About Purdue Global

Purdue's online university for working adults.

University Mission

Purdue Global delivers personalized online education tailored to the unique needs of adults who have work or life experience beyond the classroom, enabling them to develop essential academic and professional skills with the support and flexibility they need to achieve their career goals.

This Is Where Comebacks Begin

Purdue Global is where driven adults who strive for more, find more. More recognition, more support, and more opportunity. It’s built specifically for working adults who want a degree they’re proud of and employers respect, who need the flexibility to fit learning into their busy lives — 100% online. Purdue Global isn’t just about going back to school; it’s about coming back bigger, stronger, and more prepared than ever.

Backed by the Power of Purdue

With a 150-year legacy of making educational opportunities accessible, Purdue University is one of the nation’s most respected and innovative public universities, and has achieved the following accolades:

#16 Most Innovative Company in the World Alongside OpenAI, NASA, and Microsoft

Fast Company, 2023

#7 Best

Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, 2022

A Brand That Matters

Fast Company, 2022

See Notes and Conditions below for important information about these rankings.

Giving You the Credit You Deserve

We understand that working adults approach learning differently than traditional college students. You’ve spent years working hard and building knowledge, and we value your experience. It’s time to get credit for the life you’ve lived and all you’ve already learned.

Purdue Global offers many opportunities to earn college credit. Our Advisors work closely with you to understand your unique needs and goals. They also evaluate your academic, professional, or military experience to help you transfer and earn as many credits as possible. Together, we’ll determine the fastest, most affordable path to your degree and career.

Learn How to Get College Credits

Purdue Global Commitment

We stand by the quality of our education and believe you should have the opportunity to try our classes before you owe any tuition. You can experience Purdue Global undergraduate programs for an introductory 3-week period to see if online learning is right for you. That's the Purdue Global Commitment.

See Notes and Conditions below for important information.


Part of the respected Purdue University system, Purdue Global has the same institutional accreditor and commitment to high academic standards.

Purdue Global is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLCommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Exceptional Student Support Services

We work with students just like you every day who are juggling work and family responsibilities while pursuing their education. By looking at every student individually, we ensure you’ll never be alone on your educational journey. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are here with you every step of the way to help you achieve your goals, providing one-on-one mentoring and personal assistance on everything from coursework to career searches.

Our full range of student support services include:

  • Individual educational advising
  • Hands-on learning through our interactive online classroom
  • No-cost tutoring in math, science, and writing
  • An official competency report that lets you show employers your work-related skills and readiness to contribute on day one
  • Comprehensive career counseling services before and after graduation, including career planning, job searching, networking, and more

This is an education that doesn’t require you to choose between a highly respected university and one that gives you the freedom you need as a working adult. With Purdue Global, you can have it all — a degree that's trusted, an education that's proven, an opportunity that's real.

Your Path to Success Begins Here

Connect with an Advisor to explore program requirements, curriculum, credit for prior learning process, and financial aid options.


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.

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.

Rankings: 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 and Bachelor of Science in Professional Flight programs not included. Additional terms may apply to international and non-U.S. citizen students. For further information, see the University Catalog.

Purdue University Global, Inc., doing business as Purdue Global, is a public postsecondary institution and a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.