Purdue University-Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN 47907

Purdue University-Main Campus is a public institution in West Lafayette, Indiana, and is part of the Purdue University system that operates four campuses across the state. The main campus offers over 200 undergraduate majors and 69 graduate-level programs. The campus is located in the small city of West Lafayette, which is separated from larger Lafayette by the Wabash River. Purdue University is part of the Big Ten Conference and the intercollegiate sports teams are a big part of campus life. The university has earned various awards and recognition for their education programs. Most recently, Purdue University was listed as the 20th-best public university in the US, according to the 2017 Us News & World Report rankings.  

Undergraduate and graduate-level nursing programs are available at Purdue University-Main Campus through the Purdue School of Nursing. These CCNE-accredited programs include a traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, BSN to DNP, DNP, ADN, and MSN program. Upon completion of the BSN program, students are prepared to take the NCLEX-RN exam. The school also helps with job placement. A nursing career fair is held each year to give students the opportunity to meet potential employers. There is also an annual Health Careers Day sponsored by the University Placement Services. 


Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate91%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. Masters degrees (MSN)
  2. Doctoral degrees (DNP, BSN to DNP)
  3. BSN
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. RN to BSN
  6. ADN
  7. Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 100
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Postbaccalaureate certificate 2
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 13
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Post-master's certificate 0
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Nursing Science Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Doctor's degree - professional practice 6
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 0

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Purdue University-Main Campus

Indiana University-Kokomo
41.17 miles away
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
59.86 miles away
Indiana State University
71.19 miles away
Everest College - Merrillville
74.74 miles away
Purdue University-North Central Campus
79.79 miles away
Ball State University
80.82 miles away
Indiana University-Northwest
80.99 miles away
Governors State University
81.95 miles away
Purdue University-Calumet Campus
85 miles away
Coalition of African American Nurses, Inc.
85.68 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1913 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
11/09/2009 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/29/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/28/2006 - Current

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading520 to 630
SAT: Math550 to 690
SAT: Writing510 to 630
ACT Composite25 to 31
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Neither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$4,250
30k to 48k$6,005
48k to 75k$10,828
75k to 110k$17,605
Over 110k$21,323
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $348.00 $948.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $348.00 $948.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Indiana Nursing Scholarship Fund Program

The scholarship is for full-time or part-time students admitted to a participating nursing school in Indiana. Must be a U.S. citizen, an Indiana resident and agree to work in an Indiana health [...]

Marion A. and Eva S. Peeples Foundation Trust Scholarship

Marion A. and Eva S. Peeples Foundation Trust Scholarship is awarded annually to Indiana high schools graduates who will attend an Indiana college or university and [...]

Mildred B. Price Nursing Scholarship Fund

Applicant must be a resident of Grant, Hamilton, Knox, Pulaski, Madison, Sullivan, White, or Starke County who is enrolled in or accepted to a four-year baccalaureate program for nursing at an [...]

Marilyn Tomey Memorial Scholarship

Applicant must be a graduating senior from a Henry County high school who will attend a college or university in Indiana pursuing a four-year degree in nursing. Minimum 3.0 GPA required.

Marion A. and Eva S. Peeples Foundation Trust Scholarship

Applicant must be a graduate of a high school in Indiana who is attending or will attend a college or university in Indiana and majoring in dietetics, nursing, or technology education.

More scholarships

Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Indiana state board of nursing
Purdue University-Main Campus
Hovde Hall of Administration
West Lafayette, IN 47907

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