Why Purdue Online?

A World-Class Education

Purdue University has a long history, rich tradition and diverse community that includes faculty and staff dedicated to helping students succeed every day.

Discover a Purdue Education Online

Gain the distinction of being a graduate of one of the world’s premier university systems. Ascend to a new level of success while balancing your career and life responsibilities. Across the Purdue University system, we offer:

  • Accredited and internationally recognized institutions
  • Affordable and accessible instruction
  • A world-class and dedicated faculty
  • A friendly and supportive community
  • An elite alumni network

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 #1 most innovative company in education by Fast Company magazine’s prestigious World’s Most Innovative Companies.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 Global

Built specifically for working adults, Purdue Global offers 175+ online programs and is one of the largest university providers of criminal justice and public safety programs in the U.S.2 Across all subject areas, courses are taught by highly respected faculty with extensive industry expertise. Our innovative 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.


1 Most Innovative Company in Education: https://www.fastcompany.com/90846988/most-innovative-companies-education-2023

2 Largest University Provider of Criminal Justice and Public Safety Programs: Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), 2021–2022 Total Degrees and Certificates Conferred, First Major, Criminology; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Services, nces.ed.gov/IPEDS. Based on total number of degrees and certificates granted by Purdue Global compared to other degree-granting institutions.