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.

Students

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Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016
Undergraduate
2 or more races 217 389 504 584 632 660 714
American Indian or Alaska Native 106 77 54 33 35 34 42
Asian 1,634 1,575 1,442 1,449 1,610 1,858 2,120
Black or African American 1,077 1,083 1,006 948 899 885 904
Hispanic/Latino 958 1,052 1,117 1,169 1,234 1,281 1,373
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 14 15 17 27 20 28 34
Unknown 573 601 642 543 520 657 791
White 22,837 21,440 20,391 19,706 19,023 18,861 18,932
International 3,420 4,544 4,974 4,981 5,282 5,233 5,133
Ethnic Minorities 4,006 4,191 4,140 4,210 4,430 4,746 5,187
Domestic Students1 27,416 26,232 25,173 24,459 23,973 24,264 24,910
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%
Professional
2 or more races 6 10 16 25 26 25 23
American Indian or Alaska Native 1 4 5 5 5 5 3
Asian 84 85 104 106 108 106 97
Black or African American 31 40 40 35 55 49 40
Hispanic/Latino 22 23 28 28 32 38 38
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 1 1 2 2 2 0
Unknown 85 46 23 14 17 27 53
White 655 684 697 698 679 660 666
International 26 31 32 28 23 26 27
Ethnic Minorities 144 163 194 201 228 225 201
Domestic Students1 884 893 914 913 924 912 920
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%
Graduate
2 or more races 31 57 79 86 100 125 153
American Indian or Alaska Native 24 21 18 19 15 18 20
Asian 297 291 294 332 339 354 378
Black or African American 269 248 238 246 232 249 293
Hispanic/Latino 202 219 248 266 274 307 344
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2 4 5 7 8 9 9
Unknown 213 190 161 164 160 188 169
White 3,627 3,548 3,564 3,594 3,665 3,753 3,952
International 3,315 3,359 3,556 3,693 3,775 3,971 4,143
Ethnic Minorities 825 840 882 956 968 1,062 1,197
Domestic Students1 4,665 4,578 4,607 4,714 4,793 5,003 5,318
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%
Total
Ethnic Minorities 4,975 5,194 5,216 5,367 5,626 6,033 6,585
Domestic Students1 32,965 31,703 30,694 30,086 29,690 30,179 31,148
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

Data for 2010-2016 will be available on this page within the next few days.

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Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty
  2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10
American Indian or Alaska Native 5 5 6 6 5 5 3 3 3 4
Asian, Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander 162 171 191 212 229 255 264 296 313 329
Black or African American 30 31 32 40 44 48 48 50 55 54
Hispanic or Latino 28 31 30 36 38 43 45 48 52 56
White and Other 1,469 1,454 1,445 1,452 1,451 1,456 1,472 1,475 1,467 1,475
Subtotal Compensated Faculty and Staff 1,694 1,692 1,704 1,746 1,767 1,807 1,832 1,872 1,890 1,918
  Subtotal Ethnic Minority 225 238 259 294 316 351 360 397 423 443
  Percent Ethnic Minority 13.3% 14.1% 15.2% 16.8% 17.9% 19.4% 19.7% 21.2% 22.3% 23.1%
  Percent International 2.7% 3.3% 3.5% 4.8% 5.7% 7.5% 5.5% 5.5% 5.0% 4.8%

Non-Tenure-Track Faculty & Lecturers American Indian or Alaska Native 0 1 0 0 0 3 3 4 1 1
Asian, Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander 163 172 181 178 222 245 279 284 258 269
Black or African American 13 16 16 11 16 22 21 30 24 25
Hispanic or Latino 22 34 33 28 28 33 30 35 22 22
White and Other 410 433 436 462 474 506 530 539 548 528
Subtotal Compensated Faculty and Staff 608 656 666 679 740 809 863 892 853 845
  Subtotal Ethnic Minority 198 223 230 217 266 303 333 353 305 317
  Percent Ethnic Minority 32.6% 34.0% 34.5% 32.0% 35.9% 37.5% 38.6% 39.6% 35.6% 37.5%
  Percent International 41.1% 39.2% 36.8% 36.7% 39.2% 40.3% 38.1% 40.5% 36.8% 37.3%

