Purdue University Global Online

by TBS Staff

Updated July 19, 2021 • 1 min read


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Purdue University Global is a newly established part of the renowned Purdue University System, a public, nonprofit university system. Purdue Global is building on Purdue’s mission to provide greater access to affordable, world-class education by delivering a fully personalized online learning experience that’s tailored to working adults who need flexibility to fit learning into their busy lives.

Personalized Flexibility

Purdue Global students can choose the learning method that works best for them. Advisors will work with them to determine the fastest, most affordable path to their degree.

Traditional classroom — Purdue Global allows students to learn online from anywhere in the world. In the virtual classroom, students experience course materials and collaborative tools that provide the best elements of any traditional, campus-based instructional approach. Courses include interactive live seminars where students meet with instructors and classmates in a virtual classroom to review and discuss important weekly topics. Students can also visit one of Purdue Global’s regional locations to take advantage of local, onsite support and services.

Competency-based ExcelTrack — ExcelTrack lets self-motivated students who have college credits and/or career experience use that experience to earn their degree faster and for less money. Students can leverage their knowledge and skills to set their learning pace, allowing them to speed past topics they already know and focus on what they need to learn. Students can take as many classes as they want each term, all for one flat tuition rate.

Open College at Purdue Global — Access free and low-cost open, online resources to translate work or life experience into college credit at Purdue Global. There are three avenues to earn credit toward an Open College degree: (1) prior learning assessment, (2) open courses from any institution (MOOCs), and (3) Purdue Global courses.

One-on-One Support

Purdue Global’s dedicated support team helps students stay engaged every step of the way with personalized assistance on everything from coursework to career searches. The full range of services include:

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