University Distinctions

Purdue Calumet gains recognitions

The Times - best of the region shore 2013

Purdue Calumet has been recognized “Best of the Region” in a recent readership survey of The Times of Northwest Indiana.

As selected by the newspaper’s readers, the university placed first in two categories:

  • Best College/University
  • Best Adult Educational Institution

No. 2 in Indiana for quality & affordable education

Additionally, The College Database has ranked Purdue Calumet No. 2 among Indiana colleges and universities for providing a quality education at an affordable price. Purdue Calumet trailed only Purdue West Lafayette.

For its rankings, The College Database used a metric that considers institutions with annual tuition rates of less than $20,000 and new graduates who earn an average annual salary of at least $40,000. The College Database reported that recent Purdue Calumet graduates command an average annual salary of $42,900, while the tuition Purdue Calumet students pay is the lowest among ranked institutions.

Rankings of Indiana institutions

Nine institutions qualified for The College Database Indiana rankings. They are:

  1. Purdue University (West Lafayette)
  2. Purdue University Calumet
  3. Indiana University (Bloomington)
  4. IIT Technical Institute (Indianapolis)
  5. Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
  6. Indiana State University
  7. Ball State University
  8. Indiana University-Purdue University Ft. Wayne (IPFW)
  9. University of Southern Indiana

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Top 100 status in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Finally, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine has recognized Purdue Calumet for achieving Top 100 status in awarding degrees to minority students.