Purdue University Fort Wayne

Public, Four-years School Located in Fort Wayne, IN

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How much is the IPFW tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, IPFW's tuition & fees is $9,254 for Indiana residents and $22,220 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $24,107 for Indiana residents and $37,073 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

IPFW Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Indiana Residents Tuition & Fees$9,254
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$22,220
Books & Supplies Costs$1,240
On-campus Room & Board$10,111
On-campus Expenses$3,502
Off-campus Room & Board$10,111
Off-campus Expenses$3,502
2023-2024 Projection
Indiana Residents Tuition & Fees$8,984
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$1,573

How Much Does it Cost to Go to IPFW for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $95,747 at IPFW. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $152,999. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $126,533.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$22,886$36,774$30,448
Sophomore (2024-25)$23,573$37,740$31,224
Junior (2025-26)$24,280$38,733$32,021
Senior (2026-27)$25,008$39,752$32,840
4 Years Total$95,747$152,999$126,533
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$23,573$37,740$31,224
Sophomore (2025-26)$24,280$38,733$32,021
Junior (2026-27)$25,008$39,752$32,840
Senior (2027-28)$25,758$40,800$33,680
4 Years Total$98,618$157,025$129,765
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$24,280$38,733$32,021
Sophomore (2026-27)$25,008$39,752$32,840
Junior (2027-28)$25,758$40,800$33,680
Senior (2028-29)$26,530$41,875$34,542
4 Years Total$101,576$161,160$133,082
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$25,008$39,752$32,840
Sophomore (2027-28)$25,758$40,800$33,680
Junior (2028-29)$26,530$41,875$34,542
Senior (2029-30)$27,326$42,980$35,427
4 Years Total$104,623$165,407$136,488
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$25,758$40,800$33,680
Sophomore (2028-29)$26,530$41,875$34,542
Junior (2029-30)$27,326$42,980$35,427
Senior (2030-31)$28,146$44,115$36,335
4 Years Total$107,760$169,770$139,984

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, IPFW' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Indiana, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $15,112.
Purdue University Fort Wayne$9,254$22,220
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Indiana Four-years Colleges$20,112
Public Schools$6,847$15,112
Private Schools$22,120

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between IPFW and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Purdue University Fort WayneFort Wayne, IN$9,254$22,220
CUNY Lehman CollegeBronx, NY$7,410$15,360
Grambling State UniversityGrambling, LA$7,681$16,706
Southeastern Oklahoma State UniversityDurant, OK$7,200$16,410
University of Nebraska at KearneyKearney, NE$8,302$14,260
Southern University at New OrleansNew Orleans, LA$7,490$16,390
CUNY Bernard M Baruch CollegeNew York, NY$7,464$15,414
Texas A&M University-Central TexasKilleen, TX$6,627$16,419
Chadron State CollegeChadron, NE$7,354$8,078
Longwood UniversityFarmville, VA$15,200$27,410
Rutgers University-CamdenCamden, NJ$17,079$35,841

Financial Aid and COA

At Purdue University Fort Wayne, 6,093 students (78%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $6,142.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at IPFW is $30,931 for students living on-campus and $30,931 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 1,236 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $7,432 and the average amount of student loans is $5,387.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Indiana ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$24,107$37,073
COA (off-campus)$24,107$37,073
Tuition & Fees$9,254$22,220
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$14,853$14,853
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$14,853$14,853
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$17,965$30,931
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$17,965$30,931
Average Financial Aid$6,142$6,142
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship6,09378%$6,142
Pell Grants2,03526%$4,884
Federal Student Loan2,09227%$5,889
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid1,236100%-
Grants or Scholarships1,236100%$7,432
Federal Grants1,23399%$3,241
Pell Grants48339%$4,805
Other Federal Grants1,23099%$1,362
State/Local Grants44236%$5,922
Institutional Grants81966%$3,141
Student Loan Aid45136%$5,387
Federal Student Loans44136%$4,526
Other Student Loans353%$12,392
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level697664$7,703
110,001 or more119101$2,254

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

IPFW's acceptance rate is 83.20%. A total of 6,007 applicants applied to and 4,998 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 1,293 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 25.87%.
To apply to IPFW, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and Completion of college-preparatory program and 4 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank, Recommendations, Formal demonstration of competencies and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate83.20%84.63%81.91%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)25.87%29.11%22.83%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesRecommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to IPFW. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,105 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 23.
Its SAT score is slightly lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is similar to the national average score of 24.
SAT Total1,1051,0001,210
National Average1,168
Indiana Average1,154
SAT EBRW555500610
SAT Math550500600
ACT Composite232026
National Average24
Indiana Average25
ACT Math221826
ACT English221925

Student Population

Purdue University Fort Wayne has a total of 9,069 students including 8,390 undergraduate and 679 graduate students. By gender, there are 4,014 male students and 4,284 female students attending IPFW. The school offers online degree programs and 692 students enrolled online exclusively (7.63% of all students).
Total8,298 4,0144,284
Undergraduate7,768 3,7674,001
Graduate530 247283

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address2101 E Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered123 Programs
Online Program Offered5 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered18 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate80.66%
Student Population9,069
Graduation Rate35%
Retention Rate63% (Full-time), 41% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate13 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties329 (Full-time), 236 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs923 (Full-time), 373 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$56,160
Average Staff Salary$54,050