Purdue University-Main Campus

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,718
2022 Average Net Price
$12,576
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.842%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
52.7%
68,582 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
51,528
84.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
83%
6,118 Graduates

About

Purdue University-Main Campus is a higher education institution located in Tippecanoe County, IN. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Purdue University-Main Campus were Computer Science (439 degrees awarded), Mechanical Engineering (430 degrees), and Aerospace, Aeronautical, & Astronautical Engineering (298 degrees).

In 2022, 13,356 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Purdue University-Main Campus. 45.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 54.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (8,031 degrees), 6.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1,296 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Purdue University-Main Campus is $9,718, which is $−20,432 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Purdue University-Main Campus is $9,718, which is $−20,432 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,576.

In 2022, 45% of undergraduate students attending Purdue University-Main Campus received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 24% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$9,718
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Purdue University-Main Campus was $9,718. The cost of tuition at Purdue University-Main Campus is $−20,432 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$12,576
2022 Value
14%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Purdue University-Main Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,576. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Purdue University-Main Campus grew by 14%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,030
Room and Board
$1,010
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Purdue University-Main Campus was of $10,030 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 2.38% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,010. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

45%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
24%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

45% of undergraduate students at Purdue University-Main Campus received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 8.16% with respect to 2021, when 49% 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.
0.842%
2019 Default Rate
38
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Purdue University-Main Campus was 0.842%, which represents 38 out of the 4515 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 68,582 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 15.4% annual growth. Out of those 68,582 applicants, 36,146 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 52.7% acceptance rate.

There were 51,528 students enrolled at Purdue University-Main Campus in 2022. 67% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Purdue University-Main Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 26.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

52.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
36,146
Accepted Out of 68,582

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Purdue University-Main Campus was 52.7% (36,146 admissions from 68,582 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 68.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 15.4%, while admissions declined by −11.6%..

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SAT Scores

67%
Submission Percentage (2022)
6,319
Scores Submitted (2022)

67% of enrolled first-time students at Purdue University-Main Campus in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Purdue University-Main Campus had a total enrollment of 51,528 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Purdue University-Main Campus is 43,353 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,175. This means that 84.1% 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 55.7% White, 11.2% Asian, 6.31% Hispanic or Latino, 3.96% Two or More Races, 2.65% Black or African American, 0.122% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0446% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Purdue University-Main Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (33.6%), followed by White Female (27.4%) and Asian Male (7.83%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (16%), followed by White Female (15.7%) and Asian Male (3.44%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Purdue University-Main Campus in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51,528 students. The full-time enrollment at Purdue University-Main Campus is 43,353 and the part-time enrollment is 8,175. This means that 84.1% of students enrolled at Purdue University-Main Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

90%
2022 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 90%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), 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 (2022)
  1. White
    28,700 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    5,754 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    3,252 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Purdue University-Main Campus is 55.7% White, 11.2% Asian, 6.31% Hispanic or Latino, 3.96% Two or More Races, 2.65% Black or African American, 0.122% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0446% 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 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% 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, 892 students (1.73%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,316 fewer women than men received degrees from Purdue University-Main Campus. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Purdue University-Main Campus is white (8,031 degrees awarded). There were 6.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1296 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Purdue University-Main Campus is Computer Science (439 degrees awarded), followed by Mechanical Engineering (430 degrees) and Aerospace, Aeronautical, & Astronautical Engineering (298 degrees).

In 2022,  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 Engineering (3,404 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (851 degrees), and Math & Statistics (393 degrees).

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 (539,382 people), Other managers (405,315 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (386,384 people), Civil engineers (290,719 people), and Mechanical engineers (222,026 people).

The most specialized majors at Purdue University-Main Campus in 2022 are Engineering (3,404 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (851 degrees), Math & Statistics (393 degrees), Transportation (203 degrees), and Physical Sciences (281 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Purdue University-Main Campus are Engineering (3,404 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (851 degrees), Math & Statistics (393 degrees), Transportation (203 degrees), and Physical Sciences (281 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (583,351 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (478,109 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (365,560 people), Construction (325,531 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (228,671 people).

The most specialized majors at Purdue University-Main Campus are Engineering (3,404 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (851 degrees), Math & Statistics (393 degrees), Transportation (203 degrees), and Physical Sciences (281 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 439 degrees awarded
  2. 430 degrees awarded
  3. 298 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Purdue University-Main Campus was Computer Science with 439 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from bachelors degree programs at Purdue University-Main Campus according to their major.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

7,336
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
6,020
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 7,336 degrees were awarded to men at Purdue University-Main Campus, which is 1.22 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (6,020).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 538 degrees were awarded to men at Purdue University-Main Campus in Mechanical Engineering, which is 4.89 times more than the 110 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 264 degrees were awarded to men at Purdue University-Main Campus in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.569 times less than the 464 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

60%
100% Completion Time
83%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 60% 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, 83% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 84% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (85.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Purdue University-Main Campus is Female and Asian (85.6% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 3.5% of graduates (214 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    8,031 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    1,296 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    708 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Purdue University-Main Campus is white (8,031 degrees awarded). There were 6.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1296 degrees).

1.24% of degree recipients (166 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    4,261 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    3,770 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    763 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Purdue University-Main Campus is white male (4,261 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (3770 degrees).

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Operations

Purdue University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $3.55B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−5.46%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Purdue University-Main Campus had a total salary expenditure of 2.1B. Purdue University-Main Campus employs 812 Professors, 547 Assistant professors and 523 Associate professors. Most academics at Purdue University-Main Campus are Male Professor (635), Male Assistant professor (339), and Male Associate professor (328).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Purdue University-Main Campus are: Business and Financial Operations, with 1,226 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1,214 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 1,187 employees.

Endowment

$3.55B
2022 Endowment
1.36%
decline from 2021

Purdue University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at about $3.55B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Purdue University-Main Campus declined 1.36% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.17B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $343M - Federal
  2. $34M - State
  3. $163k - Local

As of 2022, Purdue University-Main Campus received $343M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $34M from state grants and contracts, and $163k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$941M
2022 Salaries
6%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Purdue University-Main Campus paid a median of $941M in salaries, which represents 44.7% of their overall expenditure ($2.1B) and a 6% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$267M
Instructional Salaries
2,159
Number of Employees

In 2022, Purdue University-Main Campus paid a total of $267M to 2,159 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
812 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1,226 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Purdue University-Main Campus were Professor with 812 employees, Assistant professor with 547 employees, and Associate professor with 523 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Purdue University-Main Campus were Business and Financial Operations with 1,226 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,214 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 1,187 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Purdue University-Main Campus was Male Professor with 635 employees, Male Assistant professor with 339 employees, and Male Associate professor with 328 employees.

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

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