Engineering Preeminence at Scale

Purdue is continuously growing engineering enrollment at a dramatic rate, thereby enhancing our state and national capacity for innovation and economic growth. Now, as the largest engineering college among the top 10 in the nation, we are seizing the opportunities enabled by scale.


  • Dramatically grow our engineering enrollment.
  • Become the nation’s premier provider of engineering talent.
  • Improve and increase online engineering education opportunities.
  • Participate directly in economic growth, workforce development, entrepreneurship and research impact through our research.

Major Milestones


  • The college of engineering has exceeded its undergraduate expansion goal every year since the Move was created in 2015. In Fall 2020, the College of Engineering enrolled over 10,000 students.
  • Since the beginning of its five-year expansion plan in 2013, the College of Engineering has grown its student population by 2,135 and its faculty by 163.
  • The College’s original Purdue Moves plan, "Engineering Expansion 2012-17," concluded successfully on June 30, 2017. Beginning July 1, 2017, the College embarked on a journey of reaching the “Pinnacle of Excellence at Scale.” Within the first year, the College moved forward on multiple grounds including the following: