Purdue University Calumet Campus

Purdue University Calumet Campus

Purdue University- Calumet Campus is a regional campus located in Hammond, Indiana. It is a part of the Purdue University system which was established in 1946 as a public coeducational university. Purdue University Calumet offers over 100 academic programs leading to associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees. There are also several professional certificate courses. These various programs are taught in 6 schools:

  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science
  • School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • School of Management
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Technology

Classes at the Purdue University's Calumet campus started in 1951. The campus is set on sprawling grounds stretching over 194 acres of land. There are over 9,000 graduates and postgraduates enrolled at the Calumet campus.

The Peregrines, as the Purdue University Calumet's sports teams are called, have separate teams for basketball, softball, and baseball.

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Contacting Purdue Calumet

Purdue University-Calumet Campus
2200 169th St
Hammond , IN 46323-2094
General Phone: (219) 989-2400

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Purdue Calumet Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management364business, business management, operations management, accounting, management information systems
Liberal Arts207foreign language and literature, English, humanities, social services, economics, political science, sociology, history
Engineering Technician195architectural engineering tech, civil engineering tech, electronics tech, robotics tech, industrial tech, mechanical engineering related tech, architectural drafting, mechanical drafting
Education and Teaching146education, elementary school teaching
Nursing and Emergency Medicine129registered nursing
Engineering77electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, various engineering courses
Media70communication studies
Family and Social Work57family studies, child care management
Science48biology, chemistry, physics
Hospitality44hotel management, hospitality administration
Therapy and Counseling44psychology
Computer Science and Engineering35computer support, computer engineering
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy13sports and fitness management
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy

Number of programs and degrees for Purdue Calumet in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree85431
Master's degree27310
Award of less than 1 academic year7213
Associate's degree25113

Purdue Calumet Student Body

In 2007-2008, Purdue Calumet had a total enrollment of 9,607 students (6,922 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 49%
Women 51%
Full-Time 88%
Part-Time 12%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 88%
Graduate 12%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 64%
Black 17%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 20%
20-21 19%
22-24 20%
25-29 16%
30-34 8%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)5%

Purdue Calumet Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 62 %
Part-Time 43 %

Purdue Calumet Room and Board (2007)

Purdue Calumet offers campus housing for 376 of its 6,922 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Hammond, Indiana for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Indiana Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Purdue Calumet Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal410510
SAT Math400520
SAT Writing390490
ACT Verbal1722
ACT Math1623

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT66%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT26%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Purdue Calumet Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,017
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,839
Room and board $ 6,453
Room charge $ 4,480
Books and supplies $ 1,050
Other expenses $ 3,930

Financial Aid:
Purdue Calumet participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 182700)

Purdue Calumet Faculty

Purdue Calumet has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2429
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2847

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*1*
Associate professorcalendar year4$89,1903$60,709
Assistant professorcalendar year2*2*
Instructorcalendar year0*5$40,146
No academic rankcalendar year2*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year8$63,79812$50,191

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year52$84,65314$81,023
Associate professoracademic year41$66,37647$64,237
Assistant professoracademic year27$63,29144$55,634
Instructoracademic year7$41,5917$37,164
Lectureracademic year13$40,36615$37,829
All faculty totalacademic year140$68,915127$58,496

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Purdue Calumet Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):


Purdue Calumet Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, Other
Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other
Robotics Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Human Development and Family Studies, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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