Purdue University Calumet
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|Purdue University Calumet|
|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)|
|Affiliations||Purdue University System|
Purdue University Calumet is academically organized into six colleges:
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.
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.
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.
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 that they were dropping to NAIA Division II status for 2007.
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.
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- "The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association". Ncahlc.org. Retrieved 2013-10-15.
- "Purdue trustees approve new name for combined local campuses". Time of Northwest Indiana. Retrieved 2014-07-19.
- "PUC to drop to NAIA Division II - Sports - PUC Chronicle - Purdue University Calumet". PUC Chronicle. Retrieved 2013-10-15.