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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 41,000 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 500,000 square feet of space, the Purdue Research Park is the largest university affiliated incubation complex in the country
  • Discovery Park is a $750 million interdisciplinary research and learning complex that houses over 4,000 faculty and students

Fall Enrollment (2017*)

  Students Women Underrepresented Minorities
Undergraduate 8,918 25.2% 7.5%
Graduate 3,559 23.5% 4.7%

Degrees Awarded (2016-17*)

Bachelor Masters PhD
1,684 679 289

Alumni Counts

Aeronautics and Astronautics 8,252
Agricultural and Biological 1,629
Biomedical 774
Chemical 8,450
Civil 12,224
Construction and Management 1,218
Electrical and Computer 21,756
Environmental and Ecological 124***
Engineering Administration 1,317
Engineering Education 2,763
Industrial 9,149
Interdisciplinary 2,264
Materials 1,921
Mechanical 18,703
Nuclear 1,122

* Includes Agricultural and Biological Engineering

** Purdue Alumni Association

*** Program graduated first students in May 2013