Diversity and Inclusion: Campus Population Overview

In line with Purdue University’s mission as a public, state-supported land-grant institution with global impact is a demonstrated commitment to furthering the goals of diversity and inclusion. At Purdue, we define Diversity as excellence expressing itself through the intersections of perspectives and lived experiences. 

The term “inclusion” refers to the proactive and persistent efforts we undertake to ensure that all members of the University community feel welcome and supported.

The University’s full Non-Discrimination Policy Statement (Amended 2010), is here.

Purdue University complies with various state and federal mandates to collect and make public certain types of information about our campus community. Below you will find data reflecting the racial, ethnic and gender breakdown of our campus population. Because the collection and reporting of information on other dimensions of identity (e.g., sexual orientation or religion) is either not mandated or prohibited by law, Purdue University does not solicit, maintain or publish this data.

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  • Minority Domestic include all non-white, non-international students.
  • Underrepresented Minority Domestic include all indication of American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, including a break out of those from the Two or More Races category.
  • Non-pay (2019 data only) are adjunct faculty.
Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019
Undergraduate
2 or More Races 217 389 504 584 632 660 714 891 1,144 1,264
American Indian or Alaska Native 106 77 54 33 35 34 42 42 36 35
Asian 1,634 1,575 1,442 1,449 1,610 1,858 2,120 2,345 2,861 3,138
Black or African American 1,077 1,083 1,006 948 899 885 904 933 950 931
Hispanic/Latino 958 1,052 1,117 1,169 1,234 1,281 1,373 1,541 1,684 1,876
International 3,420 4,544 4,974 4,981 5,282 5,233 5,133 4,964 4,657 4,651
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 14 15 17 27 20 28 34 25 24 19
Unknown 573 601 642 543 520 657 791 708 652 558
White 22,837 21,440 20,391 19,706 19,023 18,861 18,932 19,557 20,664 21,174
Ethnic Minorities 4,006 4,191 4,140 4,210 4,430 4,746 5,187 5,777 6,699 7,263
Domestic Students 27,416 26,232 25,173 24,459 23,973 24,264 24,910 26,042 28,015 28,995
Percent Minority Domestic 14.6% 16.0% 16.4% 17.2% 18.5% 19.6% 20.8% 22.2% 23.9% 25.0%
Underrepresented Minority Domestic 2,280 2,455 2,483 2,495 2,525 2,568 2,707 2,968 3,220 3,461
Percent Underrepresented Minority Domestic 8.3% 9.4% 9.9% 10.2% 10.5% 10.6% 10.9% 11.4% 11.5% 11.9%
Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019
Graduate
2 or More Races 31 57 79 86 100 125 153 149 154 163
American Indian or Alaska Native 24 21 18 19 15 18 20 18 16 16
Asian 297 291 294 332 339 354 378 401 445 481
Black or African American 269 248 238 246 232 249 293 307 305 294
Hispanic/Latino 202 219 248 266 274 307 344 386 406 421
International 3,315 3,359 3,556 3,693 3,775 3,971 4,143 4,148 4,257 4,416
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2 4 5 7 8 9 9 6 5 6
Unknown 213 190 161 164 160 188 169 162 141 148
White 3,627 3,548 3,564 3,594 3,665 3,753 3,952 4,049 4,066 4,018
Ethnic Minorities 825 840 882 956 968 1,062 1,197 1,267 1,331 1,381
Domestic Students 4,665 4,578 4,607 4,714 4,793 5,003 5,318 5,478 5,538 5,547
Percent Minority Domestic 17.7% 18.3% 19.1% 20.3% 20.2% 21.2% 22.5% 23.1% 24.0% 24.9%
Underrepresented Minority Domestic 514 518 549 588 585 654 747 798 822 837
Percent Underrepresented Minority Domestic 11.0% 11.3% 11.9% 12.5% 12.2% 13.1% 14.0% 14.6% 14.8% 15.1%
Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019
Professional
