WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — BestColleges and Campus Pride's 2020 listing has placed Purdue University 13th in the nation for LGBTQ+ students. In the state of Indiana, Purdue ranks number one.
The group that hands out the rankings looks at multiple factors including affordability, academic support and friendliness towards the community.
The rankings also look at the availability of campus resources and how much support LGBTQ+ students can get while attending the university.
Purdue's LGBTQ+ studies minor was also a key factor in the school placing so high. The university's LGBTQ Center was put in place back in 2012.