Purdue Global Facts: World-Class Education Online

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Purdue Global is a public, nonprofit university focused on providing a personalized online learning experience. Learn more about our students and institution in the infographic below. You can also review facts and statistics about our students in Indiana.

A Track to Degree for Every Adult

World-Class Education Online

Purdue University 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.

Our Students

  • Percentage of students over the age of 30: 62%
  • Percentage of female students: 66%
  • Percentage of military-affiliated students: 30%
  • Percentage of students who had neither parent attend college: 52%
  • Percentage of students who have a child or other dependent: 63%
  • Median salary increase after graduation: 40%

Our Institution

  • Number of faculty: approximately 1,700
  • Number of programs: 175+
  • Average class size: 24 undergraduate; 16 graduate
  • Number of students enrolled: approximately 28,000
  • Number of degrees awarded annually: 8,000
  • Average faculty tenure: greater than 8 years

Outcomes Surpass National Average (% Employed and Knowledge Rate)

Our Students Perform Better Than Those in Other ACBSP-Accredited Bachelor's Programs

Inbound Score

  • Purdue Global: 39.39
  • ACBSP: 43.02
  • Score Difference: -3.63
  • Percent Difference: -8.4%

Outbound Score

  • Purdue Global: 57.61
  • ACBSP: 54.19
  • Score Difference: 3.42
  • Percent Difference: 6.3%

Score Improvement

  • Purdue Global: 18.22
  • ACBSP: 11.7

Percent Improvement

  • Purdue Global: 46.3%
  • ACBSP: 26.0%


Source: Peregrine Academic Services, 2018. ACBSP, Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. Note: these figures include data prior to the March 2018 purchase of Kaplan University by Purdue University and subsequent creation of Purdue University Global.


Transfer, Experiential, Challenge Exam, and Assessment Credits Save Students Time and Money

Number of Credits Awarded in the 2017–2018 Academic Year: 838,069

Average Cost of Degree

  • Associate’s Degree: $15,000
  • Bachelor’s Degree: $27,000
  • Master’s Degree: $22,000

Average Time to Degree

  • Associate’s Degree: 1.3 years
  • Bachelor’s Degree: 1.9 years
  • Master’s Degree: 1.9 years


Our Students Are Increasingly More Satisfied Than Their Peers

Scale: 1, not important (satisfied) at all; 4, neutral; 7, very important (satisfied)

Outreach

  • Purdue University Global (2018): 6.10
  • National Sample (2014–2017): 5.65
  • Kaplan University (2016): 5.89

Life and Career Planning

  • Purdue University Global (2018): 5.96
  • National Sample (2014–2017): 5.32
  • Kaplan University (2016): 5.71

Financing

  • Purdue University Global (2018): 5.90
  • National Sample (2014–2017): 5.38
  • Kaplan University (2016): 5.53

Assessment of Learning Outcomes

  • Purdue University Global (2018): 5.88
  • National Sample (2014-2017): 5.40
  • Kaplan University (2016): 5.65

Teaching–Learning Process

  • Purdue University Global (2018): 6.10
  • National Sample (2014-2017): 5.71
  • Kaplan University (2016): 5.92

Student Support Systems

  • Purdue University Global (2018): 6.01
  • National Sample (2014–2017): 5.45
  • Kaplan University (2016): 5.73

Technology

  • Purdue University Global (2018): 6.26
  • National Sample (2014-2017): 5.78
  • Kaplan University (2016): 6.01

Transitions

  • Purdue University Global (2018): 5.93
  • National Sample (2014-2017): 5.45
  • Kaplan University (2016): 5.66


Source: Adult Learner Inventory, 2018. Transitions, assesses how the institution supports guided pathways leading into and from its program and services to assure students' learning will apply to successful achievement of their educational and career goals. Note: these figures include data prior to the March 2018 purchase of Kaplan University by Purdue University and subsequent creation of Purdue University Global.

Source: Unless otherwise noted, data are from the Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis. 2018–2019 academic year.