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Purdue University System
Image:Purdue.gif
Motto Education, Research, Service
Established 1869
School type Public, Land grant
President Martin C. Jischke
Location , Indiana, USA
Campus 18,209 acres (73.69 km²) among six campuses
Enrollment 58,763 system-wide undergraduate,
9,983 system-wide graduate
Faculty 4,254 system-wide
Athletics 50 Division I/IA NCAA teams among West Lafayette, IPFW, and IUPUI campuses
Colors Old Gold and Black at West Lafayette, North Central, and Calumet campuses; Blue and White at IPFW campus; Red and Old Gold at IUPUI and IUPUC campuses
Website http://www.purdue.edu/Purdue/across_indiana

See also Purdue University regarding the main campus. Newer seal of Purdue University introduced in 2002. ... 1869 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The term public school has different meanings: In Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and most other English-speaking nations, a public school is a school which is financed and run by the government and does not charge tuition fees. ... A land grant is a gift of land made by the government for projects such as roads, railroads, or especially academic institutions. ... Dr. Martin C. Jischke. ... State nickname: The Hoosier State Official languages English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Governor Mitch Daniels (R) Senators Richard Lugar (R) Evan Bayh (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 38th 94,321 km² 1. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Old Gold is a dark yellow, which varies from light olive or olive brown to deep or strong yellow. ... Black is a color with several subtle differences in meaning. ... For other uses, see Blue (disambiguation) Blue is one of the three primary additive colors; blue light has the shortest wavelength range (about 420–490 nanometers) of the three additive primary colors. ... White is a color (more accurately it contains all the colors of the visible spectrum and is sometimes described as an achromatic color—black is the absence of color) that has high brightness but zero hue. ... Red is a color at the lowest frequencies of light discernible by the human eye. ... Old Gold is a dark yellow, which varies from light olive or olive brown to deep or strong yellow. ... Purdue University is a public land-grant university system within the state of Indiana. ...


Purdue University System is a public land-grant university system within the state of Indiana. With 18,209 acres (73.69 km²) and over 68,000 students, Purdue University System is one of the largest university systems in the United States comprised of six campuses of various sizes. The main campus of Purdue University is particularly noted for its engineering, agriculture, and business administration programs, which consistently rank among the very best in the country and the world. From this heritage and reputation, Purdue University operates degree programs systemwide in its areas of technical, scientific, and industrial expertise. Public is of or pertaining to the people; belonging to the people; relating to, or affecting, a nation, state, or community; opposed to private; as, the public treasury, a road or lake. ... Land-grant universities (also called land-grant colleges or land grant institutions) are institutions of higher education in the United States which have been designated by Congress to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890. ... State nickname: The Hoosier State Official languages English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Governor Mitch Daniels (R) Senators Richard Lugar (R) Evan Bayh (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 38th 94,321 km² 1. ... Purdue University is a public land-grant university system within the state of Indiana. ... ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ...

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Purdue West Lafayette

Purdue University’s main and largest campus is a public land-grant university located in West Lafayette, Indiana on the banks of the Wabash River. This main campus in West Lafayette anchors the Purdue University System statewide, which is comprised of regional campuses, satellite technology-training centers, and county agricultural extension offices. Purdue University is a public land-grant university system within the state of Indiana. ... Public is of or pertaining to the people; belonging to the people; relating to, or affecting, a nation, state, or community; opposed to private; as, the public treasury, a road or lake. ... Land-grant universities (also called land-grant colleges or land grant institutions) are institutions of higher education in the United States which have been designated by Congress to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890. ... West Lafayette is a city located in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. ... The Wabash River is a 475 mi (765 km) long river in the eastern United States that flows southwest from northwest Ohio near St. ...


Purdue statewide

Regional campuses

Purdue University operates two 'feeder' campuses, where most undergraduate students are intended to complete their degrees at the main West Lafayette campus: Purdue Calumet in Hammond and Purdue North Central near Westville. Purdue also jointly operates three campuses with Indiana University: IPFW in Fort Wayne, IUPUI in Indianapolis, and IUPUC in Columbus. Of these joint campuses, two are semi-autonomous (including independent control of their own academic curricula) and degree-granting in over 175 programs each: IPFW (which is budgetarily administered under the auspices of Purdue University) and IUPUI (which is integrated into Indiana University's budget). IU-PU Columbus is a feeder campus, similar to Purdue Calumet and Purdue North Central, but administered through IUPUI. Hammond is a city located in Lake County, Indiana. ... Westville is a town located in LaPorte County, Indiana. ... The Indiana University system, technically founded in 1820, is an eight-campus university system in the state of Indiana. ... Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne (IPFW) is a regional university campus located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. ... Nickname: The Summit City Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: City of Fort Wayne Location Location in the state of Indiana Government County Allen Mayor Graham Richard (D) Geographical characteristics Area 127 km² Land 126. ... Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is the urban research university campus of Indiana University located in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... Nickname: The Circle City, Indy, Naptown Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: http://www. ... Indiana University-Purdue University at Columbus (IUPUC) is a small but academically diverse university located in Columbus, Indiana. ... Columbus is the county seat of Bartholomew County, Indiana. ...


