Purdue University Calumet

Purdue University Northwest, in the land grant tradition of learning, discovery and engagement, provides high quality, affordable undergraduate and graduate education to students of Northwest Indiana and beyond. We create a welcoming environment that promotes critical inquiry through experiential learning, faculty scholarship, civic engagement and community partnerships.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (3)
Engineering & Technology (2)
Humanities (2)
Medicine & Health (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Education & Training (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Social Sciences (1)



The demands of World War II prompted the birth of Purdue University Calumet. Technical classes were offered to Calumet Region plant workers as part of a national defense training program in cooperation with the federal government. When the war ended in 1945, Purdue decided to continue its presence in Northwest Indiana. Purdue credit courses were introduced Feb. 25, 1946.


Whether you are looking to earn a bachelor’s degree, take your education to the next level in graduate school, or pursue a certificate program to expand your career opportunities, we have options for you! Purdue Northwest offers more than 70 degree programs between our two campuses. We also offer a dual credit/concurrent enrollment program for high-achieving high school students, and many diverse, non-credit continuing education opportunities.


Purdue Northwest’s research activities advance the university as well as the community through economic development, student, faculty and staff engagement and outreach activities. We offer intellectual and technological resources to solve business problems and attract new industry. We shape regional economic development through world class research institutes and centers. Keeping academic excellence as a core value of the university, we offer opportunities for students to get involved in research through their classes, independent projects or by working with faculty.


We appreciate your interest in employment with Purdue Northwest (PNW)! You have taken the first step towards joining the PNW family. The work of our faculty and staff is central to providing the highest quality of instruction and service to our students. Purdue Northwest presents the opportunity to pursue your calling while making a difference in the lives of students, the campus community, and the Northwest Indiana region and beyond.


Student services

  • Building Services is responsible for the daily cleaning of all campus building common areas, public spaces, restrooms, conference rooms, office areas, labs and classrooms. Other responsibilities include: trash collection, recycling, floor finishing and rug shampooing done on a cyclical basis, corridors buffed stripped and waxed as needed, snow and ice removal around entrances to buildings and steps, provides support for campus special events and set-ups, and provides support for moving furniture and equipment.

Housing services

Two Campuses…One UniversityPurdue University Northwest offers world-class educational opportunities at an excellent value on our two student-centered campuses in Northwest Indiana.

Library services

Our libraries are more than a collection of books – they provide and promote access to information and services that support a student-centered educational environment. Personalized assistance, quiet study locations, computer workstations, and numerous electronic journals and databases are just some of the many features available to you. Learn more by selecting one of our libraries

ICT services

The Information Services management created this document to detail what you can expect from our technical support staff. This document addresses support of desktop computers in faculty and staff offices. These terms of service do not apply to computers used for academic purposes, such as research projects or student use.

Medical services

When 13 South Korean nursing and emergency medical technician students visited Purdue University Northwest’s Calumet campus in January, they were impressed by the two-way exchange of communication that occurred in their host’s classrooms.

Student Life

Campus life

Calumet Campus

  • Located in Hammond, Indiana, less than 25 miles southeast of downtown Chicago, near the shores of Lake Michigan, 3 miles east of the Indiana-Illinois state line off Interstate 80/94
  • A residential campus offering apartment-style, private bedroom living for nearly 750 students
  • 17-building, 167-acre neighborhood campus
North Central Campus
  • Located in Westville, Indiana, an hour’s drive from both Chicago and South Bend, at the junction of U.S. 421 and the Indiana Toll Road (I-80)
  • A commuter campus offering a private apartment housing development across from campus on U.S. 421
  • 3-building (soon to be 4), 269-acre rural campus

Sports facilities

Beginning in July 2016, Purdue University Northwest will feature one unified athletic program and its mascot will be Pride, represented with the bold image of a lion. The Purdue Northwest Pride will feature 13 varsity athletic programs that compete in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference of the National Athletic Intercollegiate Association (NAIA).

Student clubs

  • Finance and Accounting Club
  • Information Systems Student Associations
  • Purdue University Marketing Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Agency 429 (Advertising Club)
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management Club
  • Women in Business
  • Boots and Bridles


  • Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association

Hammond, Indiana, United States