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Calumet College of St. Joseph

Calumet College of St. Joseph (CCSJ) is a private, four-year Catholic institution, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, offering master’s, bachelor’s, and associate’s degrees. Located blocks from Lake Michigan and minutes from downtown Chicago, we offer a vibrant and stimulating learning environment while remaining affordable and accessible to all students. Our committed faculty are able to connect with students through small class sizes and individualized attention. Our values-based approach, rooted in the Catholic tradition, grounds students in the importance of social justice, service, and community.

CCSJ’s accepting, supportive, community environment empowers our unique student body to explore their passions, embrace their purpose and achieve their goals—be it in the classroom, with our competitive sports teams, among our robust student groups and beyond graduation.

CCSJ #1 Most Diverse College in Indiana

Source: U.S. News & World Report 2020


and Programs

Calumet College of St. Joseph offers students 17 undergraduate degrees, three accelerated degrees and five graduate degrees.


CCSJ Charter Authority Votes to Authorize Thea Bowman Leadership Academy
CCSJ Charter Authority Votes to Authorize Thea Bowman Leadership Academy
January 29, 2024 WHITING IN—CCSJ Charter Authority, LLC has accepted a favorable recommendation to authorize Thea Bowman Leadership Academy (TBLA). “Calumet College of St. Joseph has a long history of serving as a vital educational resource for the Region,” said Dr. Amy McCormack, President of CCSJ, “Through our chartering agency, we offer our assistance so that Thea Bowman may remain…
59th Annual Board of Trustees’ Scholarship Gala
59th Annual Board of Trustees’ Scholarship Gala
Friday, April 19, 2024Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana 5:30 p.m. Cocktail hour 7:00 p.m. Dinner and program begin Attire – Business Party We are excited to announce that we will once again be hosting our Scholarship Gala! The gala provides a meaningful opportunity for the community to support students who need financial help in order to earn a college degree.…
CCSJ Awarded $500k Lilly Endowment Science of Reading Grant
CCSJ Awarded $500k Lilly Endowment Science of Reading Grant
Calumet College of St. Joseph (CCSJ) has received a grant of $500,000 from Lilly Endowment Inc. through its initiative, Advancing the Science of Reading in Indiana. The grant will allow CCSJ to prepare pre-service and in-classroom educators to teach reading more effectively. “It is imperative that more of Indiana’s elementary students learn to read proficiently, and it is essential that…
CCSJ Sprint Football Trophy Set to Travel
CCSJ Sprint Football Trophy Set to Travel
CCSJ Sprint Football Trophy Set to Travel Calumet College of St. Joseph is excited to announce that the Midwest Sprint Football League trophy will hit the road. The Crimson Wave Sprint Football team recently clinched the league championship in a 31-0 victory over St. Mary-of-the-Woods College. The trophy will travel to local businesses that have requested to host the prize.…

Faculty members at CCSJ strive to help you achieve your goals, pushing you beyond your potential and opening doors to new opportunities. By taking the initiative to ask for what you need, you can make the most of their support.

Carlos Macias, Class of 2023

Humanities Fest was always the event that impacted me the most. I loved meeting new people and hearing about others’ experiences at the school. It also made me enjoy my social justice and humanities courses more to the point where I could participate in class discussions comfortably.

Elisama Gurrola, Class of 2023

I have sensed God’s movement all throughout my time at CCSJ. Getting the opportunity to even come to CCSJ was all through God blessing me. I have had so many great opportunities here at CCSJ. Internships, jobs, scholarships and more. I can only thank God for these blessings.

Dylan Hill, Class of 2023

If you are looking for a place that helps students step outside their bubble, try new things, learn about their future career in a small setting, and make life long friends, CCSJ is the perfect place for you!

Kaelyn Keith, Class of 2023

President McCormack has been an exceptional source of inspiration and support throughout my academic journey. She constantly encouraged and motivated me to push my boundaries and strive for excellence. Her unwavering belief in my potential has been instrumental in shaping my confidence and self-belief.

Moises Castillo, Class of 2023