 years.

2- University of Southern Indiana

The University of Southern Indiana had an overall graduation rate of 38%. The NCES reported that the retention rate at the school was 65% for full-time students in 2011. The 4-year graduation rate for students earning a bachelor's degree was 16%.

3- Henderson Community College

Henderson Community College had an overall graduation rate of 25%, along with a transfer-out rate of 19%, according to the NCES. The organization reported that the retention rate among full-time students was 55% in 2011. The NCES also stated that 15% of students completed their program in the normal amount of time.

Lowest Student-Faculty Ratio

The student-faculty ratios for the 3 lowest schools in the area ranged from 12:1 to 18:1, according to the NCES. Students who prefer to have smaller class sizes and learn in a more intimate environment may want to consider the student-faculty ratio of a school before making a final decision.

1- Henderson Community College

Henderson Community College makes its second appearance in the top spot with a student-faculty ratio of 12:1. About 2,100 students attended the school. The college employed nearly 50 full-time faculty members.

2- University of Evansville

The student-faculty ratio at the University of Evansville was 13:1. The population at the university included about 2,850 students, including approximately 2,670 undergraduates. Nearly 180 full-time faculty members were employed at the school. Almost 60% of classes had fewer than 20 students, according to U.S. News & World Report.

3- University of Southern Indiana

The University of Southern Indiana had a student-faculty ratio of 18:1. An estimated 9,900 undergraduates were enrolled at the school, along with about 1,000 graduate students. Around 350 full-time faculty members worked at the university. U.S. News & World Report reported that about 36% of classes contained fewer than 20 students.

Evansville Schools at a Glance

School Name Location School Type Degree/Program Levels Offered Area Ranking
Henderson Community College Henderson, KY (about 15 miles from Evansville, IN) 2-year, public Less than 1-year and less than 2-year certificates; associate degrees Lowest Net Price,
Lowest Student-Faculty Ratio,
3rd Highest Graduation Rate
Ivy Tech Community College - Southwest Evansville, IN 2-year, public Less than 1-year and less than 2-year certificates; associate degrees 2nd Lowest Net Price,
3rd Most Program Variety
University of Evansville Evansville, IN 4-year, private not-for-profit Associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees Most Program Variety,
Highest Graduation Rate,
2nd Lowest Student-Faculty Ratio
University of Southern Indiana Evansville, IN 4-year, public Less than 2-year certificates; associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees; post-baccalaureate certificates 2nd Most Program Variety,
2nd Highest Graduation Rate,
3rd Lowest Net Price,
3rd Lowest Student-Faculty Ratio
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