Purdue University Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne, IN

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 5,708
Graduate Enrollment: 530
Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Large City (>250k)
Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential // full-time, inclusive, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 83.2%

Male/Female: 41% / 59% (2017)

First generation college students: 35.2% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 5.3% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.4% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,114
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1000 - 1210

2022 Median Admit ACT: 23
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 20 - 26

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 59.4% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 31.3% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 17.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 10.9% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 71.9%
Black: 6.6%
Hispanic: 8.9%
Asian: 5.0%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.2%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 4.4%
Non-resident alien: 2.8%
Unknown race: 0.2%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $18,756
In-State tuition: $8,857
Out-of-State tuition: $21,265

Estimated books and supplies: $1,240 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $9,842 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $3,502 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $9,842 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $3,502 (2022)

Average Family Income: $64,076 (2017)
Median Family Income: $46,408 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 29.6%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 32.9%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $21,500 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $228 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $5,798
$30k-48k $7,358
$48k-75k $11,154
$75k-110k $14,802
$110k+ $16,007

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 22%
6-year graduation rate: 38%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 97.0% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $21,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $5,746 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $10,628 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $12,000 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 65.4% (2015)
@3 year 71.1% (2017)
@5 year 78.0% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 39.1% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 42.7% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $41,504 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $47,216 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Master's Degree Engineering, General. 23
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 7
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 43 $25,289 $234 $35,502 ($2,959) $41,909 ($3,492)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 6
Associate's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 5
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 12 $49,936 ($4,161)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 36 $24,375 $270 $61,597 ($5,133)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 9
Bachelor's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 11 $50,941 ($4,245)
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 11 $61,873 ($5,156) $56,050 ($4,671)
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 5
Graduate/Professional Certificate Special Education and Teaching. 1
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 18 $558 $42,041 ($3,503) $46,980 ($3,915)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 118 $25,834 $242 $37,797 ($3,150) $43,083 ($3,590)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 28 $30,000 $301 $42,481 ($3,540)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 67 $24,696 $191 $25,973 ($2,164) $46,717 ($3,893)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 18
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 12 $21,500 $175
Master's Degree Mathematics. 5
Graduate/Professional Certificate Mathematics. 6
Bachelor's Degree Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Gerontology. 17
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 3
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 6
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 3
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 14
Associate's Degree Physical Science Technologies/Technicians. 13
Bachelor's Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 60 $20,487 $185 $28,607 ($2,384)
Bachelor's Degree Public Administration. 54 $22,242 $216 $32,107 ($2,676) $47,535 ($3,961)
Master's Degree Public Administration. 9 $44,867 ($3,739)
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 8
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 7
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma International Relations and National Security Studies. 10
Master's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 30 $227 $76,612 ($6,384) $106,563 ($8,880)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Business Administration, Management and Operations. 3
Associate's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 10
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 65 $24,000 $244 $42,460 ($3,538) $50,753 ($4,229)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 19 $51,105 ($4,259)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Business Administration, Management and Operations. 2
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 20
Graduate/Professional Certificate Accounting and Related Services. 5
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 1
Bachelor's Degree Hospitality Administration/Management. 19 $24,772 $233 $34,195 ($2,850) $43,172 ($3,598)
Bachelor's Degree History. 12
Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering. 16 $55,531 ($4,628)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 8
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 15 $17,550 $228
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 22 $64,144 ($5,345)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Manufacturing Engineering. 4
Associate's Degree Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 10
Bachelor's Degree Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 8 $74,582 ($6,215)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians. 2
Associate's Degree Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians. 3
Bachelor's Degree Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians. 3
Associate's Degree Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians. 18
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians. 40 $27,000 $286 $61,860 ($5,155) $77,914 ($6,493)
Bachelor's Degree Construction Engineering Technologies. 16 $22,590 $231 $50,915 ($4,243) $66,808 ($5,567)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 6
Bachelor's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 13
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma English Language and Literature, General. 5
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 30 $17,888 $169 $23,260 ($1,938) $27,991 ($2,333)
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 123 $24,106 $217 $33,450 ($2,788) $39,584 ($3,299)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Biology, General. 3
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Political Science and Government. 1
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 9
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 11
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 17 $27,000 $262 $31,112 ($2,593)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 12
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 47 $26,873 $242 $25,615 ($2,135) $32,752 ($2,729)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 14 $30,612 ($2,551)
Bachelor's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 24 $24,000 $184
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Dental Support Services and Allied Professions. 15
Bachelor's Degree Dental Support Services and Allied Professions. 34 $25,082 $237 $47,725 ($3,977) $54,403 ($4,534)
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 20 $26,000 $276 $43,752 ($3,646)
Bachelor's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 47 $22,809 $236 $34,409 ($2,867) $38,512 ($3,209)
Bachelor's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 3
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Bioethics/Medical Ethics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 135 $27,000 $263 $59,391 ($4,949) $61,888 ($5,157)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 29 $576 $103,279 ($8,607)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Business/Commerce, General. 7
Bachelor's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 144 $22,764 $212 $46,684 ($3,890) $56,114 ($4,676)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $56,331
Full time faculty: 96%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 13.0

School's endowment start of year: $58,526,183 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $79,529,663 (2022)