Purdue University Global Overview
Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, Purdue University Global is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.
What Is Purdue University Global Known For?
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Purdue University Global.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 21% of the faculty were full-time.
Purdue University Global Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Purdue University Global has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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|#168||Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Purdue University Global.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Purdue University Global has earned from around the web.
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|#32||Best Computer Science Associate Degree Schools||Computer Science Degree|
|#41||Best General Business/Commerce Schools||College Factual|
Where Is Purdue University Global?
Contact details for Purdue University Global are given below.
|Address:||2550 Northwestern Avenue, Suite 1100, Indianapolis, IN 47906|
Can I Afford Purdue University Global?
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Purdue University Global, approximately 29% of students took out student loans averaging $4,874 a year. That adds up to $19,496 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Purdue University Global is 11.2%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.
Purdue University Global Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 10,735 graduate students at the school.
Of the 5,438 full-time undergraduates at Purdue University Global, 33% are male and 67% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Purdue University Global students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||874|
|Hispanic or Latino||642|
Online Learning at Purdue University Global
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Purdue University Global has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 2nd 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 Purdue University Global
The following table shows how Purdue University Global 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|
|Legal Support Services||#1||#1|
|Radio, Television & Digital Communication||#10||#1|
|Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services||#13||#4|
|Natural Resources Conservation||#22||#4|
|Finance & Financial Management||#30||#24|
|Mental & Social Health Services||#31||#10|
|Natural Resources & Conservation||#34||#7|
|Health Sciences & Services||#61||#19|
Online Affordability Rankings of Purdue University Global Rankings
The following table shows how Purdue University Global is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.
Online Growth Rankings of Purdue University Global
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Purdue University Global was 685.5%. This is the #134 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Purdue University Global regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Purdue University Global majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Purdue University Global ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major.
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 Global Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Major||Basic Certificate||Associate’s||Undergraduate Certificate||Bachelor’s||Graduate Certificate||Master’s||Doctor’s||TOTAL|
|Business Administration & Management||0||114||0||604||47||356||0||1,121|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||324||0||15||497||0||266||0||1,102|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||15||248||2||396||0||51||0||712|
|Health Sciences & Services||0||268||0||433||0||0||0||701|
|Legal Support Services||18||91||0||123||24||55||0||311|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||0||0||0||240||14||24||0||278|
|Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services||0||0||0||220||0||0||0||220|
|Computer Information Systems||0||3||0||112||23||77||0||215|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||0||0||0||168||0||0||0||168|
|Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services||0||0||158||0||0||0||0||158|
|Mental & Social Health Services||0||0||0||101||2||0||0||103|
|Finance & Financial Management||0||0||0||32||0||27||0||59|
|Human Resource Management||0||0||0||42||0||0||0||42|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||0||0||0||3||0||38||0||41|
|Legal Professions (Other)||0||0||0||0||0||0||41||41|
|Radio, Television & Digital Communication||0||0||0||39||0||0||0||39|
|Instructional Media Design||0||0||0||0||5||23||0||28|
|Natural Resources Conservation||0||0||0||18||0||2||0||20|
|Child Development & Psychology||0||0||0||0||7||0||0||7|
|Non-Professional General Legal Studies||0||0||0||5||0||0||0||5|
|Communication & Media Studies||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||2|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||1|
*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.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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