Purdue University North Central

Infobox_University
name=Purdue University North Central


type=public coeducational
endowment=$0.9 million [cite web | title=America's Best Colleges 2006 | publisher=U.S. News & World Report | accessdate=2006-02-25 | url=http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/college/directory/brief/drglance_1826_brief.php]
established=1948 (details)
city=Westville
state=IN
country=USA
faculty=110 full-time, 152 part-time
chancellor=James B. Dworkin
students=3,724
undergrad=3,635
postgrad=89
campus=rural: 305 acres (1.23 km²)
free_label=Athletics
free= teams, called Panthers
mascot=Pounce, the Panther [ [http://www.pnc.edu/athletics/pounce.html PNC Athletic site] ]
affiliations=Purdue University System
website= [http://www.pnc.edu www.pnc.edu]

Purdue University North Central is a regional campus within the Purdue University system that is located in rural LaPorte County near Westville in northwestern Indiana.

Academics

Purdue North Central offers a number [http://www.pnc.edu/academics/certif.html certificate programs] , [http://www.pnc.edu/academics/associate.html associate degrees] , [http://www.pnc.edu/academics/bachelor.html bachelor's degrees] , and two [http://www.pnc.edu/academics/master.html master's degrees] : in Business Administration and in Elementary Education. Undergraduate students at Purdue North Central can transfer to any other Purdue campuses and complete their degrees there.

For the Fall semester of 2006, Purdue North Central has 100 full-time and 152 part-time faculty members. Over the years, Purdue North Central has graduated more than 8,700 alumni. Most live in northwest Indiana, but its graduates can be found in 49 states and 7 foreign countries.

Colleges and departments

Purdue University North Central is academically organized into 12 departments in 4 colleges: [ [http://www.pnc.edu/academics PNC Academic web page] ]
* [http://www.pnc.edu/academics/cb.html College of Business]
** [http://www.pnc.edu/depts/gb/index.html Department of Business]
** [http://www.pnc.edu/ols/index.html Department of Organizational Leadership and Supervision]
** [http://www.pnc.edu/mba/ MBA Program]
* [http://www.pnc.edu/academics/cet.html College of Engineering & Technology]
** [http://www.pnc.edu/et/ Department of Engineering Technology]
** [http://www.pnc.edu/te/ac/cpt/new_CIT.html Department of Computer & Information Technology]
* [http://www.pnc.edu/academics/cla.html College of Liberal Arts]
** [http://www.pnc.edu/com/ Department of Communication]
** [http://www.pnc.edu/depts/ed/index.html Department of Education]
** [http://www.pnc.edu/engl/ Department of English and Modern Languages]
** [http://www.pnc.edu/ss/index.html Department of Social Sciences]
* [http://www.pnc.edu/academics/cs.html College of Science]
** [http://www.pnc.edu/depts/bc/index.html Department of Biology and Chemistry]
** [http://www.pnc.edu/depts/mp/index.html Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics]
** [http://www.pnc.edu/depts/nu/index.html Department of Nursing]
** [http://www.pnc.edu/depts/lac/index.html Deapartment of Lactating]

Accreditation

Purdue University North Central as a whole has been accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools continuously since 1971. [ [http://www.ncahlc.org/index.php?option=com_directory&Action=ShowBasic&instid=1207 NCAHLC web site] ] The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology has continuously accredited Purdue University North Central's bachelor's degree in mechanical technology since 1992, and the associate degrees since the date listed: Building Construction Management Technology 2004, Electrical Engineering Technology 1986, Industrial Engineering Technology 1986, and Manufacturing Engineering Technology 1992. [ [http://www.abet.org ABET web site] ] Other individual programs are also accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission, and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Campus and student body

Purdue University North Central is located on 305 acres (1.23 km²) in rural LaPorte County near Westville, Indiana along U.S. Highway 421. Purdue University North Central has three academic buildings and a veterinary emergency facility. The grounds of Purdue University North Central have Shakespeare's Garden adjacent to a picturesque pond, tennis courts, a baseball diamond, and four outdoor basketball courts as well as a pedestrian mall between the library and Schwartz Hall, the oldest academic building on campus.

For the Fall semester of 2006, Purdue North Central has 3,724 students, of which slightly less than half (1,541 students) are from LaPorte County. Female students (2,174; 58.4%) outnumber male (1,550; 41.6%) by 40%. Almost all are undergraduate students, except for the 89 graduate students in its two master's program. The majority (2,253; 60.5%) are full-time students taking 12 or more credit hours.

There are 520 students (14%) identified as ethnic minorities, of which there are 169 (4.5%) African-American; 35 (0.9%) Asian-American; 29 (0.8%) American Indian; 163 (4.4%) Hispanic; and 124 (3.3%) identified as "other" minorities. The average student age is 25. [ [http://www.pnc.edu/about/quickfacts.html PNC Quick Facts] ]

History

Purdue University North Central's first permanent site in which classes were offered was in John H. Barker's former mansion in 1948 at Michigan City, Indiana, which was donated by his daughter, Catherine Barker Hickox. Purdue University North Central first opened for classes at its current site in 1967 after having started offering classes in LaPorte, Indiana during 1948 and in Michigan City, Indiana during 1949.

Athletics

Purdue University North Central teams are members of NAIA and compete within the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference. Intercollegiately, Purdue University North Central sponsors a men's basketball team, a men's baseball team, and a women's softball team. The moniker of Purdue University North Central's teams is the Panthers. The official mascot is Pounce, the Panther.

Prior to the panthers moniker, Purdue University North Central's moniker for its intercollegiate athletics teams was the Centaurs from 1967 until 2003.

See Purdue University System.

External links

* [http://www.pnc.edu Official website]
* [http://www.pnc.edu/athletics Official athletics website]
* [http://www.pnc.edu/cd/campsmap.html Campus map]

References


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