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University of Southern Indiana Overview

University of Southern Indiana is a public institution situated in Evansville, Indiana. Evansville is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is University of Southern Indiana Known For?

1,729 Undergraduate Awards
$26,231 Avg Cost After Aid
94% Acceptance Rate
  • The 5% student loan default rate at USI is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at USI.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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University of Southern Indiana Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

USI has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#356 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at USI.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Best Value General Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Nutrition Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Value Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Best Value Social Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#48 Best Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Best Value General Biology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#57 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#64 Best General Biology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#91 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards USI has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#14 Highest Paid General Biology Graduates College Factual
#16 Highest Paid Biological & Biomedical Sciences Graduates College Factual

Where Is University of Southern Indiana?

Location of University of Southern Indiana

Contact details for USI are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 8600 University Blvd, Evansville, IN 47712
Phone: 812-464-8600
Website: www.usi.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SouthernIndiana
Twitter: http://twitter.com/USIedu

How Do I Get Into USI?

You can apply to USI online at: www.usi.edu/admissions

Admission Requirements for USI

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into USI?

94% Acceptance Rate
66% Of Accepted Are Women
70% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 94%, USI is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 34% of accepted students are men and 66% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 92%, and the acceptance rate for women is 95%.

Average Test Scores

About 70% of students accepted to USI submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 590. Math scores were between 480 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Southern Indiana  ( 490 to 590 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Southern Indiana  ( 480 to 580 )
200
800
USI received ACT scores from 49% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 25. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 19 and 25.

ACT English Scores for University of Southern Indiana  ( 18 to 25 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Southern Indiana  ( 18 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Southern Indiana  ( 19 to 25 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Southern Indiana?

$26,231 Net Price
58% Take Out Loans
5.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of USI is $26,231. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At USI, approximately 58% of students took out student loans averaging $5,722 a year. That adds up to $22,888 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at USI is 5.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Southern Indiana Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,133 Full-Time Undergraduates
63% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,162 undergraduate students at USI, with 6,133 being full-time and 3,029 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  USI

There are also 1,543 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,133 full-time undergraduates at USI, 37% are male and 63% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  USI

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Southern Indiana students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of USI Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 81
Black or African American 259
Hispanic or Latino 260
White 5,227
International Students 103
Other Races/Ethnicities 203

Geographic Diversity

Indiana students aren't the only ones who study at University of Southern Indiana. At this time, 18 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 48 countries are represented at USI. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and China.

Online Learning at University of Southern Indiana

1,803 Took All Classes Online
5,535 Took At Least One Class Online
9.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 5 bachelor’s degree and 4 master’s degree programs available online at USI. In 2017-2018, 5,535 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at USI has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 12th most popular in Indiana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of USI

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Southern Indiana was 9.1%. This is the #1,394 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at USI regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of USI majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Allied Health Professions 19%
Business Administration & Management 25%
Business, Management & Marketing 15%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 13%
Health Professions 27%
Nursing 40%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at USI ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at USI.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Allied Health Professions #52
Health & Medical Administrative Services #183
Nursing #300
Business Administration & Management #467
Health Professions #496

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Southern Indiana Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 6 9 0 85 0 262 0 362
Nursing 0 0 0 190 26 101 6 323
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 125 0 32 0 157
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 112 0 10 0 122
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 111 0 9 0 120
General Psychology 0 0 0 79 0 0 0 79
Marketing 0 0 0 63 0 0 0 63
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 63 0 0 0 63
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0 0 55 0 55
Social Work 0 0 0 55 0 0 0 55
Accounting 0 0 0 53 1 0 0 54
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 51 0 0 0 51
Dental Support Services 0 11 11 23 0 0 0 45
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 45 0 0 0 45
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 0 44 0 0 0 44
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 43 0 0 0 43
General English Literature 0 0 0 36 0 4 0 40
Special Education 0 0 0 36 0 0 0 36
General Engineering 0 0 0 36 0 0 0 36
General Biology 0 0 0 35 0 0 0 35
Computer Science 0 0 0 34 0 0 0 34
History 0 0 0 33 0 0 0 33
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 32 0 0 0 32
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 31 0 0 0 0 0 31
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 26 0 3 0 29
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 0 0 29 0 29
Multilingual Education 19 0 0 0 0 7 0 26
Nutrition Science 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 19
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 16 2 0 0 18
Romance Languages 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
Economics 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 16
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 14
Human Resource Management 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
Anthropology 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 13
Political Science & Government 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 13
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Sociology 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Chemistry 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
International Relations & National Security 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 9
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 8
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Mathematics 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
General Social Sciences 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 6
Journalism 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Philosophy 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Germanic Languages 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Manufacturing Engineering 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 38 57 11 1,623 29 525 6 2,289

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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