Education

Education for All Ages

Vanderburgh County offers plenty of educational opportunities for just about everyone. Students can achieve the full spectrum of education—from Pre-K to graduate degree—without leaving the area. Our area also offers many workforce training programs to help meet the growing demands of local employers.

Primary & Secondary Options

Children residing in Vanderburgh County have the option to attend public, private or parochial school, or take advantage of our robust homeschool community.

Public Schools

Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation (EVSC) operates 39 schools, making it the third-largest public school system in Indiana with nearly 23,000 students.

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Virtual Academy offers an online option to EVSC students K-12 and adult learners without a high school diploma.

Joshua Academy charter school offers a unique educational environment for 187 low-income kids up from Pre-K to grade 7.

Signature School charter school offers a strong STEM curriculum for 366 high school students. In 2019, Signature was ranked the 10th best high school and 3rd best charter school in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Private & Parochial Schools

Catholic Diocese of Evansville provides religious-based learning at 11 schools to over 3,500 students.

Evansville Christian School integrates faith and learning for over 800 students at four campuses.

Evansville Day School provides a diverse and challenging curriculum to 305 students age 3 to grade 12.

Evansville Lutheran School offers faith-based learning for 146 students at two campuses.

Montessori Academy offers school-year and year-round programs for 146 students age 3 to Kindergarten.

Continuing Education

Continuing education opportunities are abundant in our community. Residents can earn a certificate, professional credential, apprenticeship, associate degree, bachelor’s degree or master’s degree without leaving the area.

Ivy Tech Community College is a two-year community college with an enrollment of 3,973 for 2019-2020. Ivy Tech’s southwestern Indiana location offers associate degrees, business and technical certificates and workforce certification programs and testing. Find out more about Ivy Tech’s workforce training here.

University of Evansville is a private college that offers 80 areas of study with an enrollment of 2,371 students for 2019-2020. The UE Purple Aces are represented by students from 55 countries and 44 U.S. states. Whether you are looking to jump start your college career, finish a degree, advance your career, or have the desire to explore, UE can assist you in achieving that goal.

University of Southern Indiana is a public university that offers 130 areas of study with an enrollment of 11,021 for 2019-2020. The USI Screaming Eagles are represented by students from 70 countries and 40 U.S. states. Find out more about USI’s continuing education here.

New Health Sciences Center

New Health Sciences Center

A state-of-the-art medical education and research facility opened in downtown Evansville in 2018. The Stone Family Center for Health Sciences is a collaboration between Indiana University Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Evansville and University of Southern Indiana. It educates future doctors, dentists, nurses and physical and occupational therapists.