Purdue University-North Central Campus

School Highlights
  • Purdue University-North Central Campus serves 6,177 students
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is higher than the state community college average of 34:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 53%.
  • Purdue University-North Central Campus is one of 2 community colleges within La Porte County, IN.
  • The nearest community college to Purdue University-North Central Campus is Brown Mackie College-Michigan City (6.5 miles away).

Top Placements

Purdue University-North Central Campus places among the top 20% of community colleges in Indiana for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 177 teachers has declined by 20% over five years.
Purdue University-North Central Campus(IN) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsLess than 2 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty177 staff28 staff
Purdue University-North Central Campus Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Purdue University-North Central Campus has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Purdue University-North Central Campus diversity score of 0.26 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has grown by 18% over five years.
Total Enrollment6,177 students1,806 students
Purdue University-North Central Campus Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio35:134:1
Purdue University-North Central Campus Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students-507 students
Purdue University-North Central Campus Full-Time Students (2007-2013)
# Part-Time Students-1,299 students
Purdue University-North Central Campus Part-Time Students (2007-2013)
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
-
% Asian
1%
1%
Purdue University-North Central Campus Asian (2013-2016)
% Hispanic
5%
2%
Purdue University-North Central Campus Hispanic (2009-2016)
% Black
3%
6%
Purdue University-North Central Campus Black (2007-2016)
% White
86%
47%
Purdue University-North Central Campus White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
-
% Non Resident races
2%
-
Purdue University-North Central Campus Ethnicity Breakdown IN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.260.58
Purdue University-North Central Campus Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$40,500$30,600
Purdue University-North Central Campus Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $7,329 is more than the state average of $6,878. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $17,447 is more than the state average of $9,519. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$7,329$6,878
Purdue University-North Central Campus In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$17,447$9,519
Purdue University-North Central Campus Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid82%89%
Purdue University-North Central Campus % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$25,000$20,000
Purdue University-North Central Campus Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$7,729$6,334
Purdue University-North Central Campus Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate73%78%
Purdue University-North Central Campus Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
SAT Reading465465
Purdue University-North Central Campus SAT Reading (2007-2013)
SAT Math480480
Purdue University-North Central Campus SAT Math (2007-2013)
SAT Writing450450
Purdue University-North Central Campus SAT Writing (2008-2013)
ACT Composite2121
Purdue University-North Central Campus ACT Composite (2007-2013)
ACT English1919
Purdue University-North Central Campus ACT English (2007-2013)
ACT Math2121
Purdue University-North Central Campus ACT Math (2007-2013)
ACT Writing77
Purdue University-North Central Campus ACT Writing (2009-2013)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Indiana public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,878 per year for in-state students and $9,519 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,017 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Indiana is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Indiana community colleges have a diversity score of 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Indiana is Kaplan College-Hammond. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.