Purdue University Northwest

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,803
1.93% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$10,157
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
6.21%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
28.6%
5,670 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
10,006
58.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
36.6%
543 Graduates

About

Purdue University Northwest is a higher education institution located in Lake County, IN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Purdue University Northwest were Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing (657 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (125 degrees), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (82 degrees).

In 2019, 2,516 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Purdue University Northwest. 61.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,575 degrees), 4.35 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (362 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Purdue University Northwest is $6,803, which is $−15,223 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Purdue University Northwest is $6,803, which is $−15,223 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 $10,157.

In 2019, 55% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 35% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,803
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Purdue University Northwest was $6,803. The cost of tuition at Purdue University Northwest is $−15,223 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$10,157
2019 Value
4.21%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Purdue University Northwest had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,157. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Purdue University Northwest grew by 4.21%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,659
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Purdue University Northwest was of $7,659 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 1.33% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

55%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
35%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

55% of undergraduate students at Purdue University Northwest received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 14.6% with respect to 2018, when 48% 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.
6.21%
2017 Default Rate
174
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Purdue University Northwest was 6.21%, which represents 174 out of the 2802 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 Northwest received 5,670 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 16.9% annual growth. Out of those 5,670 applicants, 1,620 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 28.6% acceptance rate.

There were 10,006 students enrolled at Purdue University Northwest in 2019, and 81% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Purdue University Northwest has an overall enrollment yield of 76.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

28.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,620
Accepted Out of 5,670

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Purdue University Northwest was 28.6% (1,620 admissions from 5,670 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 31.1%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 16.9%, while admissions grew by 7.5%.

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SAT Scores

81%
Submission Percentage
998
Scores Submitted

81% of enrolled first-time students at Purdue University Northwest in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Purdue University Northwest has a total enrollment of 10,006 students. The full-time enrollment at Purdue University Northwest is 5,889 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,117. This means that 58.9% of students enrolled at Purdue University Northwest are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Purdue University Northwest, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.5% White, 19.6% Hispanic or Latino, 9.77% Black or African American, 2.95% Asian, 2.76% Two or More Races, 0.2% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.11% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Purdue University Northwest in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.5%), followed by White Male (27.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (22.9%), followed by White Male (12.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

58.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Purdue University Northwest, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,006 students. The full-time enrollment at Purdue University Northwest is 5,889 and the part-time enrollment is 4,117. This means that 58.9% of students enrolled at Purdue University Northwest are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
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 Northwest was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Purdue University Northwest had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,858
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,961
  3. Black or African American
    978

The enrolled student population at Purdue University Northwest is 58.5% White, 19.6% Hispanic or Latino, 9.77% Black or African American, 2.95% Asian, 2.76% Two or More Races, 0.2% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.11% 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, 131 students (1.31%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 590 more women than men received degrees from Purdue University Northwest. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Purdue University Northwest is white (1,575 degrees awarded). There were 4.35 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (362 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Purdue University Northwest is Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing (657 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (125 degrees) and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (82 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Purdue University Northwest, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (237 degrees awarded), Engineering (206 degrees), and Health (886 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 Northwest are Registered nurses (1,412,062 people), Other managers (511,823 people), Software developers (470,536 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (345,986 people), and Civil engineers (273,709 people).

The most specialized majors at Purdue University Northwest are Engineering Technologies (237 degrees awarded), Engineering (206 degrees), Health (886 degrees), English (48 degrees), and Communications (94 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 Northwest are Surgeons, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Diagnostic medical sonographers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Purdue University Northwest are Engineering Technologies (237 degrees awarded), Engineering (206 degrees), Health (886 degrees), English (48 degrees), and Communications (94 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Purdue University Northwest are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,586,025 people), Elementary & secondary schools (602,705 people), Computer Systems Design (589,739 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (528,075 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (443,976 people).

The most specialized majors at Purdue University Northwest are Engineering Technologies (237 degrees awarded), Engineering (206 degrees), Health (886 degrees), English (48 degrees), and Communications (94 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 Northwest.

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Purdue University Northwest was Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing with 657 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

963
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,553
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 963 degrees were awarded to men at Purdue University Northwest, which is 0.62 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,553).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 91 degrees were awarded to men at Purdue University Northwest in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.28 times more than the 71 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 577 degrees were awarded to women at Purdue University Northwest in Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing, which is 7.21 times more than the 80 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%
100% Completion Time
34%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 12% of students graduating from Purdue University Northwest completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 34% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 39% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Purdue University Northwest is Male and Asian (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.

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, 0.921% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,575 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    362 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    219 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Purdue University Northwest is white (1,575 degrees awarded). There were 4.35 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (362 degrees).

1.23% of degree recipients (31 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,036 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    539 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    219 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Purdue University Northwest is white female (1,036 degrees awarded). There were 1.92 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (539 degrees).

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Operations

Purdue University Northwest has an endowment valued at nearly $30M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.27M (14.2%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Purdue University Northwest had a total salary expenditure of $149M. Purdue University Northwest employs 100 Associate professors, 81 Professors, and 74 Assistant professors. Most academics at Purdue University Northwest are Male Associate professors (55), Male Professors(54), and Female Associate professors (45).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Purdue University Northwest are: Office and Administrative Support, with 151 employees, Management, with 110 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 86 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$30M
2019 Endowment
19.7%
growth from 2018

Purdue University Northwest has an endowment valued at about $30M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Purdue University Northwest grew 19.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.48M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $5.39M - Federal
  2. $508k - State
  3. $78.8k - Local

As of 2019, Purdue University Northwest received $5.39M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $508k from state grants and contracts, and $78.8k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$69.1M
2019 Salaries
5.51%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Purdue University Northwest paid a median of $69.1M in salaries, which represents 46.3% of their overall expenditure ($149M) and a 5.51% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.43% decline from 2017 and a NaNM% growth from N/A.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$24.7M
Instructional Salaries
324
Number of Employees

In 2019, Purdue University Northwest paid a total of $24.7M to 324 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.7% 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
100 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
151 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Purdue University Northwest were Associate professor with 100 employees; Professor with 81 employees; and Professor with 74 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Purdue University Northwest were Office and Administrative Support with 151 employees; Management with 110 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 86 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Purdue University Northwest was Male Associate professor with 55 employees, Male Professor with 54 employees, and Female Associate professor with 45 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Purdue University Northwest.

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