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Student Snapshot

22%
increase in
enrollment
for the college
16,000
College of Education
Alumni
currently living
89%
of graduates
employed
or continuing their education

Additional student body data

Enrollment for Fall 2017 is 1375 students.

  • 823 graduate students (including those in online programs)
  • 552 undergraduate students
    • 365 students enrolled in teacher education programs in 5 partner colleges
    • Total enrollment for teacher preparation programs: 917
  • College enrollment is up 22% in the past five years
  • 4-year graduation rate is 65.4%, outperforming the university as a whole
  • Students
    • 59% of our students are Indiana residents
    • 78% are female
    • 13% are under-represented minorities
    • 9% are international students
  • Our People
    • 135 faculty (57 tenured/tenure track)
    • 58 staff
    • 16,000 living alumni

College of Education Undergraduate Programs

Points of Pride

We launch the future through the discovery and development of human potential. The College of Education is proud of our history and achievements. Here we share some of our points of pride for our undergraduate teaching majors.

95%
graduate
placement
(3 year average)

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#27
College of Education
in the
world

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Top 20%
of U.S. colleges of
education
for past 8 years (USNWR)

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  • Nationally accredited at the highest possible level through 2019
  • Lauded for our early-and-often clinical experiences, deep content knowledge and relevant teaching methods
  • We were STEM before STEM was cool
  • By preparing teachers, we help fulfill the university’s land grant mission of service to the citizens of the state and country
  • 23 faculty listed in the Book of Great Teachers (View/Hide the List)

The College of Education is top-notch and its students are very well-prepared. Purdue expands the minds of its students and expands their opportunities.”

Raul Fonseca
Director of Human Resources at Aldine ISD, Houston, Texas

Teacher Education Undergraduate Programs

Points of Pride

The College of Education is the hub of teacher education programs at Purdue, providing instruction on teaching methods and overseeing all clinical experiences and licensure. Five partner colleges provide content expertise in subjects including math, English education and the sciences. Here are our points of pride for all teacher education majors.

97%
of graduates
employed
or continuing their education

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88%
of hiring principals believe
graduates
are well-prepared

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90%
of program completers
pass
state licensure requirements

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What Others Think

Employers

95% of hiring principals believe our graduates are well-prepared to:

  • Understand how students learn
  • Meet expectations for content prep and knowledge
  • Adhere to ethical and legal requirements

90% of hiring principals believe our graduates are well-prepared to:

  • Provide an inclusive, rigorous learning environment
  • Differentiate instruction to meet all students’ learning needs
  • Integrate technology to advance student learning

96% percent of teachers with 1-3 years of experience achieved “highly effective” or “effective” rating

Our Graduates

97% of our teacher education graduates believe they are well-prepared to:

  • Understand how students develop and grow
  • Meet expectations for content prep and knowledge
  • Adhere to ethical and legal requirements

92% of our teacher education graduates believe they are well-prepared to:

  • Provide an inclusive, rigorous learning environment
  • Differentiate instruction to meet all students’ learning needs
  • Integrate technology to advance student learning

Testing Success

Group
Tests Taken
Tests Passed
Pass Rate (%)
Program Completers, 2014-15
224
202
90
Program Completers, 2013-14
254
248
98
Program Completers, 2012-13
342
337
99

EPP Admission or Entry Criteria

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average (GPA) Required for Entry in EPP*

Type
2012-2013
2013-2014
2014-2015
Traditional
2.50
2.50
2.50
Alternative
2.50
2.50
2.50

Average Overall GPA of Admitted Teacher Candidates*

Type
2012-2013
2013-2014
2014-2015
Traditional
3.15
3.29
3.32
Alternative
3.55
3.47
3.42

*Includes both admitted candidates and program completers in any program leading to intitial instructional licensure (traditional undergraduate, Transition to Teaching, etc.)

Additional Teacher Education Data

Teacher Education Program Enrollment Data 2009-14

Title II Reporting Requirements

Purdue University is in compliance with Title II reporting requirements.

Title II Section 207 of the Higher Education Act (HEA) requires states, as recipients of HEA funds, and all institutions with teacher preparation programs that enroll students receiving federal financial assistance, to prepare annual reports on teacher preparation and licensing. Visit this page for complete details of Purdue University’s report.