College Factual began publishing its yearly rankings to help students identify graduate schools that put a high emphasis on educational quality as well as helping students succeed. Our methodology places a high weight on things such as post-graduation wages, time to graduate, and student-per-faculty ratio. Post-graduation debt, faculty and staff diversity, and other factors are also taken into account.
Out of the 1151 colleges and universities analyzed in College Factual's 2023 Best Master's Degree Schools in the U.S. ranking, Purdue University - Main Campus took the #42 spot. So, the school is among the best in the nation with its Top 5% ranking. For this achievement, Purdue received one of this year's Best Master's Schools badges.
For the Best Master's Degree Schools in Indiana, Purdue came in at #2.
Of the 676 institutions of higher learning that were examined in the 2023 Best Doctorate Schools in the United States ranking, Purdue came in at #27. So, the school is among the best in the nation with its Top 5% ranking. This makes Purdue a recipient of this year's Best Doctorate Schools badge.
Purdue also ranked #2 for Best Doctorate Degree Schools in Indiana.
The total graduate student population at Purdue is made up of 43.7% women and 56.3% men. Note that these percentages may differ for certain degree programs.
Of all the graduate students at Purdue, around 17.0% belong to a racial-ethnic minority group. The school attracts students from outside the U.S., too. Around 35.7% of graduate students hail from another country. For more details on graduate school diversity at the school, check out the chart below. If you click on it, you'll be taken to a page with more details.
The average graduate full-time tuition and fees is shown in the table below.
The average starting salary for graduate students who earn their master's degree at Purdue is $81,411. That's good news for those graduates since it is 39% higher than the national average of $58,425.
Doctorate degree recipients from Purdue earn an average salary of $73,682 during the early years of their career. When comparing to other doctorate degree holders, that's on the low side. It's about 2% lower than the national average of $75,260.
Get more details about the location of Purdue University - Main Campus.
Contact details for Purdue are given below.
|Address:||Hovde Hall Of Administration, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2040|
Around 60.3% of Purdue graduate students took at least one course online during the 2019-2020 academic year. Roughly 29.5% of all grad students took courses exclusively online.
The only degree programs listed here are those in which master’s degrees were awarded in 2020-2021.
|Master’s Degree Program||Annual Graduates|
|Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering||136|
|Agricultural Economics & Business||29|
|Agricultural Public Services||2|
|Architectural Engineering Technology||37|
|Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology||1|
|Business Administration & Management||122|
|Child Development & Psychology||8|
|Communication & Media Studies||186|
|Computer Information Systems||36|
|Computer Software & Applications||28|
|Curriculum & Instruction||159|
|Design & Applied Arts||7|
|Drama & Theater Arts||4|
|Engineering Technology (Other)||48|
|Fine & Studio Arts||4|
|Food Science Technology||6|
|General Engineering Technology||22|
|General English Literature||16|
|Geological & Earth Sciences||11|
|Human Development & Family Studies||3|
|Linguistics & Comparative Literature||13|
|Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods||111|
|Other Health Professions||9|
|Political Science & Government||10|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||7|
Just like the master’s degree programs, only programs that had doctorate degrees awarded in 2020-2021 are shown here.
|Doctorate Degree Program||Annual Graduates|
|Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering||37|
|Agricultural Economics & Business||8|
|Agricultural Public Services||2|
|Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology||5|
|Business Administration & Management||11|
|Child Development & Psychology||10|
|Communication & Media Studies||5|
|Curriculum & Instruction||13|
|Engineering Technology (Other)||1|
|Food Science Technology||11|
|General English Literature||20|
|Geological & Earth Sciences||8|
|Health & Physical Education||2|
|Human Development & Family Studies||1|
|Linguistics & Comparative Literature||15|
|Other Health Professions||6|
|Political Science & Government||3|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||1|
|Textile & Apparel Studies||2|
*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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