Purdue University--North Central

2014 Quick Stats
1401 S. US Highway 421

Westville, IN 46391

Phone: (219) 785-5200
2012-2013 Tuition
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U.S. News rank Category Name
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Regional Colleges (Midwest)

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Purdue University--North Central is a public institution that was founded in 1946. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,982, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 305 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Purdue University--North Central's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,045 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $16,769 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Purdue University North Central, conveniently located on an attractive 305 acre campus near Westville, IN, brings superior educational opportunities to area residents seeking a certificate or degree, desiring to brush up on occupational skills, or taking courses for professional or personal enrichment. Purdue North Central faculty are student-centered professionals who are tops in their fields. They are well-positioned to provide the cutting-edge tools life-long learners of all ages need to compete in today's dynamic economy. And our students know that by attending Purdue North Central, they'll get a world-class education that meets their needs, close to home, at an affordable price.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1946
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $3,336,594


When applying to Purdue University--North Central, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 10. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 72.1 percent.

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Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 72.1%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 10

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Purdue University--North Central is 17:1, and the school has 49.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 56.3 percent.

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Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 17:1
4-year graduation rate 5%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

Purdue University--North Central has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,982, with a gender distribution of 40.8 percent male students and 59.2 percent female students. Purdue University--North Central is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 6,048
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Purdue University--North Central offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, and health insurance. Purdue University--North Central also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, and lighted pathways/sidewalks. Of the students at Purdue University--North Central, 100 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Purdue University--North Central.

Students who have cars on campus 100%
Health insurance offered Yes

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In-state tuition and fees $7,045 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $16,769 (2012-13)
Room and board N/A
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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