2 or More Races 6 10 16 25 26 25 23 16 17 18
American Indian or Alaska Native 1 4 5 5 5 5 3 5 5 4
Asian 84 85 104 106 108 106 97 108 99 116
Black or African American 31 40 40 35 55 49 40 32 32 36
Hispanic/Latino 22 23 28 28 32 38 38 41 40 37
International 26 31 32 28 23 26 27 21 22 18
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1 1 2 2 2
Unknown 85 46 23 14 17 27 53 93 109 129
White 655 684 697 698 679 660 666 625 620 584
Ethnic Minorities 144 163 194 201 228 225 201 202 193 211
Domestic Students 884 893 914 913 924 912 920 920 922 924
Percent Minority Domestic 16.3% 18.3% 21.2% 22.0% 24.7% 24.7% 21.8% 22.0% 20.9% 22.8%
Underrepresented Minority Domestic 59 75 84 86 109 107 91 83 84 85
Percent Underrepresented Minority Domestic 6.7% 8.4% 9.2% 9.4% 11.8% 11.7% 9.9% 9.0% 9.1% 9.2%
Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019
Total
Ethnic Minorities 4,975 5,194 5,216 5,367 5,626 6,033 6,585 7,246 8,223 8,855
Domestic Students 32,965 31,703 30,694 30,086 29,690 30,179 31,148 32,440 34,475 35,466
Percent Minority Domestic 15.1% 16.4% 17.0% 17.8% 18.9% 20.0% 21.1% 22.3% 23.9% 25.0%
Underrepresented Minority Domestic 2,853 3,048 3,116 3,169 3,219 3,329 3,545 3,849 4,126 4,383
Percent Underrepresented Minority Domestic 8.7% 9.6% 10.2% 10.5% 10.8% 11.0% 11.4% 11.9% 12.0% 12.4%
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty
2 or More Races 9 11 10 11 16 17 19 19 18
American Indian 3 2 2 1 2 3 3 3 3
Asian 336 334 333 342 368 399 421 414 434
Black 51 53 53 50 55 60 62 61 62
Hispanic 56 57 60 59 61 71 74 82 89
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1 1 1 1
Unknown 1 4 1 5 4
White 1,451 1,389 1,385 1,382 1,378 1,382 1,383 1,316 1,320
Total 1,908 1,847 1,843 1,849 1,880 1,932 1,963 1,901 1,931
Grand Total 16,005 15,829 16,148 16,162 16,009 16,466 16,898 16,761 16,773
Clinical/Prof, Research, Visiting Fac, Post Doc
2 or More Races 3 1 2 4 6 6 3 4 2
American Indian 1 1 2
Asian 273 257 250 239 256 282 308 315 305
Black 16 10 17 18 27 26 24 23 24
Hispanic 21 16 20 16 18 24 29 39 38
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Unknown 1 2 12 7 5 30 34 45
White 277 285 300 320 362 376 387 410 426
Total 590 570 591 609 676 719 782 826 842
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Continuing Lecturers & Limited-Term Lecturers
2 or More Races 3 2 2 1 3 5 5 7 7
American Indian 1 1 1 1 1 2
Asian 13 14 19 23 24 31 39 37 39
Black 5 5 8 8 7 9 13 11 13
Hispanic 8 14 12 13 18 15 16 21 26
Unknown 1 1 3 1 4 9 8 11 26
White 275 272 285 299 295 318 335 346 347
Total 305 308 329 346 352 388 417 434 460
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Adjunct Faculty
2 or More Races 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2
American Indian 1 1 1 1 1 1
Asian 47 46 48 46 45 45 42 44 31
Black 5 5 4 5 5 4 5 5 5
Hispanic 15 14 14 13 14 15 15 16 12
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Unknown 11 15 26 44 42 51 72 87 93
White 255 267 245 241 243 218 231 212 148
Total 336 350 339 352 352 337 369 367 292
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Graduate Student Staff
2 or More Races 33 39 45 51 74 92 92 82 86
American Indian 19 11 7 8 11 10 12 12 11
Asian 1,873 1,901 1,995 2,068 2,010 2,190 2,247 2,287 2,251
Black 201 180 189 169 176 174 188 187 181
Hispanic 244 243 259 261 295 299 321 365 377
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1 2 5 5 4 1 2
Unknown 76 85 91 46 69 21 116 38 262
White 2,230 2,188 2,159 2,158 2,034 2,066 2,022 1,982 1,876
Total 4,676 4,647 4,746 4,763 4,674 4,857 5,002 4,954 5,046
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Extension Educators
2 or More Races 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
American Indian 1 1 1
Black 8 7 7 8 6 7 7 7 8
