Fact Book Highlights
- The University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) consists of five campuses -- the Pittsburgh Campus and
four regional campuses in western Pennsylvania at Johnstown, Greensburg, Titusville, and
- In addition to institutional accreditation by the Middle States Association, Pitt has been
granted specialized accreditations for various schools and programs including, but not limited to,
such areas as business, education, engineering, law, nursing, pharmacy, psychology, and
- In Fall Term, 1996, Pitt enrolled 31,395 students, including 25,218 students at the Pittsburgh
Campus and 6,177 students at the regional campuses.
- Of the students enrolled at the University in Fall Term, 1996, 76 percent were full-time, 70
percent were undergraduates, 11 percent were minorities, 53 percent were female, 83 percent
were from Pennsylvania, and five percent were non-resident aliens (international students).
- Pitt students originate from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and four U.S. territories, as
well as from 109 foreign countries. The top five countries of origin are: China, Taiwan, India,
the Republic of Korea, and Japan.
- The University includes four regional campuses and 16 schools at the Pittsburgh Campus
which offer, in addition to certificate and various other programs, 367 distinct degree programs:
11 associate, 170 baccalaureate, 112 master's, 70 doctoral, and four first professional programs.
- Pitt conferred 6,925 degrees in FY 1997. At the Pittsburgh Campus, there were 3,128
baccalaureate, 2,013 master's, 387 doctoral, and 477 first professional degrees conferred. At the regional campuses, there were 86 associate and 834 baccalaureate degrees conferred.
Faculty and Staff Information
- Employed at the University in Fall Term, 1996 were 3,851 faculty. Of the 3,184 full-time
faculty, 14 percent were minorities, 31 percent were female, and 88 percent had the doctorate or
first professional degree as their highest earned degree.
- In Fall Term, 1996, 24 percent of the full-time faculty were professors, 28 percent were
associate professors, and 35 percent were assistant professors.
- There were 5,358 staff employed at the University in Fall Term, 1996. Of the 4,999 full-time
staff, 14 percent were minorities and 62 percent were female.
- Pitt's FY 1997 Financial Report shows expenses in instruction, research, public service, and in
various other expense categories in the amount of $767.1 million.
- In addition to its 16 Pittsburgh Campus schools and four regional campuses, Pitt is comprised
of more than 185 centers, institutes, laboratories, and clinics.
- Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and joins in performing a
large part of basic research in the U.S. and Canada.
Library Collections and Services
- In FY 1997, the University's 31 libraries and collections totaled more than 3.8 million
volumes, nearly 3.8 million pieces of microforms, and nearly 25,000 subscriptions.
Computing and Information Services
- Computing and Information Services provides computing, information, and
telecommunications services to meet the technology needs of all students, faculty, and staff.
- There are seven public computing labs at the Pittsburgh Campus. More than 620 personal
computers and workstations are linked to PittNet, the network which serves the University's
diverse communications needs.
- PittHome showcases the University to the international community via the Internet. Pitt's web
site can be accessed at http://www.pitt.edu.
- In FY 1997, Institutional Advancement programs raised $54.7 million in contributions from
- Nearly 174,000 Pitt alumni reside throughout 53 states and U.S. territories and in 119 foreign
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Office of Institutional Research
University of Pittsburgh Fact Book, 1997