Featured Purdue Online News

January 11, 2020 Purdue’s online Digital Media Analytics series teaches social media data analysis for the masses
Digital Media Analytics, a new series of seven online courses from Purdue University designed to make savvy social media data crunchers of almost anyone. Individuals who complete the courses will come away knowing how to use social media analytics to glean information from the data, answer questions and generate actionable, data-driven recommendations and decisions.

January 7, 2020 New online Purdue course takes a comprehensive look at hemp as a crop and product
The 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp again. But while the crop is now a viable alternative with a potentially global market, there isn’t exactly an abundance of research-backed information and training available about producing, processing and selling it. The new online Hemp Essentials course from Purdue University addresses that, going beyond just production, although that topic certainly is covered.

October 19, 2020 Purdue offers new online social engineering and digital forensics short courses and two new cybersecurity certification prep courses
Purdue University is offering new cybersecurity short courses in social engineering and digital forensics as part of a growing suite of offerings through the Purdue Polytechnic Institute’s Cyber Education Network Training Resources (CENTR).

October 14, 2020 Here’s a wine tour you can take, or give as a gift, anytime, anywhere (virus or no virus)
Purdue University has divided its popular Wine Appreciation course into nine modules that can be purchased individually. The mini courses each cover wines from a particular region with wine tasting suggestions, as well as some of the history, scientific principles and practices of wine growing and making in the region.

October 7, 2020 New online course from Purdue focuses on hunting’s role in wildlife management and conservation
Purdue University’s Department of Forestry and Natural Resources is teaming with Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow and the Max McGraw Foundation on a new online course that delves into the cultural, biological, economic and policy aspects of hunting.

September 28, 2020 Online Data Science in Finance course series from Purdue applies machine learning to modern financial problems
Purdue University is offering a new series of Data Science in Finance courses focusing on applications of data science and machine learning to solve modern financial problems and leading to a certificate in the burgeoning field.

August 25, 2020 New online Purdue course brings Agile approach to solving health care’s ‘wicked problems’
Even before the pandemic, health care was a complex business with multilayered challenges begging for innovative approaches to problem solving and finding breakthrough solutions. COVID-19 has only ramped up the stakes and made the need more pressing.

August 6, 2020 Online Applied Data Analytics program focuses on data decision-making for working professionals
Purdue University’s online Applied Data Analytics in Technology Graduate Certificate is a three-course, for-credit series designed for working professionals who need the ability to gather, refine and draw insights from data, as well as visualize and present the results, to make better data-driven decisions – but who don’t necessarily need a full master’s degree.

August 5, 2020 Purdue and Grace College partnership to offer Grace students expanded opportunities, set stage for other partnerships
Grace College juniors and seniors will have the opportunity beginning in the spring of 2021 to gain additional qualifications to jumpstart their master’s degrees as undergraduates. An innovative partnership between Grace College and Purdue University lays the groundwork for similar partnerships with other colleges.

July 29, 2020 Purdue offers affordable online master’s degree in civil engineering on edX
Purdue University is offering a new affordable master’s degree in civil engineering through edX, with support from Kaplan Higher Education, allowing working professionals ready access to Purdue’s highly ranked civil engineering master’s program entirely online.

July 8, 2020 Online Purdue Data Storytelling courses use surprise and contrarian thought to make compelling stories from data
Purdue’s Data Storytelling program is a series of four noncredit online courses that teach how to convey information and insights from data so that an audience will not only remember the message but learn from and apply it.

July 8, 2020 Purdue University Global launches MSN-MBA dual degree option
Purdue University Global is offering a new Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) dual degree option. The program offers advanced nursing and business skills that will allow students to qualify for executive-level leadership positions in health care and beyond.

June 22, 2020 Purdue leverages its cybersecurity expertise for new online Certified Ethical Hacker course
Purdue is offering a new online version of its Certified Ethical Hacker course, which leverages Purdue’s highly ranked cybersecurity program and faculty to give those who complete the course a career boost in cybersecurity, one of the hottest job markets.

June 11, 2020 Purdue offers new series of online courses in health care technology
Purdue University is offering a new series of three online engineering courses to students aspiring to a career in the health care industry and people currently employed in the field.

June 9, 2020 Purdue offering new online Agile project management course
Purdue is offering a new online course in Agile Project Management designed to prepare participants to apply the Agile methodology in their own work and enhance their careers. The course also is useful in preparing for the Project Management Institute (PMI) ® Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) ® and Project Management Professional (PMP) ® exams.

June 3, 2020 Purdue takes its popular Digital Ready Businesses workshops online
Purdue’s Digital Ready Businesses workshop series is now available, allowing participants to learn where and when it is convenient. The workshops provide small businesses, entrepreneurs and community organizations with basic knowledge they need to establish an effective online presence.

May 25, 2020 College of Engineering Online Programs Annual Report 2019

May 14, 2020 Purdue Offers New Online Master’s Degree in Engineering Education
Purdue University’s School of Engineering Education is expanding its graduate degree program, already well known for its doctoral degree, with a new master’s degree in engineering education that students can earn entirely online.

May 6, 2020 New Online Courses from Purdue Designed to Enhance Skills in Steel and Concrete Composite Design and Construction
State-of-the-art methods in steel and concrete composite construction are the focus of a new series of online courses from Purdue University’s top-ranked Lyles School of Civil Engineering. The courses are for working engineers and technical professionals looking to update their skills and log professional development hours, as well as for graduate students.

