University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$18,628
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$22,346
After Financial Aid
2020 Acceptance Rate
63.9%
32,549 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
32,277
78.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
83.5%
3,207 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 (397 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (289 degrees), and Registered Nursing (271 degrees).

In 2020, 10,067 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus. 58.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (6,452 degrees), 7.03 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (918 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is $18,628, which is $−10,001 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is $18,628, which is $−10,001 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,346.

In 2020, 49% of undergraduate students attending University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 38% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$18,628
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus was $18,628. The cost of tuition at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is $−10,001 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$22,346
2020 Value
1.12%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,346. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus grew by 1.12%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,532
Room and Board
$755
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus was of $11,532 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $755. The cost of room and board increased by 1.91% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.399% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

49%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
38%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

49% of undergraduate students at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 10.9% with respect to 2019, when 55% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus received 32,549 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 1.43% annual growth. Out of those 32,549 applicants, 20,791 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 63.9% acceptance rate.

There were 32,277 students enrolled at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus in 2020, and 81% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 20.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

63.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
20,791
Accepted Out of 32,549

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus was 63.9% (20,791 admissions from 32,549 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 56.7%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 1.43%, while admissions grew by 14.4%.

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SAT Scores

81%
Submission Percentage
3,420
Scores Submitted

81% of enrolled first-time students at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus has a total enrollment of 32,277 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is 25,343 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,934. This means that 78.5% 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% White, 9.84% Asian, 5.19% Hispanic or Latino, 4.96% Black or African American, 3.93% Two or More Races, 0.0651% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0372% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.4%), followed by White Male (31.1%) and Asian Female (7.35%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.8%), followed by White Male (19.3%) and Asian Female (4.63%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 32,277 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is 25,343 and the part-time enrollment is 6,934. This means that 78.5% of students enrolled at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%
2020 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 (84.5%), 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
    20,981
  2. Asian
    3,177
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,675

The enrolled student population at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is 65% White, 9.84% Asian, 5.19% Hispanic or Latino, 4.96% Black or African American, 3.93% Two or More Races, 0.0651% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0372% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 845 students (2.62%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 1741 more women than men received degrees from University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is white (6,452 degrees awarded). There were 7.03 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (918 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is General Psychology (397 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (289 degrees) and Registered Nursing (271 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 (228 degrees awarded), English (438 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (185 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 (428,890 people), Physicians (418,409 people), Software developers (385,675 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (320,259 people), and Postsecondary teachers (271,892 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus are Cultural & Gender Studies (228 degrees awarded), English (438 degrees), Language & Linguistics (185 degrees), Engineering (1,029 degrees), and Biology (844 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, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Sales engineers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus are Cultural & Gender Studies (228 degrees awarded), English (438 degrees), Language & Linguistics (185 degrees), Engineering (1,029 degrees), and Biology (844 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

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 Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (556,838 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (534,736 people), Elementary & secondary schools (483,018 people), Computer Systems Design (481,405 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (429,861 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus are Cultural & Gender Studies (228 degrees awarded), English (438 degrees), Language & Linguistics (185 degrees), Engineering (1,029 degrees), and Biology (844 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. 397 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 289 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 271 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus was General Psychology with 397 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

4,163
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
5,904
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 4,163 degrees were awarded to men at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus, which is 0.705 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,904).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 194 degrees were awarded to men at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus in Mechanical Engineering, which is 4.62 times more than the 42 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 324 degrees were awarded to women at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus in General Psychology, which is 3.72 times more than the 87 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

65%
100% Completion Time
83%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 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, 83% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 83% within 200%.

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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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.873% of graduates (28 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    6,452 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    918 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    480 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is white (6,452 degrees awarded). There were 7.03 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (918 degrees).

2.86% of degree recipients (288 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    3,748 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,704 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    611 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is white female (3,748 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,704 degrees).

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Operations

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $4.15B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $514k (0.0124%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus had a total salary expenditure of $2.41B. University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus employs 552 Assistant professors, 471 Professors, and 441 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus are Male Professors (328), Female Assistant professors(288), and Male Assistant professors (264).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus are: Office and Administrative Support, with 1156 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1030 employees, and Management with 837 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.15B
2020 Endowment
3.22%
decline from 2019

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus has an endowment valued at about $4.15B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus declined 3.22% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.85B 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. $769M - Federal
  2. $40.9M - State
  3. $3.52M - Local

As of 2020, University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus received $769M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $40.9M from state grants and contracts, and $3.52M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.09B
2020 Salaries
11.1%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus paid a median of $1.09B in salaries, which represents 45.1% of their overall expenditure ($2.41B) and a 11.1% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.19% growth from 2018 and a 6.19% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$203M
Instructional Salaries
1,821
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus paid a total of $203M to 1,821 employees working as instructors, which represents 18.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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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
1156 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus were Assistant professor with 552 employees; Professor with 471 employees; and Professor with 441 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus were Office and Administrative Support with 1,156 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,030 employees; and Management with 837 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus was Male Professor with 328 employees, Female Assistant professor with 288 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 264 employees.

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

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