Purdue University-Main Campus

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,208
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$12,294
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
1.72%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
67.2%
57,510 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
46,655
85% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
82.7%
5,387 Graduates

About

Purdue University-Main Campus is a higher education institution located in Tippecanoe County, IN. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Purdue University-Main Campus were Computer Science (469 degrees awarded), Mechanical Engineering (376 degrees), and Industrial Engineering (276 degrees).

In 2020, 12,213 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Purdue University-Main Campus. 44.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 55.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (7,030 degrees), 8.35 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (842 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Purdue University-Main Campus is $9,208, which is $−19,355 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,563).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Purdue University-Main Campus is $9,208, which is $−19,355 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,563).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,294.

In 2020, 50% of undergraduate students attending Purdue University-Main Campus received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 28% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$9,208
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Purdue University-Main Campus was $9,208. The cost of tuition at Purdue University-Main Campus is $−19,355 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,563).

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Average Net Price

$12,294
2020 Value
3.07%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Purdue University-Main Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,294. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Purdue University-Main Campus grew by 3.07%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,540
Room and Board
$1,190
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Purdue University-Main Campus was of $9,540 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,190. The cost of room and board increased by 0.846% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.59% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

50%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
28%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

50% of undergraduate students at Purdue University-Main Campus received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 50% 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.
1.72%
2018 Default Rate
78
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Purdue University-Main Campus was 1.72%, which represents 78 out of the 4537 total borrowers.

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Purdue University-Main Campus received 57,510 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 3.98% annual growth. Out of those 57,510 applicants, 38,619 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.2% acceptance rate.

There were 46,655 students enrolled at Purdue University-Main Campus in 2020, and 82% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Purdue University-Main Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 23.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
38,619
Accepted Out of 57,510

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Purdue University-Main Campus was 67.2% (38,619 admissions from 57,510 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 59.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 3.98%, while admissions grew by 16.7%.

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SAT Scores

82%
Submission Percentage
7,349
Scores Submitted

82% of enrolled first-time students at Purdue University-Main Campus in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Purdue University-Main Campus has a total enrollment of 46,655 students. The full-time enrollment at Purdue University-Main Campus is 39,660 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,995. This means that 85% 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 59.1% White, 9.36% Asian, 5.81% Hispanic or Latino, 3.66% Two or More Races, 2.79% Black or African American, 0.126% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0643% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Purdue University-Main Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (35.1%), followed by White Female (28.2%) and Asian Male (6.43%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (19.9%), followed by White Female (18.7%) and Asian Male (2.97%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Purdue University-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46,655 students. The full-time enrollment at Purdue University-Main Campus is 39,660 and the part-time enrollment is 6,995. This means that 85% of students enrolled at Purdue University-Main Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 76.5% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%
2020 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 93%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (85%), 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
  1. White
    27,571
  2. Asian
    4,365
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2,709

The enrolled student population at Purdue University-Main Campus is 59.1% White, 9.36% Asian, 5.81% Hispanic or Latino, 3.66% Two or More Races, 2.79% Black or African American, 0.126% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0643% 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 50% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.69% 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, 754 students (1.62%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 1373 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 (7,030 degrees awarded). There were 8.35 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (842 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Purdue University-Main Campus is Computer Science (469 degrees awarded), followed by Mechanical Engineering (376 degrees) and Industrial Engineering (276 degrees).

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 (3,147 degrees awarded), Agriculture (576 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (826 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 (422,408 people), Other managers (362,692 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (334,039 people), Civil engineers (253,965 people), and Mechanical engineers (192,779 people).

The most specialized majors at Purdue University-Main Campus are Engineering (3,147 degrees awarded), Agriculture (576 degrees), Engineering Technologies (826 degrees), Math & Statistics (356 degrees), and Transportation (157 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-Main Campus are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Other financial specialists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Purdue University-Main Campus are Engineering (3,147 degrees awarded), Agriculture (576 degrees), Engineering Technologies (826 degrees), Math & Statistics (356 degrees), and Transportation (157 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-Main Campus are Computer Systems Design (483,174 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (422,659 people), Construction (291,917 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (252,635 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (191,717 people).

The most specialized majors at Purdue University-Main Campus are Engineering (3,147 degrees awarded), Agriculture (576 degrees), Engineering Technologies (826 degrees), Math & Statistics (356 degrees), and Transportation (157 degrees).

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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
  1. 469 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 376 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 276 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Purdue University-Main Campus was Computer Science with 469 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

6,793
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
5,420
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 6,793 degrees were awarded to men at Purdue University-Main Campus, which is 1.25 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,420).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 493 degrees were awarded to men at Purdue University-Main Campus in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.76 times more than the 280 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 280 degrees were awarded to women at Purdue University-Main Campus in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.568 times less than the 493 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

55%
100% Completion Time
81%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 55% 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, 81% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 82% 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 (87%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Purdue University-Main Campus is Female and Asian (87% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 2.06% of graduates (111 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    7,030 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    842 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    574 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Purdue University-Main Campus is white (7,030 degrees awarded). There were 8.35 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (842 degrees).

2.64% of degree recipients (323 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    3,686 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    3,344 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    516 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Purdue University-Main Campus is white male (3,686 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (3,344 degrees).

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Purdue University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $2.5B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $51M (2.04%), compared to the 3.43% average return ($10.5M on $307M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Purdue University-Main Campus had a total salary expenditure of $1.93B. Purdue University-Main Campus employs 814 Professors, 526 Assistant professors, and 474 Associate professors. Most academics at Purdue University-Main Campus are Male Professors (633), Male Assistant professors(325), and Male Associate professors (307).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Purdue University-Main Campus are: Office and Administrative Support, with 1241 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1140 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 1093 employees.

Endowment

$2.5B
2020 Endowment
1.63%
decline from 2019

Purdue University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at about $2.5B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Purdue University-Main Campus declined 1.63% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.19B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $278M - Federal
  2. $26.4M - State
  3. $39.9k - Local

As of 2020, Purdue University-Main Campus received $278M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $26.4M from state grants and contracts, and $39.9k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$903M
2020 Salaries
2.02%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Purdue University-Main Campus paid a median of $903M in salaries, which represents 46.7% of their overall expenditure ($1.93B) and a 2.02% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.48% growth from 2018 and a 5.87% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (42.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$239M
Instructional Salaries
2,039
Number of Employees

In 2020, Purdue University-Main Campus paid a total of $239M to 2,039 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $70.3M (29.6%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
814 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1241 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Purdue University-Main Campus were Professor with 814 employees; Assistant professor with 526 employees; and Assistant professor with 474 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Purdue University-Main Campus were Office and Administrative Support with 1,241 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,140 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 1,093 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Purdue University-Main Campus was Male Professor with 633 employees, Male Assistant professor with 325 employees, and Male Associate professor with 307 employees.

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

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