Purdue University-Main Campus Graduate School

Purdue University-Main Campus (referred to as PU) is a Public, 4 years school located in West Lafayette, IN.
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of PU is $9,992 for Indiana residents and $28,794 for out-of-state students. The school has 12,935 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 51,528 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Purdue University-Main Campus (referred to as PU) is a Public, 4 years school located in West Lafayette, IN.
The school is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (1/1/1913 - Current[Estimated Date]).
PU Directory Information
School NamePurdue University-Main Campus (PU)
AddressHovde Hall of Administration, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2040
Phone765-494-4600
Webhttps://www.purdue.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.admissions.purdue.edu/apply/apply.php
Financial Infohttps://www.purdue.edu/dfa
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of PU is $9,992 for Indiana residents and $28,794 for out-of-state students. The school has 12,935 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 51,528 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 420 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 37 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2023 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$28,794
$9,992 for Indiana Residents
Student Population12,935
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs420 graduate programs
(37 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio14 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at PU is $9,992 for Indiana residents and $28,794 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2022-2023. The tuition per credit hour is $348 for Indiana residents and $948 for out-of-state students.
PU offers the alternative tuition plans.
2023 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Indiana Residents$9,992
Out-of-State$28,794
Tuition per Credit Hour
Indiana Residents$348
Out-of-State$948
PU offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)37 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2023 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2022-2023, the graduate school tuition & fees of Purdue University-Main Campus is $9,992 for Indiana residents and $28,794 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2022-2023 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022-2023 Graduate Tuition & fees
Indiana ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2018-2019$9,208$784$28,010$784
2019-2020$9,208$784$28,010$784
2020-2021$9,208$784$28,010$784
2021-2022$9,718$274$28,520$274
2022-2023$9,718$274$28,520$274
The graduate school tuition & fees of PU is expensive compared to public graduate schools in Indiana. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,499 and the Indiana graduate tuition is $19,577 (public) / $20,669 (private).
The following table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Purdue University-Main Campus$9,992$28,794
All Graduate Schools$15,996$19,499
Public$11,279$20,404
Private$19,608
Indiana Graduate Schools$15,230$19,940
Public$8,784$19,577
Private$20,669
For academic year 2022-2023, the living costs are $11,880 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at PU.
On-campus living costs are increased by 0.59% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $11,880. Off-campus living costs are increased by 0.59% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2018-2019$10,030$1,640$8,890$1,640
2019-2020$10,030$1,670$9,050$1,670
2020-2021$10,030$1,760$10,520$1,760
2021-2022$10,030$1,780$10,030$1,780
2022-2023$10,030$1,850$10,030$1,850
For academic year 2022-2023, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $348 for Indiana residents and $948 for other students at Purdue University-Main Campus. The graduate tuition per credit hour are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Indiana ResidentsOut-of-State
2018-2019$348$948
2019-2020$348$948
2020-2021$348$948
2021-2022$348$948
2022-2023$348$948
The following table shows the tuition & fees for medical school at PU.
2022-2023 Law School/Medical School Tuition at Purdue University-Main Campus
Indiana ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Pharmacy$22,998$274$41,258$274
Veterinary Medicine$22,657$274$47,485$274

