Purdue University is the flagship university of the Purdue University System, consistently ranks among the top public universities in the United States.

Rankings:

- Purdue University is ranked 56th among all national universities, according to U.S.News & World Report magazine (2011).

- According to the U.S.New rankings of the top graduate schools (2010), Purdue's College of Engineering tied with the University of California, San Diego, for 12th overall in the survey. In engineering specialties, Purdue is placed 1st for Biological/Agricultural (tied with Cornell University).

- 19th in Webometrics' Ranking of World Universities survey (January 2010).

- Ranked 106th among the world's top universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2010-2011.

- Ranked 65th globally in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2009.

- Purdue's Marriage and Family Therapy program in the College of Consumer and Family Sciences was ranked 1st in scholarship productivity by the Journal of Marital & Family Therapy (2009).

- Included in the Princeton Review's list of 100 "best value" colleges for 2009.

- Krannert School of Management has been ranked in a tie for the 9th spot among U.S. public MBA programs and 54th worldwide, according to rankings released by the Financial Times (2010). Krannert's MBA also ranked in the top 50 schools as best value for the money, which compares salary to education and time costs in earning the degree.

- The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences doctoral program was tied for 9th in 2008 (US News).

- In 2007 the School of Veterinary Medicine ranked 14th, Department of Chemistry tied for 22nd, Department of Biological Sciences tied for 42nd (US News).

- Eleven Purdue University doctoral programs placed in the top 10 of the Chronicle of Higher Education's 2007 Top Research Universities Faculty Scholar Productivity Index. These include:
  - Communication and communication studies, 2nd
  - Information technology/information systems, 2nd
  - Pharmacy, 3rd
  - Speech and hearing sciences, 3rd
  - Philosophy, 4th
  - Computational sciences, 5th
  - Horticulture, 5th
  - Agronomy and crop sciences, 6th
  - General engineering, 6th
  - Electrical engineering, 10th
  - Various programs in family and human sciences also ranked 3rd, 8th, 9th and 10th.

- Purdue's College of Agriculture was ranked 3rd in the nation in the National Science Foundation's ranking of research and development expenditures in agricultural sciences (2007).

- Rated 9th nationally in SmartMoney magazine's college "payback" survey, which quantifies the long-term value of a college education. The median salary for Purdue graduates three years after graduation was $51,400, with out-of-state degree costs of $66,472 (class of 2005).

* Next: Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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