April 8, 2020 Purdue Offers Affordable Online Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering on EdX
Purdue University is offering its top-ranked online master’s degree in mechanical engineering through edX with support from Kaplan Higher Education, allowing working professionals to earn the 30-hour master’s entirely online for less than $25,000.

March 25, 2020 Demand for Online Education is Spiking. How Indiana is Responding (Part III)
More than 6.6 million postsecondary students in the U.S. were seeking their degrees at least partly online in 2017. Inside Higher Ed, relying on the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education data, more than 33 percent of students reported taking at least one course online.

March 2, 2020 Urban Agriculture Certificate Now Offered online
The College of Agriculture’s Urban Agriculture team is launching the online Urban Agriculture Certificate in partnership with Purdue Online, to be offered 100% online. Registration is open, and the “Growing Guide for Healthy Crops” course begins March 16.

March 2, 2020 Purdue to Offer Immersive Online Program to Train Novices for Cybersecurity Jobs
Purdue University is partnering with design and development company Socratic Arts to offer the Cyber Academy, a 30-week cybersecurity training program designed to train candidates with basic computer skills and a desire to learn about cybersecurity.

January 28, 2020 What to Research About Online U.S. Universities
Experts urge prospective international students to check if their home country accepts and recognizes online degrees.

January 28, 2020 Purdue Online and Evidence In Motion Partner to Offer Therapeutic Pain Specialist Certification to Health Care Providers in U.S. and Around World
Purdue Online has partnered with Evidence In Motion (EIM), a leading provider of online and hybrid health care education, to offer the therapeutic pain specialist certification for licensed health care professionals in the U.S. and around the world.

January 14, 2020 Growing Purdue Online Engineering Degree Programs Move Up in National Rankings
Purdue University's College of Engineering online graduate engineering programs were ranked third, up two spots, in U.S. News & World Report's latest ranking of Best Online Programs.

News from 2019

September 30, 2019 Purdue Takes Online Engineering Education to Next Level
The schools of Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering are planning to offer affordable online master’s programs through edX with support from Kaplan Higher Education.

September 12, 2019 New Balance and Purdue University Global Join To Provide Online Education Benefit Program
New Balance Athletics, Inc., the Boston-based global athletic leader, today announced an agreement with Purdue University Global that provides a new tuition benefit program for its associates in the United States. 

September 4, 2019  Krannert School Launches Technology-focused Online MBA Program
Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management will begin offering a two-year, fully online MBA program in January 2020.

September 3, 2019 Purdue and Simplilearn Launch Data Science Training Program
Purdue University through its Purdue Online initiative is teaming with Simplilearn, an international online training company, and IBM to offer a range of courses for professionals looking to jump start careers in the burgeoning field of data science.

August 21, 2019 Unified Web Portal for Discovering, Accessing Purdue Online Programs Launches
Purdue Online launched a unified web portal Wednesday (Aug. 21), giving prospective students the ability to search and find online programs across the entire Purdue system on one website. At launch, the portal at online.purdue.edu features over 210 online programs and an additional 150 degree specializations.

August 9, 2019 Partnership with VetBloom Provides Access to Veterinary Nursing Distance Learning Program
The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine has entered into a partnership with Ethos Veterinary Health and VetBloom, an innovative veterinary learning ecosystem, to create a pathway that allows members to earn an online veterinary nursing degree through Purdue University. The new partnership will allow VetBloom members to enroll in Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Nursing Distance Learning program, whose graduates earn an associate in applied science degree and receive the preparation necessary to seek state credentialing as a Registered/Licensed/Credentialed Veterinary Technician.

June 18, 2019 Purdue University Global Creates Partnership with Trilogy Health Services to Provide Enhanced Employee Education Benefit
Purdue University Global, a public, accredited nonprofit online institution of higher education, has signed a partnership agreement with Trilogy Health Services, one of the largest senior care providers in the Midwest with over 100 locations across four states, to provide a fully funded education employee benefit program that enhances one of the most utilized tuition assistance programs in the country.

June 12, 2019 Purdue University Global Partners with Securitas to Develop Four Security Certificate Programs and Employee Education Benefit
Securitas Security Services USA, Inc., the knowledge leader in the protective services industry, today announced an exclusive partnership with Purdue University Global to offer four security certificate programs to enhance the knowledge and skills of its security officers, and significant financial benefits to assist officers in earning associate and bachelor degrees.

April 17, 2019 Purdue Partners with Fortune 500 Companies for Flexible Online Offerings
Now Purdue University is partnering with two Fortune 500 corporations — Cisco Systems and Eli Lilly and Co. — to offer flexible online programs to employees to boost their performance. Partnerships with businesses desiring to upgrade employee skills through existing or tailored programming, featuring measurable outcomes and backed by Purdue’s disciplinary and educational delivery expertise, is one emphasis of Purdue Online.

February 13, 2019 Papa John’s and Purdue University Global Partner to Deliver First-of-its-Kind Tuition Benefit Program
Innovative partnership offers all the ingredients for affordable education to further career growth for team members Papa John’s announced a new tuition benefit program for its 20,000 corporate team members that is unique in the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) industry. The tuition reimbursement education program, offered in partnership with Purdue University Global, covers 100 percent of tuition costs of undergraduate and graduate online degree programs for Papa John’s corporate team members.

January 9, 2019 How Purdue Global is Expanding Purdue University's Access to Adult Learners
David Starnes, chief academic officer of the online college borne from the Purdue-Kaplan deal, discusses its twist on competency-based and modular education.