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Our Community

Tippecanoe County, Indiana is one of the fastest growing communities in the Midwest and is ideally situated between Chicago, Illinois and Indianapolis, Indiana. We are home to more than 174,000 residents and known for our diverse community and great quality of life.

We are a vibrant community with excellent educational opportunities. We are home to Purdue University which provides exciting Big 10 sports action, rich cultural events, numerous art venues and endless educational opportunities. Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana serves about 800 students and continues to grow in enrollment and educational opportunities. New degree programs are regularly introduced to meet the employment demands of the community.

The Lafayette-West Lafayette community has a wide spectrum of businesses, including many nationally and internationally known corporations such as GE Aviation, Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Wabash National and many other high-tech firms in the Purdue Research Park.

Greater Lafayette is a vibrant and progressive community that offers all of the amenities of a large, bustling metropolis while maintaining a friendly, small town atmosphere. We have quaint antique shops, unique art galleries, beautiful golf courses and scenic parks with miles of walking and biking trails.

Local Opportunities for Higher Education

Purdue University


Purdue University in West Lafayette serves approximately 40,000 students from 124 countries. Renowned initially for its programs in agriculture and engineering, Purdue’s academic offerings now include more than 200 majors and more than 80 master and doctoral programs.

Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is the largest public post-secondary institution is Indiana. The college offers a variety of opportunities on technical and vocational education, as well as two-year degree programs that prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions.

Community-Education Partnerships

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