2021 Student Population

A total of 9,363 students have enrolled at Purdue University Northwest - 8,539 undergraduate and 824 graduate.
By gender, 3,921 male and 5,442 female students are attending the school. By attendance status, there are 5,465 full-time students and 3,898 part-time students.
The number of students at Purdue University Northwest is small compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in Indiana. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Butler University and Purdue University Fort Wayne, its population is very large (average population is 6,198).
Purdue University Northwest offers online degree/certificate programs and 1,511 students enrolled in online programs.

Enrollment Chart

Enrollment by Gender/Attending Status

By gender, there are 3,921 male and 5,442 female students attending the school. The male-to-female ratio is 0.72 to 1 and the ratio is average (the average male-to-female ratio over all U.S. colleges is 0.75 to 1).
The following table and chart show the student population by gender and attending status.

Gender Distribution Table

UndergraduateGraduate
Population by Gender/Attending Status at
TotalFull-timePart-time
Total8,5395,1993,340
Men3,6672,4761,191
Women4,8722,7232,149
Population by Gender/Attending Status at
TotalFull-timePart-time
Total824266558
Men254123131
Women570143427

Gedner Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

By race/ethnicity, there are 5,449 White students (58.20%) and 2,009 Hispanic students (21.46%) at Purdue University Northwest(top 2 most races/ethnicities). The following table summarizes the population diversity by race at Purdue University Northwest.

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity Table

UndergraduateGraduate
Population by Race/Ethnicity at Purdue University Northwest
TotalMenWomen
American Indian or Alaska Native20515
Asian251109142
Black or African American863264599
Hispanic1,9328441,088
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander954
White4,9822,1892,793
Two or More Races24794153
Race/Ethnicity Unknown995544
Total 8,5393,6674,872
Population by Race/Ethnicity at Purdue University Northwest
TotalMenWomen
American Indian or Alaska Native000
Asian261511
Black or African American691356
Hispanic772948
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander321
White467103364
Two or More Races13112
Race/Ethnicity Unknown17512
Total 824254570

Race/Ethnicity Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Student Age

By age, there are 6,695 students whose age under twenty five and 1,603 students whose age is over thirty years old at Purdue University Northwest.
Especially, 1,241 students are younger than eighteen and 6 students are older than sixty five.
The following table and chart show the student population by student age at Purdue University Northwest.

Enrollment by Student Age Table

UndergraduateGraduate
Population by Student Age at Purdue University Northwest
TotalMenWomen
Total8,539 3,6674,872
Under 181,241 436805
18-191,972 9421,030
20-211,817 858959
22-241,472 751721
25-29848 377471
30-34437 125312
35-39304 77227
40-49341 76265
50-64104 2381
65 and over3 21
Total 8,539 3,6674,872
Population by Student Age at Purdue University Northwest
TotalMenWomen
Total824 254570
18-191 10
20-214 13
22-24188 80108
25-29217 72145
30-34125 4382
35-3995 2075
40-49140 30110
50-6451 645
65 and over3 12
Total 824 254570

Student Age Distribution Chart

Online Student Population

At Purdue University Northwest, 6,058 students (64.70% of total enrollment) take online classes to get their degrees. Among them, 1,511 students enrolled exclusively in online classes (i.e. no off-line attendance required) and others are taking online courses with off-line courses. The following tables describe the number of students who enrolled in one or more online courses.
By location of enrolled students, 0 students live in Indiana where Purdue University Northwest is located in and 795 students have enrolled from other states.

Online Enrollment Table

Enrollment TypeStudent Location
Online Student Population
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total9,3638,539824
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Classes1,5111,286225
Enrolled Some in Online Classes4,5474,329218
Not Enrolled in Online Classes3,3052,924381
Online Student Population by Student Location
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total (Enrolled Excl.)1,5111,286225
Indiana Residents000
Other State in U.S.79569897
Outside of U.S.000
Unknown716588128

Online Enrollment Chart