Facts and Figures

College of Engineering facts and figures

University facts and figures

  • Land-grant institution founded in 1869
  • West Lafayette campus (2000+ acres) enrolls over 39,000 students
  • Ranked the 2nd largest international student population of any U.S. public university by Open Doors
  • 3,000 tenured/tenure-track and non-tenure faculty
  • System-wide research expenditures total $647.3 million
  • Over 400 research labs on the West Lafayette campus
  • With nearly 286,000 square feet of space, the Purdue Research Park is the largest university affiliated incubation complex in the country
  • Discovery Park is a $600 million interdisciplinary research and learning complex that houses over 4,000 faculty and students

Fall Enrollment (2013*)

  Students Women Underrepresented Minorities
Undergraduate 7,743 22.5% 6.3%
Graduate 3,112 21.4% 5.2%

Degrees Awarded (2012-13*)

Bachelor Masters PhD
1,379 508 232

Alumni Counts

Aeronautics and Astronautics 7,417
Agricultural and Biological 1,573
Biomedical 387
Chemical 7,983
Civil 11,525
Construction and Management 1,066
Electrical and Computer 20,665
Environmental and Ecological 10***
Engineering 1,216
Industrial 8,032
Interdisciplinary 2,264
Materials 1,754
Mechanical 17,588
Nuclear 950

* Includes Agricultural and Biological Engineering

** Purdue Alumni Association

*** Program graduated first students in May 2013