Purdue University Northwest

Hammond, IN

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 6,396
Graduate Enrollment: 750
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Suburb: Large (outside principal city, in urbanized area with population of 250,000 or more)
Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential // medium full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 76.36%

Male/Female: /

First generation college students:
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled:
Percentage of students who are veterans:

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,098
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 990 - 1190

2022 Median Admit ACT: 23
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 19 - 26

Appliants applying to 2+ schools:
Appliants applying to 3+ schools:
Appliants applying to 4+ schools:
Appliants applying to 5+ schools:

Ethnicity Information

White: 56.6%
Black: 10.3%
Hispanic: 24.0%
Asian: 3.1%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.2%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 2.9%
Non-resident alien: 1.6%
Unknown race: 1.2%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $15,347
In-State tuition: $8,057
Out-of-State tuition: $14,948

Estimated books and supplies: $1,500 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $7,985 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $4,063 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $8,020 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $4,063 (2022)

Average Family Income:
Median Family Income:

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 30.7%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 31.7%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $21,229 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $225 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $4,972
$30k-48k $6,763
$48k-75k $10,709
$75k-110k $14,834
$110k+ $15,340

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 21%
6-year graduation rate: 40%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 96.5% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $21,229 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $9,002 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $13,087 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $14,363 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year
@3 year
@5 year


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients:
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees:

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $54,311 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $57,041 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 82 $28,000 $265 $24,615 ($2,051) $34,462 ($2,872)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 12
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 31 $18,700 $192 $52,316 ($4,360)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Systems Analysis. 13
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 19 $67,002 ($5,584)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 9
Bachelor's Degree Computer Software and Media Applications. 20 $17,750 $29,955 ($2,496)
Master's Degree Education, General. 46 $321 $46,133 ($3,844)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Education, General. 6
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 93 $27,000 $260 $40,259 ($3,355) $42,599 ($3,550)
Master's Degree Engineering, General. 8
Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering. 26 $28,250 $265 $65,771 ($5,481)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 11
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 47 $26,471 $267 $70,988 ($5,916)
Master's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 21
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 80 $25,250 $237 $65,689 ($5,474) $77,927 ($6,494)
Master's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 13
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 67 $23,929 $228 $26,292 ($2,191) $34,531 ($2,878)
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 8 $40,190 ($3,349)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 11 $43,480 ($3,623)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 41 $24,500 $239 $33,811 ($2,818) $43,549 ($3,629)
Bachelor's Degree Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 44 $26,500 $212 $33,213 ($2,768)
Bachelor's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 4
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 782 $24,552 $190 $70,670 ($5,889) $75,243 ($6,270)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 49 $382 $103,217 ($8,601)
First Professional Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 4
Graduate/Professional Certificate Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 3
Bachelor's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 7
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Business Administration, Management and Operations. 1
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 84 $28,000 $285 $39,066 ($3,256) $56,764 ($4,730)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 82 $469 $62,799 ($5,233) $108,662 ($9,055)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Business Administration, Management and Operations. 6
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 61 $25,099 $243 $46,194 ($3,850) $58,831 ($4,903)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 17
Bachelor's Degree Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 13
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 41 $23,078 $201 $50,835 ($4,236)
Bachelor's Degree Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 35 $25,625 $276 $74,351 ($6,196)
Associate's Degree Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians. 2
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians. 61 $25,000 $220 $61,773 ($5,148) $67,622 ($5,635)
Bachelor's Degree Construction Engineering Technologies. 25
Bachelor's Degree Engineering-Related Fields. 15 $61,412 ($5,118)
Master's Degree Engineering-Related Fields. 52
Graduate/Professional Certificate Engineering-Related Fields. 22
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 7
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 6
Bachelor's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 18 $26,649 $279 $26,926 ($2,244) $30,327 ($2,527)
Master's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 5
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma English Language and Literature, General. 8
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 34 $26,279 $219 $29,808 ($2,484)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 6
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 33 $29,517 $244 $31,245 ($2,604) $32,940 ($2,745)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 76 $24,750 $245 $29,606 ($2,467)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 16
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 11
Master's Degree Mathematics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General. 7
Bachelor's Degree Behavioral Sciences. 16 $16,012 $154 $23,890 ($1,991)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 1
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 2
Bachelor's Degree Physical Sciences. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Chemistry. 1
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 11
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Hospitality Administration/Management. 7
Bachelor's Degree Hospitality Administration/Management. 35 $29,169 $243 $38,054 ($3,171)
Bachelor's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 41 $26,486 $273 $42,040 ($3,503)
Bachelor's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 11
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 41 $25,437 $267 $40,928 ($3,411)
Bachelor's Degree History. 14 $51,069 ($4,256)
Master's Degree History. 1
Bachelor's Degree Electromechanical Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians. 25


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $81,315
Full time faculty: 99%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 15.0

School's endowment start of year: $36,030,396 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $54,289,997 (2022)