10 Key Facts about Purdue University Calumet

10 Key Facts about Purdue University Calumet


1. Our graduates earn a Purdue degree…the same degree awarded at Purdue’s Big Ten campus at West Lafayette, Ind. Baccalaureate and master’s degrees can be pursued in 80+ fields of study, including traditional Purdue strengths of engineering, the sciences, technologies, nursing, business/management, education, hospitality and tourism management, and the liberal arts.

2. Student success is our strategic cornerstone. To help our students succeed to graduation, we offer comprehensive resources, programs and services, plus interested, accessible faculty, academic advisors and support staff.

3. Experiential learning makes our Purdue degree distinctive. ALL our degree-seeking undergraduates earn academic credit by applying traditional textbook and classroom knowledge in a hands-on, real world environment. For example, students assist faculty with cutting edge research or conduct their own, participate in internships, design projects, help local industry troubleshoot problems, study abroad, or engage in community service learning. Our students also successfully apply their skills and knowledge in a full array of competitive activities.

4. A Purdue Calumet experience is a collection of experiences for a lifetime! A Purdue education at Purdue Calumet is all about experiences—inside and outside the classroom or laboratory, personally and professionally enriching, life-changing!

5. Our campus is diverse, accessible and Chicago-convenient. Among our 10,000+ enrollees, minority students comprise some one-third of the total body. Our Hammond, Ind. campus is located within 25 miles of downtown Chicago and 3 miles east of the Illinois-Indiana state line off Interstate 80/94.

6. We appeal to prepared, motivated students. Besides a Purdue education, we offer an Honors Program; full tuition Chancellor’s Awards for recent year high school valedictorian and salutatorian graduates; and other scholarships for academically-successful high school and community college graduates.

7. We offer national and international appeal. Our undergraduate engineering program has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report… Fortune magazine recently listed our MBA for Executives program on its list of MBA executive offerings considered among the nation’s best values… Our master’s program in marriage and family therapy attracts students worldwide… More than 600 international students attend Purdue Calumet.

8. We have student housing facilities that ARE NOT dormitories. They are apartments! Each unit is a fully-furnished suite, featuring private bedrooms, semi-private bathroom(s), kitchen/dining room and living room.

9. Our faculty members are internationally respected scholars. Their expertise includes steel manufacturing technologies, high energy physics, water quality, radio frequency effects on human and bacterial gene activities, audio signal processing, family therapy, and more.

10. Our vibrant campus features an expanding athletic and recreation program. Among our 60+ student organizations, we field athletic teams in men’s & women’s basketball, men’s & women’s tennis, men’s & women’s cross country, men’s & women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and men’s golf. Coming soon: men’s baseball and women’s softball. We also offer a robust intramural sports program and comprehensive ἀtness center.