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Purdue University
  • Graduate School
  • WEST LAFAYETTE, IN

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Purdue is a public graduate school in West Lafayette, Indiana. It has a large graduate student body with an enrollment of 10,739 graduate students. Of the 79 graduate programs offered at Purdue University, 19 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at Purdue University are Teaching, Communications, and Business. 39% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

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Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
10,739
Part-Time Grad Students
4,193
Research Assistants
2,963
Teaching Assistants
1,731
Racial Diversity
  • White
    45.8%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    37.7%
  • Asian
    4.9%
  • Hispanic
    4.1%
  • African American
    3.3%
  • Unknown
    2.3%
  • Multiracial
    1.6%
  • Native American
    0.2%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 26 responses
  • Driven
    42%
  • Down-to-earth
    4%
  • Friendly
    15%
  • Intellectual
    31%
  • Organized
    4%
  • horrible
    4%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 23 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    30%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    26%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    39%
  • simply horrible
    4%

Scholarship

Professors

Poll
85%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 26 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 26 responses
Poll
62%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 26 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 26 responses
  • $100K+
    12%
  • $75K-$100K
    8%
  • $50K-$75K
    4%
  • $25K-$50K
    50%
  • <$25K
    27%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 26 responses
  • $150K+
    4%
  • $125K-$150K
    4%
  • $100K-$125K
    4%
  • $75K-$100K
    4%
  • $50-$75K
    4%
  • <$50K
    4%
  • Did not graduate yet
    77%
81%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 26 responses

Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B
  3. Nightlife
    grade A minus
Median Household Income
$34,650
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$912
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$224,000
National
$217,500

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