Graduate Programs at PU

Purdue University-Main Campus offers 243 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 3,635 students have completed their study at Purdue University-Main Campus.
Offered Degrees at Purdue University-Main Campus
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree9282,266
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship720804
Doctor's degree - other71261
Post Bachelor's Degree6528300
Post Master's Degree704
Total243373,635
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Purdue University-Main Campus by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Speech Communication and Rhetoric program with 91 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering program with 201 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Pharmacy program with 147 completers.
Purdue University-Main Campus offers 243 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 3,635 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 2,266 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 261 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 300 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 4 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] (1 completers) 58 completers-
Agricultural Economics22-
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture--
Agricultural and Extension Education Services3-
Animal Sciences8-
Food Science4-
Horticultural Science1-
Soil Science and Agronomy7-
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences13-
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 12 completers-
Environmental Studies--
Forest Sciences and Biology12-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 4 completers-
American/United States Studies/Civilization4-
Communication and Journalism [+] 194 completers$56,200
Communication--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric194$56,200
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 117 completers-
Information Technology37-
Computer Science62-
Computer Graphics18-
Education [+] (1 completers) 244 completers$54,200
Education110$54,200
Curriculum and Instruction131-
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Educational Methods--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching3-
Engineering [+] 777 completers-
Engineering92-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering201-
Agricultural Engineering21-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering21-
Chemical Engineering26-
Civil Engineering52-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering99-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering14-
Materials Engineering11-
Mechanical Engineering144-
Nuclear Engineering4-
Industrial Engineering48-
Engineering (other)44$89,400
Engineering Technology [+] 65 completers-
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician30-
Engineering/Industrial Management2-
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields (other)33-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 10 completers-
Foreign Languages and Literatures5-
Linguistics3-
Comparative Literature2-
Work and Family Studies [+] 4 completers-
Human Development and Family Studies3-
Apparel and Textiles1-
English Language and Literature [+] 11 completers-
English Language and Literature11-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 36 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences2-
Biomedical Sciences7-
Biochemistry4-
Botany/Plant Biology6-
Entomology14-
Exercise Physiology3-
Pharmacology--
Toxicology--
Biological and Biomedical Sciences (other)--
Mathematics and Statistics [+] (1 completers) 38 completers-
Mathematics7-
Statistics31-
Mathematical Statistics and Probability--
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences (other)1-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 3 completers-
Nutrition Sciences3-
Philosophy and Religious Studies [+] 2 completers-
Philosophy2-
Physical Sciences [+] 26 completers-
Chemistry12-
Geology/Earth Science11-
Physics3-
Psychology [+] 17 completers-
Experimental Psychology17-
Social Sciences [+] (1 completers) 58 completers-
Anthropology2-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics47-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography--
Political Science and Government3-
Sociology6-
Transportation and Materials Moving [+] 60 completers-
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology60-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 11 completers-
Design and Applied Arts (other)--
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (other)9-
Art/Art Studies--
Fine/Studio Arts2-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (1 completers) 122 completers-
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist27-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management--
Athletic Training/Trainer--
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design1-
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry2-
Pharmacoeconomics/Pharmaceutical Economics--
Public Health70-
Environmental Health--
Health/Medical Physics3-
Dietetics/Dietitian--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse15-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (other)4-
Business [+] (2 completers) 377 completers-
Business Administration and Management171$87,000
Business/Corporate Communications, Other--
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management20-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration--
Management Science35-
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (other)151-
History [+] 4 completers-
History4-
Total2,266
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 37 completers-
Agricultural Economics12-
Agricultural and Extension Education Services2-
Animal Sciences8-
Food Science5-
Horticultural Science2-
Soil Science and Agronomy8-
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences--
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 4 completers-
Forest Sciences and Biology4-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 1 completers-
American/United States Studies/Civilization1-
Communication and Journalism [+] 9 completers-
Communication--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric9-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 29 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences--
Computer Science29-
Education [+] 43 completers-
Education22-
Curriculum and Instruction18-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching3-
Engineering [+] 361 completers-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering40-
Agricultural Engineering9-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering22-
Chemical Engineering29-
Civil Engineering32-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering85-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering10-
Materials Engineering29-
Mechanical Engineering71-
Nuclear Engineering4-
Industrial Engineering21-
Engineering (other)9-
Engineering Technology [+] 29 completers-
Engineering/Industrial Management29-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 10 completers-
Foreign Languages and Literatures5-
Linguistics3-
Comparative Literature2-
Work and Family Studies [+] 1 completers-
Human Development and Family Studies1-
Apparel and Textiles--
English Language and Literature [+] 22 completers-
English Language and Literature22-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 41 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences18-
Biomedical Sciences4-
Biochemistry6-
Botany/Plant Biology5-
Entomology8-
Plant Genetics--
Exercise Physiology--
Toxicology--
Biological and Biomedical Sciences (other)--
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 41 completers-
Mathematics28-
Statistics13-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 5 completers-
Gerontology1-
Nutrition Sciences4-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] --
Health and Physical Education/Fitness--
Philosophy and Religious Studies [+] 8 completers-
Philosophy8-
Physical Sciences [+] 70 completers-
Chemistry49-
Geology/Earth Science4-
Physics17-
Psychology [+] 11 completers-
Experimental Psychology11-
Social Sciences [+] 26 completers-
Anthropology2-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics11-
Political Science and Government8-
Sociology5-
Transportation and Materials Moving [+] --
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 36 completers-
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist5-
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design9-
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry13-
Pharmacoeconomics/Pharmaceutical Economics--
Pharmaceutical Sciences2-
Public Health--
Environmental Health--
Health/Medical Physics--
Nursing Science2-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (other)5-
Business [+] 15 completers-
Business Administration and Management8-
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management7-
History [+] 5 completers-
History5-
Total804
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 78 completers-
Veterinary Medicine78-
Engineering Technology [+] (1 completers) 5 completers-
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields (other)5-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] --
Pharmacology--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 178 completers-
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist11-
Pharmacy147-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse20-
Nursing Practice--
Total261
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 3 completers-
Agricultural and Extension Education Services3-
Communication and Journalism [+] 91 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric91-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] --
Computer Graphics--
Education [+] 14 completers-
Education8-
Curriculum and Instruction6-
Engineering [+] (2 completers) 8 completers-
Engineering--
Agricultural Engineering--
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering--
Chemical Engineering--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering--
Materials Engineering--
Mechanical Engineering3-
Engineering (other)5-
Engineering Technology [+] (2 completers) 6 completers-
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician6-
Engineering/Industrial Management--
English Language and Literature [+] 1 completers-
English Language and Literature1-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 10 completers-
Statistics10-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] --
Gerontology--
Psychology [+] 7 completers-
Experimental Psychology7-
Social Sciences [+] (2 completers) 5 completers-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics3-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography1-
Political Science and Government1-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (1 completers) --
Health/Health Care Administration/Management--
Business [+] 1 completers-
Management Science1-
Total300
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] --
Education--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] --
Health/Medical Physics--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--
Total4

