My Degree Matters

A degree from the University of Evansville is more than just a piece of paper. Read the list below for information on the UE mission as well as facts that display our commitment to integrity, quality, value, outcomes, and teaching and learning. Follow along on social media using #myUEdegree to share personal stories that illustrate why your UE degree matters.


The University of Evansville is dedicated to active learning and scholarship. We are committed to the liberal arts and sciences as a basis for intellectual and personal growth. The University endeavors to prepare women and men for lives of personal and professional service and leadership. The University is aware of the challenges of living in an international community and therefore adopts a global view in its programs and its vision.

The University of Evansville preserves its independent nature and values its ties to the United Methodist Church. It emphasizes undergraduate education and supports an array of liberal arts and sciences and professional programs. The University selects talented and motivated students and faculty. The student-faculty ratio promotes individual attention and optimal learning. The University values learning as a means of attaining freedom from ignorance and prejudice. Because education is a lifelong process of critical inquiry, the University commits resources to continuing education programs in the greater community.

Core purpose: To provide students with life-transforming education experiences that prepare them to engage the world as informed, ethical, and productive citizens.

Integrity and Quality

Rankings and Value:

  • Study Abroad Program Ranked #1 in America by
  • Accounting and Finance programs ranked #1 in the nation among small colleges by Master of Finance Degrees
  • Ranked #25 among the best colleges for intramural sports by
  • #8 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)
    • Best Value – Regional Universities (Midwest)
    • Best Colleges for Veterans
    • 13th among all colleges and universities for the percentage of students studying abroad
    • fourth in the Midwest for number of international students
    • “A-Plus School for B Students” in the Midwest
  • #41 in Washington Monthly’s rankings of master’s-granting universities (out of 673 nationwide) and a Best Bang for the Buck in the Master’s category, placing #164 out of 403 schools.
  • Named one of the nation's top 100 best value private colleges by Kiplinger's Personal Finance
  • Named one of 159 “Best in the Midwest” universities by The Princeton Review
  • #307 on Forbes’ list of America’s Top Colleges
  • Consistently ranked in the top 20 nationally among master’s institutions for percentage of undergraduates studying abroad by the Institute of International Education.
  • Named one of the nation’s most “Military Friendly Schools” by Victory Media/G.I. Jobs
  • Named to the President's 2014 Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, recognizing exemplary commitment to service and volunteering
  • Named one of the nation's top 120 colleges for veterans by Military Times (UE was one of only 17 private schools included in the rankings of 86 four-year institutions)
  • UE students performed over 24,880 hours of volunteer and community service in 2014
  • Recognized for outstanding water conservation in inaugural year of the City of Evansville’s Sustainable Evansville Awards
  • Won the Missouri Valley Conference's All-Academic Award for the second consecutive year in 2013; UE student-athletes hold the highest grade point average (3.283) in the MVC


  • 94 percent of UE’s 2017 graduating class are employed or in graduate school
  • $47,750 is the median salary of those employed full-time class of 2017

Teaching and Learning

  • 93 percent of UE students complete some form of hands-on, experiential education
  • Average three part SAT score for incoming freshmen in fall of 2015: 1666
  • Average ACT score for incoming freshmen in fall 2015: 26
  • Average high school GPA for incoming freshmen in fall of 2015: 3.70
  • 85 percent of faculty have doctorate or terminal degrees in their field
  • 100 percent of UE professional health students have been accepted into medical school for almost a decade
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 12 students for every 1 faculty member
  • Average class size for all methods: 17.5 students

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