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Purdue University Global Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Purdue University Global, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Purdue University Global Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Purdue University Global was awarded 371 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is dietitian assistant.

Overall Quality

Purdue University Global landed the #1,004 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Purdue University Global also holds the #21 spot on the Best Colleges in Indiana ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Purdue University Global?

Acceptance Rate

As long as you meet basic requirements, you should not have any trouble getting into Purdue University Global since the school has an open admissions policy. Still, be sure to submit any requested materials and that your application is completed in full.

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Purdue University Global Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Purdue University Global, this rate is 24 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Purdue University Global is 21%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  21 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Purdue University Global

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 100% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Purdue University Global enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  100 out of 100

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Purdue University Global Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 28,807 undergraduates at Purdue University Global with 4,753 being full-time and 24,054 being part-time.

How Much Does Purdue University Global Cost?

The student loan default rate at Purdue University Global is 11.2%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Purdue University Global Graduates Make?

Location of Purdue University Global

Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, Purdue University Global is a public institution. Indianapolis is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for Purdue University Global are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2550 Northwestern Avenue, Suite 1100, Indianapolis, IN 47906
Phone: 866-522-7747

Purdue University Global Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 36 majors graduated from Purdue University Global. Of these students, 5,742 received undergraduate degrees and 2,515 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 604 $44,000
Health & Medical Administrative Services 497 $38,000
Health Sciences & Services 433 $33,900
Nursing 400 $71,200
Criminal Justice & Corrections 396 $35,300
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 240 NA
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 220 $28,900
Social Work 185 NA
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 168 NA
Educational Administration 145 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Purdue University Global along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Purdue University Global

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 37,913 students took at least one online class at Purdue University Global. This is an increase from the 1,498 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 37,913 37,778
2017-2018 1,498 1,498
2016-2017 603 496
2015-2016 527 246

Learn more about online learning at Purdue University Global.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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