Purdue earns Best Value spot in Wall Street Journal rankings


Students walk past Purdue University's Class of 1950 Lecture Hall, Monday, Aug. 16, 2021 in West Lafayette.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University recently ranked seventh in Best Value for the sixth year in a row for the Top 10 in best schools, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In addition to ranking number seven in Best Value, Purdue also ranked 10th among public institutions and 48th out of 800 schools, a Purdue release says. Purdue is also ranked fourth in Engagement, tied with seven other schools including the University of Notre Dame.

This news follows this month’s previous announcement that Purdue ranks among the top 10 Most Innovative schools in the nation for the fourth year in a row.

The Wall Street Journal/Time Higher Education ranking list focusses on four qualifications: 40 percent of the overall score is based on student outcomes, 30 percent from resources, 20 percent from engagement with students and 10 percent from the learning environment, according to the release from Purdue.

Further recent achievements by Purdue include Forbes’ analysis of “The Universities With The Most Graduates Working At Top Fortune 500 Companies.” On this list, Purdue ranks 19th – with 2,195 graduated Boilermakers confirmed to be working for Fortune 500 companies – as well as Purdue’s record number of freshman for the fall 2021 semester.

“Here’s how the study was done,” Michael T Nietzel said in his Forbes article, “the authors examined more than 150,000 LinkedIn profiles of current employees in a variety of leadership roles at the top 20 Fortune 500 companies (as of 2021) to identify their educational backgrounds. They then tabulated the universities attended and degrees earned by these individuals.”


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