Purdue University-Calumet Campus in Hammond

Hammond, IN

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Purdue University-Calumet Campus offers 312-degree programs and 18 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 18:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 60%. The most popular test is SAT - 56% of students submitted it in comparison to 37% of students who submitted ACT. 41.7% are women, and 58.3% are men. 9% percents of international students. Purdue University-Calumet Campus is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Purdue University-Calumet Campus is 12009$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $13909 and $21515 per year. 31% of full-time Purdue University-Calumet Campus students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $37,600, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Purdue University-Calumet Campus is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Purdue University-Calumet Campus students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$8,585
$30,001 - $48,000$9,674
$48,001 - $75,000$13,419
$75,001 - $110,000$15,931

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 5595

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


3875 of Purdue University-Calumet Campus undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 46 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Purdue University-Calumet Campus number 29 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Indiana.

Students at Purdue University-Calumet Campus awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

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

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Purdue University-Calumet Campus.


ROTC - Army

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Purdue University-Calumet Campus graduation rate is below the national average.

31% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Purdue University-Calumet Campus completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

3 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Purdue University-Calumet Campus acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 12%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 66%, so Purdue University-Calumet Campus acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 6%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Purdue University-Calumet Campus full-time retention rate is 70% and part-time retention rate is 59%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Purdue University-Calumet Campus students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
850 - 1070

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 430 - 530
Math: 420 - 540
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Purdue University-Calumet Campus students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
0 - 0

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 17 - 24
Math: 17 - 24
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Purdue University-Calumet Campus is 18:1, that means that for every 18 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Purdue University-Calumet Campus the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Purdue University-Calumet Campus and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in U.S., but not in Indiana.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 2200 169Th St, address in Hammond, Indiana.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Purdue University-Calumet Campus with 0.44% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are aggravated assault, burglary, and forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Purdue University-Calumet Campus offers 312 programs in total: 123 are for Bachelor's degree, 75 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 57 - for Master's degree, 36 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 12 - for Post-master's certificate, and 9 are Associate's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 135 universities in Indiana state. Purdue University-Calumet Campus is one of the few institutions in Indiana that offers an Associate's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 18 distance learning programs that are provided in the Purdue University-Calumet Campus: 9 are for Master's degree, 6 - for Bachelor's degree and 3 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Indiana state average data to help you compare.


Purdue University-Calumet Campus provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 6396 students with 191889 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 719 with 17251 credit hours.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Purdue University-Calumet Campus

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I applied for disability accommodation services over a weekend of illness surrounding chemotherapy treatments during a take-home exam in which the professor accepted late with penalty. (I had notified the professor in advance, but he ignored me.) In addition, I had difficulty completing my first two assignments due to illness and due to difficulty contacting the professor (he did not answer emails.) I had questions regarding the assignments, but was put off by the professor twice stating, “if you do not understand the material, get out of the classroom.” Upon meeting with him in his office after the end of the semester, I found that he meant this as a joke to illustrate the ease of the material (despite other students being afraid to ask questions.)I received 50% on the first homework assignment and 25% on my second homework assignment (he didn't mark the assignment, he just gave a blanket grade.) During the semester, when I asked him if he would consider removing the reduction in grade, he just yelled at me. When I asked him about accommodations so I could take chemo, he ignored me. As a result of both this and my performance in the course, I withdrew from chemotherapy.Professor refused to follow his syllabus, removed material, and assigned grades differently than shown in syllabus.Even disability accommodation services attempted to contact him FOUR times before he got back to them.Response by dean was pretty much, "life is unfair." Disability accommodations office said him taking my exam with penalty was "above and beyond." When I submitted a grade appeal, the professor threatened to argue to reduce my grade further (got it on tape. wooo, Indiana one-party consent.)I'm a senior and this dropped me from 3.65 gpa to a 3.61.

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Excellent college. I am local, and it is great for getting some extra degrees in your spare time.

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There's a LOT to put up with here. The schools systems are a disordered joke, everything from their financial office to their website, and even how they have the advisors set up could ALL use some improvement.Hopefully, you end up with a good teacher. These folk will make or brake your experience.Update: Watch out for the PNW cross campus transportation issues. Born from ignoring prominent issues with their registration system, Purdue has occasionally left students stranded through what might be a lack of respect to their coach bus contract. If you happen to be "accidentally" enrolled at both campuses, do not be surprised if you end up missing a day of work or two. To anyone unfortunate enough to have first hand experience, I suggest sending them an invoice.

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Overall Rating:

I highly recommend attending literally anywhere else. The administration doesn't do their job, instead only springing fairly hefty surprises on faculty and students.Classes required for majors aren't offered so a four-year plan turns into a six and seven-year plan which has somehow gotten worse since the merger although the merger came with the promise of more courses.Instead, the merger brought statements like, "you have to take this class at Calumet," and "we're not offering that anymore." The Dean of Students even suggested I finish my degree elsewhere because the degree promised to a group of students (who took over half the courses toward the degree) would not be offered (and that not only did my professors lie to me about it being offered, but that I need to name the professors that said this to ~10 students in the major.)Great school, if you want part of a degree.

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Went to the challenger with our summer camp. The children loved it. The employees there have a lot of patience with the children and show enthusiasm. The activities were engaging and the movie about the sun and laser show was amazing! Will go again and definitely recommended for field trips. They have a gift shop where you can buy astronaut food too.

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Location & Website

Address: 2200 169th St


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +2199892400

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: purduecal.edu

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