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Purdue University-Calumet Campus – Tuition & Success Analysis

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Purdue University-Calumet Campus – Snapshot


Four-Year Public University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 7,100

Average annual cost of attendance: $10,990

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $19,754

Campus Setting: Large Suburb

Religious Affiliation: None

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Purdue University-Calumet Campus Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $7,493

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $8,157

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $12,510

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $15,186

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $16,063


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Purdue University-Calumet Campus. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Purdue University-Calumet Campus Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 32%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 67%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $38,200

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 54%

Purdue University-Calumet Campus Admissions

Purdue University-Calumet Campus Acceptance Rate: 59%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 430 to 540

SAT Critical Reading: 430 to 530

SAT Writing: N/A to N/A

ACT English: 17 to 24

ACT Math: 17 to 24

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Purdue University-Calumet Campus actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Purdue University-Calumet Campus Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 30%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 39%

Typical student debt: $19,754

Typical monthly loan payment: $210

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Majors at Purdue University-Calumet Campus


These are the most popular areas of study offered at Purdue University-Calumet Campus:

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 2%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 15%
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs – 6%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 2%
  • Education – 3%
  • Engineering – 5%
  • Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields – 8%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 3%
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences – 3%
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics – 1%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 42%
  • History – 2%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 1%
  • Physical Sciences – 1%
  • Psychology – 3%
  • Social Sciences – 5%

For more information about the various majors at Purdue University-Calumet Campus, visit their website.

Purdue University-Calumet Campus Diversity


Overall Composition at Purdue University-Calumet Campus

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Purdue University-Calumet Campus full time:  61%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Purdue University-Calumet Campus part time:  39%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Purdue University-Calumet Campus:  35%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 3%

Black: 13%

Hispanic: 20%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 5%

Two or more races: 3%

Unknown: 2%

White: 55%

Purdue University-Calumet Campus Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 1.9

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 3.5

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 15.2

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.

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