In the last five years or so the accolades have poured in, and they are extensive (taken by permission from http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/rankings/ranking.html):
U.S.News ranks Purdue's graduate programs among nation's bestPurdue University's programs remain among the best in the nation in U.S.News & World Report's rankings of the top graduate schools released Tuesday (March 13).
"All of our graduate rankings have increased over the past year," said university President France A. Córdova. "These elevated rankings reaffirm that a Purdue degree represents a world-class educational experience."
Krannert grad-level majors ranked in top 25Twelve graduate-level majors offered by Purdue University's Krannert School of Management were ranked in the top 25 in the United States and Canada by Eduniversal.
The programs are MBA in manufacturing/technology management, seventh; MBA in management information systems, seventh; master's in human resource management, eighth; international master's in management/executive MBA, eighth; MBA in marketing, 10th; full-time MBA, 11th; MBA in international management, 12th; MBA in global supply chain management/supply chain and logistics, 15th; MBA in technology innovation and entrepreneurship, 17th; MBA in accounting, 22nd; master's in economics, 24th; master's in finance, 25th.
Purdue in Princeton Review's top 150 'best value' collegesPurdue University is listed among the Princeton Review's 150 "best value" colleges for 2012, released Tuesday (Feb. 7).
The education services and test-prep company says the list, which appeared in USA Today, "is considered a guide for prospective college applicants to seek out the best value for their money."
t is the second time this academic year that Purdue has been recognized for being a good value. In August, SmartMoney magazine ranked Purdue seventh nationally in its college "payback" survey, which quantified the long-term value of a college degree.
Krannert MBA program improves in Financial Times rankingsPurdue University's Krannert School of Management MBA program has been ranked 12th among U.S. public colleges and universities by Financial Times.
The program was ranked 17th among U.S. public schools last year.
In the 2012 Financial Times ranking of full-time MBA programs globally, Krannert was 59th, up from 74th last year. Krannert ranked 29th among all U.S. programs, public and private, up from 39th last year.
Purdue ABE undergrad program rated best in nationU.S. News & World Report's selection of Purdue University's agricultural and biological engineering program as the best such undergraduate specialty in the country follows the graduate program's top ranking earlier this year.
The magazine ranked the speciality engineering undergraduate programs Monday (Sept. 12) as part of its annual listing of the nation's top universities. It based its specialty rankings on a spring 2011 survey of deans and department heads at peer institutions.
The magazine also rated the Purdue ABE program as the top graduate program in the country in special rankings released in March.
Purdue remains among nation's top universitiesPurdue University ranked 23rd among the nation's public universities and 62nd among all universities, according to U.S.News & World Report.
Purdue's overall scores in determining this year's rankings held steady or improved, as did those of other highly ranked universities. Last year, Purdue ranked 18th among public universities and 56th overall.
Krannert in top 20 of U.S. business schools in new rankingPurdue University's Krannert School of Management ranks in the top 20 of U.S. business schools with a major international influence, according to a ranking by Eduniversal.
Krannert ranked No. 19 and was granted "five palms" by Eduniversal, the highest rating offered by the European-based online higher education selection tool. Schools on the list could rate from two palms - considered a good business school with regional influence - to five palms - universal business schools with major international influence.
Purdue degree among nation's best buys, SmartMoney saysPurdue University ranks seventh nationally in SmartMoney magazine's college "payback" survey, which quantifies the long-term value of a college education. In 2010, Purdue was ranked ninth.
"This survey shows that a degree from Purdue University has great value in the marketplace," said Timothy D. Sands, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost. "We offer an excellent education and attract top students to our flagship campus in West Lafayette. After graduating, our graduates make a difference in the world, and some of that impact is reflected in their salaries."
A Wall Street Journal survey of corporate recruiters in 2010 ranked Purdue fourth nationally in preparing its students for the workforce.
Purdue moves up to 61st in world university rankingsPurdue has been ranked 61st in the 2011 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ACWU), up from 69th last year. In specialty rankings, Purdue ranks 14th in engineering and technology, 18th in computer science, 19th in chemistry, and 46th in overall science.
"Purdue works hard to build academic, research and business relationships with partners around the world and to infuse a global perspective into all aspects of our mission as a university," said university President France A. Córdova. "We are positioning ourselves to meet the grand challenges of humanity both locally and globally. International recognition such as this can lead to further global connections and to enhanced learning and research opportunities for our students and faculty."
The ACWU is compiled by the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, which, since 2003, has ranked the top 500 universities annually based on six indicators. These include the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, number of highly cited researchers selected by Thomson Scientific, number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science, number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index – Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, and per capita performance with respect to the size of an institution.
Purdue moves up in QS World University RankingsPurdue has been ranked 61st in the 2011 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ACWU), up from 69th last year. Purdue University rose in the QS World University Rankings, released Monday (Sept. 5).
Purdue's overall ranking went to 85th, up from 87th in last year's survey. Purdue is the state's only public university ranked in the top 100.
