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University of Southern Indiana Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about University of Southern Indiana, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Southern Indiana Ranked?

2020 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

University of Southern Indiana was awarded 7 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is communication and journalism.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked USI as #1,190 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when USI held the #1,229 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 44 colleges in Indiana, USI is ranked at #30.

See all of the rankings for University of Southern Indiana.

Is It Hard to Get Into USI?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Southern Indiana is 94%, which is higher than many other schools to which you may be applying. But don't think getting into USI is a sure thing. The admissions staff is still going to review your application to see if you are a good fit for the school.

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 )

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

ACT Composite Scores for University of Southern Indiana  ( 19 to 25 )

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University of Southern Indiana Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, University of Southern Indiana is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Southern Indiana is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Southern Indiana

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at University of Southern Indiana is 70%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  70 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at USI is 21%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  21 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at University of Southern Indiana.

Below Average Overall Diversity at USI

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 9,688 undergraduates at USI with 6,588 being full-time and 3,100 being part-time.

USI Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for USI is 23.74 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  23.74 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Southern Indiana Cost?

The overall average net price of USI is $13,319. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for USI

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,098 $11,241 $14,396 $16,556 $17,434

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of USI, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 59% of students took out student loans averaging $5,804 a year. That adds up to $23,216 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at USI is 6.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do USI Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from USI make about $37,000 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 9% less that the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at University of Southern Indiana make the most money.

Location of University of Southern Indiana

University of Southern Indiana is a public institution situated in Evansville, Indiana. The suburban atmosphere of Evansville makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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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

University of Southern Indiana Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 52 majors graduated from University of Southern Indiana. Of these students, 1,676 received undergraduate degrees and 289 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 176 $56,000
Business Administration & Management 113 $32,800
Health & Physical Education 112 $29,400
Health & Medical Administrative Services 107 $33,400
General Psychology 91 $25,600
Teacher Education Grade Specific 88 $33,800
Accounting 69 $43,200
Social Work 65 $32,300
Finance & Financial Management 50 $40,600
Marketing 50 $37,100

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Southern Indiana along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at USI

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 5,535 students took at least one online class at University of Southern Indiana. This is an increase from the 4,897 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 5,535 1,803
2016-2017 4,897 1,544
2015-2016 4,718 1,334
2014-2015 4,385 1,219
2013-2014 4,163 1,289

Learn more about online learning at University of Southern Indiana.

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