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Welcome to the University of Southern Indiana! We hope you will spend time perusing our College Portrait site which provides information on our almost 70 undergraduate degree options and a dozen graduate degree programs. Faculty members across these programs are dedicated to the success of students, and you will find many opportunities to apply what you learn to benefit organizations in our community, across the state, and in national and international settings.
The University of Southern Indiana is a regionally responsive, needs-driven, comprehensive public university in the model of the "new American college." Emphasizing teaching and interaction between faculty and students, the University favors need-based applied research rather than basic research, and is responsive to community needs. The University of Southern Indiana seeks to support education, social and economic growth, and civic and cultural awareness in southwestern Indiana and is devoted primarily to preparing students to live wisely.
Emphasis at USI is on learning, including the learning which continues beyond the classroom and laboratory. A wide variety of organizations and activities, plus numerous cultural opportunities, contribute to the total education of a student. In addition, more than 80 student organizations provide co-curricular and extra-curricular activities including special-interest groups, career organizations, student government, sororities and fraternities, music and drama groups, and the Activities Programming Board.
|Total Undergraduate Students||9,498|
|American Indian / Alaskan Native||25||<1%|
|African American / Black||455||5%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||10||<1%|
|Two or More Races||199||2%|
|Race/Ethnicity Not Reported||258||3%|
|Where do USI undergraduates call home?|
|Other US States & Territories||12%|
|How old are USI undergraduates?|
|Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older||18%|
|Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen||ACT||SAT|
|Composite||19 - 24|
|Math||18 - 24||450 - 560|
|English||18 - 24|
|Critical Reading||440 - 550|
|High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen|
|Percent in top 25% of High School Graduating Class||32%|
|Percent in top 50% of High School Graduating Class||74%|
|Percent of New Freshmen who submitted HS GPA||91%|
|Average High School GPA (4-point scale)||3.20|
|Percent who submitted High School GPA||99%|
The cost to attend University of Southern Indiana varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.
NOTE: Students may receive aid from more than one source.
|Students per Faculty||17 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||81%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||95%|
|Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty||332|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female||55%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color||13%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study||67%|
65% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
27% of all undergraduates live on campus
The Security Department maintains 24-hour, seven-day-a-week coverage of the campus. Security duties include traffic control, security of physical assets, and safety of all employees, students, and guests of the campus. In addition, all security staff are trained in first aid and other emergency procedures.
The Carnegie Classification's were created "to reference the great diversity of colleges and universities in the United States, and ... enable [people] to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions." For information on the Carnegie Classifications system, please visit their website: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/
Each year on Assessment Day, in addition to academic testing, USI asks the students to complete a survey regarding their experiences while attending USI. The questions topics range from experiences with their academic advisors to alcohol use. Many of the questions are asked each year, while others are asked only one year.
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.
|Degrees awarded at University of Southern Indiana in 2011-12|
|Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2011-12|
|HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.||25%|
|BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.||16%|
|COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.||8%|
|Links to degree programs at University of Southern Indiana|
First-time students in Fall 2011 that returned for their second year: 67%