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. You can also review facts and statistics about our students in Indiana.


Infographic depicting Purdue Global student and institutional facts and statistics

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 who:

  • Are over the age of 30: 60%
  • Are female students: 64%
  • Are military-affiliated students: 31%
  • Had neither parent attend college: 50%
  • Have a child or other dependent: 58%

Our Institution

  • Number of faculty: approximately 1,550
  • Number of programs: 175
  • Average class size: 23 undergraduate; 18 graduate
  • Number of students enrolled: approximately 31,500
  • Number of degrees awarded in 2019–2020: 9,200
  • Average faculty tenure: greater than 8 years

Purdue Global Career Outcomes Surpass National Average (% Employed and Knowledge Rate)

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.

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

Number of Credits Awarded: 952,800

Average Cost of Degree

  • Associate’s Degree: $15,000
  • Bachelor’s Degree: $24,000
  • Master’s Degree: $22,000

Average Time to Degree

  • Associate’s Degree: 1.7 years
  • Bachelor’s Degree: 2.1 years
  • Master’s Degree: 1.9 years


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

Inbound Score

  • Purdue Global: 39.4
  • ACBSP: 43.0
  • Score Difference: -3.6
  • Percent Difference: -8.4%

Outbound Score

  • Purdue Global: 57.6
  • ACBSP: 54.2
  • Score Difference: 3.4
  • Percent Difference: 6.3%

Score Improvement

  • Purdue Global: 18.2
  • ACBSP: 11.2

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.


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: 93%
  • All NSSE Schools: 84%

Senior

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

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

First-Year

  • Purdue Global: 93%
  • All NSSE Schools: 83%

Senior

  • Purdue Global: 92%
  • All NSSE Schools: 83%


Source: National Survey of Student Engagement, fall 2019.

Revised January 2021