Purdue University Fort Wayne

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,593
1.65% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$12,071
After Financial Aid
2020 Acceptance Rate
82.8%
5,540 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
8,093
65.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
38%
482 Graduates

About

Purdue University Fort Wayne is a higher education institution located in Allen County, IN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Purdue University Fort Wayne were General Business (163 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (90 degrees), and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (85 degrees).

In 2020, 1,569 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Purdue University Fort Wayne. 55.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,248 degrees), 15.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (80 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Purdue University Fort Wayne is $7,593, which is $−14,937 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Purdue University Fort Wayne is $7,593, which is $−14,937 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,071.

In 2020, 60% of undergraduate students attending Purdue University Fort Wayne received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 30% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,593
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Purdue University Fort Wayne was $7,593. The cost of tuition at Purdue University Fort Wayne is $−14,937 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$12,071
2020 Value
5.48%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Purdue University Fort Wayne had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,071. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Purdue University Fort Wayne grew by 5.48%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,620
Room and Board
$1,240
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Purdue University Fort Wayne was of $9,620 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,240. The cost of room and board increased by 4.09% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 0.8% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

60%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
30%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

60% of undergraduate students at Purdue University Fort Wayne received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 7.14% with respect to 2019, when 56% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Purdue University Fort Wayne received 5,540 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 13.1% annual decline. Out of those 5,540 applicants, 4,586 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.8% acceptance rate.

There were 8,093 students enrolled at Purdue University Fort Wayne in 2020, and 81% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Purdue University Fort Wayne has an overall enrollment yield of 30.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
4,586
Accepted Out of 5,540

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Purdue University Fort Wayne was 82.8% (4,586 admissions from 5,540 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 81.4%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −13.1%, while admissions declined by −11.7%.

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SAT Scores

81%
Submission Percentage
1,128
Scores Submitted

81% of enrolled first-time students at Purdue University Fort Wayne in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Purdue University Fort Wayne has a total enrollment of 8,093 students. The full-time enrollment at Purdue University Fort Wayne is 5,324 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,769. This means that 65.8% of students enrolled at Purdue University Fort Wayne are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Purdue University Fort Wayne, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.5% White, 8.62% Hispanic or Latino, 6.25% Black or African American, 4.2% Two or More Races, 3.89% Asian, 0.111% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0494% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Purdue University Fort Wayne in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.9%), followed by White Male (34.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (21.5%), followed by White Male (19.6%) and Black or African American Female (3.68%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

65.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Purdue University Fort Wayne, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,093 students. The full-time enrollment at Purdue University Fort Wayne is 5,324 and the part-time enrollment is 2,769. This means that 65.8% of students enrolled at Purdue University Fort Wayne are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%
2020 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 Fort Wayne was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Purdue University Fort Wayne had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,950
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    698
  3. Black or African American
    506

The enrolled student population at Purdue University Fort Wayne is 73.5% White, 8.62% Hispanic or Latino, 6.25% Black or African American, 4.2% Two or More Races, 3.89% Asian, 0.111% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0494% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 181 more women than men received degrees from Purdue University Fort Wayne. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Purdue University Fort Wayne is white (1,248 degrees awarded). There were 15.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (80 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Purdue University Fort Wayne is General Business (163 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (90 degrees) and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (85 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Purdue University Fort Wayne, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (13 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (107 degrees), and English (49 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Purdue University Fort Wayne are Elementary & middle school teachers (148,216 people), Postsecondary teachers (119,822 people), Other managers (109,747 people), Secondary school teachers (89,919 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (84,976 people).

The most specialized majors at Purdue University Fort Wayne are Science Technologies (13 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (107 degrees), English (49 degrees), Math & Statistics (32 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (10 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 Fort Wayne are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Purdue University Fort Wayne are Science Technologies (13 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (107 degrees), English (49 degrees), Math & Statistics (32 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (10 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 Fort Wayne are Elementary & secondary schools (316,405 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (217,715 people), Computer Systems Design (145,779 people), Legal services (73,757 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (68,441 people).

The most specialized majors at Purdue University Fort Wayne are Science Technologies (13 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (107 degrees), English (49 degrees), Math & Statistics (32 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (10 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 Fort Wayne.
Most Common
  1. 163 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 90 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 85 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Purdue University Fort Wayne was General Business with 163 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

694
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
875
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 694 degrees were awarded to men at Purdue University Fort Wayne, which is 0.793 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (875).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 118 degrees were awarded to men at Purdue University Fort Wayne in General Business, which is 1.31 times more than the 90 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 90 degrees were awarded to women at Purdue University Fort Wayne in General Business, which is 0.763 times less than the 118 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%
100% Completion Time
37%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 13% of students graduating from Purdue University Fort Wayne completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 37% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (70%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Purdue University Fort Wayne is Female and Asian (70% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.207% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,248 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    80 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    54 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Purdue University Fort Wayne is white (1,248 degrees awarded). There were 15.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (80 degrees).

0.382% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    702 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    546 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    44 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Purdue University Fort Wayne is white female (702 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (546 degrees).

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Operations

Purdue University Fort Wayne has an endowment valued at nearly $58.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.76M (4.72%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Purdue University Fort Wayne had a total salary expenditure of $141M. Purdue University Fort Wayne employs 95 Associate professors, 90 Lecturers, and 79 Assistant professors. Most academics at Purdue University Fort Wayne are Male Associate professors (56), Male Assistant professors(50), and Female Lecturers (46).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Purdue University Fort Wayne are: Office and Administrative Support, with 122 employees, Management, with 106 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 97 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$58.5M
2020 Endowment
2.95%
decline from 2019

Purdue University Fort Wayne has an endowment valued at about $58.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Purdue University Fort Wayne declined 2.95% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $18.9M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.51M - Federal
  2. $391k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Purdue University Fort Wayne received $1.51M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $391k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$61.3M
2020 Salaries
4.77%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Purdue University Fort Wayne paid a median of $61.3M in salaries, which represents 43.6% of their overall expenditure ($141M) and a 4.77% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 11.4% decline from 2018 and a 0.673% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$21.5M
Instructional Salaries
329
Number of Employees

In 2020, Purdue University Fort Wayne paid a total of $21.5M to 329 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
95 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
122 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Purdue University Fort Wayne were Associate professor with 95 employees; Lecturer with 90 employees; and Lecturer with 79 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Purdue University Fort Wayne were Office and Administrative Support with 122 employees; Management with 106 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 97 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Lecturer

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Purdue University Fort Wayne was Male Associate professor with 56 employees, Male Assistant professor with 50 employees, and Female Lecturer with 46 employees.

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