Chatham University prepares students from around the world to help develop solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges. Consistently ranked among the top master’s-level institutions in the Northeast by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Chatham University is also ranked in the top five percent of graduate-intensive institutions nationally and experienced the fastest-growing enrollment in the Pittsburgh region over the past decade.
Nearly 2,400 students are enrolled in Chatham’s three distinctive Colleges:
- Chatham College for Women was founded in 1869 as Pennsylvania Female College and is one of the oldest women's colleges in the United States.
- The College for Graduate Studies offers 21 master's and doctoral degree programs to both women and men.
- The College for Continuing and Professional Studies offers eight degree programs through the doctoral level as well as non-degree and certificate programs. CCPS also presents community programming including the Summer Music and Arts Day Camp.
In June 2009 Chatham created the School of Sustainability and the Environment (SSE) to apply the co-equal principles of sustainability - social justice, economic development, and environmental studies - within a systems perspective in order to create a new, trans-disciplinary academic initiative. The School's vision honors the legacy of Rachel Carson, Chatham’s most distinguished alumna, who founded the modern environmental movement.