University of Evansville

Evansville, IN

University of Evansville

Evansville, IN

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Welcome to the University of Evansville

UE students shape powerful and enduring change. UE is the first university in Indiana to be designated as an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus, and its change-making culture empowers students to improve the world around them as #UEChangemakers. With over 80 majors and more than 100 areas of study in the arts and sciences and pre-professional programs, UE’s diverse student body represents 46 states and 48 countries. 

Pursue your passion
Students at the University of Evansville can choose from more than 80 majors and 100+ areas of study. Majors range from an award-winning Accounting program (rated #1 by Master of Finance Degrees) to world-class Business and Engineering degrees to programs such as Creative Writing and Archaeology. UE’s College of Education and Health Sciences is one of the most progressive in the area, boasting a wide selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including:
Athletic Training (bachelor’s and master’s)
• Biochemistry
• Health Communication
• Health Services Administration (bachelor’s and master’s)
• Neuroscience
• Nursing
Physical Therapy (including a direct-entry Doctor of Physical Therapy)
Physician Assistant (direct-entry)
• Pre-medicine
• Public Health
• And many more!

Collaboration in action
The Stone Family Center for Health Sciences offers a unique learning environment that allows UE students to study alongside those from other institutions and disciplines and learn from professionals working at four different area hospitals. UE’s Physician Assistant and Physical Therapy programs have dedicated spaces throughout the building, and students are immersed in the anatomy structures lab and simulation center, cadaver lab, a public dentistry clinic, and more.

School of Health Sciences
The School of Health Sciences at UE graduates successful professionals in a variety of health fields. Students leave UE with the values, experiences, and skills they need to help others transform their lives through healthy behavior. Majors available include Athletic Training, Clinical Laboratory Science, Exercise Science, Health Services Administration, and both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Public Health.

Dedicated laboratory space is available for Health Science majors to learn and conduct research. In addition to the Human Performance Lab and the Athletic Training Lab, the Dunigan Movement Analysis Lab allows students to analyze human movement to provide a greater quality of life. Alumni from the School of Health Sciences are employed in a wide range of career fields. Graduates have gone on to careers as educators, public health specialists, coaches, and various positions with professional sports teams.

Physician Assistant program
Through a special partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine-Evansville, UE’s Physician Assistant program prepares students to enroll in the Master of Physician Assistant Science program. The PA program moved to the new downtown Stone Family Center for Health Sciences in fall 2018.

Physician assistants are nationally certified, state-licensed health care professionals who provide direct patient care and work as part of a physician-led team in delivering a broad range of diagnostic, therapeutic, preventative, and health maintenance services. They work in diverse medical and surgical specialties, including family and internal medicine, emergency care, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery and sub-surgical specialties, and mental and behavioral health care. PAs work in a wide variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, and other health care facilities.

UE has developed several pathways for application and enrollment in the PA program that work for a variety of students, regardless of where they are in their educational journeys. Detailed information about each pathway is available on the Physician Assistant program website.

Dunigan Family School of Nursing
UE’s Dunigan Family School of Nursing provides students with evidence-based, hands-on learning that begins freshman year. Students work with state-of-the-art technology in clinical simulations and gain experience at local health facilities. Accepted applicants who meet the requirements can enter directly into the accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and are eligible for the UE Need for Nursing Scholarship. They may be eligible for additional scholarships and financial aid. One hundred percent of all Nursing graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation. UE also offers an RN-to-BSN program for working nurses. The program offers a competitive credit hour tuition rate, and students may qualify for financial aid. 



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UE Fast Facts

Our history: Founded in 1854; affiliated with the United Methodist Church

Our home: Evansville is the third-largest city in Indiana, with a metro area population of approximately 300,000.

Our students:
• 2,078 total enrollment
• 46 states and 48 countries represented on campus
• Average class size: 16 students

Our strength:
UE’s change-making culture is embedded in the curriculum to empower students to make a difference in the world, whether big or small. 

Our outcomes: After surveying class of 2021 graduates, the University of Evansville (UE) is pleased to report that 95% of graduates were employed or pursuing further education within six months of graduation. The median salary of those employed full-time was $50,000.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “UE offers many valuable opportunities, and the faculty and staff know me by name and genuinely care about my success. This University will push you to grow as a student and an individual.”

    • Emily Armstrong ’20
  • “I’m so thankful to have a university where I can participate in meaningful projects. I’ve grown and learned more about myself during these real-world experiences than I have anywhere else.”

    • Amanda Ackerman ’21
  • “UE has shown me the impact that a small group of people can have—even if we have yet to earn a degree. I’m constantly amazed by what I have accomplished, which only inspires me to do more.”

    • Tyler Wintermute ’19