Honors News: August 14, 2015

Purdue Honors College Announces Exciting Updates

Only a couple of years ago, the emerging Purdue Honors College enrolled about 1,000 students and was still in the process of transitioning from the Honors Program, which began back in 2005.

But now the enrollment is up to 1,800 students–and the College has announced other changes as part of a major expansion. The Honors College will soon have a $90 million, 311,000 square foot Honors College and Residences complex.

“This facility will provide a home for the College, inaugurated in the Fall of 2013. Providing over 800 beds, the complex will house the offices, innovation forum, classrooms and labs for the honors students. The Purdue Honors College has 1800 students who will be served by the facility that is among the first in Indiana – and Purdue’s first- to be built using the efficient construction manager as constructor (CMC) process.

“The new home will provide opportunities for enhancing the living learning experiences for honors students.”

The Honors College, under the leadership of Dean Rhonda Phillips, has already made a name for itself. In our 2014 edition of A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs, the College achieved a 4.5 mortarboard rating on the basis of its curriculum, staffing, class size, and excellent six-year graduation rate of 94 percent.