Purdue University Northwest

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,419

NaNN% growth from N/A

2017 Average Net Price

$9,725

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

8.55%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

34.7%

4,136 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

12,071

53.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

34.2%

489 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 Registered Nursing (815 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (139 degrees), and General Psychology (86 degrees).

In 2017, 2,475 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Purdue University Northwest. 63.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,540 degrees), 4.98 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (309 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Purdue University Northwest is $6,419, which is $-14,314 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Purdue University Northwest is $6,419, which is $-14,314 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,725.

In 2017, 39% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 29% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,419

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Purdue University Northwest was $6,419. The cost of tuition at Purdue University Northwest is $-14,314 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$9,725

2017 Value

In 2017 Purdue University Northwest had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,725. Between N/A and 2017, the average net price of Purdue University Northwest grew by 0%.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

39%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

29%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

39% of undergraduate students at Purdue University Northwest received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to N/A, when N/A% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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.

8.55%

2016 Default Rate

262

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Purdue University Northwest was 8.55%, which represents 262 out of the 3064 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 4,136 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those 4,136 applicants, 1,434 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 34.7% acceptance rate.

There were 12,071 students enrolled at Purdue University Northwest in 2017, and 70% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Purdue University Northwest has an overall enrollment yield of 78.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

34.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,434

Accepted Out of 4,136

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Purdue University Northwest was 34.7% (1,434 admissions from 4,136 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of false, which was N/A%. Between false and 2017, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

70%

Submission Percentage

788

Scores Submitted

70% of enrolled first-time students at Purdue University Northwest in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Purdue University Northwest has a total enrollment of 12,071 students. The full-time enrollment at Purdue University Northwest is 6,467 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,604. This means that 53.6% of students enrolled at Purdue University Northwest are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Purdue University Northwest, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.9% White, 17% Hispanic or Latino, 9.17% Black or African American, 2.46% Two or More Races, 2.34% Asian, 0.215% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0828% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Purdue University Northwest in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (30%), followed by White Male (28.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (21%), followed by White Male (7.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.08%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

53.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Purdue University Northwest, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,071 students. The full-time enrollment at Purdue University Northwest is 6,467 and the part-time enrollment is 5,604. This means that 53.6% of students enrolled at Purdue University Northwest are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%

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 Northwest was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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

    7,467

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,047

  3. Black or African American

    1,107

The enrolled student population at Purdue University Northwest is 61.9% White, 17% Hispanic or Latino, 9.17% Black or African American, 2.46% Two or More Races, 2.34% Asian, 0.215% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0828% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 143 students (1.18%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 665 more women than men received degrees from Purdue University Northwest. The majority of degree recipients at Purdue University Northwest are white (1,540 degrees awarded). There were 4.98 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (309 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Purdue University Northwest is Registered Nursing (815 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (139 degrees) and General Psychology (86 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 (313 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (56 degrees), and Health (875 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 (1,331,446 people), Other managers (472,755 people), Software developers (382,089 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (318,098 people), and Civil engineers (234,219 people).

The most specialized majors at Purdue University Northwest are Engineering Technologies (313 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (56 degrees), Health (875 degrees), Engineering (169 degrees), and Communications (87 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 Physicians, Public relations specialists, Surgeons, Dentists, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Purdue University Northwest are Engineering Technologies (313 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (56 degrees), Health (875 degrees), Engineering (169 degrees), and Communications (87 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 (1,555,374 people), Computer Systems Design (517,513 people), Elementary & secondary schools (498,621 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (417,279 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (404,279 people).

The most specialized majors at Purdue University Northwest are Engineering Technologies (313 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (56 degrees), Health (875 degrees), Engineering (169 degrees), and Communications (87 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.

Most Common

  1. 815 degrees awarded

  2. 139 degrees awarded

  3. 86 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Purdue University Northwest was Registered Nursing with 815 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 905

  2. 1,570

In 2017, 905 degrees were awarded to men at Purdue University Northwest, which is 0.576 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,570).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 123 degrees were awarded to men at Purdue University Northwest in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.34 times more than the 92 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 769 degrees were awarded to women at Purdue University Northwest in Registered Nursing, which is 10.1 times more than the 76 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%

100% Completion Time

28%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 8% of students graduating from Purdue University Northwest completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 28% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 33% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Purdue University Northwest is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 0.409% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,540 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    309 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    208 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Purdue University Northwest is white (1,540 degrees awarded). There were 4.98 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (309 degrees).

1.09% of degree recipients (27 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,039 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    501 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    191 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Purdue University Northwest is white female (1,039 degrees awarded). There were 2.07 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (501 degrees).

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Operations

Purdue University Northwest has an endowment valued at nearly $22M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.48M (20.3%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Purdue University Northwest had a total salary expenditure of $155M. Purdue University Northwest employs 113 Associate professors, 75 Professors, and 64 Assistant professors. Most academics at Purdue University Northwest are Male Associate professors (64), Male Professors(50), and Female Associate professors (49).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Purdue University Northwest are: Business and Financial Operations, with 175 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 150 employees, and Service with 107 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$22M

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from false

Purdue University Northwest has an endowment valued at about $22M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Purdue University Northwest grew 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11.1M 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. $4.63M - Federal

  2. $789k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Purdue University Northwest received $4.63M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $789k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$77.3M

2017 Salaries

0%

growth from N/A

In 2017, Purdue University Northwest paid a median of $77.3M in salaries, which represents 49.8% of their overall expenditure ($155M) and a 0% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0% growth from N/A and a 0% growth from N/A.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$23.8M

Instructional Salaries

311

Number of Employees

In 2017, Purdue University Northwest paid a total of $23.8M to 311 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

113 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

175 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Purdue University Northwest were Associate professor with 113 employees; Professor with 75 employees; and Professor with 64 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Purdue University Northwest were Business and Financial Operations with 175 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 150 employees; and Service with 107 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Purdue University Northwest was Male Associate professor with 64 employees, Male Professor with 50 employees, and Female Associate professor with 49 employees.

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

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