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Pittsburgh Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Pittsburgh Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

There are at least 32 colleges in Pittsburgh, listed and described below. These schools represent 75,804 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 66,603 full-time students, and a reported 16,309 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus, Community College of Allegheny County, Carnegie Mellon University and Duquesne University. For a prestigious selective school, you might want to look at Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus or Duquesne University.

We also provide an extensive list of Pennsylvania Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Pittsburgh.
  • A lot of people walk and bicycle in Pittsburgh.

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  • Program Categories: Culinary Arts
  • Degrees: Certificate

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North Versailles, PA

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  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
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Colleges in Pittsburgh with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Bidwell Training Center
1815 Metropolitan St
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: chemical tech, computer support, chef training, medical records tech, health unit coordinator, pharmacy tech, applied horticulture, medical office management
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 187 students, 211 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Byzantine Catholic Seminary
3605 Perrysville Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15214

  • Programs: theology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 10 students, 8 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 30 student capacity.

Carlow University
3333 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3165

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: registered nursing, counseling psychology, business management, elementary school teaching, biology, business, psychology, special ed
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 2,178 students, 1,735 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 405 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 440-530. Math: 440-540.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, electrical engineering, information technology, computer science, mechanical engineering, software engineering, public policy analysis, chemical engineering
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 10,326 students, 9,625 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 3,908 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 620-720. Math: 670-780. Writing: 620-710.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Duquesne University
Administration Bldg 600 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: law, pharmacy, registered nursing, marketing, liberal arts and humanities, business management, accounting, biology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 10,296 students, 7,990 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 3,428 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 510-600. Math: 520-610. Writing: 510-600.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

La Roche College
9000 Babcock Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15237-5898

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: health professions, management science, registered nursing, human resources, interior architecture, design and visual communication, criminal justice and safety, psychology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 1,499 students, 1,363 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 512 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 400-520. Math: 400-510.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Mercy Hospital School of Nursing
1401 Blvd of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-5166

  • Programs: registered nursing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 93 students, 38 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 420-560. Math: 420-580.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare.

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
616 N Highland Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15206-2596

  • Programs: ministry, theological and ministerial studies, religious education
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 352 students, 176 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 119 student capacity.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare.

Point Park University
201 Wood St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1984

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, criminal justice and safety, drama, dance, cinematography, business and related services, journalism, computer services management
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 3,591 students, 3,166 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 844 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 460-570. Math: 450-560. Writing: 450-570.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary
7418 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15208-2594

  • Programs: ministry, theology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 85 students, 15 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 13 student capacity.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

Rosedale Technical Institute
215 Beecham Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15205-9791

  • Programs: automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, electrician
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 184 students, 293 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Health System
200 Lothrop St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2582

  • Programs: radiographer
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 45 students, 61 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Shadyside School of Nursing
5230 Centre Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

  • Programs: registered nursing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 485 students, 393 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: psychology, business management, education, speech and rhetoric, social work, law, political science, library science
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 27,020 students, 27,246 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 7,000 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 570-670. Math: 580-670.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside Dietetic Internship
5230 Centre Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

  • Programs: dietitian
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 4 students, 4 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing
4900 Friendship Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

  • Programs: registered nursing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 141 students, 134 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 50 student capacity.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. On-campus daycare.

Pittsburgh Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Community College of Allegheny County
800 Allegheny Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15233-1895

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: registered nursing, liberal arts and sciences, business management, general studies, carpentry, accounting technology, radiographer, legal assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 18,525 students, 13,098 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.

Dean Institute of Technology
1501 W Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15226-1197

  • Programs: electrician, welding, property management, HVAC tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 132 students, 135 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Pennsylvania Gunsmith School
812 Ohio River Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15202-2637

  • Programs: gunsmith
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 39 students, 54 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science
5808 Baum Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15206-3706

  • Programs: funeral and mortuary
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 180 students, 234 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

South Hills Beauty Academy
3269 W Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15216

  • Programs: aesthetician and skin care, cosmetology, manicurist, cosmetoloty instructor
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 113 students, 95 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

St Margaret School of Nursing
221 Seventh Street, Suite 100
Pittsburgh, PA 15238-3250

  • Programs: registered nursing, various nursing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 145 students, 163 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Triangle Tech-Pittsburgh
1940 Perrysville Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15214-3897

  • Programs: electrician, carpentry, HVAC, welding, architectural drafting, mechanical drafting
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 287 students, 461 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.
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(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

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(2000)
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