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The University of Southern Indiana has undergone a major transformation in academic programs and in instructional and support facilities. With online, hybrid, accelerated or traditional in-person courses and programs, the University can offer flexible options for both traditional students and adult learners.  

USI offers degrees in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. Certificate programs are also offered at the undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and post-master's level.  

The four academic colleges include 

Academic support, professional development and lifelong learning programs are administered by 

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Accreditations and Membership

The University is accredited for ten years at the baccalaureate, master's and doctoral 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 Outcomes

Licensure and Certification Pass Rates

Students in certain majors are required to pass licensure or certification exams within a specified time frame for employment after graduation.

Dental Assisting - Certification Exam Pass Rates

Dental Hygiene - Certification Exam Pass Rates

Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Certification Exam Pass Rates

Food and Nutrition - Certification Exam Pass Rates

Nursing - Certification Exam Pass Rates

Occupational Therapy - Certification Exam Pass Rates

Occupational Therapy Assistant - Certification Exam Pass Rates 

Radiologic and Imaging Science - Certification Exam Pass Rates

Respiratory Therapy - Certification Exam Pass Rates 

Social Work - Licensure Rates

Teacher Education - Licensure Rates

Graduation and Retention Rates

USI provides a wealth of information about student demographics, retention and graduation rates, and faculty demographics in its annual Fact Book.

USI's current 6-year graduation rate is 52.2% and one year retention rate for new first-time freshmen is 74.9%.*

*Measures provided for full-time, baccalaureate degree seeking new first-time freshmen.)

Career Outcomes

USI attempts to contact all graduates within six months of graduation to collect information regarding their employment status. The most recent results and archives are available at the Career Services and Internships website.

In 2021, nearly 70% of graduates surveyed were working in Indiana. 

Carnegie Foundation Classification of Institutions of Higher Education

The University of Southern Indiana has been selected by the Carnegie Foundation to receive its Community Engagement Classification.

Carnegie defines community engagement as a collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources.