Jump to main page content

Purdue will Set the Standard in Higher Education for Affordability and Accessibility

Affordability & Accessibility

With intentional planning, focus and effort, Purdue’s ten big moves will provide the absolute highest value in higher education. We are on the cutting edge of learning analytics to improve student achievement. We place a premium on measuring student growth and will provide the most growth per educational dollar. With a focus on high-value disciplines, Purdue is committed to the employment prospects of our students. Employers across the nation and the world will seek out Purdue graduates confident in the rigorous teaching, learning and assessment that are the hallmark of a Purdue education.

The Value of a Purdue Education

In 2013, Purdue heralded a new era in higher education by freezing tuition and most fees and lowering costs for on-campus students for two years. Our students and their families deserve a high-value education that they can afford. With a focus on administrative efficiency, we will fit our spending to their budgets — not the other way around. We will also increase our scholarship offerings to ensure educational opportunities for students across a broad range of academic pursuits and financial needs. Purdue is a national leader in the value of its degrees, and we intend to increase that value.

Control costs

  • Provide the absolute highest value in higher education.
  • Become the national leader in the value of our degrees
  • Utilize learning analytics to improve student achievement
  • Place a premium on measuring student growth and provide the most growth per educational dollar.
  • Improve employment prospects of our students
  • Expand scholarships
  • Focus on high-value disciplines
  • Focus on administrative efficiencies
  • Fit our budgets to students’ families’ budgets