Purdue University Fort Wayne Overview
Purdue University Fort Wayne is a public institution located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The location of PFW is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.
What Is Purdue University Fort Wayne Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest award a student can attain at PFW.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 92% of the faculty were full-time.
Purdue University Fort Wayne Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at PFW.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards PFW has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Purdue University Fort Wayne?
Contact details for PFW are given below.
|Address:||2101 E Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499|
How Do I Get Into PFW?
You can apply to PFW online at: www.pfw.edu/admissions/apply/
Admission Requirements for PFW
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into PFW?
Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 83%, and the acceptance rate for women is 82%.
Average Test Scores
About 81% of students accepted to PFW submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 600. Math scores were between 490 and 580.
Can I Afford Purdue University Fort Wayne?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At PFW, approximately 45% of students took out student loans averaging $5,319 a year. That adds up to $21,276 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at PFW is 7.6%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Purdue University Fort Wayne Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 509 graduate students at the school.
Of the 5,161 full-time undergraduates at PFW, 49% are male and 51% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Purdue University Fort Wayne students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||376|
|Hispanic or Latino||499|
Indiana students aren't the only ones who study at Purdue University Fort Wayne. At this time, 17 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Online Learning at Purdue University Fort Wayne
The following chart shows how the online learning population at PFW has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 15th most popular in Indiana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of PFW
The following table shows how PFW is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Dental Support Services||#22||#22|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#73||#102|
Online Growth Rankings of PFW
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Purdue University Fort Wayne was 11.8%. This is the #1,326 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at PFW regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of PFW majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Computer & Information Sciences||18%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at PFW ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at PFW.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Dental Support Services||#34|
|Computer Information Systems||#269|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||#354|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#431|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Purdue University Fort Wayne Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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More about our data sources and methodologies.
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