Technology centers

Purdue University College of Technology operates seven satellite learning centers in Indiana from its home at the West Lafayette campus of Purdue University. The seven technology centers focus on a workforce training and certification mission that is not necessarily aiming toward a full-fledged four-year degree. These seven technology centers throughout Indiana are in Anderson/Muncie, Columbus, Indianapolis, Kokomo/Lafayette, New Albany, Richmond, and South Bend/Elkhart. These satellite learning centers offer certificate programs and in some cases a few technical associates degrees to support industry in their local communities. Anderson is a city located in Madison County, Indiana. ... Muncie is a city in Delaware County in northeast Indiana, best known as the home of Ball State University. ... Columbus is the county seat of Bartholomew County, Indiana. ... Nickname: The Circle City, Indy, Naptown Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: http://www. ... Kokomo is a city located in Howard County, Indiana. ... Motto: Nickname: Star City Founded Incorporated 1825 1854  County Tippecanoe County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Tony Roswarski Area  - Total  - Water 52 km² ( 20. ... New Albany is a city located in Floyd County, Indiana, situated along the Ohio River opposite Louisville, Ky. ... Image:Bitchmond-indiana-from-above. ... South Bends downtown, with Notre Dame in the upper right. ... Elkhart is a city located in Elkhart County, Indiana. ...


Per-county agricultural extension offices

In conjunction with the State of Indiana, Purdue University operates one agricultural extension office in each of the 92 counties comprising Indiana. Each of these agricultural extension offices provide information and analysis that is useful to and popular with farmers, agricultural-industry employees, gardeners, naturalists, and homeowners. State nickname: The Hoosier State Official languages English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Governor Mitch Daniels (R) Senators Richard Lugar (R) Evan Bayh (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 38th 94,321 km² 1. ...


History

Founding of the main campus

The state of Indiana received a gift of $150,000 from John Purdue, a Lafayette business leader and philanthropist, along with $50,000 from Tippecanoe County, and 150 acres (0.6 km²) of land from Lafayette residents in support of the project. In 1869, it was decided that the college would be founded near the city of Lafayette and established as Purdue University, in the name of the institution’s principal benefactor. Purdue University is a public land-grant university system within the state of Indiana. ... John Purdue (born October 31, 1802 in Huntington County, Pennsylvania) was a famous industrialist based in Lafayette, Indiana and the primary original benefactor of Purdue University. ... A philanthropist is someone who devotes his time, money, or effort towards helping others. ... Tippecanoe County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... 1869 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Motto: Nickname: Star City Founded Incorporated 1825 1854  County Tippecanoe County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Tony Roswarski Area  - Total  - Water 52 km² ( 20. ...


Classes first began at the Purdue main campus on September 16, 1874. Purdue issued its first degree, a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry, in 1875. Architecturally, Purdue University buildings at the West Lafayette campus generally feature red brick. September 16 is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years). ... 1874 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... // Introduction The fundamental component of chemistry is that it involves matter in some way (this explains its broad reach). ... 1875 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


