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Based on 136 Reviews
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College Review
Career PreparationA
Students and CultureA-
FacilitiesA
Activities and GroupsA
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Excellent
Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Purdue University-Main Campus

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aeronautical/aerospace Engineering Technology/technician
0
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/space Engineering
164
107
24
Architectural Engineering Technology/technician
0
105
17
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
56
10
15
Biomedical Sciences, General
7
6
Biotechnology
0
Building/property Maintenance
0
Chemical Engineering
158
19
0
23
Civil Engineering, General
124
88
37
Computer Engineering, General
89
Construction Engineering
23
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
202
140
1
73
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician
1
119
0
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
0
Engineering Technology, General
15
21
Engineering, Other
25
90
3
16
Engineering/industrial Management
33
81
20
Environmental Science
1
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering
24
0
0
Industrial and Product Design
18
Industrial Engineering
187
41
7
Industrial Production Technologies/technicians, Other
20
Landscape Architecture
19
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/technician
0
14
Materials Engineering
60
7
0
20
Mechanical Engineering
414
121
10
52
Mechanical Engineering/mechanical Technology/technician
8
162
0
Natural Resources/conservation, General
29
Nuclear Engineering
23
14
5
Surveying Technology/surveying
0
Wood Science and Wood Products/pulp and Paper Technology
1
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
230
10
Business Administration and Management, General
585
378
327
3
Consumer Merchandising/retailing Management
71
Economics, General
167
23
6
Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences, General
8
Financial Planning and Services
37
Operations Management and Supervision
0
Organizational Leadership
21
176
12
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
109
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
98
29
10
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist
7
Dietetics/dietitian
72
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
15
4
2
Gerontology
7
Health and Wellness, General
0
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
107
13
4
Human Nutrition
6
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
96
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
6
0
8
Neurobiology and Anatomy
41
Nursing Practice
0
Nutrition Sciences
0
0
0
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design
33
9
13
2
Pharmacy
4
165
Public Health Education and Promotion
41
Public Health, General
7
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse
92
19
2
3
Veterinary Medicine
83
Veterinary Sciences/veterinary Clinical Sciences, General
9
4
2
Veterinary/animal Health Technology/technician and Veterinary Assistant
36
20
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Actuarial Science
87
Aeronautics/aviation/aerospace Science and Technology, General
136
19
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
17
Biochemistry
26
2
6
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
9
Biological and Physical Sciences
15
Biology/biological Sciences, General
100
5
18
Biotechnology
0
Botany/plant Biology
5
6
4
Cell/cellular and Molecular Biology
9
Chemistry, General
74
12
55
Computational and Applied Mathematics
1
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
6
Entomology
5
8
6
Financial Mathematics
11
Genetics, General
16
Geology/earth Science, General
9
4
5
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
1
Mathematical Statistics and Probability
183
Mathematics and Computer Science
12
Mathematics, General
65
7
26
Microbiology and Immunology
8
Neuroscience
0
0
Physics, General
45
8
22
Statistics, General
26
8
14
Systems Science and Theory
0
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agricultural and Extension Education Services
6
3
Agricultural Business and Management, General
119
0
Agricultural Communication/journalism
6
Agricultural Economics
37
50
11
Agricultural Engineering
80
21
0
10
Agricultural Mechanization, General
32
Agriculture, General
0
7
11
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
25
Agronomy and Crop Science
18
Animal Sciences, General
139
7
6
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
6
Farm/farm and Ranch Management
10
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
49
Food Science
43
10
9
Food Technology and Processing
2
Forest Sciences and Biology
10
5
Forestry, General
9
Horticultural Science
22
8
5
Natural Resources Management and Policy
0
Plant Genetics
8
0
Soil Science and Agronomy, General
1
14
7
Turf and Turfgrass Management
0
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult Development and Aging
5
Agricultural Teacher Education
17
0
0
Applied Mathematics, General
13
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
8
Art Teacher Education
10
0
Art/art Studies, General
0
Biology Teacher Education
0
0
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
0
0
Creative Writing
22
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
12
Education, General
5
158
11
38
Education, Other
0
0
Education/teaching of Individuals In Elementary Special Education Programs
0
Education/teaching of Individuals In Secondary Special Education Programs
0
Education/teaching of the Gifted and Talented
0
0
0
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
0
0
0
Elementary Education and Teaching
85
0
English Language and Literature, General
32
20
4
23
English/language Arts Teacher Education
26
0
Family and Consumer Sciences/home Economics Teacher Education
0
Foreign Language Teacher Education
0
0
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
14
11
French Language and Literature
6
French Language Teacher Education
0
General Studies
0
0
0
0
0
German Language and Literature
3
German Language Teacher Education
0
Health and Physical Education/fitness, General
2
Health Teacher Education
3
Higher Education/higher Education Administration
0
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
23
Japanese Language and Literature
4
Latin Language and Literature
0
Learning Sciences
0
Mathematics Teacher Education
0
0
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
63
10
0
2
Russian Language and Literature
3
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education
0
0
Social Studies Teacher Education
17
0
0
Spanish Language Teacher Education
0
Special Education and Teaching, General
0
0
Special Education and Teaching, Other
24
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
0
21
0
Technology Teacher Education/industrial Arts Teacher Education
47
0
0
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
0
0
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/black Studies
3
American/united States Studies/civilization
4
4
4
Ancient Studies/civilization
4
Anthropology
21
4
2
Asian Studies/civilization
10
Comparative Literature
0
0
5
Experimental Psychology
109
7
7
History, General
37
4
4
Human Development and Family Studies, General
57
4
0
Humanities/humanistic Studies
1
0
Italian Studies
1
Jewish/judaic Studies
1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
57
Linguistics
12
4
0
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
0
Philosophy
13
6
5
Political Science and Government, General
66
5
2
Psychology, General
38
0
5
8
Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology
0
Religion/religious Studies
5
Sociology
165
5
0
0
Women's Studies
5
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences, General
22
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance
0
Computer Graphics
1
80
12
Computer Science
144
32
9
Information Technology
0
107
31
2
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Communication, General
184
17
10
Design and Visual Communications, General
50
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hotel/motel Administration/management
151
15
7
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Acting
10
Design and Applied Arts, Other
0
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General
7
0
Dramatic/theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
15
Fashion/apparel Design
20
Film/cinema/video Studies
27
Fine/studio Arts, General
11
0
Interior Design
0
Photography
8
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
23
Technical Theatre/theatre Design and Technology
2
0
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Apparel and Textiles, General
5
2
Avionics Maintenance Technology/technician
4
Construction Engineering
23
Quality Control Technology/technician
0
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Airline/commercial/professional Pilot and Flight Crew
0
Aviation/airway Management and Operations
0
0
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
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Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Purdue University-Main Campus

