Undergrad, Freshman enrollment down at Purdue

Sep 10, 2012

S-A-T scores of first year Purdue students are up, but enrollment among these Boilermakers is down on the West Lafayette campus.

The incoming freshman scored an average of 18-points better than their peers last year on the standardized test.

But, there are about 400 fewer first year students.

Purdue Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs Dale Whittaker says he expects the decline to change over time.

Overall undergraduate enrollment also is down.

There are about 30,000 undergraduates are on the West Lafayette campus, which is nearly 630 fewer than during the 2011-2012 school year. 

Graduate enrollment at all Purdue campuses is up by about 200 from the previous year.