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2023-2024 Vincennes University Catalog 
2023-2024 Vincennes University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Out-of-State Military Programs

Military Education Program

The Vincennes University Military Education Program (MEP) was implemented Fall 1987 to assist the soldiers of the Indiana National Guard and the Indiana-based United States Army Reserve Units in meeting the newly mandated educational requirements established by the United States Congress. A combination of specially developed one credit hour classes and traditional college classes were taught in National Guard armories and Reserve centers to meet this need. At the request of the National Guard Bureau, Vincennes University established a program site at the National Guard Professional Education Center, Camp Robinson in North Little Rock, Arkansas, in Spring 1988. This was the catalyst for the MEP to expand to other states and branches of the military.

Today the program serves a variety of military populations nationwide. The out-of-state site locations provide access to associate degree and certificate programs for active duty and active reservists in the Army, Army Reserves, National Guard, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.

Vincennes University participates as the lead institution in the United States Coast Guard Cutter Afloat Program. This program provides instructor-led courses aboard deployed United States Coast Guard Cutters and allows students to enroll in courses that complement operational commitments.

Vincennes University MEP maintains offices at the following locations.

Saint Augustine, Florida
Camp Robinson, North Little Rock, Arkansas
Van Buren, Arkansas
Naval Air Facility, El Centro, California
  Naval Base Coronado, Coronado, California
Naval Base San Diego, San Diego, California
Naval Medical Center, Balboa, San Diego, California
Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada
Naval Station, Bremerton, Washington

The foundation of the program is giving service members access to a college education by combining a variety of learning experiences to work toward completion of an associate and/or a baccalaureate degree. Additionally, Vincennes University awards credit for military experience. The student’s military transcript will be evaluated using a customized computer program to award college credit based on recommendations from the American Council on Education’s (ACE) Military Guide. Military students’ options for completing their degrees through Vincennes University include on-site classes, distance education courses, and transfer courses from other accredited colleges and universities.

All students receiving Veterans benefits will be required to submit all postsecondary education transcripts for evaluation upon enrolling with Vincennes University.

For additional information, contact the Military Education Program, Vincennes University, Vincennes, Indiana 47591, call 800-468-7480 or check the MEP website,, for email addresses for appropriate sites and programs.

Authorization to Award Degrees in the State of Arkansas

Vincennes University is authorized by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education to offer and confer the academic degrees by letter of exemption. Inquiries concerning the standards or school compliance may be directed to the ICAC Coordinator, Arkansas Department of Higher Education, 114 East Capitol Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72201.

Authorization to Award Degrees in the State of Nevada

Vincennes University is authorized and licensed by the Commission on Postsecondary Education per NAC 394.381 (6)(1) to offer and confer degrees.

Authorization to Award Degrees in the State of Washington

Vincennes University is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-­granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Vincennes University to offer specific degree programs. The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs.

Authorization by the Council does not carry with it an endorsement by the Council of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430 or by email at

The transferability of credits earned at Vincennes University is at the discretion of the receiving college, university, or other educational institution. Students considering transferring to any institution should not assume that credits earned in any program of study at Vincennes University will be accepted by the receiving institution. Similarly, the ability of a degree, certificate, diploma, or other academic credential earned at Vincennes University to satisfy an admission requirement of another institution is at the discretion of the receiving institution. Accreditation does not guarantee credentials or credits earned at Vincennes University will be accepted by or transferred to another institution. To minimize the risk of having to repeat coursework, students should contact the receiving institution in advance for evaluation and determination of transferability of credits and/or acceptability of degrees, diplomas, or certificates earned.

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