Purdue University Northwest enrolls increasingly diverse student population

September 8, 2022

First-Time Freshmen Enrollment Up 21%

Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) fall 2022 enrollment figures show positive trends of first-time freshman enrollment and increasing diversity at the university.

PNW’s undergraduate student population now is comprised of more than 25% Hispanic students and 56% first-generation college students. Fall enrollment data show 91% of undergraduates are full-time students, with 81% who are age 25 or younger.

“Our enrollment data reflect the changing landscape of who PNW is today, which is a much different picture from our legacy institutions,” said PNW Chancellor Thomas L. Keon. “This fall we have welcomed to our campuses one of our largest classes of first-time college students, who are choosing PNW for its quality academics, its commitment to an inclusive and welcoming environment and its proven impact on our region.”

PNW enrolled 1,292 first-time freshmen for 2022-23, up 21% compared with fall 2021 and also representing an increase from the pre-pandemic year of 2019.