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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$28,010 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
49,007 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
86.4% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
4,926 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at Purdue University-Main Campus is $9,208, which is $2,217 more than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $28,010, which is 304% of the cost for in-state students, and is $9,634 more than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,693.

In 2016, 50% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 31% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Purdue University-Main Campus received 49,007 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 8.27% annual growth. Out of those 49,007 applicants, 27,427 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 56% acceptance rate.

There were 41,513 students enrolled at Purdue University-Main Campus in 2016, and 66% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Purdue University-Main Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 27%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Purdue University-Main Campus has a total enrollment of 41,513 students. The full-time enrollment at Purdue University-Main Campus is 35,884 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,629. This means that 86.4% of students enrolled at Purdue University-Main Campus are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Purdue University-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59% White, 6.29% Asian, 4.35% Hispanic or Latino, 3.02% Black or African American, 2.18% Two or More Races, 0.16% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Purdue University-Main Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (25.2%), followed by White Female (19.6%) and Asian Male (3.11%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (3.16%), followed by White Female (3.09%) and Asian Female (0.38%).

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In 2016, 1,235 fewer women than men graduated from Purdue University-Main Campus. The majority of students graduating from Purdue University-Main Campus are White. These 6,566 graduates mean that there were 13.3 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 493 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Purdue University-Main Campus is General Business Administration & Management with 623 graduates, followed by Mechanical Engineering with 346 graduates and Mathematical Statistics & Probability with 211 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Purdue University-Main Campus, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Agriculture, with 550 graduates, followed by Engineering with 2,525 graduates and Math & Statistics with 392 graduates.


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Purdue University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $2.39B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $42.6M (1.78%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Purdue University-Main Campus had a total expenditure of $1.63B. Of that $1.63B, they spent $785M on salaries and $252M on benefits.

Purdue University-Main Campus employs 777 Professors, 542 Associate professors, and 471 Assistant professors. Most academics at Purdue University-Main Campus are Male Professors (629), Male Associate professors (367), and Male Assistant professors (269).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Purdue University-Main Campus are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1,380 employees, Service, with 1,315 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 1,291 employees.



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