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You will be able to find all things student data from Purdue University.

AP Score 3 Analysis

Students taking an AP exam and earning a score of 3 are evaluated for course success in the Purdue course which only accepted a score of 4 or 5. An AP score of 3 was not accepted and therefore the student was required to register and complete the associated AP directed course.The analysis showed a predominant number of students who score a 3 on the AP exam earn As and Bs in the associated AP directed course. Especially in BIOL 11000, CHM 11500 & 11600 and ENGL 10600, over 80% of the students earn an A or B grade.

Fall 2011 Admitted Students Enrolled at Another Insitution

Results from the National Student Clearinghouse Student Tracker depicts which other higher education institution a Purdue admitted student enrolls.  The majority of Fall 2011 admitted students decided instead of Purdue to choose University of Illinois – Urbana, Indiana University or Ohio State.  Most of these students are non-resident students (56%) which indicates the student decided to stay in-state as opposed to going out-of-state to Purdue.

Eduventures Purdue Young Alumni Outcomes Study (2011)

Young Purdue Alumni study focusing on their assesment of value in the"Purdue Degree," post graduate involvement in community and alumni association, etc....

Fall 2010 Average Credit Hour Distribution

The Four Year Completion Rate study conducted at Purdue, showed students who attempt 16 credit hours or more earn a higher semester GPA.  This report complements the study results by showing student’s attempted credit at the college level.  Measuring student success by semester GPA, the data shows in a vast majority of colleges, the students perform at a higher semester GPA when attempting 16 or more credit hours as opposed to 12-15 credit hours.

Enrollment Summary

The Enrollment Summary is a 2 page quick fact sheet of Purdue - West Lafayette enrollment figures released each fall by student classification, gender, residency, College or School, ethnicity, and much more.

Enrollment Reports

The Enrollment Report reflects semester enrollment data with regional campus inclusion of student comparative credit hours, ethnicity, residency, part time and full time, facts at a glance, and much more.


The Institutional Profile provides comprehensive information on incoming first-year students as well as national normative data for similar types of schools. Topics covered include: secondary school achievement and activities; educational and career plans; parental income and education, ethnicity, and other demographic items; financial aid; and values, attitudes, beliefs, and self-concept. This report provides information that can be used for student assessment activities, accreditation and self-study reports, campus planning, and policy analysis. Separate profile reports are generated for first-time full-time freshmen, first-time part-time freshmen, transfers, and all respondents. Comparison groups in the first-time, full-time freshmen and all respondent reports are nationally-normed to reflect the American first-time full-time freshman population.

Graduate/Retention Rates

Graduate/retention rates by class, college or school, etc...

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