Purdue University Global

 

Purdue Global delivers personalized online education tailored to the unique needs of adults who have work or life experience beyond the classroom, enabling them to develop essential academic and professional skills with the support and flexibility they need to achieve their career goals.

Goals

  • Address the need for postsecondary education for working adults and others looking for an alternative to traditional campus study.
  • Reach out to the 36 million working adults — 750,000 of them in Indiana — who started but did not complete a college degree, and to the 56 million Americans with no college credit at all.
  • Deliver personalized online education tailored to the unique needs of adults who have work or life experience beyond the classroom, enabling them to develop essential academic and professional skills with the support and flexibility they need to achieve their career goals.

Major Milestones

  • In 2017, Purdue acquired Kaplan University and converted it to a new public institution with the sole goal of expanding access to a high-quality, high-impact Purdue education to these oft-overlooked millions.
  • The Purdue Global Board of Trustees prioritizesdramatic tuition discounts for Indiana resident students and free tuition for Purdue employees.
  • ExcelTrack, an innovative competency-based education program, offers students increased flexibility, potential cost savings, and a streamlined, faster route to a degree than do traditional online programs.
  • Purdue Global had over 10,000 graduates in 2020.

Accomplishments

  • As of 2021, about 840,000 credit hours have been awarded to Purdue Global students.
  • Enrollment reached nearly 35,000 students in 2020, taught by 1,696 faculty members in 255 programs and concentrations.
  • 96% Knowledge Rate for all graduates: Key measure where career information such as employed or continuing education is known, according to National Association of Colleges and Employers in 2019.
    • National Knowledge Rate average is 65%.