Pittsburgh, once a smoke-filled industrial city, is now a leader in the green building movement. It's home to more than 30 green-certified buildings, including the first green college residence hall. Today Pittsburgh is considered one of America's "most livable" cities.
Business is booming here in medicine, education, health care, robotics, software engineering and high-tech industries. Students planning to work in those fields can find relevant programs at many universities in Pittsburgh as well as colleges in Pittsburgh.
Two education initiatives in Pittsburgh are the Pittsburgh Promise, which promotes high educational aspirations among urban youth, and the Fund for Advancement of Minorities through Education (FAME), a college prep program.
Rosedale Technical College awards certificates and associate degrees in automotive technology, collision repair, electrical technology, HVAC, and welding. The school hosts student events and networking groups, and also helps students find housing near campus.
Founded in 1892, Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing was the first nursing school in the U.S. to admit male students. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Shadyside School of Nursing, set in an interesting historic neighborhood, offers flexible class schedules.
Of the numerous colleges in Pittsburgh, three are especially noteworthy: The University of Pittsburgh, founded in 1787, is one of the oldest colleges in the nation. Carnegie Mellon University, highly ranked both nationally and internationally, got its start as a technical institute based on Andrew Carnegie's million dollar donation in 1900. In the 1960's it merged with the Mellon Institute, a science research center. And one of the other universities in Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, is the only one in the state to be listed among the 25 most financially efficient top-ranked schools.
Two examples of universities in Pittsburgh that offer graduate degree programs are Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. Students at Carnegie Mellon can pursue advanced degrees in liberal arts, computer science, engineering and medicine, while the most popular graduate programs at the University of Pittsburgh are in business, education, engineering, social work and health professions.
To learn more about postsecondary education in the state, see our extensive list of Pennsylvania Colleges.
|School||Total Enrollment||Institution Level||Avg In-State Tuition||Programs Offered|
|Community College of Allegheny County||16,092||At least 2 but less than 4 years||6,467||175|
|Bidwell Training Center Inc||152||At least 2 but less than 4 years||N/A||7|
|Carlow University||2,255||Four or more years||27,136||58|
|Carnegie Mellon University||13,258||Four or more years||51,196||310|
|Chatham University||2,110||Four or more years||34,195||89|
|Dean Institute of Technology||150||At least 2 but less than 4 years||14,000||4|
|Duquesne University||9,343||Four or more years||35,062||181|
|La Roche College||1,555||Four or more years||26,200||52|
|St Margaret School of Nursing||71||At least 2 but less than 4 years||14,620||1|
|Pennsylvania Gunsmith School||74||At least 2 but less than 4 years||N/A||1|
|University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus||28,664||Four or more years||17,688||366|
|Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc||317||At least 2 but less than 4 years||N/A||3|
|Pittsburgh Theological Seminary||200||Four or more years||N/A||3|
|Point Park University||4,093||Four or more years||27,780||92|
|Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary||97||Four or more years||N/A||4|