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IPEDS ID: 152248
OPE ID: 00182700
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Purdue University-Calumet Campus
2200 169th St, Hammond, Indiana 46323-2094
General information:  (219) 989-2400
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  9,501 (8,491 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  19 to 1
Net Price
Athletic Graduation
Mission Statement
  Purdue University Calumet provides a quality undergraduate education to students of Northwest Indiana and beyond who are ready for the world of work or graduate education. We selectively offer graduate education in areas of strong student interest and community need as well as faculty expertise. We are dedicated to economic development to create a more economically viable world community and to the Purdue system-wide land-grant mission.
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty252214
Research and public service141
Total graduate assistants-104
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,500$1,544$1,570$1,5700.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,515$7,717$7,915$8,0752.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$7,866$8,094$8,094$8,0940.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$20,232$20,782$21,221$21,5151.4%
Off Campus$21,031$21,620$21,869$22,0030.6%
Off Campus with Family$13,165$13,526$13,775$13,9091.0%
On Campus$28,209$28,960$29,563$30,0231.6%
Off Campus$29,008$29,798$30,211$30,5111.0%
Off Campus with Family$21,142$21,704$22,117$22,4171.4%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
In-state tuition$5,385
In-state fees$347
Out-of-state tuition$11,861
Out-of-state fees$347
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid148661%————
Grant or scholarship aid45958%$2,617,480$5,703
Federal grants29838%$1,322,474$4,438
Pell grants29838%$1,290,674$4,331
Other federal grants567%$31,800$568
State/local government grant or scholarships17122%$610,917$3,573
Institutional grants or scholarships19324%$684,089$3,545
Student loan aid35545%$2,023,073$5,699
Federal student loans35545%$1,953,174$5,502
Other student loans132%$69,899$5,377
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid13,43141%$19,015,667$5,542
Pell grants2,60631%$10,084,601$3,870
Federal student loans3,47141%$24,514,717$7,063
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$10,535$10,644$10,908
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$8,803$8,924$8,585
$30,001 – $48,000$9,658$10,555$9,674
$48,001 – $75,000$14,139$13,460$13,419
$75,001 – $110,000$15,084$16,001$15,931
$110,001 and more$14,024$16,264$15,638
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment9,501
Undergraduate enrollment8,491
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment796
Graduate enrollment1,010
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 58%
Part-time: 42%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 44%
Female: 56%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 12%
Hispanic/Latino: 16%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 51%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 10%
Non-resident alien: 7%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 63%
25 and over: 37%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 86%
Out-of-state: 9%
Foreign countries: 5%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 35%
Part-time: 65%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 15%
Enrolled in some distance education: 25%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 60%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 16%
Enrolled in some distance education: 22%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 62%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants2,3511,1411,210
Percent admitted60%62%57%
Percent admitted who enrolled67%70%64%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading430530
SAT Math430540
ACT English1725
ACT Math1825
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 74%
Part-time students: 74%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 32 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 31%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 7%
6-year: 27%
8-year: 33%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 9%
6-year: 31%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 27%
Female: 34%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Asian: 48%
Black or African American: 13%
Hispanic/Latino: 36%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 36%
Two or more races: 31%
Non-resident alien: 28%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-5111-0
Category total-5111-0
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-84630-
Business/Commerce, General447---
Hospitality Administration/Management, General-45-1-
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other2--1-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General---0-
Management Information Systems and Services, Other106-00
Operations Management and Supervision6--70
Category total222138590
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-7716--
Category total-7716--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other-14-00
Computer Graphics---0-
Computer Science-70--
Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation--1--
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design424-0-
Category total445100
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--21--
Education, General--18--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--74d--
Elementary Education and Teaching-370--
Special Education and Teaching, General--23--
Category total-37136d--
Civil Engineering, General-17---
Computer Engineering, General-10---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering-30---
Engineering, General-032--
Engineering, Other----3
Mechanical Engineering-19-0-
Category total-763203
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD1--0-
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician---40
Automation Engineer Technology/Technician-3---
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician3--0-
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician338-10
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology-0---
Engineering/Industrial Management-1535d-17
Industrial Technology/Technician-3-3-
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD----0
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other6--0-
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician-45---
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician---0-
Robotics Technology/Technician---0-
Surveying Technology/Surveying-13-0-
Category total1311735d817
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-3811180
Category total-3811180
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care and Support Services Management250-00
Human Development and Family Studies, General-6315--
Category total25631500
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General-15-0-
Category total-15-0-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist-2---
Clinical Nurse Specialist----0
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)0----
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing----0
Nursing Education----0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-805d30d-1
Category total0807d30d-1
History, General-243--
Category total-243--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies5----
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-0---
Category total50---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-115--
Category total-115--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total-6---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-5---
Physical Sciences-3---
Physics, General-1---
Category total-9---
Psychology, General-40---
Category total-40---
Social Sciences
Economics, General-0---
Political Science and Government, General-28---
Category total-71---
Grand total691,7003803521
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 93
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 5
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 17
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $4,288
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $4,970
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,961
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NAIA Division II MenWomen
Track and Field, X-Country109
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1969 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs(!)12/1/1967 -  Accredited
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program(!)4/1/1975 -  Accredited
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program3/1/1988 -  Accredited
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels7/31/2005 - 4/15/2013No Longer Recognized
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language8/27/2015 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1975 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations301
Liquor law violations141
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations301
Liquor law violations020
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible111
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault212
Motor vehicle theft120
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible110
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault102
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate9.4%14.6%12.4%
Number in default210290206
Number in repayment2,2111,9761,651
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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