Administrative Staff American Indian or Alaska Native 6 7 6 6 6 8 7 8 8 4
Asian, Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander 8 7 8 9 14 13 17 24 25 32
Black or African American 26 26 24 29 33 50 52 65 69 74
Hispanic or Latino 7 6 6 6 11 18 22 18 21 28
White and Other 1,170 1,223 1,290 1,351 1,451 1,581 1,678 1,745 1,820 1,865
Subtotal Compensated Faculty and Staff 1,217 1,269 1,334 1,401 1,515 1,670 1,776 1,860 1,943 2,003
  Subtotal Ethnic Minority 47 46 44 50 64 89 98 115 123 138
  Percent Ethnic Minority 3.9% 3.6% 3.3% 3.6% 4.2% 5.3% 5.5% 6.2% 6.3% 6.9%
  Percent International 0.1% 0.1% 0.3% 0.2% 0.5% 0.2% 0.3% 0.4% 0.5% 0.6%

Professional
Staff
American Indian or Alaska Native 2 2 3 4 3 2 5 10 8 8
Asian, Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander 117 138 157 173 173 168 162 141 136 127
Black or African American 30 35 33 39 41 32 30 35 375 39
Hispanic or Latino 23 21 26 27 24 23 26 26 32 32
White and Other 1,549 1,623 1,659 1,691 1,685 1,671 1,658 1,593 1,561 1,574
Subtotal Compensated Faculty and Staff 1,721 1,819 1,878 1,934 1,926 1,896 1,881 1,805 1,774 1,780
  Subtotal Ethnic Minority 172 196 219 243 241 225 223 212 213 206
  Percent Ethnic Minority 10.0% 10.8% 11.7% 12.6% 12.5% 11.9% 11.9% 11.7% 12.0% 11.6%
  Percent International 4.8% 5.9% 6.9% 7.3% 7.1% 7.1% 5.8% 5.9% 5.8% 4.4%

Extension Educators American Indian or Alaska Native 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Asian, Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Black or African American 6 4 4 4 4 4 5 7 6 8
Hispanic or Latino 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 2 2 3
White and Other 268 269 268 250 258 265 259 287 283 282
Subtotal Compensated Faculty and Staff 275 274 273 255 263 272 267 296 292 294
  Subtotal Ethnic Minority 7 5 5 5 5 7 8 9 9 12
  Percent Ethnic Minority 2.5% 1.8% 1.8% 2.0% 1.9% 2.6% 3.0% 3.0% 3.1% 4.1%
  Percent International 0.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

Clerical Staff American Indian or Alaska Native 5 7 7 8 10 11 9 10 10 11
Asian, Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander 11 11 15 16 18 21 19 15 14 16
Black or African American 19 18 20 15 13 12 12 11 19 16
Hispanic or Latino 13 12 10 14 13 14 17 13 14 12
White and Other 1,433 1,438 1,383 1,375 1,383 1,377 1,359 1.313 1.289 1,270
Subtotal Compensated Faculty and Staff 1,481 1,486 1,435 1,428 1,437 1,435 1,416 1,362 1,346 1,325
  Subtotal Ethnic Minority 48 48 52 53 54 58 57 49 57 55
  Percent Ethnic Minority 3.2% 3.2% 3.6% 3.7% 3.8% 4.0% 4.0% 3.6% 4.2% 4.2%
  Percent International 0.3% 0.3% 0.2% 0.1% 0.2% 0.3% 0.1% 0.2% 0.3% 0.2%

Service Staff American Indian or Alaska Native 14 14 14 15 14 15 11 18 21 21
Asian, Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander 49 54 61 56 53 59 64 67 60 65
Black or African American 36 41 41 43 48 61 51 47 56 60
Hispanic or Latino 51 108 79 75 70 74 84 86 99 113
White and Other 2,227 2,249 2,133 2,117 2,141 2,165 2,244 2,234 2,244 2,302
Subtotal Compensated Faculty and Staff 2,377 2,466 2,328 2,306 2,326 2,374 2,454 2,452 2,480 2,561
  Subtotal Ethnic Minority 150 217 195 189 185 209 210 218 236 259
  Percent Ethnic Minority 6.3% 8.8% 8.4% 8.2% 8.0% 8.8% 8.6% 8.9% 9.5% 10.1%
  Percent International 1.3% 1.2% 1.6% 1.3% 1.2% 1.5% 1.0% 0.8% 0.9% 1.1%

