Indiana's first college, now Vincennes University, is reporting a 44% growth in enrollment over the past five years. Total enrollment currently stands at 13, 948.
The university claims its affordability, personalized attention, small class sizes, close ties with secondary eduction, and a wide choice of majors as the reason for the increase.
"Current projections are that VU will again achieve strong enrollment growth this fall. We are preparing for more students with major remodeling projects underway at our dining center, Physical Education Complex, the development of an adjacent Aquatic Center, and by opening the new John Deere Ag/Diesel Technology Building," said VU President Dick Helton.
According to a press release, VU is state-supported with campuses in Vincennes and Jasper and additional sites such as the Indianapolis International Airport. VU also offers instruction at military sites throughout the nation.
VU was founded in 1801 by William Henry Harrison, who later became the ninth President of the United States.
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