In line with Purdue University’s mission as a public, state-supported land-grant institution with global impact is a demonstrated commitment to furthering the goals of diversity and inclusion. At Purdue, the term “diversity” refers to the various dimensions of identity across which individuals may vary. Some examples of these dimensions are included in the University’s Non-Discrimination Policy Statement (Amended 2010), which states:
“Purdue University prohibits discrimination against any member of the University community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran.” (Source: http://www.purdue.edu/purdue/ea_eou_statement.html)
The term “inclusion” refers to the proactive and persistent efforts we undertake to ensure that all members of the University community feel welcome and supported.
Progress in Diversity and Inclusion
Purdue University complies with various state and federal mandates to collect and make public certain types of information about our campus community. Below you will find data reflecting the racial, ethnic and gender breakdown of our campus population. Because the collection and reporting of information on other dimensions of identity (e.g., sexual orientation or religion) is either not mandated or prohibited by law, Purdue University does not solicit, maintain or publish this data.
The Advisory Committee on Diversity was established by the provost in Fall 2015 to help chart a course to improve student, faculty, and college staff diversity. The original ACD report and its related action items are available for viewing here. A progress update describing specific diversity initiatives and their impact, can be viewed at the link below.
|Fall 2010||Fall 2011||Fall 2012||Fall 2013||Fall 2014||Fall 2015||Fall 2016|
|2 or more races||217||389||504||584||632||660||714|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||106||77||54||33||35||34||42|
|Black or African American||1,077||1,083||1,006||948||899||885||904|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||14||15||17||27||20||28||34|
|Percent Minority Domestic||14.6%||16.0%||16.4%||17.2%||18.5%||19.6%||20.8%|
|Underrepresented Minority Domestic2||2,280||2,455||2,483||2,495||2,525||2,568||2,707|
|Percent Underrepresented Minority Domestic||8.3%||9.4%||9.9%||10.2%||10.5%||10.6%||10.9%|
|2 or more races||6||10||16||25||26||25||23|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||1||4||5||5||5||5||3|
|Black or African American||31||40||40||35||55||49||40|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0||1||1||2||2||2||0|
|Percent Minority Domestic||16.3%||18.3%||21.2%||22.0%||24.7%||24.7%||21.8%|
|Underrepresented Minority Domestic2||59||75||84||86||109||107||91|
|Percent Underrepresented Minority Domestic||6.7%||8.4%||9.2%||9.4%||11.8%||11.7%||9.9%|
|2 or more races||31||57||79||86||100||125||153|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||24||21||18||19||15||18||20|
|Black or African American||269||248||238||246||232||249||293|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||2||4||5||7||8||9||9|
|Percent Minority Domestic||17.7%||18.3%||19.1%||20.3%||20.2%||21.2%||22.5%|
|Underrepresented Minority Domestic2||514||518||549||588||585||654||747|
|Percent Underrepresented Minority Domestic||11.0%||11.3%||11.9%||12.5%||12.2%||13.1%||14.0%|
|Percent Minority Domestic||15.1%||16.4%||17.0%||17.8%||18.9%||20.0%||21.1%|
|Underrepresented Minority Domestic2||2,853||3,048||3,116||3,169||3,219||3,329||3,545|
|Percent Underrepresented Minority Domestic||8.7%||9.6%||10.2%||10.5%||10.8%||11.0%||11.4%|
1Domestic Students is calculated by taking the Total Enrollment headcount minus the International student headcout.
2Underrepresented Minority includes any indication of American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, including a break out of those from the Two or More Races category.
Source: Office of Enrollment Management
Faculty and Staff
Source: Human Resource Services
For more data, please visit the Purdue Data Digest website.
For information about Equal Access/Equal Opportunity or Affirmative Action programs, visit the Office of Institutional Equity website.