Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

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For the academic year 2021-2022, the undergraduate tuition & fees at Purdue University-Main Campus is $9,992 for Indiana residents and $28,794 for out-of-state students. The 2022 PU tuition & fees are same as the last year for both undergraduate and graduate schools. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees is a little bit lower than the average amount ($11,724) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees is around the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($30,786 - public Research University (very high research activity)).
The 2023 projected undergraduate tuition & fees for PU is $9,992 for Indiana residents and $28,794 for out-of-state students. The rate is same as the current year's tuition (2022). This rate is officially announced by school and it may be subject to change. For update and details of fee schedule, check the school's bursar/financial aid page.
The living costs including for room, board, transpiration, and other personal expenses is $11,810 for year 2022. The on-campus living costs increased by 0.17% compared to the previous year.The off-campus living costs decreased by 3.83% compared to the previous year.
PU Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2020-2021$9,992 $28,794$11,790
2021-2022$9,992$28,794$11,810
2022-2023$9,992$28,794$11,830
Change % 2022-20230.00%0.00%0.17%
*** The 2022-2023 tuition is announced/published officially by the PU directly. The 2023 graduate tuition & fees is not yet announced or vary by program. The estimation is based on the rate of last year. See the PU bursar/financial aid page for more information.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees is $9,992 and out-of-state tuition and fees is $28,794 for the academic year 2021-2022. Its in-state graduate tuition and fees is lower than the average amount ($14,071) and its out-of-state graduate tuition and fees is around the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($28,817 - public Research University (very high research activity)).
The 2023 estimated tuition & fees at PU is $9,992 for Indiana residents and $28,794 for out-of-state students. The rate is same as the current year's tuition (2022). This rate is estimated by school and vary by graduate programs. For details of program fees, check the school's bursar/financial aid page.
PU Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2020-2021$9,992 $28,794$11,790
2021-2022$9,992$28,794$11,810
2022-2023$9,992$28,794$11,830
Change % 2022-20230.00%-0.17%
*** The 2022-2023 tuition is announced/published officially by the PU directly. The 2023 graduate tuition & fees is not yet announced or vary by program. The estimation is based on the rate of last year. See the PU bursar/financial aid page for more information.
The below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and/or full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at PU. The undergraduate tuition per credit hour is $348 for Indiana residents and $948 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition per credit hour is $348 for Indiana residents and $948 for out-of-state students.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2021-2022)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2020-2021$348$948
2021-2022$348$948
2022-2023$348$948
Graduate2020-2021$348$948
2021-2022$348$948
2022-2023$348$948
The 2022 costs per credit hour has been officially published by IPEDS and 2023 costs is estimated based on the change rate of last two years.
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $49,000 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $62,200 for Purdue University-Main Campus graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$49,000$53,300$43,200
7 Years After Graduation$50,600--
8 Years After Graduation$55,700--
9 Years After Graduation$56,200--
10 Years After Graduation$62,200$68,700$53,300
The next table compares the tuition & fees between Purdue University-Main Campus and its similar schools. The similar schools are based on factors such as school type, level, and rivalry schools.
Tuition Comparison between Purdue University-Main Campus and Similar Schools
In-StateOut-of-State
Purdue University-Main Campus$9,992$28,794
University of Wisconsin-Madison$10,720$38,608
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$16,178$53,232
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities$15,254$33,818
Ohio State University-Main Campus$11,936$35,019
Indiana University-Bloomington$11,333$38,352

Four(4) Years Tuition & Fees and Costs of Attendance

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How Much is the tuition for 4 years at PU?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2022, the estimated tuition for 4 years at PU is $39,968 for Indiana residents and $115,176 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at Purdue University-Main Campus have not been increased over the last 4 years, the estimated tuition & fees are the same as the current costs in the table below. The actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or university system's tuition policy.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years. The estimation is based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees at the school.
Projected Four(4) Years Tuition & Fees
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$9,992$9,992$9,992$9,992$39,968
Out-of-State$28,794$28,794$28,794$28,794$115,176
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$9,992$9,992$9,992$9,992$39,968
Out-of-State$28,794$28,794$28,794$28,794$115,176
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$9,992$9,992$9,992$9,992$39,968
Out-of-State$28,794$28,794$28,794$28,794$115,176
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$9,992$9,992$9,992$9,992$39,968
Out-of-State$28,794$28,794$28,794$28,794$115,176
Class of 2030 (Admission Fall 2026)In-State$9,992$9,992$9,992$9,992$39,968
Out-of-State$28,794$28,794$28,794$28,794$115,176
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2022, the estimated 4-years COA is $91,238 for Indiana residents and $166,446 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at Purdue University-Main Campus have not been increased over the last 4 years, the estimated tuition & fees are the same as the current costs in the table below. The actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or university system's tuition policy. The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at Purdue University-Main Campus.
Four(4) Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$22,810$22,808$22,844$22,879$91,238
Out-of-State$41,612$41,610$41,611$41,613$166,446
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$22,808$22,809$22,844$22,880$91,242
Out-of-State$41,610$41,611$41,613$41,616$166,450
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$22,809$22,811$22,846$22,882$91,252
Out-of-State$41,611$41,613$41,616$41,620$166,460
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$22,811$22,814$22,849$22,885$91,267
Out-of-State$41,613$41,616$41,620$41,626$166,475
Class of 2030 (Admission Fall 2026)In-State$22,814$22,818$22,854$22,890$91,288
Out-of-State$41,616$41,620$41,626$41,633$166,496
Last year, 50% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $50,386 for Indiana residents and $125,594 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at Purdue University-Main Campus have not been increased over the last 4 years, the estimated net price is the same as the current costs in the table below. The actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or university system's tuition policy. The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at Purdue University-Main Campus.
Four(4) Years Costs of Attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$12,597$12,595$12,631$12,666$50,386
Out-of-State$31,399$31,397$31,398$31,400$125,594
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$12,595$12,596$12,631$12,667$50,390
Out-of-State$31,397$31,398$31,400$31,403$125,598
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$12,596$12,598$12,633$12,669$50,400
Out-of-State$31,398$31,400$31,403$31,407$125,608
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$12,598$12,601$12,636$12,672$50,415
Out-of-State$31,400$31,403$31,407$31,413$125,623
Class of 2030 (Admission Fall 2026)In-State$12,601$12,605$12,641$12,677$50,436
Out-of-State$31,403$31,407$31,413$31,420$125,644

Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2022 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at Purdue University-Main Campus.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
Purdue University-Main Campus 2022 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$9,992$1,010$11,810$28,794$1,010 $11,810
Graduate$9,992 $1,010$11,810$28,794 $1,010$11,810


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