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Best ValueHigher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation

The University of Evansville is institutionally accredited as a degree granting institution by the Higher Learning Commission of the NorthCentral Association of Colleges and Schools.

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, Illinois, 60602-2504

In addition, specific programs offered by the University of Evansville are accredited by their appropriate specialized professional organizations. Accreditation by professional organizations informs the public that the specific program has met standards of quality established by that profession.

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • National Association of Schools of Music Commission on Accreditation
  • Indiana Department of Education*
  • National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
  • Indiana State Board of Nursing
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

*By virtue of specialized program accreditation in engineering, nursing, education, physical therapy, and athletic training programs at the University of Evansville, students meet the minimum standards to sit for professional licensure examinations in these professional disciplines.

Approved by:

  • University Senate of the United Methodist Church
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Music Therapy Association
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • American College of Sports Medicine

Current Rankings

  • #9 in the “Best Regional Universities: Midwest” category of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings (out of approximately 150 universities in 12 states)
  • #3 in “Great Schools at Great Prices” among Midwestern regional universities
  • “A-Plus School for B Students” in the Midwest
  • #36 in Washington Monthly’s rankings of master’s-granting universities (out of 682 nationwide)
  • Named one of the nation’s top 100 best value private colleges by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
  • Named one of 155 “Best in the Midwest” universities by The Princeton Review
  • #318 on Forbes’ list of America’s Top Colleges
  • #13 among master’s institutions for study abroad participation, as ranked by the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Report
  • Named one of the nation’s most “Military Friendly Schools” by Victory Media/G.I. Jobs
  • Named to the President’s 2012 Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, recognizing exemplary commitment to service and volunteering

Recent Institutional Honors and Awards

  • Received the 2011 Institutional Arts Award from the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, which honors a business or entity that shows exemplary support of the arts in our region
  • Named one of the nation’s “Coolest Schools” for sustainability by Sierra Magazine
  • Won the 2011 city-wide RecycleMania competition, placed first in the state of Indiana, and ranked 29th of 630 participating schools nationwide
  • Earned an Excellence Award (top-scoring category) for the fourth consecutive year in the 2013 GreenOvation awards (sponsored by Keep Evansville Beautiful and the Evansville Business Journal) recognizing beautification and conservation
  • Recognized for outstanding water conservation in the inaugural year of the City of Evansville’s Sustainable Evansville Awards