Purdue University Northwest

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 LocaleLarge Suburb
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate68%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 74 741
Master's degree 2 28
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 0

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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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT970 to 1170
ACT19 to 25
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

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $25
Graduates $60

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$253
In State Students$253
Out of State Students$571
Graduate courses
In District Students$307
In State Students$307
Out of State Students$655

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $11,385 $11,385 $25,695
ADN 70 $17,710 $17,710 $39,970
BSN 125 $31,625 $31,625 $71,375
FNP 50 $15,350 $15,350 $32,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 84% of Purdue University Northwest's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 38% $4,538
Other Federal Grant 14% $404
State Grant & Scholarships 29% $4,789
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 32% $4,445
Federal Student Loans 46% $4,997
Private Loans 1% $6,941


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$7,404
$30,001 to $48,000$7,064
$48,001 to $75,000$12,322
$75,001 to $110,000$14,615
Over $110,000$15,174

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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 (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Indiana state board of nursing.

Purdue University Northwest
2200 169th Street
Hammond, IN 46323

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