Purdue University-Calumet Campus

Hammond, IN 46323

Purdue University-Calumet Campus is part of Purdue University, which is a public institution with a total of four campuses. This campus was combined with the North Central campus in 2016 to establish Purdue University Northwest. The Calumet campus is located in Hammond, Indiana, while the North Central campus is in Westville, Indiana. The Hammond location is just 25 miles from downtown Chicago and a short drive from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The campus has its own fitness center and provides students with access to the Challenger Learning Center. Annual student enrollment is approximately 10,500 students. 

There are several undergraduate-level nursing programs available at Purdue University-Calumet Campus, including accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, LPN to BSN, and traditional BSN programs. An MSN program is also offered at the university. These programs are all accredited by the ACEN. The RN to BSN program is offered online and is intended for registered nurses seeking their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The program is designed to be completed in 16 months. However, the schedule is flexible, allowing registered nurses to fit their coursework around their work schedule. The master’s degree program offers two areas of concentration – Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist and Family Nurse Practitioner. 


Campus LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate65%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. MSN
  2. BSN
  3. ADN Closed in 2008
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. LPN to BSN
  6. RN to BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 712
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 30
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Clinical Nurse Specialist Post-master's certificate 0
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 0

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Purdue University-Calumet Campus

Indiana University-Northwest
7.25 miles away
Everest College - Merrillville
11.03 miles away
Chicago State University
11.63 miles away
Coalition of African American Nurses, Inc.
14.42 miles away
Governors State University
15.7 miles away
University of Illinois at Chicago
21.88 miles away
CMK Healthcare
28.35 miles away
Purdue University-North Central Campus
29.88 miles away
Great Paragon Healthcare, Inc
30.14 miles away
International Career Institute
31.31 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1969 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
12/01/1967 - 05/30/2008
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
03/01/1988 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
04/01/1975 - Current



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading430 to 530
SAT: Math430 to 540
ACT Composite18 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Cost (Net Price)


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$7,493
30k to 48k$8,157
48k to 75k$12,510
75k to 110k$15,186
Over 110k$16,063
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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Indiana Nursing Scholarship Fund Program

The scholarship is for full-time or part-time students admitted to a participating nursing school in Indiana. Must be a U.S. citizen, an Indiana resident and agree to work in an Indiana health [...]

Marion A. and Eva S. Peeples Foundation Trust Scholarship

Marion A. and Eva S. Peeples Foundation Trust Scholarship is awarded annually to Indiana high schools graduates who will attend an Indiana college or university and [...]

Mildred B. Price Nursing Scholarship Fund

Applicant must be a resident of Grant, Hamilton, Knox, Pulaski, Madison, Sullivan, White, or Starke County who is enrolled in or accepted to a four-year baccalaureate program for nursing at an [...]

Marilyn Tomey Memorial Scholarship

Applicant must be a graduating senior from a Henry County high school who will attend a college or university in Indiana pursuing a four-year degree in nursing. Minimum 3.0 GPA required.

Marion A. and Eva S. Peeples Foundation Trust Scholarship

Applicant must be a graduate of a high school in Indiana who is attending or will attend a college or university in Indiana and majoring in dietetics, nursing, or technology education.

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Indiana state board of nursing
Purdue University-Calumet Campus
2200 169th St
Hammond, IN 46323

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