The Student Experience

Purdue University offers top-ranked online programs with you at the center. As an online student at Purdue University, you will receive the same quality, affordable education that Purdue is known for while you learn to push your industry forward, accomplish your goals and change the world. 

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Our renowned faculty and program staff are invested in your success. This team is intertwined in the Purdue University community, giving you access to many on-campus resources with the convenience of a flexible class schedule from anywhere in the world. 

From newsletters to special events, networking meetings, research and co-curricular skill development, you will learn and connect in the way that best suits you. As a Purdue student, you join a tradition of excellence that has trained astronauts, facilitated major scientific breakthroughs and made advancement in business and technology since Purdue’s founding over a hundred years ago. What giant leaps will you accomplish as an online Boilermaker?

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Student Resources

Current Online Students

Explore and take advantage of all of the resources available to you as a Purdue University student. For more information on taking classes online, including online discussion expectations and accommodations for online students, explore our remote learning overview. For learning tools available to online students, explore our online student toolkit.   

Get your questions about online courses, credits and other academic inquiries answered by an academic advisor at or a success coach at

What to Expect As an Online Boilermaker

We strive to keep the course layouts consistent and straightforward across all programs. Utilizing Brightspace learning platforms and asynchronous learning provides flexibility for working professionals. Each course is one-of-a-kind, but you’ll always be able to find what you’re looking for. 

When enrolled in an online course, you will learn from experienced, supportive faculty and lecturers who teach on campus or are industry experts in their fields and are invested in your success. 

Our flexible online programs and courses make it easy to fit your education into your schedule. Rolling admissions dates allow you to start your studies at multiple times throughout each year. Our Disability Resource Center can assist with any accommodations you need to navigate your learning. 

Courses and programs from every discipline are continuously reviewed by instructional designers to ensure they are engaging, meaningful and relevant. We use high-powered data analytics and real-time student feedback to measure effectiveness and improve future courses.

Asynchronous learning happens on your timetable and has no set schedule. Typically, online courses offered by Purdue University are completely asynchronous and do not have specific dates and times required for virtual attendance. 

You will be an active part of the Purdue community. From virtual town hall meetings to professional development workshops and networking opportunities, your connection to Purdue is on-demand and at your fingertips every day.

You may be part of a cohort of students in your specific program. This build-in support structure can create bridges to professional experiences and networking. With virtual tools such as Microsoft Teams, Brightspace, Zoom as well as in-person regional events, connect with your peers at any time.