Notable Purdue Rankings

As a top public research institution that develops practical solutions to today’s toughest challenges, Purdue is a prominent leader in the world of higher education. The following rankings can be used to demonstrate Purdue’s impact on local and global communities and to position Purdue as an excellent institution and a driver of innovation.

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Reputation

With a proven reputation of excellence in science, technology, engineering, health, agriculture, management, liberal arts and more, Purdue consistently earns top spots in national and global rankings. Use these rankings to tell your audiences why Purdue is among the best in the world.

top 10

Public University in the U.S.

The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, 2022

Top 5

for Graduating the most stem majors

Forbes, 2020

#6

college for free speech in the u.s.

College Pulse/FIRE, 2021

#8

Most Employable Graduates Among Public U.S. Universities

Times Higher Education/Emerging, 2021

#1

Public university in indiana

Niche, 2022

A brand that matters

The only university represented, Purdue joins 94 internationally recognized brands, including Nike, McDonald’s and Ford.

Fast Company, 2021

Affordability

Purdue is committed to affordability and accessibility for all, a commitment that leads us to pursue ground-breaking innovations in education. Use these rankings to show the world how a world-class education at Purdue education pays off. 

#7

best value school in the u.s.

The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, 2022

11

Years Straight of frozen tuition

60%

of Boilermakers now graduate debt-free

#4

Public u.s. college that pays off the most

CNBC, 2020

#1

Metro area with the best career opportunities

SmartAsset, 2021

Innovation

Purdue delivers world-changing research and out-of-this-world discovery, always pursuing the next giant leap. Use these rankings to demonstrate how Purdue persistently impacts the world at large and affects meaningful change in local and global communities.

#3

Nationally in startup creation
Behind only MIT and Columbia

IP Watchdog Institute, 2020

TOP 10

most innovative school in the u.s. for 4 years running

U.S. News & World Report, 2022

#6

In the world for utility patents

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2020

Campus Culture

Purdue strives to create an environment of inclusion and a culture of persistent hard work. Boilermakers care deeply about their work, but also about their community. Use these rankings to show how Purdue is the kind of place where anyone can find their niche.

#1

SAFEST COLLEGE TOWN IN INDIANA

SafeWise.Com, 2021

#4

University for engagement in the u.s.

The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, 2022

#7

best college for veterans

College Consensus, 2021

top 10

University with the Most International Students in the U.S.

Open Doors, 2021

Balance

Boilermakers are well-rounded and adaptable. They believe in working hard and playing hard. They love the journey, yet always have their eyes on the next giant leap. Use the following information to show how Purdue offers a wide array of opportunities to balance focus and fun. 

1000+

Clubs and Organizations

400+

Study Abroad Opportunities in 60+ Countries

90

Fraternity, Sorority and Cooperative Chapters