DIVERSITY TRAINING

“I will respect and be sensitive to students’ cultural background and personal value system; keeping in mind their personal dignity” (NTA, n.d.).

The Purdue Global Philosophy

Purdue Global recognizes the worth and dignity of all people and is sensitive to the diversity of cultural and ethnic backgrounds represented in its student population. All students are encouraged to reach their potential within the framework of their individual needs, interests, and capabilities. Read more.

Training Video: Online & Adult Learners

Watch this introduction to adult, online learners and how they are unique.

Registrar’s Snapshot of Purdue Global Student Demographics as of March 2016

Metric2015–2016
Enrollment33,253
Female students74%
Students over age 3060%
Mean student income at enrollment$22,323
Mean number of risk factors*3.7
Veterans11%
Active military10%
Spouse of active military5%
Students with prior postsecondary education84%
Neither parent attended college55%

* Risk factors include: student is older than typical college age (defined as ages 18 to 22), attends school part time, files taxes as independent, has earned a GED, works full time while enrolled, has legal dependents other than a spouse, and/or is a single parent.
† Data sources for 2015–2016 include attested prior post secondary attendance, official and unofficial transcripts, and attendance records from the National Student Clearinghouse. Statistics produced prior to this year do not include National Student Clearinghouse as a data source.

GenderPercentage
Female73.4%
Male25.0%
Not specified1.5%
Transgender0.0%
Unknown0.0%
Grand Total100.0%
Race/EthnicityPercentage
American Indian or Alaska Native1.5%
Asian1.7%
Black or African American33.3%
Hispanic8.8%
Native Hawaiin or Other Pacific Islander0.5%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown7.5%
Two or more races0.0%
White46.7%
Grand Total100.0%
AgePercentage
15–193.2%
20–2421.1%
25–2923.6%
30–3418.8%
35–3912.8%
40–449.0%
45–495.7%
50–543.4%
55–591.7%
60 and older0.6%
Grand Total100.0%
Updated 7/31/2019

Training Video: Diverse Technical Competencies and Learning Atmospheres

Training Video: Learning Challenges for Diverse Students and English Language Learners


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