QS considered more than 2,000 universities and evaluated over 700 in compiling the 2011 rankings.
"Rankings are one way that your impact around the world can be assessed," said Timothy D. Sands, Purdue's executive vice president for academic affairs and provost. "Being ranked in the top 100 of more than 700 universities tells prospective students that Purdue will prepare them to successfully compete and collaborate in a global economy."
Purdue was among six Big Ten institutions ranked in the top 100.
Purdue's graduate programs ranked among best by U.S.NewsPurdue programs in engineering, education and business were ranked among the best in the country in U.S.News & World Report's graduate school rankings released Tuesday (March 15).
"We are pleased that Purdue continues to be recognized for its strengths in education and research at the graduate level," said Purdue President France A. Córdova. "These rankings remind us that Purdue's faculty excel in their fields of study and that they continue to be praised for their roles as educators."
Krannert Entrepreneurship program for disabled vets honoredThe April issue of Inc. magazine has named the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) program one of the "10 Best-In-Class" college-based entrepreneurship courses in the nation.
Purdue University's Krannert School of Management is one of seven business schools participating in the EBV program.
EBV is designed to provide cutting-edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 veterans disabled as a result of their military service.
Purdue one of top 50 institutions worldwide most published in Nature journalsPurdue University is one of the top 50 institutions worldwide with the most articles published in the prestigious Nature research journals.
Purdue is ranked 47th on the Nature Publishing Index Global Top 50, based on the number of research articles in Nature or the Nature research journals in 2010. U.S. institutions occupied 33 of the top 50 positions with Harvard University topping the list. The index is available at http://www.natureasia.com/en/publishing-index/global/
Purdue reaches top ranks among nation's universitiesPurdue is among the nation's top universities and its efforts in undergraduate teaching and programs to ensure student success also were recognized Aug. 17, 2010, in rankings released by U.S.News & World Report.
"These rankings and acknowledgements show that the emphasis on student success in our strategic plan is paying off," Purdue President France A. Córdova said. "The outstanding work of our faculty and the dedication of our staff are making a tangible difference in the lives of our students."
Purdue landscape architecture program rated third in countryPurdue University's undergraduate landscape architecture program is rated third best in the country with two other schools, according to a new survey by DesignIntelligence magazine.
Purdue tied for third with the University of Georgia and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the rankings of the top programs in the country. The rankings are reported in the magazine's November/December issue.
Krannert international executive MBA ranked among world's bestThe Purdue University Krannert School of Management international executive MBA degree program placed 21st worldwide in rankings released Monday (Oct. 25) by Financial Times.
The program moved up three places from 2009.
The International Master's in Management (IMM) executive MBA is a collaboration among the Krannert School; TiasNimbas Business School of Tilburg University in the Netherlands; CEU Business School in Budapest, Hungary; and the GISMA Business School in Hannover, Germany.
Purdue ranked 4th in Wall Street Journal's job recruiter rankingsA Wall Street Journal survey of corporate recruiters released Monday (Sept. 13) ranks Purdue University fourth in the nation in preparing its students for the work force.
"This confirms that Purdue gets students ready to succeed in the real world," said Timothy Sands, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost. "Companies are hiring the whole student, and ours have a solid work ethic, strong leadership skills and real-world experience. Job recruiters recognize our emphasis on internships, learning communities, study abroad, writing in the disciplines and other programs that give our students a well-rounded education."
In the survey's specialty rankings, Purdue was ranked first in management information systems, second in engineering and eighth in computer science.
Purdue engineering, technology programs rise in world rankingsPurdue's engineering and technology programs rose nine places in the QS World University Rankings, released Sept. 8.
Overall, Purdue's ranking remained 87th, unchanged from last year's survey, making it the state's only public university ranked in the top 100.
In the 2010 QS rankings, Purdue's engineering and technology programs were ranked 28th, up from 37th in 2009. In other QS world specialty rankings this year, Purdue's life sciences and biomedicine programs ranked 86th, compared to 79th in 2009, and natural sciences ranked 118th, compared to 94th in 2009.
"Public universities turn out to be a far better deal than virtually all the privates we surveyed," according to the magazine.
Purdue Provost Randy Woodson said, "This survey reinforces the reality that a degree from Purdue University has great value in the marketplace. We offer an excellent education and attract top students to our flagship campus in West Lafayette."
Financial Times ranks Purdue's Krannert School as a top 10 public MBA programPurdue University's Krannert School of Management has been ranked in a tie for the No. 9 spot among U.S. public MBA programs, according to rankings released Monday (Jan. 25) by the Financial Times. The publication lists Krannert as the highest-ranked MBA program in the state of Indiana.
Krannert's MBA program jumped 26 spots to tie for 54th worldwide. The national ranking improved to 28th among all U.S. business schools. Krannert's rank among Big Ten schools also rose, from ninth to fourth place, behind only Northwestern University, the University of Michigan and the University of Illinois.
