Placeholder image for Purdue University Northwest

Purdue University Northwest

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

Computer Science & IT (2)
Humanities (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Education & Training (1)
Medicine & Health (1)
Social Sciences (1)



On February 26, 2014, Purdue University announced a plan to unify the administration of the university’s two northwest Indiana campuses, Purdue Calumet and Purdue North Central. On July 18, 2014, the Purdue Board of Trustees approved Purdue University Northwest as the name of the unified Hammond and Westville campuses. 


Purdue University Northwest will be the institution of choice in Northwest Indiana and beyond as the center for education, innovation, economic development and culture.


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.


The Career Center assists students of Purdue University, regardless of their campus affiliation. We are here to support you in your professional endeavors.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards


Student services

Student Government Association

Housing services

Housing on the Hammond Campus 

Library services

The University Library

  • Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery service to students and faculty for items that we do not own
  • Course reserves – items set aside by faculty for use by students
  • Designated Purdue Alumni computer stations

Student Life

Campus life

We develop, operate and maintain the physical environment and provide services which enhance and support Purdue University Northwest’s commitment to student success, community engagement, a quality learning environment, and faculty and staff excellence. The Building & Grounds Advisory Group consists of staff and faculty members, charged with the responsibility for making recommendations regarding maintenance, housekeeping, major capital repairs, as well as enhancements to campus landscape and outdoor spaces.

Sports facilities

The Purdue University Northwest Pride athletic program features 13 varsity athletic programs that proudly compete in in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference of NCAA Division II. Interested in learning more about the Pride? The official online home of the Purdue Northwest Athletics is located at

Student clubs

  • Software Engineering Club
  • Table Top Gaming Club
  • Teachers Networking Together
  • Tri Beta
  • Unidos
  • Veterans Organization


Purdue University Northwest is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Student Reviews

Purdue is awesome.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I loved having the ability to be in a sorority, as well as, have the time for studies and research projects.

Purdue is cool
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It was fun to learn new things. Be apart of something different and fun.

Hammond, Indiana, United States

Other programmes from this university