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3333 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3165
Carlow is a private, co-educational, Catholic liberal arts university located in Oakland, the heart of Pittsburgh’s “Eds, Meds, and Tech” district. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1929, this diverse, inclusive Mercy University embodies the values of its founders, offering its students transformational educational opportunities that empower them to excel in their chosen work as compassionate, responsible leaders in the creation of a just and merciful world.
Carlow University proudly aligns its program offerings and curriculum to the needs of the workforce as it evolves, ensuring that graduates enter the workforce as skilled professionals who are prepared for a competitive career. Academic programs are offered to traditional, graduate and online students under two colleges: Health and Wellness and College of Arts and Sciences.
Classes are led by more than 200 full-time and adjunct faculty members who are not only experts in their respective field, but are also champions for teaching and student development. Carlow’s mission and core vales are deeply rooted in commitment to service, social justice, equity and inclusion. The University continues to build upon its established commitment and tradition of excellence in supporting the personal and education needs of our students.
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
Carnegie Mellon University is a private, internationally ranked global research university in Pittsburgh with seven schools and colleges in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. Carnegie Mellon University has been a birthplace of innovation throughout its 111-year history. Today, Carnegie Mellon is a global leader bringing groundbreaking ideas to market and creating successful startup businesses. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico. Award-winning faculty members are renowned for working closely with students via a small student-to-faculty ratio to solve major scientific, technological and societal challenges. We emphasize creating things—from art to robots, and students are recruited by some of the world’s most innovative companies.
808 Ridge Avenue-Byers Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Community College of Allegheny (CCAC) The Community College of Allegheny County is about students learning from expert faculty in a learning-centered environment. It’s about a full campus life that includes athletics, social organizations, honor societies, service clubs, student services, the Honors Program and more. It’s about choice—students can enter great careers and transfer CCAC credits to noted four-year colleges after completing programs in the arts and humanities; business; education; social and behavioral sciences and human services; health; science, technology, engineering and mathematics; and the trades. It’s about convenience—four campuses, five neighborhood centers and flexible schedules, including online courses. Quality college education at an affordable price—that is what CCAC is all about.

The college continues to benefit the region in multiple ways. More than 95% of CCAC graduates live and work locally. The college raised nearly $20.5 million in private and public competitive grants in 2010-2011, directly benefitting students and the region. A full 43% of CCAC students report they could not have attended college without CCAC. What’s more, 79% of CCAC students indicate that CCAC was their college of first choice. That is why CCAC is proud to be The first choice for faster results.

Woodland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2826
Founded in 1869, Chatham University offers a blend of professional preparation and liberal arts skill-building in four areas of excellence: sustainability, health & wellness, business & communications, and the arts & sciences. With an enrollment of over 2,200 students, Chatham offers 38 undergraduate majors, 25 masters degrees, and four doctoral degrees through the School of Health Sciences, Falk School of Sustainability & Environment, and School of Arts, Science, and Business.

 Reflecting on the commitment of Chatham’s most famous alumna, environmental pioneer Rachel Carson ’29, Chatham is home to Eden Hall Campus and is one of the top five universities in the world rankings for sustainability as measured by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS).

Chatham helps students and families streamline their investment without shortchanging their education, with opportunities including scholarships and integrated degree programs that let qualified students earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees in as few as five years. And Chatham excels at creating opportunities for students to acquire, strengthen, and refine not only field-related knowledge but also the skills that employers say they value most—including teamwork, communication, organization, leadership, and adaptability.

600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282-0001
Founded in 1878 by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top-tier universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. Duquesne educates more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students across ten schools of study: liberal arts, sciences, music, business, nursing, pharmacy, health sciences, education, leadership and law.

 Nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs, Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne’s commitment to sustainability.

Duquesne students enjoy a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Faculty members are teacher-scholars who provide students with the personal attention and professional mentorship they need to succeed—in the classroom and beyond.

The University’s self-contained, 50-acre campus is minutes away from Downtown Pittsburgh. This convenient location provides students with a variety of opportunities for internships, service, employment and entertainment.

9000 Babcock Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237-6898
Consistently selected as a “Best Northeastern College” by The Princeton Review, La Roche is a private, Catholic, co-educational college located just minutes from downtown Pittsburgh on 40 acres of wooded suburbs in the heart of the North Hills. La Roche approaches education very personally—with a 12:1 faculty/student ratio, students aren’t just a number, or a “face in the crowd”—students are valued as active members of the campus community.

