Notable Rankings

As a top public research institution that develops practical solutions to today’s toughest challenges, Purdue is a prominent leader in reputation, affordability, innovation, campus culture and balance. 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.

Our Top Rankings

TOP10Public University in the U.S.The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, 2022
12Years Straight of Frozen Tuition
#7Best Value School in the U.S.The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, 2022
TOP10Most Innovative School in the U.S. 5 Years RunningU.S. News & World Report, 2023


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.


Most Trusted Public University in the U.S.

Morning Consult, 2022



Public University in the U.S.

The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, 2022


Most Employable Graduates Among Public U.S. Universities

Times Higher Education, 2022


College for Free Speech in the U.S.

College Pulse/FIRE, 2022 



for Graduating the Most STEM Majors

Forbes, 2020


Public University in Indiana

Niche, 2023

Fast Company Distinction 

In 2023, Purdue was recognized as one of the top 20 Most Innovative Companies, according to Fast Company – a recognition that placed us No. 1 in education and No. 16 worldwide. And for two years in a row, Purdue has been the only university named to Fast Company’s list of Brands That Matter

Read About Most Innovative Companies  Read About Brands That Matter 
2022 Fast Company Brands That Matter


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.


Best Value School in the U.S.

The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, 2022


Years Straight of Frozen Tuition


of Boilermakers Now Graduate Debt-Free


Public U.S. College That Pays Off the Most

CNBC, 2020


Best Place for Career Opportunities 

SmartAsset, 2022


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 effects meaningful change in local and global communities.


Nationally in Startup Creation, Behind Only MIT and Columbia

IP Watchdog Institute, 2020



Most Innovative School in the U.S.
5 Years Running

U.S. News & World Report, 2023


in the World for Utility Patents

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2022

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.


Best Campus for LGBTQ+ Students in Indiana

Best Colleges, 2022


University for Engagement in the U.S.

The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, 2022



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

Open Doors, 2021


Best College for Veterans

College Consensus, 2022


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.


Clubs and Organizations


Study Abroad Opportunities in 60+ Countries


Fraternity, Sorority and Cooperative Chapters


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