Graduate Student Population at PU

For the academic year 2022-2023, total 12,935 students enrolled into Purdue University-Main Campus graduate schools where it has total 51,528 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 6,869 full-time and 6,066 part-time graduate students. By gender, 7,580 male and 5,355 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total12,9357,5805,355
Full-time6,8693,9092,960
Part-tme6,0663,6712,395
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 5,109 White (39.50%), 404 Black/African American (3.12%), 698 Hispanic (5.40%), 892 Asian (6.90%), and 5,832 students with other races. 5,191 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total12,9357,5805,355
American Indian/Native American331617
Asian892513379
Black/African American404178226
Hispanic698385313
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander330
White5,1092,8072,302
Two More269136133
Un-Known336149187
Non-resident Alien5,1913,3931,798
Purdue University-Main Campus offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 3,765 graduate students (29.11% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 1,173 graduate students (9.07% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total12,935
Enrolled Online Exclusively3,765
Enrolled Some Online Courses1,173
Not in Online Courses7,997
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Purdue University-Main Campus. 4,153 students are aged 20 to 24 (32.11% of total students), 3 students are aged below 20 (0.02%), 308 students are aged above 50 (2.38%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Purdue University-Main Campus.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total12,9357,5805,355
Age 18-19312
Age 20-21403187216
Age 22-243,7502,1081,642
Age 25-295,1743,2151,959
Age 30-341,8101,081729
Age 35-39770457313
Age 40-49717356361
Age 50-64292163129
Over 6416124

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