Purdue University-Main Campus

Acceptance Rate 60 %
SAT Average 1,315
Tuition & Fees $28,794
Student Population 44,474
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $9,844

Academic Overview

Purdue University-Main Campus Campus, West Lafayette, IN
Purdue University-Main Campus is a public, 4 or more years institute located in West Lafayette, Indiana. It is a Research University (very high research activity) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2021 tuition & fees are $9,992 for Indiana residents and $28,794 for out-of-state students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 44,474 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 60% and the graduation rate is 82% last year.
The salary after graduation from Purdue University-Main Campus varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $62,200. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2021 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2020-2021, tuition and fees of Purdue University-Main Campus are $9,992 for Indiana residents and $28,794 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its 2021 tuition and fees are $9,992 for in-state students and $28,794 for out-of-state students.
Purdue University-Main Campus 2021 Tuition & Fees
Indiana ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2020-2021 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2021 key academic statistics at PU. The acceptance rate of PU is 60% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 25%. The average graduation rate is 82% and no students have transferred out from the school. The average received amount of financial aid is $9,844 and 51% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 44,474 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Purdue University-Main Campus is 60 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Purdue University-Main Campus is 82 %
Graduation Rate
Retention Rate for Purdue University-Main Campus is 92 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Purdue University-Main Campus is 44,474
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Purdue University-Main Campus is 13 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
13 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $9,844 at Purdue University-Main Campus.
Financial Aid Amount

Offered Degrees

PU offers 382 major programs through online and on-site education where 35 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Less than one year certificate222
Associate's Degree60
Bachelor's Degree1450
Post Bachelor's Degree4510
Master's Degree8120
Post Master's Degree80
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship691
Doctor's degree - professional practice62

Special Learning Opportunities

Purdue University-Main Campus offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
ROTCArmy, NAVY, Air Force
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:14,213)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $5,398)

Veterans Benefits

Purdue University-Main Campus has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges