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You’ve lived, learned, and worked long and hard to know you’ve got what it takes. It’s time to earn the recognition you deserve. Time to get credit for the life you’ve lived and experience you’ve gained. Time to earn a degree you’re proud of and employers respect. 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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Ranked #8 Most Innovative School in the U.S.

For the 5th consecutive year, Purdue University is ranked among the top 10 “Most Innovative Schools” in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, 2022.

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A Brand That Matters

For the second year in a row, Purdue has been named to Fast Company’s list of Brands That Matter alongside household names including Fender, Nike and Salesforce.org. For two years running, Purdue is the only university on the list, and one of only two Indiana-based organizations.

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Overall Experience

Purdue Global seniors who rated their experience as “excellent” or “good” (Compared to 82% at all other NSSE schools)

Job Search Confidence

Students who felt more confident in their job search after career services classroom presentations

Average Savings

Bachelor's degree graduates with prior learning credits save an average of 50% on tuition

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.

Match Your Interest to a Degree

Take a career assessment to identify your interests and find the Purdue Global program that best fits your ideal career path.

Personalized Career Guidance

Our Center for Career Advancement team provides 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.

Earn Credits for Your Prior Coursework and Experience

Purdue Global awards credit for prior coursework, and professional and military experience.


Take 3 Weeks to Get to Know Us

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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Take your next giant leap with a team of support by your side. Wherever your passions lead you, we’ll help you open new doors.

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Student Experience and Career Guidance: 94%, National Survey of Student Engagement, September 2021. 96%, 2021–2022 Purdue Global Center for Advancement Survey; reflects survey responses of those who attended classroom presentations, with 1,754 responses.

Bachelor's Completion Time: The average completion time for Purdue Global online bachelor’s degree students who graduated in the 2021–2022 academic year was 2.1 years. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2022.

Prior Learning Credit Savings—Bachelor's: Purdue Global online bachelor’s degree students who graduated in 2021–2022 and applied eligible prior learning (transfer, experiential, or credit by exam) credits saved an average of $34,500 toward the total degree. Campus tuition and prior learning savings vary by location. Savings based on overall cost of completion without prior learning credit. Calculation based on total prior learning credit times standard cost per credit in student’s program of study. Individual savings will vary. Calculation includes campus and military students. Purdue Global does not guarantee transferability of credit. See University Catalog for the Prior Learning policy. Source: Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2022. 2021–2022 academic year.

Prior Learning Credits Awarded: Source: Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2022. 2021–2022 academic year. Includes transfer, experiential, challenge exam, and assessment credits. Savings calculation is based on the standard cost per credit multiplied by the number of credits awarded in the period: 1,000,000 quarter credit hours x $371 = $371,000,000.

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.

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.

Top Public University Rankings: www.timeshighereducation.com/student/best-universities/best-public-universities-united-states. 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.

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