Purdue University Calumet

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Purdue University Calumet
Purdue University Calumet Logo.svg
Established 1946
Type public coeducational
Endowment $7.9 million[1]
Chancellor Thomas Keon
Academic staff 224[1]
Students 10,133[2]
Undergraduates 9,005
Postgraduates 1,128
Location Hammond, IN, USA
Campus urban: 194 acres (78.5 ha)
Athletics CCAC) (NAIA DII, 2 basketball teams (men's and women's), and 2 club teams (baseball and softball)
Nickname Peregrines
Mascot Peregrine falcon
Affiliations Purdue University System
Website www.purduecal.edu

Purdue University Calumet is a school within the Purdue University system that is located in Hammond, Indiana in the Northwest Indiana portion of the Chicago metropolitan area.



Purdue University Calumet is academically organized into six colleges:[3]

College of Business

  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Finance and Economics
  • Department of Information Systems
  • Department of Marketing, Human Resources, and Management
  • White Lodging School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

College of Education

  • Department of Teacher Preparation
  • Department of Graduate Studies in Education

College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science

  • Department of Biological Sciences
  • Department of Chemistry and Physics
  • Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

  • Department of Behavioral Sciences
  • Department of Communication and Creative Arts
  • Department of English and Philosophy
  • Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Department of History and Political Science

College of Nursing

College of Technology

  • Department of Computer Information Technology and Graphics
  • Department of Construction Science and Organizational Leadership
  • Department of Engineering Technology


Purdue University Calumet as a whole has been accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools continuously since 1969.[4]

ABET has continuously accredited Purdue University Calumet's following bachelor's degrees since the date listed: Computer Engineering 2004, Construction Technology 1972, Electrical Engineering 1980, Electrical Engineering Technology 1976, Industrial Engineering Technology 1972, Manufacturing Engineering Technology 1994, Mechanical Engineering 1980 and Mechanical Engineering Technology 1972. ABET has continuously accredited Purdue University Calumet's following associates degrees since the date listed: Architectural Technology 1982, Civil Engineering Technology 1972, Electrical Engineering Technology 1972, Industrial Engineering Technology 1972, Manufacturing Engineering Technology 1994, and Mechanical Engineering Technology 1972. p The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and offers programs approved by the state of Indiana.[5]

The School of Management is accredited by International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) and North Central Association (NCA).

The School of Nursing is accredited by [the National League for Nursing ].


Purdue University Calumet first opened for classes at its current site in 1951 after having started offering classes in Hammond in 1946. Purdue University Calumet awarded its first two-year degree in the spring of 1967.

In July 2014, it was announced that the Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central campuses would be unified and known as Purdue University Northwest with a target date for completion of July 16, 2016.[6]


Purdue University Calumet Peregrines

Purdue–Calumet teams are known the Peregrines. The university competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) as a member of the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC). Men's sports include baseball (2013), basketball, cross country, golf, soccer and tennis; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, soccer, softball (2013), tennis and volleyball.

The school's basketball teams were NAIA Division I until November, 2006 when the school announced[7] that they were dropping to NAIA Division II status for 2007.

Athletic expansion[edit]

PUC introduced four new sports programs in the 2010-2011 academic year when the university added men's and women's cross country, men's golf, men's and women's tennis, and women's volleyball. The university also announced in 2009 to add a total of 10 new sports teams in the coming years; including men's and women's soccer in 2012, baseball and softball in 2013.[8]


Purdue University Calumet is located on 194 acres (78.5 ha) in Hammond, Indiana. Purdue University Calumet's main Hammond campus is 25 miles southeast of the Chicago Loop.

See Purdue University System.


  1. 1 endowment "America's Best Colleges 2007". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 2007-07-01. 

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Coordinates: 41°34′55″N 87°28′17″W / 41.581857°N 87.471449°W / 41.581857; -87.471449