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Alumni Spotlight

Purdue University has an outstanding history of graduate student alumni that have achieved extraordinary accomplishments and successes throughout their careers and lives. Since its inception in 1929, the Graduate School has awarded more than 90,000 degrees.

Alumni make a difference both around the country and around the world. You can review this page to answer:

Who are the top employers of Purdue Graduate School alumni?

Purdue Graduate School alumni benefit from Purdue's reputation as a premier institution, which helps launch them into exciting careers in their area of interest. Graduates from the Purdue University Graduate School enjoy exciting careers from some of the world's top employers*:

  • American Airlines
  • Bank of America
  • Boeing
  • Caterpillar
  • Cummins Inc
  • Deloitte
  • General Electric
  • General Mills
  • Google
  • IBM
  • Intel Corporation
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Microsoft
  • NASA
  • Oracle Corporation
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Rolls Royce Allison
  • Samsung
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • Shell Oil
  • United States Armed Forces
  • Whirlpool Corporation

What areas of study did Purdue Graduate School alumni pursue?

Purdue graduate students choose from over 70 highly ranked programs of study, including several innovative interdisciplinary options. Purdue University is organized into 10 academic colleges and schools, each with its own departments and areas of specialization.

Number of graduate alumni holding advanced degrees by college/school*
Click on the college or school name for more information about its programs of study.

College or SchoolNo. of Alumni
College of Engineering 25,308  
College of Science 13,705  
School of Management 11,910  
College of Agriculture 7,942  
College of Liberal Arts 7,931  
College Health and Human Sciences 7,723  
College of Education 7,235  
College of Pharmacy 3,947  
School of Veterinary Medicine 3,563  
Purdue Polytechnic Institute 1,536  

From where do Purdue Graduate School alumni come?

Purdue students hail from all fifty states, nearly 130 countries, and 60 nations. 

Purdue University ranks second in international enrollment among all public U.S. colleges and universities. View a world map from the Office of the Registrar to learn about Purdue alumni from all over the world.

Where do Purdue Graduate School alumni live?

Purdue Graduate School alumni are literally around the globe. Alumni live in all 50 states and more than 140 countries.

Top 20 states with the largest number of Purdue Graduate School alumni - with more than 1000 living alumni in each state*

  1. Indiana
  2. California
  3. Illinois
  4. Texas
  5. Michigan
  1. Ohio
  2. Florida
  3. Virginia
  4. Pennsylvania
  5. New York
  1. N. Carolina
  2. Maryland
  3. New Jersey
  4. Washington
  5. Colorado
  1. Massachusetts
  2. Wisconsin
  3. Georgia
  4. Arizona
  5. Minnesota

Top 15 international countries where Purdue Graduate School alumni live - with more than 100 living alumni in each country*

  1. India
  2. Taiwan
  3. China
  4. Republic of Korea
  5. Canada
  1. Germany
  2. Japan
  3. Thailand
  4. Brazil
  5. Turkey
  1. Mexico
  2. Indonesia
  3. France
  4. United Kingdom
  5. Malaysia

*Information is self-reported by Purdue alumni.

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