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Purdue University - Main Campus Veteran Services & Resources

Is Purdue University - Main Campus a Good School for Veterans?

Veterans who have decided to continue their education should research their options to see which schools do a good job supporting those with prior military experience. So we've gathered facts about Purdue University - Main Campus veterans and their studies to help you make your college decision. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: Purdue University - Main Campus G.I. Bill Information

Our Veterans Report on Purdue Includes:

How Does Purdue Rank for Veterans?

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College Factual's Best Schools for Veterans report is released each year to highlight colleges and universities that do an outstanding job supporting veterans while they are pursuing their education.

The 2022 edition of this list ranked Purdue University - Main Campus at #12. As such, Purdue is among the top 1% of all schools in the country when it comes to offering vets a great educational experience. The school also ranked #1 in our Best for Vets in Indiana ranking.

In addition to our overall rankings, we also calculate our Best for Vets by degree level rankings. The table below shows how Purdue fared in those rankings.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 7
Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 11
Best Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 15
Best Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 18

You may be more interested to see how particular majors at Purdue ranked compared to those at other schools. Below, you'll find a list of majors which received the best rankings for vets. Find a full list of majors here. Once you select a major, you'll be able to see links to the rankings available for that major.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Other Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Other Industrial Production Technologies Colleges for Veterans 1
Best General Hispanic & Latin American Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Modern Languages Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Textile & Apparel Studies Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Dietetics/Dietitian Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best General Engineering Technology Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Professional Sales Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Microbiology & Immunology Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1

How Many Veterans Go to Purdue?

An increased number of veterans enrolling at a particular school means that college faculty are more adept at accommodating and supporting those with previous military experience.

The VA reports that there are 1 G.I. Bill® students at Purdue. The school has a total enrollment of 46,655 students. This means that around 0.00% of students are using the GI Bill® to help them afford their education. To put that into perspective, about three to four percent of college students in the U.S. are veterans according to the Student Veterans of America.

This number includes all chapters of the GI Bill®, e.g. Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill and Reserve Education Assistance Program. It also includes Veteran Readiness and Employment. It doesn't include military personnel on active duty who are attending this college through Tuition Assistance. The total military population may be higher.

Federal Veteran Programs at Purdue

Purdue University - Main Campus participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
Principles of Excellence Yes
DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Yes
Eight Keys Yes

What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.

Career and Vocational Support
Accommodate Military Service Members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.
Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.
Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations
Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.
Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)
Benefits Support
Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
Will not use fraudulent or aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.
Counseling Support
Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.
Provide educational plans for all military and veteran education beneficiaries.
Referrals to community organizations as needed.

Purdue University - Main Campus does have a student veterans group.

Does Purdue Give Credit for Military Training?

Implied No Credit for Life Experience
YES Credit for Military Training
At this time, Purdue does not offer college credit for life experience.

Purdue may consider your military experience and give college credit. Talk with your admissions counselor to learn more.

Purdue Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Yes Air Force ROTC
Yes Army ROTC
Yes Navy ROTC
Purdue does offer Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs for the following military branches:

  • Air Force
  • Army
  • Navy

Complaints to the VA About Purdue

There have been no complaints registered to the VA for this college.


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