Educational access is the founding premise for Purdue University. Established in 1869 under the Morrill Act of 1862, the University is a land-grant, state-assisted institution with its main campus in West Lafayette, Indiana. Named for its benefactor John Purdue, the University has gained a global reputation for quality, affordable education and as one of the nation's leading research institutions.
Consistently ranked among the elite nationally and world-wide in programs such as science, agriculture, engineering, and business, Purdue's educational repertoire now includes more than 500 undergraduate majors and specializations and 70 graduate programs while serving nearly 72,000 students system-wide. Purdue's main campus is comprised of 10 schools and colleges -- Agriculture, Education, Engineering, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts, Management, Pharmacy, Science, Technology, and Veterinary Medicine, as well as a Graduate School that oversees all graduate programs.
A dynamic and affordable Purdue education is preparing tomorrow's leaders for a changing world.