March 2016 the Higher Learning Commission approved the unification of Purdue University North Central and Purdue University Calumet to become Purdue University Northwest. Beginning Fall 2016 and beyond, those enrolled will be students of Purdue University Northwest (PNW). PNW will continue to offer classes, student services and activities at its campuses in Hammond and Westville.
Purdue University Northwest is the fifth largest public university in Indiana, enrolling more than 15,000 students and offering more than 70 undergraduate and graduate programs of study on two campuses. Purdue Northwest provides enhanced opportunities for students, such as more choices in programs, a wider variety of shared online courses and more options for community engagement and professional development.
Students from 53 countries and 35 states attend the Purdue Northwest campuses. Purdue Northwest will further establish an extraordinary Purdue presence in Northwest Indiana to serve students, families, business, industry and economic development.