Purdue Global Facts: World-Class Education Online

Purdue Global is a public, nonprofit university focused on providing a personalized online learning experience. Learn more about our students and institution in the fact sheet infographic below.


Infographic depicting Purdue Global student and institutional facts and statistics

This Is Where Comebacks Begin

Our Students

Percentage of students who:

  • Are over the age of 30: 59%
  • Are female: 61%
  • Are military affiliated: 28%
  • Had neither parent attend college: 50%
  • Have a child or other dependent: 52%
  • Are working while enrolled: 85%

Our Institution

  • Number of faculty: approximately 1,880
  • Number of programs: 175+
  • Average class size (undergraduate/graduate): 22/17
  • Number of students enrolled: approximately 33,500
  • Number of degrees awarded in 2022–2023: 10,700
  • Average faculty tenure: more than 7 years

Purdue Global Career Outcomes Surpass National Average

Career outcomes rate is not the same as employment rate: it includes graduates who are employed (full or part time), participating in a program of voluntary service, serving in the military, or enrolled in a program of continuing education and may also include graduates employed in jobs unrelated to their degree or who were employed while attending Purdue Global.

  • Associate's Degree Graduates

    Associate's Degree Career Outcomes Rate

    • Purdue Global 2022 Class Career Outcomes Rate: 95%
    • NACE National Average 2022 Class Career Outcomes Rate: 92%
  • Bachelor's Degree Graduates

    Bachelor's Degree Career Outcomes Rate

    • Purdue Global 2022 Class Career Outcomes Rate: 92%
    • NACE National Average 2022 Class Career Outcomes Rate: 86%
  • Master's Degree Graduates

    Master's Degree Career Outcomes Rate

    • Purdue Global 2022 Class Career Outcomes Rate: 93%
    • NACE National Average 2022 Class Career Outcomes Rate: 90%
  • All Graduates

    Knowledge Rate

    Knowledge Rate depicts the percent of graduates for whom a career outcomes destination is known.

    • Knowledge Rate for All Graduates: 92%

Academic Statistics: Source: Unless otherwise noted, data are from the Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, 2022–2023 academic year.

Career Outcomes Rate: Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers, 2022. “First Destinations for the College Class of 2022.” Note: Purdue Global data are based on its submission to the 2022 NACE First Destination survey; “Career Outcomes Rate” is not the same as an “employment rate”—it includes graduates who are: (1) employed (whether full or part time); (2) participating in a program of voluntary service, (3) serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, or (4) enrolled in a program of continuing education. This rate may also include graduates employed in jobs unrelated to their degree or who were employed while attending Purdue Global. “Knowledge Rate” depicts the percent of graduates for whom a career outcomes destination is known. For further information on the “Career Outcomes Rate” or the “Knowledge Rate,” contact the Center for Career Advancement at Purdue Global at careerservices@purdueglobal.edu. All figures are rounded to the nearest whole percentage point and include data prior to the March 2018 purchase of Kaplan University by Purdue University and subsequent creation of Purdue Global.

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

Number of Credits Awarded: ~1 Million

Average Net Price of Degree

  • Associate’s Degree: $6,600
  • Bachelor’s Degree: $15,000
  • Master’s Degree: $21,600

Average Time to Degree

  • Associate’s Degree: 1.6 years
  • Bachelor’s Degree: 1.3 years
  • Master’s Degree: 1.9 years

Average Net Price: 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.

Student Satisfaction With Purdue Global

Students rated their overall experience and whether or not they would choose to attend Purdue Global again.

Percentage Rating Their Overall Experience as “Excellent” or “Good”

First-Year

  • Purdue Global: 92%
  • All NSSE Schools: 79%

Senior

  • Purdue Global: 94%
  • All NSSE Schools: 82%

Percentage Who Would “Definitely” or “Probably” Attend This Institution Again

First-Year

  • Purdue Global: 93%
  • All NSSE Schools: 85%

Senior

  • Purdue Global: 94%
  • All NSSE Schools: 81%

Student Satisfaction Data: Source: National Survey of Student Engagement, September 2021.

Student Life

47

Active Student Clubs, Organizations, and Honor Societies

6,521

Student Members in Clubs, Organizations, and Honor Societies