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University of Southern Indiana

USI is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engaged University and offers continuing education and special programs to more than 19,000 participants annually through Outreach and Engagement.  The University offers study-abroad opportunities in more than 60 countries, and is host to international students from around the globe.

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3)
Engineering & Technology (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Journalism & Media (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)



The University was established in 1965 in response to a need for public higher education in southwestern Indiana. From its earliest stage of planning in the early 1960s, community leaders have supported the University by providing a solid base for its present success and future growth.


There are 70 undergraduate academic majors, 10 master's programs, and one doctoral program. The newest degree programs include the doctorate in nursing practice and baccalaureate majors in advanced manufacturing and criminal justice. The University has made installation of advanced technology a priority for instruction and provides training for faculty to adapt technological advances to coursework.


Planning, Research & Assessment is able to provide assistance with any aspect of a research project, from survey construction, design, implementation, to analysis. Our consulting services include:

  • Research design consulting
  • Cognos report assistance
  • Survey development and design
  • Web survey design and hosting
  • Data analysis
  • SPSS programming assistance
  • Report writing / graphs
  • Assessment design / consultation


Finding a career path that suits your skills, interests and abilities takes time and effort. There are lots of choices out there, too. If you don’t know which way to turn, University Division’s Career Counseling services are here to help.

This maze of perplexing choices can turn into an amazing array of rewarding career opportunities, once you have the information to decide on the right path for you. Whether you have come to USI undecided or are re-evaluating your academic or career situation, University Division's career counseling services can help.

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Student services

The University provides a comprehensive range of support services and activities for students. These include academic skills development, child care, counseling, financial aid, placement, housing, health services, student activities, leadership development, and intramural and recreational programs. Student Services promotes personal growth, academic achievement, and cultural diversity. Dedicated staff prepare students to be knowledgeable, responsible citizens who demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning, ethical behavior, personal achievement, and community involvement. There are nearly 100 student organizations - academic, social, recreational, and honorary, including Greek-letter organizations.

Housing services

The University provides a high-quality, affordable, and safe living environment that is committed to the academic success of the approximately 2,800 students who live on campus. Housing facilities include the Joseph E. O'Daniel Apartments and the Frank F. McDonald Apartments.  In the heart of the apartment area is the Residence Life Community Center, which features a large common living room, expanded convenience store with pizza delivery, wireless internet, and a laundry room. In addition, there are apartment buildings designated for freshmen only.  

Library services

The David L. Rice Library offers specialized resources and services to support the research and instructional needs of the students and faculty of the University. In addition to the many materials available within the library, some of the library's Online resources include: full-text article databases, e-books, Online news sources, research guides, and more. 

ICT services

Our support center includes phone, email, on-line and walk-in computer support for all students, faculty, and staff  at the University of Southern Indiana. 

Medical services

All international students (F-1 or J-1 visa holders and J-1 dependents) must have adequate health insurance while enrolled at the University of Southern Indiana. The University health insurance program offers comprehensive coverage designed for international students. You will be billed $1,518 for the cost of this program at the beginning of the academic year, for coverage from August to August.

Student Life

Campus life

Our beautiful campus, innovative faculty and outstanding facilities will help you get a feel for campus life. Our natural charm is evident during Open Houses — admission campus visit days — scheduled several times throughout the year.

Sports facilities

Outdoor athletic and recreation facilities include tennis courts, athletic fields, Screaming Eagles Valley Complex, Broadway Recreational Complex, Bent Twig Outdoor Education Center, Westwood Lodge, Breckinridge Cabin, Grimes Haus, Eicher Barn, and the USI-Burdette Trail.

Student clubs

Our student organizations vary over 15 different categories. Throughout the academic year, these organizations hold events, raise money toward numerous philanthropies, volunteer in Evansville and the surrounding area, offer leadership opportunities for their members, and promote diversity here on campus, all while having fun!  Stop by the Student Development Programs (UC East 1256) or join us on OrgSync and see which organization(s) you would like to join!


The University is accredited for ten years at the baccalaureate and master's levels by The Higher Learning Commission. Programs in accounting, art, business, chemistry, education, engineering, health professions, and social work are accredited by the appropriate professional organizations and state agencies. Accreditation reviews by regional and discipline-based organizations continue to be prime indicators of quality.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It was a good experience to study abroad at this place. The university is very welcoming and offers besides your program many social activities.

University of Southern Indiana review
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very friendly students and professors at University of Southern Indiana.

Evansville, Indiana, United States

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