Purdue University Fort Wayne

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,470
1.65% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$11,444
After Financial Aid
2019 Acceptance Rate
81.4%
6,376 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
10,208
54.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
36.5%
484 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 (144 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (124 degrees), and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (123 degrees).

In 2019, 1,756 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Purdue University Fort Wayne. 57.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,416 degrees), 13.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (105 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Purdue University Fort Wayne is $7,470, which is $−14,556 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Purdue University Fort Wayne is $7,470, which is $−14,556 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,444.

In 2019, 56% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 33% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,470
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Purdue University Fort Wayne was $7,470. The cost of tuition at Purdue University Fort Wayne is $−14,556 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$11,444
2019 Value
12.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Purdue University Fort Wayne had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,444. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Purdue University Fort Wayne grew by 12.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,242
Room and Board
$1,250
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Purdue University Fort Wayne was of $9,242 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,250. The cost of room and board decreased by 1.1% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 10.7% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

56%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
33%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

56% of undergraduate students at Purdue University Fort Wayne received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 7.69% with respect to 2018, when 52% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Purdue University Fort Wayne received 6,376 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 33.5% annual growth. Out of those 6,376 applicants, 5,192 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81.4% acceptance rate.

There were 10,208 students enrolled at Purdue University Fort Wayne in 2019, and 85% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Purdue University Fort Wayne has an overall enrollment yield of 31%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
5,192
Accepted Out of 6,376

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Purdue University Fort Wayne was 81.4% (5,192 admissions from 6,376 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 96.6%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 33.5%, while admissions grew by 12.5%.

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SAT Scores

85%
Submission Percentage
1,372
Scores Submitted

85% of enrolled first-time students at Purdue University Fort Wayne in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Purdue University Fort Wayne has a total enrollment of 10,208 students. The full-time enrollment at Purdue University Fort Wayne is 5,541 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,667. This means that 54.3% 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 75.6% White, 7.61% Hispanic or Latino, 5.43% Black or African American, 4.33% Two or More Races, 3.64% Asian, 0.167% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0784% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Purdue University Fort Wayne in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38%), followed by White Male (34.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.26%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (25.1%), followed by White Female (17.5%) and Two or More Races Male (2.34%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

54.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Purdue University Fort Wayne, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,208 students. The full-time enrollment at Purdue University Fort Wayne is 5,541 and the part-time enrollment is 4,667. This means that 54.3% of students enrolled at Purdue University Fort Wayne are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%
2019 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 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
    7,715
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    777
  3. Black or African American
    554

The enrolled student population at Purdue University Fort Wayne is 75.6% White, 7.61% Hispanic or Latino, 5.43% Black or African American, 4.33% Two or More Races, 3.64% Asian, 0.167% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0784% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 33 students (0.323%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 270 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 (1,416 degrees awarded). There were 13.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (105 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Purdue University Fort Wayne is General Business (144 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (124 degrees) and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (123 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 (106 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (63 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 (1,505,547 people), Secondary school teachers (519,409 people), Education administrators (280,539 people), Special education teachers (208,250 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (194,931 people).

The most specialized majors at Purdue University Fort Wayne are Science Technologies (13 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (106 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (63 degrees), English (35 degrees), and Education (181 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Purdue University Fort Wayne are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, Actuaries, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Purdue University Fort Wayne are Science Technologies (13 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (106 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (63 degrees), English (35 degrees), and Education (181 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 (2,834,215 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (347,779 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (162,799 people), Individual & family services (147,719 people), and Computer Systems Design (116,490 people).

The most specialized majors at Purdue University Fort Wayne are Science Technologies (13 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (106 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (63 degrees), English (35 degrees), and Education (181 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. 144 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 124 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 123 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Purdue University Fort Wayne was General Business with 144 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

743
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,013
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 743 degrees were awarded to men at Purdue University Fort Wayne, which is 0.733 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,013).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 140 degrees were awarded to men at Purdue University Fort Wayne in General Business, which is 3.41 times more than the 41 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 132 degrees were awarded to women at Purdue University Fort Wayne in Registered Nursing, which is 6.29 times more than the 21 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%
100% Completion Time
30%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 11% 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, 30% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 34% 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 (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Purdue University Fort Wayne is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,416 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    105 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    70 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Purdue University Fort Wayne is white (1,416 degrees awarded). There were 13.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (105 degrees).

0.285% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    816 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    600 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    59 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Purdue University Fort Wayne is white female (816 degrees awarded). There were 1.36 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (600 degrees).

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Operations

Purdue University Fort Wayne has an endowment valued at nearly $60.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.25M (8.7%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Purdue University Fort Wayne had a total salary expenditure of $142M. Purdue University Fort Wayne employs 109 Associate professors, 70 Assistant professors, and 63 Lecturers. Most academics at Purdue University Fort Wayne are Male Associate professors (61), Female Associate professors(48), and Male Assistant professors (43).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Purdue University Fort Wayne are: Office and Administrative Support, with 136 employees, Management, with 111 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 91 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$60.3M
2019 Endowment
11%
growth from 2018

Purdue University Fort Wayne has an endowment valued at about $60.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Purdue University Fort Wayne grew 11% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $21.8M 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. $1.87M - Federal
  2. $292k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Purdue University Fort Wayne received $1.87M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $292k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$58.5M
2019 Salaries
11.4%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Purdue University Fort Wayne paid a median of $58.5M in salaries, which represents 41.3% of their overall expenditure ($142M) and a 11.4% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.673% decline from 2017 and a 5.9% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$21.6M
Instructional Salaries
310
Number of Employees

In 2019, Purdue University Fort Wayne paid a total of $21.6M to 310 employees working as instructors, which represents 37% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
109 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
136 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Purdue University Fort Wayne were Associate professor with 109 employees; Assistant professor with 70 employees; and Assistant professor with 63 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Purdue University Fort Wayne were Office and Administrative Support with 136 employees; Management with 111 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 91 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Purdue University Fort Wayne was Male Associate professor with 61 employees, Female Associate professor with 48 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 43 employees.

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