Founded in 1869 as a land-grant university by the Indiana General Assembly, Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, is the Flagship University of the six-campus Purdue University System. Purdue offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in over 210 major areas of study. Purdue has produced multiple Nobel Prize winners, Fortune 500 executives, and Pulitzer Prize winners.
Purdue has four regional campuses: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) - Indianapolis, Indiana; Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) - Fort Wayne, Indiana; Purdue North Central (PNC) - Westville, Indiana; and Purdue Calumet - Hammond, Indiana. In addition to its academic programs offered at Purdue's campuses, the College of Technology offers learning programs at several other locations in the state of Indiana. Anderson, Columbus, Greensburg, Indianapolis, Kokomo, Lafayette, New Albany, Richmond, South Bend/Elkhart, and Vincennes
The Krannert School of Management was established in 1962 with an endowment of $2.7 million of Herman & Ellnora Krannert. The school offers instruction at bachelor's, master's and doctorate level. For 2010, the national rankings for the Krannert MBA program was 38 by US News & World Report and 45 by Forbes. Financial Times ranked the program 54 World in 2009 and The Wall Street Journal has ranked the program 12 in the region in 2007.