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  • Desiré
  • Purdue Global '21
Backed by Purdue

Your comeback
starts now with Purdue Global

Don’t just go back to school — come back and move forward with Purdue Global, Purdue’s online university for working adults.

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Backed by the Power of Purdue

This is your opportunity to earn a degree backed by the power of Purdue, one of the nation’s most respected and innovative universities. Become part of a well-connected community that can help open doors and create the future you deserve.

Built for Working Adults

100% Online

Fit earning a respected degree into your busy life.

Frequent Start Dates

With terms starting every month, you can start your career comeback whenever you’re ready.

Open Admissions

Our undergraduate programs do not require SAT®/ACT® scores for admission.

Try Courses for 3 Weeks

Not sure if Purdue Global is right for you? Experience a Purdue Global undergraduate program for an introductory 3-week period. There's no financial obligation and no cost to apply.

That's the Purdue Global Commitment.

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  • Amber
  • Purdue Global '21

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Estimate how much your prior learning credits can reduce your tuition and time to graduation.

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  • Timothy
  • Purdue Global '28

Find the Purdue Global Program That's Right for You

Choose from more than 175 online programs including associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and certificates.

Earn Credit for Prior Coursework and Experience

On average, bachelor's degree students pay $15k and take 2 years to earn a degree. 

You May Be Closer to a Degree Than You Think

On average, undergraduate students fulfill nearly half of their degree requirements with prior learning credits. 48% for associate's degrees and 46% for bachelor's degrees.

Personalized Career Guidance

A degree is a stepping stone to new opportunities. You are determined to see it through, and our Center for Career Advancement team is here to provide one-on-one support from your first day of class to graduation and beyond.

Get help with career planning, job searching, networking, resume building, and articulating your skills and strengths to employers. Take our Career Assessment to discover your work interests and use them to chart your ideal career path and degree program.

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  • Danny / Purdue Global '25

Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission

Purdue Global is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. In addition, many of Purdue Global's programs have received programmatic accreditation from various agencies. 

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100% Online: Some Purdue Global programs are not 100% online; some programs require you to gain hands-on experience in a real-world work environment. Contact an Admissions Advisor for additional information.

Bachelor's Completion Time and Average Net Price: The average completion time for Purdue Global online bachelor’s degree students who graduated in the 2022–2023 academic year was 2.3 years. Average net price reflects charges for all graduates, including those who transferred to Purdue Global, after application of scholarships, tuition reductions, grants (including federal Pell grants for undergraduate students), employer tuition assistance, and/or military tuition assistance. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2023.

Credit for Prior Learning: See University Catalog for the Prior Learning policy. Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, September 2023, academic year 2022–2023.

Employment and Career Advancement: Purdue Global does not guarantee employment placement or career advancement. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience and opportunities for employment.

Financial Aid: Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Financial aid awards vary depending on individual student eligibility and need.

Most Innovative: https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/rankings/national-universities/innovative. Rankings apply to Purdue University West Lafayette and not to Purdue Global.

Three-Week Trial: Classes count toward a degree if satisfactorily completed. No credits are earned if the student withdraws during the introductory period (3 weeks for new qualifying undergraduate students), which begins day one of the first term. Students who choose to continue their studies at Purdue Global will need to meet specific requirements. Graduate programs not included. Additional terms may apply to international and non-U.S. citizen students. For further information, see the University Catalog.

Testimonial: Testimonials obtained by Purdue Global. The views and opinions expressed are those of the individual; student experiences may vary.