Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Purdue University Calumet Campus tuition is $6,746 per year for in-state residents. This is 4% cheaper than the national average public four year tuition of $7,056. The cost is 67% cheaper than the average Indiana tuition of $20,697 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 8th in Indiana amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 58th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $16,164 which represents a 140% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $732 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $7,478.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $7,560 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Hammond should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,500.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $5,724 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $6,384 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Indiana residents to go to Purdue Calumet is $22,262 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Indiana residence can expect a one year cost of $31,680.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for Purdue University Calumet Campus and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Purdue University Calumet Campus
Estimated Budgets
Indiana Resident Total Budget $22,262
   In-State Tuition$6,746
   Other Fees$732
   Room and Board$7,560
   On-Campus Other Budget$5,724
   Books and Supplies$1,500
Non-Resident Total Budget $31,680
   Out-of-State Tuition$16,164
   Other Fees$732
   Room and Board$7,560
   On-Campus Other Budget$5,724
   Books and Supplies$1,500


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $22,262 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Purdue Calumet net price for in-state students is $10,908* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

58% of Purdue University Calumet Campus students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $5,703. 38 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,331. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Purdue University Calumet Campus, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Purdue University Calumet Campus
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$10,908*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid58%
Average Total Grant Aid$5,703
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants38%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,331

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$8,585
$30,001 to $48,000$9,674
$48,001 to $75,000$13,419
$75,001 to $110,000$15,931

Average Financial Aid Mix - $22,262 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $22,262. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 34% - $5,703

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Purdue University Calumet Campus or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 33% - $5,502

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 32% -  $5,333

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Public Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Purdue University Calumet Campus
Purdue University North Central Campus0% less expensive
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee19.9% more expensive
Western Michigan University63.4% more expensive
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis22.4% more expensive
Ferris State University72.4% more expensive

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Purdue University Calumet Campus.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at Purdue Calumet is $89,048 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $8,284 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $33,136**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $111,310 or $41,420 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Purdue University Calumet Campus.

Indiana Resident Tuition Per Semester$3,373
Indiana Resident Total Cost Per Semester$11,131
Non-Indiana Resident Tuition Per Semester$8,082
Non-Indiana Resident Total Cost Per Semester$15,840

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Purdue University Calumet Campus are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Purdue University Calumet Campus
Price per credit hour for Indiana residents$249
Cost for one class for Indiana residents (3 credit hours)$747
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$563
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$1,689
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$2,252


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 45% of Purdue University Calumet Campus students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,502. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $26,045.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Purdue University Calumet Campus? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $33,136, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $41,114.18. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Purdue University Calumet Campus. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 58% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $8,284. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Purdue University Calumet Campus student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Purdue University Calumet Campus Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$342.62
Amount Borrowed$33,136.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$7,978.18
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$41,114.18

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Purdue Calumet? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Purdue University Calumet Campus, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $41,114.18 would be needed to afford a $342.62 monthly payment in the example $33,136.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Purdue University Calumet Campus in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $5,853 to $6,746. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 3.1%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $89,048.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Purdue University Calumet Campus.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$30,615$122,462
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$39,074$156,296
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $49,869$199,477
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $57,730$230,920

Tuition History

What was tuition at Purdue Calumet five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases in the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2012$5,508$13,200 2.5%
2011$5,374$12,879 -5.3%
2010$5,677$12,704 5.2%
2009$5,397$11,975 4.5%
2008$5,164$11,459 4.5%
2007$4,941$10,965 7.6%
2006$4,594$10,276 6%
2005$4,335$9,695 7.9%
2004$4,018$8,980 17.8%
2003$3,410$8,136 -4.4%
2002$3,568$8,524 7.2%
2001$3,329$7,939 4%
2000$3,200$7,633 3.5%
1999$3,093$7,375 4.1%
1998$2,970$7,087 7%
1997$2,775$6,735 4.4%
1996$2,658$6,445 8.6%
1995$2,448$6,055 6.9%
1994$2,290$5,662 6.8%
1993$2,145$5,289 8.1%
1992$1,985$4,903 7.7%
1991$1,843$4,543 6%
1990$1,739$4,285 5.8%
1989$1,644$4,044 5.2%

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Purdue University Calumet Campus to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 108 12% cheaper
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 79 20% cheaper
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 42 18% cheaper
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 41 11% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 37 22% cheaper
Humanities/Humanistic Studies Associate's Degree 28 44% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 26 8% cheaper
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 23 15% cheaper
Business/Commerce, General Associate's Degree 23 44% costlier
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 22 61% costlier
Operations Management and Supervision Associate's Degree 22 70% costlier
History, General Bachelor's Degree 20 23% cheaper
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other Bachelor's Degree 20 18% cheaper
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 19 1% costlier
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 16 25% cheaper
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 16 25% cheaper
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General Bachelor's Degree 15 21% cheaper
Child Care and Support Services Management Associate's Degree 14 74% costlier
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD Associate's Degree 11 60% costlier
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 9 24% cheaper
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other Associate's Degree 8 72% costlier
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other Associate's Degree 7 38% costlier
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 7 30% cheaper
Social Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 6 18% cheaper
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 6 60% costlier
Management Information Systems and Services, Other Associate's Degree 6 58% costlier
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD Associate's Degree 6 68% costlier
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 5 22% cheaper
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 5 25% cheaper
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 4 28% cheaper
Industrial Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 2 80% costlier
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 2 24% cheaper
Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 2 25% cheaper
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology Associate's Degree 2 85% costlier
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 2 29% cheaper
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 2 23% cheaper
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 1 23% cheaper
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 1 11% cheaper
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 1 21% cheaper


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About Purdue University Calumet Campus

Purdue University Calumet Campus is a four year public college located in Hammond, Indiana.  Full time enrollment is 4,794 and part time is 4,400.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Purdue University Calumet Campus
2200 169th St
Hammond, Indiana

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Purdue University Calumet Campus is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Purdue University Calumet Campus cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=152248 IPEDS survey data.