About Purdue University Calumet

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University / Location


  • 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.


Faculty / Staff / Students


  • Many faculty/staff engage in nationally prominent research.
  • More than 9,000 students enrolled.
  • 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.

Purdue Calumet Campus in the Fall

Campus Community


  • Opportunities to grow academically and personally through learning communities.
  • More than 80 student organizations in which to engage and become active.
  • 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
    • Baseball and Softball
  • A thriving intramural sports program, gymnasium, and comprehensive fitness center.


Academic Programs / Degrees


  • Strategically committed to helping qualified, achievement-oriented students persist and succeed in earning a Purdue degree.
  • Offers baccalaureate and master’s degrees in 50 programs of study, plus professional certificates, in  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 50,000 Purdue degrees.

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Commitment to Advance Positive Change & Economic Growth in NW Indiana


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

  • Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation
  • 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
  • Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center
  • Center for Entrepreneurship Success
  • MBA for Executives Program