850 College Avenue
Jasper, IN 47546

Vincennes University, founded in 1801 as Jefferson Academy and incorporated as Vincennes University in 1806, is the oldest continuously operating institution of higher education west of the Allegheny Mountains and north of the Ohio River. William Henry Harrison, the first governor of the Indiana Territory and later President of the United States, was the first chairman of the Board of Trustee of Vincennes University.

By the late 19th century, Vincennes University had specialized into one of the first junior colleges in America. It has long been recognized for its leadership role in developing innovative one-and two-year academic programs.

Vincennes University Jasper Campus was developed cooperatively by Vincennes University and COHERE, Inc., in February 1970. COHERE (Committee on Higher Education and Related Events, Inc.), was a Dubois County citizens action group dedicated to the improvement of education and cultural enrichment for the area. It was founded by concerned citizens in 1960 and, having fulfilled its goals, was dissolved in 1978.

Vincennes University Jasper Campus is located on a 130-acre tract south of Jasper on Indiana 162. This permanent facility opened in 1974. Major building projects in 1987, 1990, 1998 and 2007 have provided the Vincennes University Jasper Campus with classrooms, a library, a student center, administrative offices, and the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Education, and various Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science degrees and Certificate of Graduation are awarded through the Jasper Campus.


Application Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

Needed for Admission

High school transcript or GED scores
SAT or ACT recommended
Campus visit recommended
Students can take up to 12 hours before formally applying for admission
Late registrations are accepted until the second week of class

Typical Costs

$127.68 per credit hour, plus special fees. (Fall 2008)

Fees subject to change.

Withdrawals and Refunds

Refunds will be granted according to Vincennes University policy. Military students receiving tuition assistance (TA) through form DD 2171 or Navy TA are required to repay TA if the course is dropped.

Students who withdraw from Distance Education courses during the first 30 days after official enrollment are eligible to receive a 100% credit adjustment of tuition if no lessons have been completed during that period. If the student has completed less than 50% of the lessons, an administrative fee of 10% of the tuition for the course plus any amount(s) paid to faculty for evaluation of lessons may be charged. Refunds may not be made if enrollment exceeds 30 days and/or more than 50 percent of the lessons have been completed.

Financial Aid

65% of full-time students receive aid
18% of aid is not need-based
Average award: $2,300 in loans

Special Information

For Admissions and Financial Aid information visit http://vujc.vinu.edu.

Pre-College Information

Contact the Admissions Office for information, 800.742.9198.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP):
Vincennes University will accept credit earned via CLEP general examination or subject examinations. Vincennes University is an approved CLEP testing center. For more information, contact the Assessment Center at 812.888.5404.

Dantes Subject Standardized Tests (DSST):
Vincennes University accepts credits earned when students successfully complete DANTES examinations. VU serves as a test center for DANTES testing. Contact the Assessment Center at 812.888.5404 for more information.

Life Experience Credit:
Vincennes University offers students opportunities to earn college credits for previous work experience, training, reading and general life experiences. Earning this credit is made possible through developing a written portfolio through enrollment in HEW 125 Portfolio Development. A brochure is available by calling 1.812.888.5329.

Credit for Certification or Training:
VU will evaluate for college credit certification and training programs approved by labor unions, government agencies, professional and voluntary organizations, and health care institutions. Training Programs that have been evaluated by the American Council on Education will also be considered for credit when a student submits appropriate documentation.

For More Information

ICN Coordinator

Jim McFaul
Director of Continuing Education
800.809.8852 or 812.481.5909
Fax: 812.481.5956
M-F: 8am-4:30pm


Vincennes University - Distance Education
800.880.7961 or 812.888.5900


Lou Ann Gilbert
Director of Admissions and Marketing
800.809.8852 or 812.482.3030
M-F: 8am-4:30pm

Financial Aid

Chad Flannery
Director of Student Services
800.809.8852 or 812.482.3030


Karen Faulkner
Bookstore Clerk

Library Support

Debbie Recker, Librarian

Donna Schmidt, Library Assistant

Academic Calendar

Fall 2008:
Classes begin: August 18
Classes end: December 13

Spring 2009:
Classes begin: January 12
Classes end: May 9

Summer 2009:
Classes begin: June 8
Classes end: July 31