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Purdue Tuition & Fees Report

Inexpensive In-State Tuition & Fees
Expensive Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

How Much Does Purdue University - Main Campus Cost?

Is what Purdue University - Main Campus charges for in-state and out-of-state tuition and fee reasonable when compared to nation, state and regional averages? Find out here. In this Purdue cost report, you'll find:

How Much Does Purdue Charge for Tuition?

$9,992 In-State Tuition & Fees
$28,794 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

Combined out-of-state tuition and fees at Purdue University - Main Campus for the 2020-2021 academic year was $28,794 for undergraduates. Those who hail from the state of Indiana get a discount and only needed to pay $9,992 per year.


These tuition and fees costs include one year of academic instruction, but do not cover room and board.

Remeber that many students qualify for scholarships and financial aid that will lower the amount they have to pay.

How much does Purdue University - Main Campus cost for part-time students?

Go to the Cost Per Credit Hour page for details.

How Do Purdue Tuition & Fees Compare to Other Schools?

The national out-of-state average for tuition and fees is $19,933 a year. At $28,794 a year, the average out-of-state tuition at Purdue University - Main Campus was high when compared to the national average.

In-state undergrads in Indiana pay an average of $16,784 for tuition and fees. In-state undergraduates at Purdue pay about $9,992 a year, which is significantly less than the countrywide average.

If you want to know how Purdue compares to other schools in the nation, in the region, and in the state, see the chart below.

NationwideGreat LakesIndiana
Out-of-State Tuition & FeesExpensiveExpensiveExpensive
In-State Tuition & FeesInexpensiveInexpensiveInexpensive

Note that a school may appear to be more expensive than another school when you look at tuition and fees alone, but it may actually be a better deal when you factor in financial aid packages. For more details on that, see: Purdue University - Main Campus Financial Aid.

Purdue Tuition & Fees Five Year Projection

0.00% In-State Tuition Increase
0.00% Out-of-State Tuition Increase
$39,968 Est. 4-Year Cost

With an average annual growth rate of 0.00% for the past five years, Indiana residents could expect to pay $9,992 this year if the percentage growth remains the same.

If in-state tuition and fees keeps growing at the same pace, the estimated cost for two years at Purdue would be $19,984, and $39,968 for four years.

Tuition and fees for out-of-state students have grown by about 0.00% in the past five years. This school year, students outside of the state will pay an estimated $28,794.

This means an estimated $57,588 for two years of out-of-state tuition and fees at Purdue, and $115,176 for four years.

The following chart shows projected upcoming tuition and fees for undergraduates at Purdue.


Factor Cost Increases Into Your Budget

Unless your school has advertised price freezes, it is likely the cost of tuition and fees will go up every year. Make sure you factor this into your budget.

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