Purdue University Calumet prepares students to be dynamic professionals, engaged leaders of their communities, and lifelong learners. Approximately 10,000 students – most working while attending school – study toward a world-regarded Purdue degree on our vibrant, diverse campus, located among the geographically and ethnically unique communities of Northwest Indiana, within minutes of Chicago. Led by high-quality faculty partnering with business and industry, Purdue Calumet is widely recognized as a leader in experiential education.
The K-State College of Human Ecology is distinguished by a legacy of leadership and excellence. Leaders of this college have shaped social, economic and scientific knowledge relating to people and their near environment for more than 125 years. Following the path of our founders, our faculty excel in teaching and outreach as well as in innovative research that enhances the quality of life for individuals, families and communities.
During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act, providing funding for the establishment of a new college in each state and territory. These schools were to promote higher education and practical learning to people of all classes and walks of life, especially rural life. In 1888, the Agricultural College of Utah was founded as the state's land-grant institution. It became Utah State University in 1957.