 At La Roche College, prospective students can choose from over 50 majors and programs. These vary from nursing and other health sciences to history, criminal justice, business and both interior and graphic design. In fact, La Roche offers the top 10 career majors chosen by college students today. The college is diverse enough to offer choices yet provides a one-on-one atmosphere, ensuring that students receive personal attention from our faculty. Outside the classroom, La Roche students find their place among student clubs and organizations. The college also offers a wide range of athletics and intramural programs. La Roche offers 12 NCAA Division III sports as well as a host of student activities and organizations.

La Roche offers an affordable private education made possible by generous financial aid. The average financial aid package is approximately $24,000 per student. Over 94% of students receive financial aid. In addition, La Roche provides scholarship and other aid opportunities as well as federal loans and grants. La Roche College welcomes students of all religions and backgrounds and prepares students for active, successful participation in a thriving global marketplace.

1111 McKee Road
Oakdale, PA  15071
Pittsburgh Technical College is Where Knowledge Meets Know-How. We are a leading educator in the Pittsburgh region to prepare students for career success and have the numbers to prove it: 100% of PTC’s degree-seeking students experience onsite internships or clinical rotations before they graduate. It’s this kind of experience that results in consistently high in-field placement rates with a five-year average of 93% from 2016-2020. PTC’s hallmark is academic excellence, grounded in an environment that supports each student’s professional and personal journey. With more than 30 associate, bachelor’s, and certificate programs, PTC provides education that prepares students for career success in these areas: Business, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Hospitality, Design and Engineering Technology, Healthcare, Nursing, Information Systems and Technology, Trades Technology, and Energy and Electronics Technology. PTC has been part of the region’s education community for 75 years. For details, visit
616 N. Highland Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206-2596
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh and annually enrolls approximately 310 students in its degree programs. The Seminary prepares pastors and Christian leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is scripturally grounded, broadly Reformed, ecumenically minded, and culturally relevant.

 The Seminary offers the Master of Divinity degree with a certificate in urban ministry and a concentration in church planting. Additionally, the joint degree programs combine the M.Div. with an additional degree from local universities in the areas of law, social work, and public policy. PTS awards Master of Arts degrees including a special track emphasizing religious education. Other students earn in the Master of Sacred Theology degree as well as the Doctor of Ministry degree with five areas of focus: Parish, Reformed, Eastern Christian, Science and Theology, and Reformed Christian Spirituality.

201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1984
Founded in 1960, Point Park University is a comprehensive, master’s-level university conveniently located in Downtown Pittsburgh. Point Park enrolls more than 4,000 full- and part-time students in 85 undergraduate and 12 graduate programs offered through its School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Communication and the Conservatory of Performing Arts.

No other university will shape your life, career and future quite like Point Park. At Point Park, you will be welcomed into an environment where you can jump right into your major, get real-life work experience and be energized by a hip, urban campus. With hands-on faculty members and small classes, Point Park will help you become the person you always envisioned and point you in the direction of a life-altering career.

6001 University Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15108-1189
Approximately 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 38 states and 39 nations are enrolled at Robert Morris University, which is located in Moon Township approximately 20 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. Robert Morris University offers 60 undergraduate degree programs and 20 graduate degree programs in five academic schools: the School of Business, the School of Communications and Information Systems, the School of Education and Social Science, the School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science, and the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

 More than 100 clubs and organizations help students to develop leadership skills, network professionally and meet friends. Student organizations include varsity, club and intramural sports, sororities, fraternities and student government. RMU has 23 NCAA Division I athletic programs, including football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s hockey, and men’s and women’s lacrosse.

RMU’s mission is to change our students’ lives so that they can go out and change the lives of others for the better. We do this through professional experiences, service learning, global experiences, undergraduate research, campus leadership, and cultural experiences. These activities are documented on RMU’s unique Student Engagement Transcript.

107 Cathedral of Learning
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Founded in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. Pitt people have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, led the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments. In addition to its 132-acre Pittsburgh campus, located in the city’s Oakland neighborhood, Pitt’s regional campuses in Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown, and Titusville offer the advantages and environment of liberal arts colleges along with the resources and prestige of a major research university.