Purdue University North Central Campus

Purdue University North Central Campus

Purdue University-North Central Campus is located in West Lafayette, United States. It is one of six campuses within the Purdue University System. It was founded on May 6, 1869, as a land-grant university. The campus of Purdue University-North Central offers more than 200 options for major areas of study and a variety of options for minors. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Business
  • College of Engineering & Technology
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Science

Purdue University North Central supports several sports teams. They are members of the NAIA and compete within the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference. The university boasts of an active Greek life and hosts the third largest Greek community in the nation. It has more than 45 fraternities and over 25 sororities.

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Contacting Purdue North Central

Purdue University-North Central Campus
1401 S US Hwy 421
Westville , IN 46391-9542
General Phone: (219) 785-5200

Purdue North Central Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management273business management, operations management, management information systems, business and related services
Liberal Arts85English, liberal arts and sciences
Engineering Technician84architectural engineering tech, civil engineering tech, electronics tech, industrial production tech, quality control tech, mechanical engineering related tech, architectural drafting
Nursing and Emergency Medicine75registered nursing
Education and Teaching36elementary school teaching
Therapy and Counseling30behavioral sciences
Media8communication studies
Computer Science and Engineering5computer support

Number of programs and degrees for Purdue North Central in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year854
Bachelor's degree31912
Associate's degree1839
Master's degree201
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years11

Purdue North Central Student Body

In 2007-2008, Purdue North Central had a total enrollment of 3,904 students (2,788 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 49%
Women 51%
Full-Time 84%
Part-Time 16%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 97%
Graduate 3%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 88%
Black 5%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 23%
20-21 19%
22-24 17%
25-29 14%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Purdue North Central Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 53 %
Part-Time 43 %

Purdue North Central Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Westville, Indiana for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Indiana Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Purdue North Central Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal410520
SAT Math420520
SAT Writing390510
ACT Verbal1722
ACT Math1723
ACT Composite1722

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT47%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT11%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Purdue North Central Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,080
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,205
Books and supplies $ 1,749

Financial Aid:
Purdue North Central participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 182600)

Purdue North Central Faculty

Purdue North Central has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1422
Non-tenured and not on tenure track138

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year5$101,2810*
Associate professorcalendar year3$86,2953$89,595
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year9$93,0113$89,595

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year3$86,0144$83,608
Associate professoracademic year23$59,41111$58,825
Assistant professoracademic year18$50,37726$50,586
Lectureracademic year8$45,4994$47,250
All faculty totalacademic year52$55,67845$55,239

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Purdue North Central Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Independent Great Lakes Region
Baseball Independent Great Lakes Region

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports01414

Purdue North Central Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other
Quality Control Technology/Technician

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Therapy And Counseling
Behavioral Sciences

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What Sets Purdue North Central Apart:

% of degrees in business and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Purdue North Central % of degrees in business and management
% of degrees in engineering technician
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Purdue North Central % of degrees in engineering technician
% of accepted students who choose to enroll
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 16%Purdue North Central % of accepted students who choose to enroll
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Purdue North Central % of freshmen enrolled part-time
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Purdue North Central % of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 18%Purdue North Central Number of students
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(colleges not offering open-admission)
Top 19%Purdue North Central Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%Purdue North Central % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 20%Purdue North Central Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs

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checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
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checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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