Purdue University is an internationally-recognized higher educational institution known for its world-class faculty, groundbreaking research, and transformative education. The university is based in West Lafayette, Ind., and was founded in 1869 as the state’s land-grant university. Purdue University is a top public research institution developing practical solutions to today’s toughest challenges. Ranked in each of the last five years as one of the 10 Most Innovative Universities in the United States by U.S. News & World Report (2023), Purdue delivers world-changing research and discovery. Purdue offers a transformative education to all, led by some of the top professors in the world, to empower learners to move the world forward. See how Purdue never stops in the persistent pursuit of the next giant leap at purdue.edu.

Purdue also has a rich tradition as an innovator in distance learning. From the bygone days of sending instructors out on the train to engage learners in distant locations, to satellite delivery of courses, to online learning today, Purdue University pioneers instructional delivery techniques that meet the needs of its 69,000+ learners.

Purdue University Notable Rankings


U.S. News & World Report Rankings 2023

  • #18 Best Public University
  • #7 Most Innovative Schools
  • #51 National Universities
  • #4 graduate program — College of Engineering (plus eleven Top 15 engineering specializations)
  • #7 graduate program — College of Pharmacy
  • #49 graduate program — College of Education
  • #4 online engineering graduate program — Purdue Engineering
  • #3 specialty ranking — Production/Operations Program

Mission Statement

Purdue University Online short courses and certificate programs are designed for career professionals seeking to advance in a variety of fields. Our commitment to academic excellence is achieved with a competitive online learning environment, featuring instructor-led content, and course materials, small class sizes and quality interactions between a diverse student body.

Our Programs Offer:

  • Top-notch dedicated instructors (subject matter experts) with decades of industry experience as Project Management Professionals (PMPs) and leaders in their fields
  • Challenging curriculum, continually updated based on PMI’s PMBOK® Guide, Seventh Edition, the global standard
  • Online delivery, small-class sizes with live instructor interactions and facilitation
  • A talented and diverse student body of professionals
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