Colleges & Universities

​Pittsburgh is among the top cities for educated young people, behind only Washington, D.C., Boston and San Francisco.

Students are attracted to the area thanks to our arts and culture, multiple industries, myriad internship opportunities—and, of course, our world class educational institutions.

How many colleges are in Pittsburgh?

There are more than 29 colleges and universities in Pittsburgh, including Carnegie Mellon University the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University.

External Higher Education Resources

Carlow University

Carlow University provides a supportive environment where faculty and staff focus on helping students both academically and professionally. Small class size ensures individual attention from Carlow's faculty. A leader in adult education for 25 years Carlow was first in Pennsylvania to offer accelerated and weekend programs. Carlow offers nearly 50 undergraduate and 14 graduate degree programs. The University offers peer tutoring, study groups and seminars in skill development, an honor's program, study abroad, guaranteed internships and cross-registration at nine other local colleges and universities.

Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. Located in the historic  Pittsburgh neighborhood of Oakland, Carnegie Mellon serves as an “economic engine”, providing nearly $2.7 billion in annual economic impact for the local, regional, and state economy in Pennsylvania.

Chatham University

Chatham University in Shadyside, and Eden Hall Campus in the North Hills, offers undergraduate and graduate programs in sustainability, health and wellness, business and communications, and arts and sciences.

Community College of Allegheny County

CCAC is the second largest community college in Pennsylvania and one of the largest multi-campus colleges in the United States.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne University is a private, Catholic institution long known for its rich, diverse liberal arts studies and schools of pharmacy, law, sciences, music, education, nursing, business, health sciences and leadership.

A top tier university among 1,600 American institutions surveyed by US News & World Report for 2012, Duquesne offers more than 100 undergraduate majors and 75 graduate programs to more than 10,000 students. Duquesne is among the top 10 Catholic universities in the nation and is listed among the top seven schools in Pennsylvania. U.S. News also named Duquesne a "Best Value" school, among the top 45 schools in the country to offer high academic quality at a good price. The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked Duquesne in the top 20 small research universities in the United States.

La Roche College

La Roche College in the North Hills of Pittsburgh offers an innovative, career-focused education to prepare students for success in today's competitive workforce. Fully accredited by several national governing bodies, the College offers more than 50 undergraduate majors within both high-demand fields and creative disciplines. Graduate level programs include Accounting, Health Sciences/Nurse Anesthesia, Human Resources Management and Nursing.

Founded and sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche fosters global citizenship and creates a community of scholars from the region, the nation and around the world. La Roche promotes global awareness and provides opportunities for students to experience other cultures and traditions. The unique Study Abroad + Study USA program offers the added component of traveling abroad or domestically at little or no extra cost. Visit for information.

Point Park University

Point Park is a small, private, accredited, liberal arts university. An emphasis on career-based education provides Point Park University students with excellent opportunities for hands-on, real-world experiences.

Robert Morris University

Robert Morris University is a private, four-year institution with an enrollment of approximately 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University offers more than 30 undergraduate degree programs and 18 master's and doctoral degree programs.

University of Pittsburgh

The university that began in a humble log cabin has evolved into an internationally recognized center of learning and research. Medical breakthroughs, amazing discoveries, and brilliant victories dapple its long history. Established in 1787, Pitt has been making the world healthier, safer and more tolerant ever since.

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