Located in Jasper, Indiana, VU Jasper offers two-year degrees with affordable tuition rates and flexible schedules. VU Jasper is a state university with an open-door admissions policy.
In 1958, a concerted group of citizens recognized the need for higher education and training in Dubois County and throughout the region. They formed the Committee on Higher Education and Related Events (COHERE). The vision of COHERE convinced Vincennes University in the Fall of 1970 to open a Center in Jasper, Indiana. Twenty full-time students enrolled that first semester in classes held in various buildings around the Jasper square. Four years later VUJ opened its campus with one building (current administration building) at 850 College Avenue.
Today, the VUJ campus sits on approximately 140-acres of rolling hills, grasslands, and forestry. The campus includes five buildings: Jasper Campus Classroom Building, Habig Library/ Learning Center, Administration Building, Ruxer Student Center, the Center for Technology, Innovation, and Manufacturing, and is also home to the Jasper Arts Center. We currently serve approximately 500 students in over 25 programs of study.
VUJ has done our part to make sure that our nursing programs, technology programs, and all our occupational program options are aligned with industry needs to ensure you are set-up for success after completing your degree. Local employers serve on VUJ advisory boards providing feedback and direction making sure that our courses are current and relevant. For those looking to transfer to another school, you can have the peace-of-mind that as a state of Indiana supported institution, our courses are designed to ensure transferability and to provide you a smooth transition toward your next steps. Getting your start at VUJ is not only a benefit to you academically, but it will also save you considerable money as one of the most affordable college options in Indiana!