University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$17,688

2.29% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$23,572

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.6%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

55.4%

29,175 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

28,664

89.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

81.4%

3,009 Graduates

About

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is a higher education institution located in Allegheny County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus were General Psychology (335 degrees awarded), General Finance (302 degrees), and Registered Nursing (249 degrees).

In 2016, 9,843 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus. 55.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (6,863 degrees), 10.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (627 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is $17,688, which is $-8,168 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is $17,688, which is $-8,168 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,572.

In 2016, 53% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 53% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$17,688

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus was $17,688. The cost of tuition at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is $-8,168 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$23,572

2016 Value

3.04%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,572. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus grew by 3.04%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,900

Room and Board

$762

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus was of $10,900 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $762. The cost of room and board increased by 0.926% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 34.9% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

53%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

53%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

53% of undergraduate students at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 53% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

3.6%

2015 Default Rate

261

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus was 3.6%, which represents 261 out of the 7252 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus received 29,175 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 4.74% annual decline. Out of those 29,175 applicants, 16,165 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 55.4% acceptance rate.

There were 28,664 students enrolled at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus in 2016, and 80% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 24.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

55.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

16,165

Accepted Out of 29,175

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus was 55.4% (16,165 admissions from 29,175 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 53.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -4.74%, while admissions declined by -2.05%.

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SAT Scores

80%

Submission Percentage

3,160

Scores Submitted

80% of enrolled first-time students at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus has a total enrollment of 28,664 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is 25,604 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,060. This means that 89.3% of students enrolled at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.1% White, 8.54% Asian, 4.89% Black or African American, 3.49% Hispanic or Latino, 3.15% Two or More Races, 0.0628% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0349% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36.8%), followed by White Male (35.7%) and Asian Female (5.74%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (27.6%), followed by White Male (20%) and Asian Female (3.57%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 28,664 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is 25,604 and the part-time enrollment is 3,060. This means that 89.3% of students enrolled at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

92%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus was 92%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    18,933

  2. Asian

    2,447

  3. Black or African American

    1,401

The enrolled student population at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is 66.1% White, 8.54% Asian, 4.89% Black or African American, 3.49% Hispanic or Latino, 3.15% Two or More Races, 0.0628% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0349% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 939 students (3.28%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 1129 more women than men received degrees from University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus. The majority of degree recipients at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus are white (6,863 degrees awarded). There were 10.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (627 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is General Psychology (335 degrees awarded), followed by General Finance (302 degrees) and Registered Nursing (249 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (316 degrees awarded), Library Science (71 degrees), and English (474 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus are Miscellaneous managers (413,973 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (346,934 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (298,039 people), Civil engineers (230,330 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (196,965 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus are Cultural & Gender Studies (316 degrees awarded), Library Science (71 degrees), English (474 degrees), Language & Linguistics (236 degrees), and Engineering (992 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus are Economists, Physicians & surgeons, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Credit counselors & loan officers

The most specialized majors at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus are Cultural & Gender Studies (316 degrees awarded), Library Science (71 degrees), English (474 degrees), Language & Linguistics (236 degrees), and Engineering (992 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus are Computer Systems Design (418,312 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (402,115 people), Elementary & secondary schools (356,303 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (328,886 people), and Construction (245,954 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus are Cultural & Gender Studies (316 degrees awarded), Library Science (71 degrees), English (474 degrees), Language & Linguistics (236 degrees), and Engineering (992 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus.

Most Common

  1. 335 degrees awarded

  2. 302 degrees awarded

  3. 249 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus was General Psychology with 335 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 4,357

  2. 5,486

In 2016, 4,357 degrees were awarded to men at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus, which is 0.794 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,486).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 229 degrees were awarded to men at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus in General Finance, which is 3.05 times more than the 75 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 272 degrees were awarded to women at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus in General Psychology, which is 2.92 times more than the 93 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

65%

100% Completion Time

82%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 65% of students graduating from University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 82% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 83% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Doctoral Universities Carnegie Classification group.

Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.66% of graduates (50 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,863 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    627 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    408 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is white (6,863 degrees awarded). There were 10.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (627 degrees).

3.37% of degree recipients (332 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    3,808 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    3,055 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    362 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is white female (3,808 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (3,055 degrees).

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Operations

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $3.57B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $23.2M (0.649%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus had a total expenditure of $1.96B. Of that $1.96B, they spent $840M on salaries and $1.96B on benefits.

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus employs 574 Assistant professors, 463 Professors, and 421 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus are Male Professors (338), Female Assistant professors(295), and Male Assistant professors (279).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus are: Office and Administrative Support, with 1226 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 897 employees, and Management with 768 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.57B

2015 Endowment

2.74%

growth from 2014

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus has an endowment valued at about $3.57B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus grew 2.74% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.29B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $620M - Federal

  2. $48.4M - State

  3. $2.77M - Local

As of 2015, University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus received $620M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $48.4M from state grants and contracts, and $2.77M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$840M

Salary Expenditure

$1.96B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus had a total expenditure of $1.96B. Of that $1.96B, they spent $840M on salaries and $1.96B on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$840M

2015 Salaries

2.09%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus paid a median of $840M in salaries, which represents 42.9% of their overall expenditure ($1.96B) and a 2.09% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.41% decline from 2013 and a 0.0479% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$179M

Instructional Salaries

1,715

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus paid a total of $179M to 1,715 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

574 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1226 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus were Assistant professor with 574 employees; Professor with 463 employees; and Professor with 421 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus were Office and Administrative Support with 1,226 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 897 employees; and Management with 768 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus was Male Professor with 338 employees, Female Assistant professor with 295 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 279 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus.

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