Purdue University-Main Campus

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,208
0% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$12,117
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
2.31%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
57.5%
49,354 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
42,699
86% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
78.3%
5,286 Graduates

About

Purdue University-Main Campus is a higher education institution located in Tippecanoe County, IN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Purdue University-Main Campus were General Business Administration & Management (675 degrees awarded), Mechanical Engineering (407 degrees), and Industrial Engineering (235 degrees).

In 2017, 11,170 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Purdue University-Main Campus. 43.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 56.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (6,659 degrees), 11.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (595 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Purdue University-Main Campus is $9,208, which is $-17,292 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Purdue University-Main Campus is $9,208, which is $-17,292 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,117.

In 2017, 50% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 30% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,208
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Purdue University-Main Campus was $9,208. The cost of tuition at Purdue University-Main Campus is $-17,292 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$12,117
2017 Value
3.63%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Purdue University-Main Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,117. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Purdue University-Main Campus grew by 3.63%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,745
Room and Board
$1,220
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Purdue University-Main Campus was of $9,745 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,220. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

50%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
30%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

50% of undergraduate students at Purdue University-Main Campus received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 50% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.31%
2016 Default Rate
115
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Purdue University-Main Campus was 2.31%, which represents 115 out of the 4969 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Purdue University-Main Campus received 49,354 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.708% annual growth. Out of those 49,354 applicants, 28,363 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 57.5% acceptance rate.

There were 42,699 students enrolled at Purdue University-Main Campus in 2017, and 69% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Purdue University-Main Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 27.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

57.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
28,363
Accepted Out of 49,354

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Purdue University-Main Campus was 57.5% (28,363 admissions from 49,354 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 56%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 0.708%, while admissions grew by 3.41%.

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SAT Scores

69%
Submission Percentage
5,367
Scores Submitted

69% of enrolled first-time students at Purdue University-Main Campus in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Purdue University-Main Campus has a total enrollment of 42,699 students. The full-time enrollment at Purdue University-Main Campus is 36,719 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,980. This means that 86% of students enrolled at Purdue University-Main Campus are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Purdue University-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59% White, 6.72% Asian, 4.75% Hispanic or Latino, 3.03% Black or African American, 2.54% Two or More Races, 0.155% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0726% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Purdue University-Main Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (35.6%), followed by White Female (28%) and Asian Male (4.57%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (19.3%), followed by White Female (19.1%) and Asian Female (2.53%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Purdue University-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 42,699 students. The full-time enrollment at Purdue University-Main Campus is 36,719 and the part-time enrollment is 5,980. This means that 86% of students enrolled at Purdue University-Main Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

91%
2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Purdue University-Main Campus was 91%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Purdue University-Main Campus had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    25,212
  2. Asian
    2,870
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2,029

The enrolled student population at Purdue University-Main Campus is 59% White, 6.72% Asian, 4.75% Hispanic or Latino, 3.03% Black or African American, 2.54% Two or More Races, 0.155% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0726% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 981 students (2.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1518 fewer women than men received degrees from Purdue University-Main Campus. The majority of degree recipients at Purdue University-Main Campus are white (6,659 degrees awarded). There were 11.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (595 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Purdue University-Main Campus is General Business Administration & Management (675 degrees awarded), followed by Mechanical Engineering (407 degrees) and Industrial Engineering (235 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Purdue University-Main Campus, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (604 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,662 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (721 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Purdue University-Main Campus are Software developers (432,404 people), Other managers (421,443 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (340,423 people), Civil engineers (241,637 people), and Postsecondary teachers (206,407 people).

The most specialized majors at Purdue University-Main Campus are Agriculture (604 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,662 degrees), Engineering Technologies (721 degrees), Math & Statistics (340 degrees), and Physical Sciences (250 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Purdue University-Main Campus are Physicians, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Surgeons, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Purdue University-Main Campus are Agriculture (604 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,662 degrees), Engineering Technologies (721 degrees), Math & Statistics (340 degrees), and Physical Sciences (250 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Purdue University-Main Campus are Computer Systems Design (522,903 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (442,808 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (386,567 people), Construction (293,293 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (243,285 people).

The most specialized majors at Purdue University-Main Campus are Agriculture (604 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,662 degrees), Engineering Technologies (721 degrees), Math & Statistics (340 degrees), and Physical Sciences (250 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Purdue University-Main Campus.
Most Common
  1. 675 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 407 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 235 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Purdue University-Main Campus was General Business Administration & Management with 675 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 6,344
  2. 4,826

In 2017, 6,344 degrees were awarded to men at Purdue University-Main Campus, which is 1.31 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,826).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 828 degrees were awarded to men at Purdue University-Main Campus in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.5 times more than the 551 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 551 degrees were awarded to women at Purdue University-Main Campus in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.665 times less than the 828 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

47%
100% Completion Time
75%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 47% of students graduating from Purdue University-Main Campus completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 75% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 77% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Purdue University-Main Campus is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.63% of graduates (86 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    6,659 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    595 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    422 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Purdue University-Main Campus is white (6,659 degrees awarded). There were 11.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (595 degrees).

1.92% of degree recipients (214 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    3,634 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    3,025 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    343 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Purdue University-Main Campus is white male (3,634 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (3,025 degrees).

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Operations

Purdue University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $2.35B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $158M (6.73%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Purdue University-Main Campus had a total salary expenditure of $1.83B. Purdue University-Main Campus employs 776 Professors, 503 Assistant professors, and 485 Associate professors. Most academics at Purdue University-Main Campus are Male Professors (625), Male Associate professors(317), and Male Assistant professors (303).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Purdue University-Main Campus are: Business and Financial Operations, with 1465 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1451 employees, and Service with 1390 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.35B
2017 Endowment
4.58%
growth from 2016

Purdue University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at about $2.35B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Purdue University-Main Campus grew 4.58% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.06B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $243M - Federal
  2. $14.5M - State
  3. $17k - Local

As of 2017, Purdue University-Main Campus received $243M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $14.5M from state grants and contracts, and $17k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$849M
2017 Salaries
7.13%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Purdue University-Main Campus paid a median of $849M in salaries, which represents 46.4% of their overall expenditure ($1.83B) and a 7.13% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.929% growth from 2015 and a 3.19% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$220M
Instructional Salaries
1,952
Number of Employees

In 2017, Purdue University-Main Campus paid a total of $220M to 1,952 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
776 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1465 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Purdue University-Main Campus were Professor with 776 employees; Assistant professor with 503 employees; and Assistant professor with 485 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Purdue University-Main Campus were Business and Financial Operations with 1,465 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,451 employees; and Service with 1,390 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Purdue University-Main Campus was Male Professor with 625 employees, Male Associate professor with 317 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 303 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Purdue University-Main Campus.

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