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, 1997, Pitt enrolled 31,776 students, including 25,461 students at the Pittsburgh
Campus and 6,315 students at the regional campuses.
- Of the students enrolled at the University in Fall Term, 1997, 77 percent were full-time, 71
percent were undergraduates, 12 percent were minorities, 53 percent were female, 82 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 110 foreign countries. The top five countries of origin are: China, Taiwan, India,
the Republic of Korea, and Japan.
- The University includes the Pittsburgh Campus, and its 16 schools, and four regional campuses and offers, in addition to numerous certificate and various other programs, 369 distinct degree programs:
13 associate, 170 baccalaureate, 111 master's, 71 doctoral, and four first professional programs.
- Pitt conferred 6,752degrees in FY 1998. At the Pittsburgh Campus, there were 3,018
baccalaureate, 1,954 master's, 380 doctoral, and 472 first professional degrees conferred. At the regional campuses, there were 92 associate and 928 baccalaureate degrees conferred.
Faculty and Staff Information
- Employed at the University in Fall Term, 1997 were 3,783 faculty. Of the 3,152 full-time
faculty, 14 percent were minorities, 32 percent were female, and 88 percent had the doctorate or
first professional degree as their highest earned degree.
- In Fall Term, 1997, 25 percent of the full-time faculty were professors, 28 percent were
associate professors, and 34 percent were assistant professors.
- There were 5,261 staff employed at the University in Fall Term, 1997. Of the 4,932 full-time
staff, 14 percent were minorities and 61 percent were female.
- Pitt's FY 1998 expenses for instruction, research, public service, and various other expense categories in the amount of $844.3 million.
- Research activities are conducted at Pitt in its various schools and in 190 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 1998, the University's 31 libraries and collections totaled more than 3.9 million
volumes, more than 3.8 million pieces of microforms, and nearly 24,500 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 eight public computing labs at the Pittsburgh Campus. More than 700 personal
computers and workstations are linked to PittNet, the network which serves the University's
diverse communications needs.
- Computing and Information Services maintains the University's World Wide Web service that showcases the University to the international community via the Internet. Pitt's web site can be accessed at http://www.pitt/edu.
- In FY 1998, Institutional Advancement programs raised $57.5 million in contributions from
- Nearly 192,000 Pitt alumni reside throughout 50 states, U.S. territories, and in 119 foreign
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University of Pittsburgh Fact Book, 1998-99