2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For the academic year 2020-2021, the undergraduate tuition & fees at Purdue University-Main Campus is $9,992 for Indiana residents and $28,794 for out-of-state students.
The undergraduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees for PU is $9,992 for Indiana residents and $28,794 for out-of-state students.
On-campus living costs increased by 0.77% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs increased by 14.55% from the previous year. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees are a little bit lower than the average amount ($12,017) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are a little bit lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($32,019 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2020-2021 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$9,992 $28,794$11,700
2020-2021$9,992$28,794$11,790
Change % 2020-20210.00%0.00%0.77%
2021-2022$9,992$28,794$11,881
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are $9,992 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $28,794 for the academic year 2020-2021.
The graduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees at PU is $9,992 for Indiana residents and $28,794 for out-of-state students.
The 2021 tuition & fees of Purdue University-Main Campus are same as the last year for both undergraduate and graduate schools. Its in-state graduate tuition and fees are lower than the average amount ($13,733) and its out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are around the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($28,141 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2020-2021 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$9,992 $28,794$11,700
2020-2021$9,992$28,794$11,790
Change % 2020-20210.00%0.00%0.77%
2021-2022$9,992$28,794$11,881
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
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.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2019-2020)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2018-2019$348$948
2019-2020$348$948
2020-2021$348$948
Graduate2018-2019$348$948
2019-2020$348$948
2020-2021$348$948
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

Tuition & Fees for 4 Years

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid

How Much is the tuition for 4 years at PU?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated tuition for 4 years 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.
4 Years of Tuition & Fees
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)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 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
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 2021, the estimated 4-years COA is $91,070 for Indiana residents and $166,278 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.
4 Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$22,775$22,769$22,801$22,834$91,070
Out-of-State$41,577$41,571$41,567$41,564$166,278
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$22,769$22,765$22,797$22,830$91,056
Out-of-State$41,571$41,567$41,564$41,563$166,264
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$22,765$22,762$22,795$22,828$91,048
Out-of-State$41,567$41,564$41,563$41,563$166,256
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$22,762$22,761$22,794$22,827$91,047
Out-of-State$41,564$41,563$41,563$41,565$166,255
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$22,761$22,761$22,794$22,827$91,051
Out-of-State$41,563$41,563$41,565$41,568$166,259
Last year, 51% 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 $51,694 for Indiana residents and $126,902 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.
4 Years Costs of attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$12,931$12,925$12,957$12,990$51,694
Out-of-State$31,733$31,727$31,723$31,720$126,902
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$12,925$12,921$12,953$12,986$51,680
Out-of-State$31,727$31,723$31,720$31,719$126,888
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$12,921$12,918$12,951$12,984$51,672
Out-of-State$31,723$31,720$31,719$31,719$126,880
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$12,918$12,917$12,950$12,983$51,671
Out-of-State$31,720$31,719$31,719$31,721$126,879
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$12,917$12,917$12,950$12,983$51,675
Out-of-State$31,719$31,719$31,721$31,724$126,883

2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2021 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 2021 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$9,992$1,000$11,790$28,794$1,000 $11,790
Graduate$9,992 $1,000$11,790$28,794 $1,000$11,790


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