About Our University/Location

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  • An academically comprehensive regional university and part of the internationally respected Purdue University system. (Our graduates earn a Purdue degree!)
  • Located in Hammond, Ind….less than 25 miles southeast of downtown Chicago, near the shores of Lake Michigan…3 miles east of the Indiana-Illinois state line…off Interstate 80/94.
  • A residential campus offering apartment-style, private bedroom living for nearly 750 students.
  • 17-building, 167-acre neighborhood campus, as well as an Academic Learning Center offering classes in nearby Merrillville, IN, less than 15 miles southwest of campus.

About Our Academic Programs/Degrees


  • Is strategically committed to helping qualified, achievement-oriented students persist and succeed in earning a Purdue degree.
  • Offers baccalaureate and master’s degrees plus professional certificates in dozens of fields of study, including such traditional Purdue strengths as engineering; technologies; professional programs of nursing, management/business and education; natural, behavioral and social sciences; communication; and the liberal arts.
  • Is distinctive by the inclusion of structured experiential learning—the integration of traditional classroom learning with the applied learning that occurs in a job or other real world setting—including internships, cooperative education, research, study abroad, service learning, design projects, or practica in the academic study programs of all baccalaureate degree-seeking students.
  • To help new students get off to a successful start, a Freshman Experience class is offered.
  • Graduates have earned more than 45,000 Purdue degrees.

About Our Faculty/Staff/Students

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  • Many faculty/staff engage in nationally prominent research.
  • More than 10,000 students enrolled, ranging teens to senior citizens.
  • Minority students, including more Hispanic enrollees than at any other Indiana university or college, comprise one-third of the total body.
  • More than 600 international students are enrolled.

About Our Campus Community

Purdue Calumet Campus in the Fall


  • There are opportunities to grow academically and personally through learning communities.
  • There are more than 60 student organizations in which to engage and become active.

  • There are intercollegiate athletic teams in:
    • Men’s and Women’s Basketball
    • Women’s Volleyball
    • Men’s Golf
    • Men’s and Women’s Tennis
    • Men’s and Women’s Cross Country
    • Men’s and Women’s Soccer
    • Coming in 2013-14 Baseball and Softball
  • There is a thriving intramural sports program, gymnasium, and comprehensive fitness center.

About Our Commitment to Advance
Positive Change & Economic Growth in NW Indiana

We do so through partnerships, involvement with, and development of the following…

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  • Purdue Calumet Water Institute
  • Energy Efficiency & Reliability Center
  • Center for Science & Technology in Education
  • Center for Mathematics Teaching & Learning
  • Indiana Center for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice
  • Center for Global Studies
  • Institute for Social and Policy Research
  • Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation
  • Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center
  • Center for Entrepreneurship Success
  • Purdue Technology Center of Northwest Indiana
  • MBA for Executives Program