Diversity in Engineering

The College of Engineering wants you to feel valued and welcome. We're committed to creating and sustaining a welcoming environment for all.

Our goal is to create a place where everyone has the opportunity to excel.An academic environment where everyone's contributions and perspectives are respected and valued. A campus community where barriers to respect and collaboration are eliminated.

Purdue has been a leader in creating programs for women and minorities in engineering that have become models for the rest of the country to emulate and follow:

  • First U.S. University to have a Women in Engineering Program
  • Birthplace of the National Society of Black Engineers
  • Top 10 destination for Hispanic graduate students in engineering
  • Top 5 in female graduate in engineering fields
  • 20% increase in the retention of underrepresented minority students in the last decade

Are you ready to learn more about our commitment to diversity? We've prepared a section with information and links just for you.