The Purdue Polytechnic Institute is part of a statewide network that offers the same technology degrees available in West Lafayette. The Kokomo location enables students to live and work at home while receiving a first-class education. Courses are offered to accommodate the work schedules of part-time students as well as to serve the needs of full-time students. On-campus child care also is available.
Located on the campus of Indiana University Kokomo (IUK), the partnership between Purdue University and IUK began in fall of 1967. Purdue faculty teach Purdue University courses and Indiana University faculty teach many of the general education courses such as mathematics, science, etc.
Graduates of these programs find employment in business and industry in Kokomo and the surrounding communities. Additionally, Purdue serves as a resource for local business and industrial personnel who are updating their skills or who need retraining.
Purdue Polytechnic Kokomo provides an individualized, practical, and real-world approach for the beginning student as well as the experienced student. The student population is a mix of traditional college-aged students who recently have graduated from high school and nontraditional students already in the workplace. This diversity brings a unique blend of education and experience into classroom discussions, benefiting all.