Graduate Assistants American Indian or Alaska Native 9 8 10 9 6 7 7 14 19 24
Asian, Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander 1,494 1,604 1,739 1,818 1,813 1,826 1,808 1,782 1,764 1,868
Black or African American 152 149 162 167 198 209 216 228 223 235
Hispanic or Latino 169 175 185 202 213 211 201 227 229 242
White and Other 1,980 1,992 2,068 2,137 2,186 2,208 2,234 2,255 2,366 2,243
Subtotal Compensated Faculty and Staff 3,804 3,928 4,164 4,333 4,416 4,461 4,466 4,506 4,601 4,612
  Subtotal Ethnic Minority 1,824 1,936 2,096 2,196 2,230 2,253 2,232 2,251 2,235 2,369
  Percent Ethnic Minority 47.9% 49.3% 50.3% 50.7% 50.5% 50.5% 50.0% 50.0% 48.6% 51.4%
  Percent International 50.5% 52.6% 52.6% 52.7% 51.9% 50.7% 49.3% 47.7% 47.2% 47.5%

Total Purdue Compensated American Indian or Alaska Native 41 44 46 48 44 51 45 67 71 74
Asian, Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander 2,004 2,157 2,352 2,462 2,522 2,587 2,613 2,609 2,570 2,706
Black or African American 312 320 332 348 397 438 435 473 489 511
Hispanic or Latino 314 388 370 389 398 419 428 455 471 508
White and Other 10,506 10,681 10,682 10,835 11,029 11,229 11,434 11,441 11,578 11,539
Subtotal Compensated Faculty and Staff 13,177 13,590 13,782 14,082 14,390 14,724 14,955 15,045 15,179 15,338
  Subtotal Ethnic Minority 2,671 2,909 3,100 3,247 3,361 3,495 3,521 3,604 3,601 3,799
  Percent Ethnic Minority 20.3% 21.4% 22.5% 23.1% 23.4% 23.7% 23.5% 24.0% 23.7% 24.8%
  Percent International 17.7% 18.5% 19.4% 19.8% 19.8% 19.7% 18.5% 18.3% 17.9% 17.7%

Externally Compensated: Adjunct Faculty American Indian or Alaska Native 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
Asian, Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander 18 28 27 26 25 26 28 35 37 47
Black or African American 6 7 8 8 7 5 5 6 7 7
Hispanic or Latino 5 6 5 4 4 5 4 4 6 11
White and Other 205 199 229 208 209 206 225 214 245 264
Subtotal Externally Compensated 234 241 270 247 246 242 262 259 295 330
  Subtotal Ethnic Minority 29 42 41 39 37 36 37 45 50 66
  Percent Ethnic Minority 12.4% 17.4% 15.2% 15.8% 15.0% 14.9% 14.1% 17.4% 16.9% 20.0%
  Percent International 7.7% 10.8% 9.6% 10.5% 10.2% 9.9% 8.8% 13.1% 22.4% 29.7%

Grand Total Purdue Faculty and Staff

American Indian or Alaska Native 41 45 47 49 45 51 45 67 71 75
Asian, Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander 2,022 2,185 2,379 2,488 2,547 2,613 2,641 2,644 2,607 2,753
  Black or African American 318 327 340 356 404 443 440 479 496 518
  Hispanic or Latino 319 394 375 393 402 424 432 459 477 519
  White and Other 10,711 10,880 10,911 11,043 11,238 11,435 11,659 11,655 11,823 11,803
  Grand Total 13,411 13,831 14,052 14,329 14,636 14,966 15,217 15,304 15,474 15,668
  Grand Total Ethnic Minority 2,700 2,951 3,141 3,286 3,398 3,531 3,558 3,649 3,651 3,865
  Percent Ethnic Minority 20.1% 21.3% 22.4% 22.9% 23.2% 23.6% 23.4% 23.8% 23.6% 24.7%
  Percent International 17.5% 18.4% 19.2% 19.7% 19.7% 19.5% 18.4% 18.2% 18.0% 18.0%

1The race/ethnicity counts include international faculty and staff. Percent international is based upon visa and citizenship codes.

Source: Human Resource Services

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