Purdue University - Main Campus

Purdue Demographics & Diversity Report

Many schools pride themselves on their diversity, but what does that mean, really? College Factual analyzed the data to learn how diverse the typical college campus really is, taking into account race, gender, the ages of the students, and where they're from. Keep reading the Purdue diversity report to see how they stack up against the average.

Purdue Student Population

How Many Students Attend Purdue University - Main Campus?

Purdue total enrollment is approximately 45,500 students.

32,606 are undergraduates and 6,604 are graduate students.

Purdue Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Purdue undergraduate population is made up of 42% women, and 58% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Purdue Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 20,616
International 4,456
Asian 3,006
Hispanic 1,815
Multi-Ethnic 1,228
Black or African American 899
Unknown 535
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 18

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Purdue Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 43% of full-time grad students are women, and 57% men.

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Purdue Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
International 3,188
White 2,360
Asian 339
Hispanic 240
Unknown 194
Black or African American 162
Multi-Ethnic 107
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0

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High Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

Purdue achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #366 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  366 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  89.61 out of 100
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College Factual measured the diversity of four different categories: student race/ethnicity, student ages, student genders, and student locations. Colleges that had the most variety in all four categories have the highest overall diversity rankings.

How Does Purdue Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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Purdue is considered to have excellent overall diversity when compared to the nationwide average.

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity

20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Purdue is ranked 2,261 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  2261 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  40.35 out of 100
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Purdue racial/ethnic diversity is similar to national averages.

Purdue Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 26,585
International 9,085
Asian 3,747
Hispanic 2,393
Multi-Ethnic 1,469
Black or African American 1,283
Unknown 856
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 26

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Purdue University - Main Campus Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 9,152
Asian 722
Black or African American 328
Multi-Ethnic 107
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 5
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Slightly Unbalanced Male/Female Ratio

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Purdue ranks 1,285 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  1285 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  66.11 out of 100
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This school is more popular with men than with women.

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There are approximately 19,523 female students and 25,977 male students at Purdue.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Purdue is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  97.51 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.

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There are approximately 5,951 female teachers and 5,662 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

Top 10% in Geographic Diversity
37.37% Out of State
12.64% Out of the Country

Purdue ranks 244 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

37.37% of Purdue students come from out of state, and 12.64% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  88 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 47 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
Indiana 3,991
Illinois 653
California 300
Ohio 168
Michigan 134

International Students at Purdue

Students from 135 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, India, and South Korea.

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High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
61.69% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  71.85 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Purdue, 61.69% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
20-21 13,270
18-19 13,069
22-24 7,737
25-29 4,586
35 and over 1,951
30-34 1,776
Under 18 0

Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

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