Common Data Set

This web site lists responses to survey questions pertaining to Purdue University's main campus at West Lafayette. The questions are from the Common Data Set developed by a consortium of higher education groups and guidebook publishers. The Common Data Set items are supplemented with additional information in order to answer other commonly asked questions. Some questions may have been revised from year to year.

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Student Data Resources

Student Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that students should have after successfully completing a course or program. Student learning outcomes should go beyond the immediate environment and focus on the lasting results of a Purdue education. The purpose of doing outcomes assessment is to communicate expectations for student learning in or academic and co-curricular programs, and to map the paths students may take for acquiring the desired knowledge, skills, and attitudes. By reviewing published learning outcomes for a given program, students can identify how individual courses, programs, and projects all contribute to a holistic learning experience at Purdue University. Assessment also gives faculty and staff the insight as to whether or not students are achieving the stated expectations for learning so they can make any necessary changes to their programs or courses.

Core Curriculum Learning Outcomes


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