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aeronautics/aviation/aerospace Science and Technology, General
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/space Engineering
Agricultural Economics
Architectural Engineering Technology/technician
Building/property Maintenance
Business Administration and Management, General
Economics, General
Education, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering Technology, General
Engineering, Other
Engineering/industrial Management
Information Technology
Mechanical Engineering
Operations Management and Supervision
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design
Speech Communication and Rhetoric

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

School Accreditation Information
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics
Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree (School of Veterinary Medicine)
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
(ARTI) - Single Professional Program Accreditation in Industrial Design
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
Alumni & Student Reviews
A Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 34 Reviews
Alumni
Bsee, Class of 1982
Meetings, training, education opportunities, alumni group.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
OLS, Class of 2007
Career services; job fair, on campus interviews
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS Geosciences, Class of 1995
Counselors, career days
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Teaching, Class of 1992
They offer a variety of classes with prepare them for college and they can earn credit hours.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Accounting, Class of 2005
Seminar course, great job fairs
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2000
Practicum
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS, Class of 2012
splunk wrench
Rated January 2016
Alumni
nursing, Class of 1992
Prepared us for nursing licensure
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS - Economics, Minor in Math, Class of 1995
At the time it was just a job board/job book.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Food Science/ Agriculture, Class of 1980
Hands on pilot plant work was really important.
Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 34 Reviews
Alumni
Bsee, Class of 1982
Very smart, nurds
Rated January 2016
Alumni
OLS, Class of 2007
working middle class
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS Geosciences, Class of 1995
Mostly engineering and sciences.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Teaching, Class of 1992
Rural Area, A mixture of cultures.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Accounting, Class of 2005
ok
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2000
Diverse
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS, Class of 2012
diverse
Rated January 2016
Alumni
nursing, Class of 1992
Commuter school
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS - Economics, Minor in Math, Class of 1995
Active, smart, involved in community events. Big 10 university so very focused on sporting events.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Food Science/ Agriculture, Class of 1980
Attitude was you have to work hard to make it here. Party to blow off steam on Saturday, then get right back to work again.
Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 34 Reviews
Alumni
Bsee, Class of 1982
Complete
Rated January 2016
Alumni
OLS, Class of 2007
very clean and up to date
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS Geosciences, Class of 1995
This is a large school, so all of the above.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Teaching, Class of 1992
computer labs, dining, gyms, swimming pools, tracks, libraries, liberal arts are offered
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Accounting, Class of 2005
amazing
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2000
Fantastic
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS, Class of 2012
all of the above
Rated January 2016
Alumni
nursing, Class of 1992
Very nice.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS - Economics, Minor in Math, Class of 1995
At the time they were state of the art. Dorms were horrible. Classrooms were typical. Dining halls were awful.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Food Science/ Agriculture, Class of 1980
In the 70's computer labs were limited, obviously. Most dorms were basic, notthing fancy. Mine was the budget dorm and it was very drafty in winter. Food was reliably good, nutritious, and plenty of choices. Labs wer great.
Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 34 Reviews
Alumni
Bsee, Class of 1982
Has everything
Rated January 2016
Alumni
OLS, Class of 2007
men's basketball
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS Geosciences, Class of 1995
Football and sports
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Teaching, Class of 1992
basketball, soccer, softball. football, spelling and math competetions
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Accounting, Class of 2005
Diversity to meet different needs is more important than your poorly worded question
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2000
Wide variety of things to do
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS, Class of 2012
homecoming
Rated January 2016
Alumni
nursing, Class of 1992
Don't remember
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS - Economics, Minor in Math, Class of 1995
Definitely sporting teams.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Food Science/ Agriculture, Class of 1980
Hanging out on the mall in good weather, "traying" (sledding on cafeteria trays) in winter. Football games and post game concerts on the hill. Friday night 50 cent movies at the student union. The annual international cartoon festival in the math lecture hall.
Rated January 2016