Founded in 1869 and named after benefactor John Purdue, Purdue University is a public, comprehensive research institution located in West Lafayette, Indiana. The university is known not only for science, technology, engineering, and math programs, but also for our imagination, ingenuity, and innovation.
The West Lafayette campus offers more than 200 majors for undergraduates, over 70 master’s and doctoral programs, and professional degrees in pharmacy and veterinary medicine. In addition, Purdue University has 18 intercollegiate sports teams and more than 850 student organizations.
Purdue University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
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Each year, the Center for Career Opportunities collects career outcome information from the May graduating class of the West Lafayette campus for students receiving baccalaureate degrees. Data is gathered during the first six months after graduation primarily through an online survey and phone calling by CCO and academic departmental staff. For the last several years, the knowledge rate obtained has varied from 86-90% which is one of the best rates in the nation for comparable institutions. Caution must be taken not to generalize the findings to the entire population of degree recipients.
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