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By 1925 Purdue had the largest undergraduate engineering enrollment in the country, a status it would keep for half a century. Elliott oversaw a campus building program between the world wars. Ross coordinated several fundraisers, donated lands to the university, and was instrumental in establishing the Purdue Research Foundation.
Ross’s gifts and fundraisers supported such projects as Ross–Ade Stadium, the Memorial Union, a civil engineering surveying camp, and Purdue University Airport.
Rather than emulate the classical universities, White believed that Purdue should be an "industrial college" and devote its resources toward providing a liberal (or broad) education with an emphasis on science, technology, and agriculture.
He intended not only to prepare students for industrial work, but also to prepare them to be good citizens and family members.
In addition, Purdue has 18 intercollegiate sports teams and more than 900 student organizations.
Purdue is a member of the Big Ten Conference and enrolls the second largest student body of any university in Indiana, as well as the fourth largest international student population of any university in the United States.
External links are provided for reference purposes.Popular proposals included the addition of an agriculture department at Indiana State University or at what is now Butler University.By 1869, Tippecanoe County’s offer included 0,000 (equivalent to .8 million in 2017) from Lafayette business leader and philanthropist John Purdue, ,000 from the county, and 100 acres (0.4 km) of land from local residents.Purdue Airport was the country’s first university-owned airport and the site of the country’s first college-credit flight training courses.Amelia Earhart joined the Purdue faculty in 1935 as a consultant for these flight courses and as a counselor on women’s careers.