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Accreditation and Rankings


The institutions within the Purdue University system are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. For more information, visit

Additionally, many of our individual programs have specific accreditations in those particular fields of study.

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View programs with additional programmatic accreditations. Purdue West Lafayette is committed to complying with all states' regulations for its online learning programs. 

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Learn more about Purdue Fort Wayne programs with specialized accreditations.

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Explore Purdue Global programs and schools that have received additional approvals and accreditations.

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Review the additional agencies that accredit Purdue Northwest’s various programs and schools.

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Respected, Renowned and Committed to Excellence

Within the prestigious Purdue University system, you can access a world-class education — entirely online.

Purdue University West Lafayette

Purdue West Lafayette has earned recognition for the quality of its educational programs and achievement of its distinguished faculty and alumni. The University continues to be top-ranked by U.S. News & World Report and is ranked among the top 10 best public universities in the U.S. by The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education.1 Learn more about Purdue West Lafayette’s world and national rankings.

Purdue University Fort Wayne

Purdue Fort Wayne offers a crossroads of research, scholarship and creative endeavors. Our professors are known around the world for their work in science, literature, history, engineering and more. We are proud of our 13 Centers of Excellence, as well as our four recent Fulbright scholars in as many years. Explore our Institute for Research, Scholarship and Creative Endeavor.

Purdue University Global

With a rich history in online learning, Purdue Global has seen more than 130,000 online students graduate.2 The University is one of the largest providers of criminal justice and public safety programs in the U.S.3 Across all subject areas, courses are taught by highly respected faculty with industry expertise. Our cutting-edge curriculum is reviewed and revised regularly to ensure adherence to the highest standards.

Purdue University Northwest

Purdue Northwest online programs are offered through several prestigious academic departments. Our College of Nursing is designated as a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence, and the College of Technology was recently awarded a coveted national cybersecurity designation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and NSA for the second time.


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2 Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis. 2017–2018 academic year. Note: all figures include data prior to the March 2018 purchase of Kaplan University by Purdue University and subsequent creation of Purdue University Global.

3 Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), 2016-2017 Total Degrees and Certificates Conferred, First Major, Criminal Justice and Corrections, and Fire Protection, and 2016-2017 Total Degrees and Certificates Conferred, First Major, Legal Professions and Studies, Based on total number of degrees and certificates granted by Kaplan University compared to other Title IV institutions. Note: these data were reported prior to the March 2018 purchase of Kaplan University by Purdue University and subsequent creation of Purdue University Global.