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Purdue will set a new standard for educating all types of students online by leveraging the best and most successful instructional technologies with proven teaching pedagogies. Read on to see how.

Purdue adds 30,000 students with Purdue Global

Purdue Global

Through Purdue Global, Indiana’s newest public university that launched in March 2018, Purdue University is more fully honoring its land-grant mission in the 21st century by reaching out to the millions of adult Americans without a college education and those who have started, but did not complete, their degrees. Purdue, which previously did not have a significant online undergraduate degree offering, has become one of the largest online degree-granting systems in higher education.

Over 10,000 students graduated from Purdue Global in 2020.

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Purdue Global celebrates its first 9,000 graduates

Purdue Global Commencement Celebrations

  • Purdue University Global held its first graduation ceremony June 2, 2018, at the Rosemont Theater outside of Chicago, at which more than 9,000 online graduates were recognized for their academic accomplishments.
  • While some 400 Purdue University Globalgraduates took part in commencement ceremonies in-person in Los Angeles in February 2020, an additional 75-plus participated virtually, thanks to a first-of-its-kind pilot program.
  • More than 1,000 Purdue Globalgraduates worldwide took part in the spring 2020 virtual commencement ceremony in June.
38,500 students served through Purdue online efforts