Discover the notable alumni of Purdue University. The list includes people like Neil Armstrong, Drew Brees, Gus Grissom, C. N. R. Rao & Elizabeth Shatner. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as miscellaneous, sportspersons, scientists, engineers and leaders etc.
Neil ArmstrongNeil Armstrong
05 August 1930, American
Astronaut
Drew BreesDrew Brees
15 January 1979, American
American Football Player

Gus GrissomGus Grissom
03 April 1926, American
Astronaut

C.N.R. RaoC. N. R. Rao
30 June 1934, Indian
Chemist

Elizabeth ShatnerElizabeth Shatner
30 December 1958, American
William Shatner’s Wife

Edward Mills Purcell Edward Mills Purcell
30 August 1912, American
Physicist
Daniel Von BargenDaniel Von Bargen
05 June 1950, American
Actor

Brittany BreesBrittany Brees
18 September 1976, American
Drew Brees' Wife

Dulquer SalmaanDulquer Salmaan
28 July 1986, Indian
Actor, Businessperson

Roger B. ChaffeeRoger B. Chaffee
15 February 1935, American
Officer, Aviator, Astronaut
Ted AllenTed Allen
20 May 1965, American
Author

Matt HamillMatt Hamill
05 October 1976, American
Amateur wrestler, Mixed martial artist
John WoodenJohn Wooden
14 October 1910, American
Officer, Basketball coach, Basketball player

Matt MitrioneMatt Mitrione
15 July 1978, American
American football player, Mixed martial artist,

Eugene CernanEugene Cernan
14 March 1934, American
Officer, Aviator, Astronaut, Fighter pilot,
Herman CainHerman Cain
13 December 1945, American
Radio personality, Politician, Businessperson,

Rod WoodsonRod Woodson
10 March 1965, American
Former American football player
Ward CunninghamWard Cunningham
26 May 1949, American
Programmer, Computer scientist

Stephan BonnarStephan Bonnar
04 April 1977, American
Mixed martial artist, Taekwondo athlete

Len DawsonLen Dawson
20 June 1935, American
American Football Player
Jim EverettJim Everett
03 January 1963, American
American Footballer

Ian MurdockIan Murdock
28 April 1973, American
Computer scientist, Engineer, Programmer
Lebbeus WoodsLebbeus Woods
31 May 1940, American
Architect, Artist, University teacher

Dave SchulthiseDave Schulthise
16 September 1956, American
 

John Robert WoodenJohn Robert Wooden
14 October 1910, American
Basketball Coach, Basketball player, Coach

Founded in 1869, Purdue University is a public research university located in Indiana. Offering over 211 undergraduate and postgraduate programs in various fields of study, Purdue University is positioned on a vast campus that augments every student’s life with its ultramodern facilities. It offers various programs in the areas of Education, Liberal Arts, Health, Management, Pharmacy, Science and Aviation. It is in fact very well-known and highly influential in the country’s aviation history, being the first university to offer a four-year bachelor’s degree in aviation and for having started the first university airport in the United States. The university has produced prominent astronauts such as Neil Armstrong, Gus Grissom and Eugene Cernan. Other than aviation, Purdue University enjoys a great list of alumni achievers in the areas of engineering and science. With tons of students dreaming to graduate in these prestigious programs from the university, only a handful of select students get admission to the university, based purely on skill, hard work and merit. Purdue University has also been declared the 20th best public university in the United States and the 90th best globally, by the U.S. News & World Report as per the 2017 edition. The university has come a long way in making a name for itself globally since its inception, by warranting abundant professional and personal development among the students through various leadership organizations. The alumni’s of Purdue University are truly inspirational; here is a list of some notable entities that pursued their education here.