Purdue University-North Central Campus
Purdue University-North Central Campus places among the top 20% of community colleges in Indiana for:
- Category Attribute
- Community Size Largest student body
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- The teacher population of 177 teachers has declined by 20% over five years.
|Purdue University-North Central Campus||(IN) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||Four or more years||Less than 2 yrs|
|Total Faculty||177 staff||28 staff|
|Total Enrollment||6,177 students||1,806 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||35:1||34:1|
|# Full-Time Students||-||507 students|
|# Part-Time Students||-||1,299 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$40,500||$30,600|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- The nearest community college to Purdue University-North Central Campus is Brown Mackie College-Michigan City (6.5 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 112 students | 6.50 Mi325 E US Hwy 20
Michigan City,  IN  46360
- 218 students | 19.30 Mi111 W 10th St Ste 111
Hobart,  IN  46342
- 8,559 students | 22.00 Mi1440 E 35th Ave
Gary,  IN  46409
- 512 students | 23.60 Mi1000 E 80th Place, Suite 2055
Merrillville,  IN  46410
- 400 students | 29.20 Mi9601 S. Union Road
Donaldson,  IN  46513
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