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Academics at Purdue University - Main Campus - Majors, Faculty & More

Wondering what academic life at Purdue will be like? In addition to the degrees and majors, as well as the faculty composition at Purdue this section includes detailed information on freshman retention rates, reasons students did not graduate, and an analysis of full-time and tenured faculty vs. adjunct teaching staff.

All About Academics

What's the point of going to college without academics? Find out more about the faculty and staff, what majors and fields of study are offered at this college, and information on online classes if offered. Here are some of the things you'll learn in this section.

Faculty Resources

The total number of instructional staff teaching the 33,735 undergraduate students at Purdue University - Main Campus is 2,395 . When this is adjusted to account for those with part-time status, the result is the "full-time equivalent" (FTE) count. Using the FTE count for students and staff results in a "student to instructor" ratio of 13 to 1 which makes Purdue University - Main Campus better than the typical college regarding instructional attention.

For every instructor (FTE) at Purdue University - Main Campus , there are 13 undergraduate students (FTE). This ratio is better than the typical college concerning instructional attention.
The vast majority of the instructors (84.0% ) are full-time.
The majority of instructors (78.0% ) are "faculty" rather than "lecturers".
The vast majority of the faculty (97.0% ) are full-time.
A slim percentage of the faculty (6.0% ) are adjuncts (not in the tenure system).

Learn how the faculty structure at Purdue University - Main Campus compares to the national average

The Most Popular Majors Students Choose

Purdue University - Main Campus offers 147 distinct undergraduate degrees, concentrated into 108 majors within 26 broad fields of study. Across all fields of study, Purdue University - Main Campus awarded 8,020 undergraduate degrees in 2019 - 2020 .

Most Popular MajorsAssociates GraduationsBachelors GraduationsAll Graduations
Computer Science0469469
Mechanical Engineering0376376
Mechanical Engineering Technology5273278
Industrial Engineering0276276
Business Administration & Management17237254

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