Purdue University

Distance Education Services

Online West Lafayette, IN Public Regional Accreditation

School at a Glance

N/A years of distance learning
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18 degree programs View Programs
3 certificate programs View Programs


About Purdue

Purdue University has a reputation for innovation and discovery is built on a foundation of tradition and history. Founded as a land-grant school in 1869, today the University is known for scholarly excellence, research, and achievement in the fields of aerospace, engineering, technology, science and math. Our faculty and staff commit themselves every day to preparing students to become dynamic leaders and lifelong learners. Purdue is committed to research that is transferable to real-world applications and benefits the world in positive ways.

Why Purdue University Online?

Purdue offers:

  • An internationally recognized and accredited education
  • An affordable and accessible education
  • A world-class and dedicated faculty
  • An elite alumni network


Purdue is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. Additionally, many of the individual programs have specific accreditations in those particular fields of study.


  • One of the top 25 public universities, according to "U.S. News and World Report."
  • "U.S. News and World Report" has ranked Purdue among the top 100 online graduate education programs in 2016 The Best Schools listing.
  • "The Wall Street Journal" has ranked Purdue University #4 in the Top 25 Universities Ranked by Recruiters.
  • In 2016, Purdue was ranked as a Military Friendly School by "GI Jobs."

Online Learning Experience at Purdue

  • Courses: Eight week online course format with a highly interactive and rigorous learning experience.
  • Support: Access to a host of support resources including admissions advisors, student services advisors, technical support, financial aid advisors, and more.
  • Faculty: Leading faculty and staff that bring years of professional experience and research to the online programs.
  • Community: Connect with classmates through discussion boards, email and group projects to not only deepen the educational experience, but build relationships for years to come.

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Degree Programs

Purdue University Offers the Following Degree Programs Online

Certificate Programs

Purdue University Offers the Following Certificate Programs Online

Undergraduate Certificates

This school does not offer any online Undergraduate Certificates

Location & Contact

Student Contact

Michael Eddy Associate Director, Distance Learning 765-494-2975 rec@purdue.edu
Distance Education Services 128 Memorial Mall West Lafayette IN 47907-2034

Head of Distance Learning

Michael Eddy Assistant Dean for Distance Learning, Purdue Extended Campus 765-494-4654 mmeddy@purdue.edu
Distance Education Services 128 Memorial Mall West Lafayette IN 47907-2034

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