Purdue Calumet To End Crown Point Classes This Fall

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Purdue Calumet says it will not offer classes at its south Lake County facility next fall.  Chancellor Thomas Keon says declining enrollment is causing the change.  Indiana University Northwest… which leases space at the Academic Learning Center in Crown Point…  will also reportedly discontinue course offerings there next fall.  Keon says Purdue Calumet can save $280-thousand in annual operating costs by not offering classes.  The university set up primarily freshman- and sophomore-level classes at the ALC and envisioned some 1,500 to 2,000 students from in and around south Lake County area jump-starting their college education there, then continuing at the Hammond campus.  But Ivy Tech’s also catering to freshman- and sophomore-level students, as did for-profit educational institutions.  The economic slowdown also contributed to the decision to not offer Purdue Calumet classes in the facility along Broadway … two miles south of U-S 30.  Purdue is considering its options for the 48-thousand-square foot building.


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