Hispanic 3 4 3 3 4 5 6 5 4
Unknown 1 2 2
White 281 273 272 280 230 245 243 245 247
Total 293 285 284 292 241 260 258 259 262
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Administrative Staff
2 or More Races 13 15 15 13 14 15 20 20 24
American Indian 4 5 6 6 5 5 7 5 3
Asian 24 25 25 32 37 42 45 56 51
Black 69 72 85 91 88 89 87 88 84
Hispanic 33 30 33 32 38 49 53 57 71
Unknown 3 1 6 4 4 18 16 11
White 1,887 1,918 2,026 2,058 1,934 2,002 2,057 2,128 2,104
Total 2,033 2,066 2,196 2,232 2,120 2,206 2,287 2,370 2,348
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Professional Staff
2 or More Races 12 12 11 11 12 17 18 25 23
American Indian 5 5 5 4 3 3 4 4 3
Asian 125 125 136 132 134 159 174 176 175
Black 40 46 49 49 53 44 62 65 64
Hispanic 28 28 33 37 37 43 52 60 65
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2
Unknown 2 1 5 1 6 5 19 20 13
White 1,576 1,561 1,586 1,570 1,594 1,610 1,728 1,742 1,780
Total 1,789 1,779 1,826 1,805 1,840 1,882 2,059 2,094 2,125
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Clerical Staff
2 or More Races 6 11 11 9 11 13 12 12 8
American Indian 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2
Asian 15 15 18 12 15 10 12 12 13
Black 18 24 23 21 17 18 15 16 13
Hispanic 12 16 19 19 20 23 19 18 18
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Unknown 5 4 5 7 5 4 17 25 20
White 1,210 1,110 1,072 1,028 944 958 892 841 804
Total 1,269 1,183 1,151 1,099 1,015 1,029 970 927 878
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Service Staff
2 or More Races 10 13 19 19 23 29 23 19 17
American Indian 14 15 17 13 12 10 7 6 6
Asian 75 70 78 94 97 104 114 100 97
Black 69 66 63 68 75 83 77 66 67
Hispanic 124 139 129 135 138 164 154 151 134
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 4
Unknown 52 73 67 56 95 73 160 182 232
White 2,462 2,417 2,469 2,428 2,417 2,392 2,254 2,103 2,032
Total 2,806 2,794 2,843 2,815 2,859 2,856 2,791 2,629 2,589
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
2019
Tenured/Tenure Track
American Indian 3
Asian 438
Black 59
Hispanic 93
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1
2 or More Races 25
Unknown 21
White 1,279
Total 1,919
Clinical/Prof, Research
American Indian 2
Asian 34
Black 15
Hispanic 8
2 or More Races 2
Unknown 5
White 214
Total 280
Continuing Lecturers & Limited-Term Lecturers
Asian 40
Black 11
Hispanic 24
2 or More Races 7
Unknown 38
White 348
Total 468
Visiting Faculty
American Indian 2
Asian 23
Black 2
Hispanic 6
2 or More Races 2
Unknown 9
White 58
Total 102
Post Doc/Res/Intern
American Indian 16
Asian 233
Black 13
Hispanic 35
2 or More Races 27
Unknown 53
White 148
Total 525
Graduate Student Staff
American Indian 114
Asian 2,075
Black 195
Hispanic 438
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2
2 or More Races 293
Unknown 303
White 1,792
Total 5,212
Extension Educators
Black 8
Hispanic 5
2 or More Races 1
Unknown 2
White 259
Total 275
Executive, Management, Professional
American Indian 6
Asian 207
Black 135
Hispanic 114
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2
2 or More Races 45
Unknown 57
White 3,123
Total 3,689
Support
American Indian 2
Asian 23
Black 11
Hispanic 30
2 or More Races 15
Unknown 31
White 1,166
Total 1,278
Service
American Indian 4
Asian 62
Black 58
Hispanic 132
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 5
2 or More Races 14
Unknown 60
White 1,713
Total 2,048
Temporary
American Indian 2
Asian 46
Black 25
Hispanic 27
2 or More Races 2
Unknown 149
White 565
Total 816
Non Pay
Asian 32
Black 4
Hispanic 12
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1
2 or More Races 2
Unknown 108
White 154
Total 313
Grand Total 16,925

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