Purdue is announcing a research collaboration with Gallup to measure the overall success at work and in life of America's college graduates and Purdue graduates specifically.
The Gallup-Purdue Index will constitute the largest representative study of college graduates in U.S. history.
University president Mitch Daniels says over the next few months, the first annual national benchmark survey will be conducted of approximately 30,000 college graduates.
He says Purdue will be the first school to contract for a simultaneous sampling of its own graduates, to determine how they compare to national norms.
Daniels says the Gallup-Purdue Index is not a new ranking or rating system.
He says it is a way the university can look at outcomes other than graduation rates and GPA, to measure the success of its graduates.