University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$18,130

2.5% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$22,848

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.49%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

59.7%

27,679 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

28,642

90.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

82.5%

3,053 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 (377 degrees awarded), General Finance (229 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (222 degrees).

In 2017, 9,963 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus. 57% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (6,763 degrees), 8.68 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (779 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is $18,130, which is $-8,370 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is $18,130, which is $-8,370 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,848.

In 2017, 54% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 51% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$18,130

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus was $18,130. The cost of tuition at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is $-8,370 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$22,848

2017 Value

3.07%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,848. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus grew by 3.07%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,950

Room and Board

$680

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus was of $10,950 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $680. The cost of room and board increased by 0.459% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 10.8% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

54%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

51%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

54% of undergraduate students at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.89% with respect to 2016, when 53% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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.

3.49%

2016 Default Rate

253

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus was 3.49%, which represents 253 out of the 7245 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 27,679 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 5.13% annual decline. Out of those 27,679 applicants, 16,528 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 59.7% acceptance rate.

There were 28,642 students enrolled at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus in 2017, and 78% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 24.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

59.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

16,528

Accepted Out of 27,679

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus was 59.7% (16,528 admissions from 27,679 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 55.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -5.13%, while admissions grew by 2.25%.

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SAT Scores

78%

Submission Percentage

3,117

Scores Submitted

78% of enrolled first-time students at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus has a total enrollment of 28,642 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is 25,797 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,845. This means that 90.1% 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 65.5% White, 8.71% Asian, 4.88% Black or African American, 3.69% Hispanic or Latino, 3.44% Two or More Races, 0.0698% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0524% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36.1%), followed by White Male (35.6%) and Asian Female (5.79%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (29.1%), followed by White Male (19.1%) and Asian Female (3.54%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 28,642 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is 25,797 and the part-time enrollment is 2,845. This means that 90.1% of students enrolled at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%

2017 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 93%. 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

    18,772

  2. Asian

    2,494

  3. Black or African American

    1,397

The enrolled student population at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is 65.5% White, 8.71% Asian, 4.88% Black or African American, 3.69% Hispanic or Latino, 3.44% Two or More Races, 0.0698% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0524% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 773 students (2.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1403 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 (6,763 degrees awarded). There were 8.68 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (779 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is General Psychology (377 degrees awarded), followed by General Finance (229 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (222 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 (271 degrees awarded), Library Science (60 degrees), and English (457 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 Other managers (358,406 people), Software developers (354,042 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (299,148 people), Civil engineers (227,390 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (195,150 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus are Cultural & Gender Studies (271 degrees awarded), Library Science (60 degrees), English (457 degrees), Language & Linguistics (205 degrees), and Engineering (1,079 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 Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Sales managers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus are Cultural & Gender Studies (271 degrees awarded), Library Science (60 degrees), English (457 degrees), Language & Linguistics (205 degrees), and Engineering (1,079 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 (434,720 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (393,902 people), Elementary & secondary schools (367,969 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (331,049 people), and Construction (254,390 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus are Cultural & Gender Studies (271 degrees awarded), Library Science (60 degrees), English (457 degrees), Language & Linguistics (205 degrees), and Engineering (1,079 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. 377 degrees awarded

  2. 229 degrees awarded

  3. 222 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus was General Psychology with 377 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 4,280

  2. 5,683

In 2017, 4,280 degrees were awarded to men at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus, which is 0.753 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,683).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 208 degrees were awarded to men at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus in Mechanical Engineering, which is 7.7 times more than the 27 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 298 degrees were awarded to women at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus in General Psychology, which is 3.01 times more than the 99 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

64%

100% Completion Time

82%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 64% 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 (68.1%).

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, 0.786% of graduates (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,763 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    779 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    480 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is white (6,763 degrees awarded). There were 8.68 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (779 degrees).

2.56% of degree recipients (255 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    3,833 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    2,930 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    483 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is white female (3,833 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,930 degrees).

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Operations

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $3.92B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $489M (12.5%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus had a total salary expenditure of $2.08B. University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus employs 552 Assistant professors, 490 Professors, and 417 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus are Male Professors (358), Female Assistant professors(278), and Male Assistant professors (274).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus are: Office and Administrative Support, with 1259 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 927 employees, and Management with 797 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.92B

2017 Endowment

12%

growth from 2016

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus has an endowment valued at about $3.92B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus grew 12% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.63B 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. $659M - Federal

  2. $28.4M - State

  3. $3.21M - Local

As of 2017, University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus received $659M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $28.4M from state grants and contracts, and $3.21M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$877M

2017 Salaries

4.77%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus paid a median of $877M in salaries, which represents 42.1% of their overall expenditure ($2.08B) and a 4.77% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.411% decline from 2015 and a 2.09% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$192M

Instructional Salaries

1,785

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus paid a total of $192M to 1,785 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

552 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1259 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus were Assistant professor with 552 employees; Professor with 490 employees; and Professor with 417 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus were Office and Administrative Support with 1,259 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 927 employees; and Management with 797 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus was Male Professor with 358 employees, Female Assistant professor with 278 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 274 employees.

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

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