Purdue University Fort Wayne

Purdue University Fort Wayne Veteran Services & Resources

Is Purdue University Fort Wayne a Good School for Veterans?

If you're a veteran who is thinking about going back to school, it's important to see how well the school treats its students with prior military service first. That's why we've put together this report that gives you the facts about Purdue University Fort Wayne veteran students. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: Purdue University Fort Wayne G.I. Bill Information

Our Veterans Report on PFW Includes:

How Does PFW Rank for Veterans?

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To help identify those institutions that do a stellar job at supporting veterans, College Factual produces its Best Schools for Veterans list each year.

Purdue University Fort Wayne was ranked #921 on the 2022 version of this list.The school also ranked #17 in our Best for Vets in Indiana ranking.

In addition to our overall rankings, we also calculate our Best for Vets by degree level rankings. Below you'll find how PFW did in those rankings.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 373
Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 750
Best Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 767

You may be more interested to see how particular majors at PFW ranked compared to those at other schools. Below, you'll find a list of majors which received the best rankings for vets. Find a full list of majors here. Once you select a major, you'll be able to see links to the rankings available for that major.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 2
Best Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 3
Best Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician Colleges for Veterans 5
Best Operations Management Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 7
Best Industrial Technology Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 9
Best Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 16
Best Information Technology Management Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 16
Best Hotel/Motel Administration/Management Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 17
Best Architectural Engineering Technology Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 17
Best Operations Management Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 17

How Many Veterans Go to PFW?

A large number of veterans attending a college means the college and faculty are more used to supporting and accommodating the needs of those with prior military experience.

According to the VA, there are 201 G.I. Bill® students at PFW. The school has a total enrollment of 8,093 students. This means that around 2.48% of students are using the GI Bill® to help them afford their education. For context, let's take this into consideration. According to the Student Veterans of America, approximately three to four per cent of American college students are veterans.

This number includes all chapters of the GI Bill®, e.g. Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill and Reserve Education Assistance Program. It also includes Veteran Readiness and Employment. It does not include any active-duty military personnel that are attending this college via Tuition Assistance, so the total military population is potentially larger than this.

Federal Veteran Programs at PFW

Purdue University Fort Wayne participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
Principles of Excellence Yes
DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Yes
Eight Keys Yes

What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.

Career and Vocational Support
Accommodate Military Service Members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.
Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.
Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations
Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.
Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)
Benefits Support
Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
Will not use fraudulent or aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.
Counseling Support
Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.
Provide educational plans for all military and veteran education beneficiaries.
Referrals to community organizations as needed.

Does PFW Give Credit for Military Training?

Implied No Credit for Life Experience
YES Credit for Military Training
At this time, PFW does not offer college credit for life experience.

PFW might grant college credit to those who have completed specialized military training. Talk with your admissions counselor to learn more.

PFW Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Implied No Air Force ROTC
Yes Army ROTC
Implied No Navy ROTC
PFW does offer Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs for the following military branches:

  • Army

Complaints to the VA About PFW

There have been no complaints registered to the VA for this college.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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