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Is Purdue a Good School for the Money?

Top 15% National Value
Unknown In-State Value
$144,201 Avg Total Cost

Purdue University - Main Campus Value Report

Is a Purdue degree worth it? Only you know for sure, but College Factual's value analysis can help answer that question. Keep reading for more.

Very Good Value Nationwide

Top 15% National Value
Top 5% National Quality
Bargain Price

Purdue University - Main Campus is ranked #308 out of 2,223 for value nationwide.

Compared to its peers, Purdue University - Main Campus is underpriced compared to the quality of education it provides. Purdue is ranked #308 out of 2223 in College Factual's Best Colleges for the Money Ranking earning it a great value recognition.

National Value Ranking  308 out of 2223
Great Value
National Value Score  86.26 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

SchoolTotal PriceValue Grade

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

We're Looking at a Total Cost of $144,201 for a Purdue Degree

The Purdue time to graduate is about 4.34 years and will cost an estimated $33,226 per year. This brings the total cost to 144,201.

Average Yearly Cost$33,226
Average Years to Graduate4.34
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree$144,201

Many Factors Affect Net Price

There are many ways you can lower the cost of a college education. Consider taking advantage of in-state tuition, or shortening the length of your degree by taking summer classes. Learn more about Purdue cost for other factors that may affect net price such as the financial aid you qualify for that is largely based on your family's income.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$54,207 In-State With Aid
$166,534 Avg Cost No Aid
4.34 Years to Graduate

The net price YOU pay may be very different than the typical net price.

Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at Purdue.

Nationwide Value by Aid GroupAvg Degree CostValue RankValue Grade
Students with no Aid$166,534#0F
All Students$144,201#308A
Only Students Receiving Aid$121,867#34A+
In-State Value by Aid GroupAvg Degree CostValue RankValue Grade
Students with no Aid$98,874#F
All Students$76,540#F
Only Students Receiving Aid$54,207#F

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Indiana.

About 61% of Purdue students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Purdue financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Finance The Gap

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates average total cost by multiplying net price by time to graduation. We then compare the average total cost to other schools of a similar quality to determine value. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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