Purdue University Fort Wayne

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,815
1.45% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$11,951
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.69%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
80.7%
5,853 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
9,069
53.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
34.6%
517 Graduates

About

Purdue University Fort Wayne is a higher education institution located in Allen County, IN. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Purdue University Fort Wayne were General Business (131 degrees awarded), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (75 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (69 degrees).

In 2022, 1,305 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Purdue University Fort Wayne. 51.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (926 degrees), 9.55 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (97 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Purdue University Fort Wayne is $7,815, which is $−16,181 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Purdue University Fort Wayne is $7,815, which is $−16,181 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,951.

In 2022, 78% of undergraduate students attending Purdue University Fort Wayne received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 27% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,815
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Purdue University Fort Wayne was $7,815. The cost of tuition at Purdue University Fort Wayne is $−16,181 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$11,951
2022 Value
1.11%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Purdue University Fort Wayne had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,951. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Purdue University Fort Wayne grew by 1.11%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,842
Room and Board
$1,240
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Purdue University Fort Wayne was of $9,842 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 12.3% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,240. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

78%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
27%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

78% of undergraduate students at Purdue University Fort Wayne received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 9.86% with respect to 2021, when 71% 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.
2.69%
2019 Default Rate
57
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Purdue University Fort Wayne was 2.69%, which represents 57 out of the 2121 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 Fort Wayne received 5,853 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 2.56% annual growth. Out of those 5,853 applicants, 4,721 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.7% acceptance rate.

There were 9,069 students enrolled at Purdue University Fort Wayne in 2022. 56% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Purdue University Fort Wayne has an overall enrollment yield of 25.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
4,721
Accepted Out of 5,853

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Purdue University Fort Wayne was 80.7% (4,721 admissions from 5,853 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 83.2%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 2.56%, while admissions declined by −5.54%..

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SAT Scores

56%
Submission Percentage (2022)
680
Scores Submitted (2022)

56% of enrolled first-time students at Purdue University Fort Wayne in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Purdue University Fort Wayne had a total enrollment of 9,069 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Purdue University Fort Wayne is 4,840 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,229. This means that 53.4% 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 72.4% White, 8.84% Hispanic or Latino, 5.49% Black or African American, 4.58% Asian, 3.99% Two or More Races, 0.176% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0331% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Purdue University Fort Wayne in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (36.1%), followed by White Female (34.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (5.21%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (16%), followed by White Male (10.1%) and Asian Male (1.95%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

53.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Purdue University Fort Wayne in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,069 students. The full-time enrollment at Purdue University Fort Wayne is 4,840 and the part-time enrollment is 4,229. This means that 53.4% of students enrolled at Purdue University Fort Wayne are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
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 Fort Wayne was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), 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 (2022)
  1. White
    6,565 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    802 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    498 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Purdue University Fort Wayne is 72.4% White, 8.84% Hispanic or Latino, 5.49% Black or African American, 4.58% Asian, 3.99% Two or More Races, 0.176% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0331% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 27 students (0.298%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 31 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 (926 degrees awarded). There were 9.55 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (97 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Purdue University Fort Wayne is General Business (131 degrees awarded), followed by Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (75 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (69 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (20 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (75 degrees), and Math & Statistics (39 degrees).

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 Social workers, all other (159,479 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (141,502 people), Other managers (137,479 people), Postsecondary teachers (125,506 people), and Secondary school teachers (113,112 people).

The most specialized majors at Purdue University Fort Wayne in 2022 are Science Technologies (20 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (75 degrees), Math & Statistics (39 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (71 degrees), and English (29 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Purdue University Fort Wayne are Science Technologies (20 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (75 degrees), Math & Statistics (39 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (71 degrees), and English (29 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 Fort Wayne are Elementary & secondary schools (381,514 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (239,647 people), Computer Systems Design (163,610 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (117,811 people), and Individual & family services (113,752 people).

The most specialized majors at Purdue University Fort Wayne are Science Technologies (20 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (75 degrees), Math & Statistics (39 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (71 degrees), and English (29 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 Fort Wayne.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 160 degrees awarded
  2. 84 degrees awarded
  3. 79 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Purdue University Fort Wayne was General Business with 160 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

637
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
668
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 637 degrees were awarded to men at Purdue University Fort Wayne, which is 0.954 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (668).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 144 degrees were awarded to men at Purdue University Fort Wayne in General Business, which is 2.32 times more than the 62 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 63 degrees were awarded to men at Purdue University Fort Wayne in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 5.73 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%
100% Completion Time
38%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 19% 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, 38% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (54.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Purdue University Fort Wayne is Female and Asian (54.5% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 0.58% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    926 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    97 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    70 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Purdue University Fort Wayne is white (926 degrees awarded). There were 9.55 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (97 degrees).

0.307% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    470 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    456 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    54 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Purdue University Fort Wayne is white female (470 degrees awarded). There were 1.03 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (456 degrees).

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Operations

Purdue University Fort Wayne has an endowment valued at nearly $78.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−0.459%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Purdue University Fort Wayne had a total salary expenditure of 143M. Purdue University Fort Wayne employs 94 Associate professors, 80 Lecturers and 62 Assistant professors. Most academics at Purdue University Fort Wayne are Male Associate professor (54), Male Professor (44), and Male Lecturer (42).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Purdue University Fort Wayne are: Management, with 117 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 108 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 93 employees.

Endowment

$78.1M
2022 Endowment
1.76%
decline from 2021

Purdue University Fort Wayne has an endowment valued at about $78.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Purdue University Fort Wayne declined 1.76% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $31.6M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$58M
2022 Salaries
1.42%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Purdue University Fort Wayne paid a median of $58M in salaries, which represents 40.4% of their overall expenditure ($143M) and a 1.42% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$20.7M
Instructional Salaries
298
Number of Employees

In 2022, Purdue University Fort Wayne paid a total of $20.7M to 298 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
94 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
117 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Purdue University Fort Wayne were Associate professor with 94 employees, Lecturer with 80 employees, and Assistant professor with 62 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Purdue University Fort Wayne were Management with 117 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 108 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 93 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Purdue University Fort Wayne was Male Associate professor with 54 employees, Male Professor with 44 employees, and Male Lecturer with 42 employees.

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