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Purdue University Northwest    
  Nov 20, 2017
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Chancellor's Welcome

Chancellor KeonDear Student,

Welcome! On behalf of our Purdue University Northwest family, I am pleased you are pursuing your university degree at PNW—a comprehensive, regional university of two Northwest Indiana campuses located 35 miles apart in Hammond and Westville.

In many ways, as a university of 70 degree programs that serves some 14,000 students, Purdue Northwest is both big enough and small enough to suit your needs and desires. PNW also is close enough, yet far enough to enable you to access doors of opportunities, whether exploring cosmopolitan Chicago, the ecological beauty of Lake Michigan and its dunes-filled shore line, or diverse job and career opportunities with industries and communities that define a changing Northwest Indiana.

PNW takes pride in being a student-centered university, strategically committed to academic excellence. Purdue Northwest also distinguishes the education it provides with experience-rich, hands-on learning. That is, you will apply traditional classroom, laboratory and textbook lessons within a real world environment that allows you to learn by doing!

As a student enrolled at our dual-campus university, you may take advantage of a broad range of comprehensive learning experiences. As you do so, supporting your success on our campuses and beyond becomes our top priority. 

Throughout your Purdue Northwest experience, faculty and staff members across our academic and student affairs teams will build a relationship to help you when you need it most.

Yes, we will push you to work hard, but we also have an infrastructure in place designed to help you become the best you can be. We are here to support your success. Welcome to the PNW family!


Thomas L. Keon