Putting the Gallup-Purdue Index into practice is critical. These checklists will help prospective students select the right university and, once on campus, make the most of their college experience on their way to a great job and great life.

Measuring the Most Important Outcomes of Higher Education

Purdue University, in partnership with Gallup and Lumina Foundation, released the inaugural Gallup-Purdue Index in May 2014. It is the largest representative study of college graduates in U.S. history.

"Our survey clearly indicated that it wasn't so much where you go to college as much as it is how you go to college — what you extract from the campus experience. Students and their families are making a significant investment in college, and it should be done with eyes wide open."

Mitch Daniels, President
Purdue University

The Gallup-Purdue Index measures the most important outcomes of higher education — Great Jobs, Great Lives — and provides higher education leaders with productive insights for meaningful performance improvements. The initiative aims to create a national movement toward a new set of measures, created by and for higher education, and to help foster a new level of accountability for the sector.

Purdue is charting a path of innovation, achievement and growth through its Purdue Moves initiative — leveraging our historic strengths within new organizational frameworks that harness the unstoppable power of this University. Based on the results of the Gallup-Purdue Index, Purdue is changing the student experience with greater focus on faculty-student interaction, increased internships, on-the-job training and experiential learning, and creative use of technology.

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