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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.

By the Numbers

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.

Students

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  2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10
Undergraduate         
  African American 967 936 989 1,033 1,058 1,079 1,104 1,123 1,081 1,072
  American Indian 117 123 128 123 137 143 156 157 175 154
  Asian American 1,091 1,207 1,363 1,469 1,547 1,626 1,724 1,726 1,754 1,668
  Hispanic American 623 625 670 713 746 816 861 900 926 904

       Ethnic Minorities

2,798 2,891 3,150 3,338 3,488 3,664 3,845 3,906 3,936 3,798

       Domestic Students1

28,965 28,982 28,807 28,770 28,804 28,981 29,430 29,144 29,401 28,327

       Percent Minority Domestic2

9.7% 10.0% 10.9% 11.6% 12.1% 12.6% 13.1% 13.4% 13.4% 13.4%
       Underrepresented Minority Domestic3 1,707 1,684 1,787 1,869 1,941 2,038 2,121 2,180 2,182 2,130
       Percent Underrepresented Minority Domestic 5.9% 5.8% 6.2% 6.5% 6.7% 7.0% 7.2% 7.5% 7.4% 7.5%

Professional
  African American 27 30 30 31 32 34 35 31 27 25
  American Indian 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 1
  Asian American 80 73 62 49 34 46 51 68 80 81
  Hispanic American 28 29 30 29 22 20 22 20 16 23

       Ethnic Minorities

138 134 124 109 89 100 108 120 124 130
       Domestic Students1 830 858 882 884 906 887 893 892 874 885
       Percent Minority Domestic2 16.6% 15.6% 14.1% 12.3% 9.8% 11.3% 12.1% 13.5% 14.2% 14.7%
       Underrepresented Minority Domestic3 58 61 62 60 55 54 57 52 44 49
       Percent Underrepresented Minority Domestic 7.0% 7.1% 7.0% 6.8% 6.1% 6.1% 6.4% 5.8% 5.0% 5.5%

Graduate
  African American 199 200 241 242 242 243 246 248 247 263
  American Indian 17 19 23 24 24 21 23 19 30 28
  Asian American 193 186 191 196 193 179 190 227 250 261
  Hispanic American 144 135 145 155 169 167 169 160 175 180

       Ethnic Minorities

553 540 600 617 628 610 628 654 702 732
       Domestic Students1 3,618 3,673 3,860 4,099 4,022 4,013 4,081 4,072 4,336 4,495
       Percent Minority Domestic2 15.3% 14.7% 15.5% 15.1% 15.6% 15.2% 15.4% 16.1% 16.2% 16.3%
       Underrepresented Minority Domestic3 360 354 409 421 435 431 438 427 452 471
       Percent Underrepresented Minority Domestic 10.0% 9.6% 10.6% 10.3% 10.8% 10.7% 10.7% 10.5% 10.4% 10.5%

Total Ethnic Minorities 3,489 3,565 3,874 4,064 4,205 4,374 4,581 4,680 4,762 4,660
Total Domestic Students1 33,413 33,513 33,549 33,753 33,732 33,881 34,404 34,108 34,611 33,707
Total Percent Minority Domestic2 10.4% 10.6% 11.5% 12.0% 12.5% 12.9% 13.3% 13.7% 13.8% 13.8%
Total Underrepresented Minority Domestic3 2,125 2,099 2,258 2,350 2,431 2,523 2,616 2,659 2,678 2,650
Total Percent Underrepresented Minority Domestic 6.4% 6.3% 6.7% 7.0% 7.2% 7.4% 7.6% 7.8% 7.7% 7.9%

1Domestic Students is calculated by taking the Total Enrollment headcount (see Enrollment by Student Level) minus the International student headcount (see Enrollment by International Students).
2Percent Minority Domestic is caculated by taking Ethnic Minorities divided by Domestic Students.
3Underrepresented Minority Domestic excludes Asian American.

Source: Office of Enrollment Management

Faculty and Staff

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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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