The extension centers become degree-granting regional campuses

IPFW

Following the lead of Indiana University's downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana extension center that was established in 1917, Purdue University founded the Purdue Fort Wayne Extension Center downtown in the fall of 1941 to provide a site in Fort Wayne for students to begin their undergraduate studies prior to transferring to the West Lafayette main campus to complete their degree. Under the direction of Purdue University president Frederick Hovde, Indiana University President Herman Wells, IU trustee John Hastings, and Purdue Trustee Alfred Kettler, Sr, the Indiana University and Purdue University extension centers began merging in 1958. To serve their now combined mission in Fort Wayne, the combined Indiana University and Purdue University Fort Wayne extension centers purchased 216 acres of farmland at the then-suburban northern edge of Fort Wayne. The new Indiana University—Purdue University Fort Wayne campus opened on September 17, 1964 following nearly two years of construction that began on October 18, 1962. IPFW is now a 520-acre campus on both sides of the Saint Joseph River with 13 educational buildings, plus student residence halls and various other athletic facilities and parking structures. IPFW awarded its first four-year degree in 1968 after awarding two-year degrees through the IU Fort Wayne extension center prior to the formation of the joint IPFW campus. Most of IPFW is administered through Purdue University, although the medical programs and the library are administered through Indiana University. IPFW's degrees are awarded by either Purdue University or Indiana University on a program-by-program basis. Architecturally, IPFW buildings generally feature brown or tan brick as a variation on Purdue West Lafayette's red brick. Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne (IPFW) is a regional university campus located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. ... Indiana University Bloomington is the principal campus of the Indiana University system. ... Nickname: The Summit City Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: City of Fort Wayne Location Location in the state of Indiana Government County Allen Mayor Graham Richard (D) Geographical characteristics Area 127 km² Land 126. ... Purdue University is a public land-grant university system within the state of Indiana. ...


IUPUI

Following the lead of Indiana University's downtown Indianapolis, Indiana permanent extension center that was established in 1916, Purdue University founded the Purdue Indianapolis Extension Center downtown in the fall of 1946. The Indiana University School of Medicine was established at Indianapolis in phases between 1911 and 1919. The former Benjamin Harrison Law School was acquired and renamed Indiana University School of Law in 1944 as part of the Indiana University Indianapolis campus. In 1969, the Purdue University Indianapolis Extension Center merged into the Indiana University Indianapolis campus to form IUPUI. IUPUI awarded its first four-year undergraduate degree in 1970, having previously awarded graduate degrees in law and medicine for decades through the Indiana University Indianapolis campus. In 1974 Indiana University was reorganized to make the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses the two core campuses of the Indiana University System. IUPUI is administered through Indiana University. IUPUI's Purdue University programs are in two schools that are academically affiliated with Purdue University. IUPUI's degrees are awarded by either Purdue University or Indiana University on a program-by-program basis. Architecturally, IUPUI buildings generally feature Indiana limestone, as IU Bloomington buildings do as well. IUPUI is located on a 285-acre campus west of downtown Indianapolis. The Purdue University programs at the Purdue Indianapolis Extension Center awarded their first two-year degrees in 1947. Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is the urban research university campus of Indiana University located in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... Indiana University Bloomington is the principal campus of the Indiana University system. ... Nickname: The Circle City, Indy, Naptown Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: http://www. ... Indiana University, technically founded in 1820, is an eight-campus university system in the state of Indiana. ...


IUPUC

Indiana University first opened their extension center in Columbus, Indiana in the fall of 1941. Purdue University first opened their extension center in Columbus in the fall of 1942. IUPUI Columbus began operations on 17 August 1970 as an extension of IUPUI. The building which currently houses IUPUC was first occuppied by IUPUI Columbus in 1974. The name of IUPUI Columbus was changed to IUPUC in 1994. IUPUC is administered through IUPUI. IUPUC's degrees are awarded by either Purdue University or Indiana University on a program-by-program basis. Indiana University-Purdue University at Columbus (IUPUC) is a small but academically diverse university located in Columbus, Indiana. ... Columbus is the county seat of Bartholomew County, Indiana. ... Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is the urban research university campus of Indiana University located in Indianapolis, Indiana. ...


Purdue University Calumet

Purdue University Calumet first opened for classes at its current site in 1951 after having started offering classes in Hammond in 1946. Purdue University Calumet is located on 194 acres in Hammond, Indiana. Purdue University Calumet awarded its first two-year degree in the spring of 1967. Hammond is a city located in Lake County, Indiana. ...


Purdue University North Central

Purdue University North Central first permanent site in which classes were offered was in John Barker's former mansion in 1948 at LaPort, Indiana, which was donated by his heirs. In the fall of 1967 Purdue North Central relocated to a 155-acre site north of Westville, Indiana, which is now expanded to 305 acres. John Barker (fl. ... Westville is a town located in LaPorte County, Indiana. ...


Athletics

Three campuses of the Purdue University System sponsor Division I or IA NCAA teams. The West Lafayette main campus sponsors 18 Division I/IA NCAA teams. IPFW sponsors 16 Division I NCAA teams. IUPUI sponsors 14 Division I NCAA teams. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ...


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Purdue University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2574 words)
Purdue University is a public land-grant university system within the state of Indiana.
Purdue’s main academic campus is located in the city of West Lafayette, on the banks of the Wabash River.
Purdue is also home to the state of Indiana's school of veterinary medicine, and a number of research facilities, including Discovery Park.
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