U.S.News ranks Purdue's graduate programs among country's bestPrograms in education, engineering, business and science were ranked among the best in the nation in U.S.News & World Report's rankings of graduate schools released Thursday (April 15).
"Purdue continues to be recognized by its peers for its strengths in research and education at the graduate level," Purdue President France A. Córdova said. "These rankings remind us that Purdue's faculty excel in their fields of study, and they continue to be praised for their role as educators. This is a winning combination for prospective graduate students."
Purdue's Krannert No. 14 among top U.S. business schoolsPurdue University's Krannert School of Management ranks in the top 15 of U.S. business schools with a major international influence.
Rankings were based on votes from deans in schools across the country as well as evaluations by Eduniversal's 12-member International Scientific Committee. The committee, which included education experts from five continents, ranked schools based on each university's accreditations, participation in international academic associations and similar criteria.
Krannert's executive MBA ranks 14th in WSJ value pollRawls HallThe executive MBA at Purdue University's Krannert School of Management offers one of the highest returns on investment, according to a new ranking by the Wall Street Journal.
Five years after graduation, the value of the Krannert degree ranked 14th when factoring in the cost of education. The WSJ article also noted that for public universities, low tuition and a cost-efficient approach often bring more value than brand names.
Purdue has strong Web presence, according to rankingPurdue University, which is second among U.S. public universities in international student enrollment, is a popular Internet destination worldwide, according to a new ranking.
An international higher education search engine and directory reviewing accredited universities and colleges this week placed Purdue sixth among its list of the top 200 institutions in its 4icu.org Web Popularity Ranking. 4 International Colleges & Universities' aim was to provide an approximate popularity ranking of worldwide universities and colleges based upon the popularity of the institutions' Web sites. The rankings can "especially help international students to understand how popular a specific university/college is in a foreign country," rankings organizers say.
Purdue in Princeton Review's top 100 'best value' collegesPurdue University is ranked in the Princeton Review's list of 100 "best value" colleges for 2009, released Jan. 8.
The education services and test-prep company says the rankings are an attempt to highlight "schools that provide high-quality academics at a reasonable price - either by keeping sticker prices in line, or by offsetting high costs with great financial packages."
The survey is based on an analysis using the most recently reported data from each institution for its 2008-09 academic year. The top 10 public and private "best values" are ranked; the rest are listed alphabetically.
West Lafayette ranked 6th smartest small town in AmericaWest Lafayette is ranked the sixth most-educated small town in a survey released Jan. 5 by Forbes magazine.
Of West Lafayette, the magazine said in its story: "Purdue University draws top science minds to this west Indiana town with its high-ranking engineering program. High-paying science and tech jobs in Purdue Research Park - from employers like Nissan Chemical, Nanovis and Butler International - keep them there."
Still, our acronym spells PU. Under the afore stated, Dr. France A. Cordova (a Stanford and Cal Tech alumnus mind you) has brilliantly translated an intellectual space like West La La with world--renowned resources and faculty within an elitist yet familiar arrogance not unlike the top universities on this planet. In a phrase: Hail, Purdue! She, however, is stepping down after serving her tenure.
Why? Well, to chair the Smithsonian Institute of course. I mean duh. She is an accomplished scientist and academician who understood higher education and policy and behind the scenes spear-heading PU into a once more elite scent of a university.
So when the trustees voted on her replacement, we all expected equal greatness and beyond from such an ideal as Dr. Cordova. We expected perhaps an Ivy-league affiliate (i.e. Brown, Columbia,or even Yale), or something comparable in Stanford, Cal Tech or UC--Berkley; why not someone from Cambridge University, UCL (University College of London for those of you who don't know) or MIT; hell, I would have like to see U of Chicago, Northwestern or Hopkins in there too. The point? We should have been able to attract this caliber of candidate with THESE affiliations! This move would have turned the state of Indiana that much closer to arguably the smartest state in the union; namely, Massachusetts (or anywhere sharp minds may be found on the East across from our English channel forbears, no). They could have even come left field and honored us with someone from China (i.e. Peking University) or Canada (i.e. McGill University or Toronto) or Spain or France by goodness! Not Greece though please--we have our limits.
No, instead we received an application from a Princeton and Georgetown Law alumnus with deep political pockets in Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana. He is not an academician; he is not an educator; he is a politician. Why would PU allow this?
Ostensibly, it is seen as the best school in the state of Indiana and one of the better of the best schools in the Midwest easily on par with a U of Chicago or a Northwestern. This move seems to me a step or two back from where our elite synergies program was hoping to get/land us: http://www.purdue.edu/strategic_plan/documents/StrategicPlanBrochure.pdf. For my part I am glad that Cordova will be my president when I leave PU; the ink could not dry fast enough right after FRANCIS TOBIENNE, JR, THE DEGREE OF and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY thank you very much.
An odd day indeed for the now pungent odor of PU.
The link can be found here: http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/general/2012/120621KrachPresident.html