photo of graduates with Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Peggy Gerard. One student is holding up a diploma

An Affordable Quality Education

Purdue University Calumet is Indiana’s No. 2 ranked college/university for providing a quality education at an affordable price, just behind our main campus in West Lafayette (As determined by the College Database). “Value and affordability comprise the cornerstone of the Purdue education we offer at Purdue Calumet,” Chancellor Thomas L. Keon said. “This recognition verifies that an education built on academic excellence that enables personal and professional success can be both high quality and reasonably priced.” Here is a brief list of some recognition’s Purdue Calumet has recently received:

  • “Best College/University” – The Times of NWI Best of the Region 2013 Readership Survey
  • “Best University for Attaining a Technology Degree” -2013 Best of NWI Business Magazine Readership Survey
  • “Top 100 status in awarding degrees to minority students”  – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education Magazine


15 to Finish

Purdue University Calumet is a proud supporter of the 15 to Finish campaign. This campaign pushes for students to take/pass,  15 credit hours each semester of their college career, so that they will graduate on time (4 years). Following this plan will save time and money for both students and parents alike.

15 to Finish Indiana


Quick Facts…

  • Over 50% of our students receive financial assistance
  • Graduates earn a Purdue Degree
  • Small Class Sizes
  • 2nd Largest Campus and most diverse in the Purdue System


Campus Safety

The Purdue Calumet community offers numerous advantages to students and residents. The community is a great place to live, work, and study. The University attempts to provide a safe and secure environment for students, staff, and visitors. Purdue Calumet maintains its own professional police agency and Campus Safety Programs are offered at the beginning of each school year to Residence Hall staff and any campus student organization or community group.