Pitt-Johnstown Named to Pa. Business Central’s Top 100


posted February 28, 2018

Pitt-Johnstown has been named to the 2017 Pennsylvania Business Central Top 100 Organizations. It is the sixth consecutive year that Pitt-Johnstown has earned the honor.

Pennsylvania Business Central Top 100 The list honors the top 100 industries within the Pennsylvania Business Central’s 16-county coverage area. Nominations were accepted from throughout the publication's 24-county coverage area, and the final honorees are businesses that achieved a level of excellence, and had a positive impact on our region in 2017.

Pitt-Johnstown is a vital knowledge center and the foremost contributor to the region’s educational, social, cultural, and economic development. The high-quality educational experience in a supportive living-learning environment prepares students for success in the real world.

This past year, Pitt-Johnstown has:

  • Welcomed one of its largest freshmen classes;
  • Opened the John P. Murtha Center for Public Service and National Competitiveness, which hosts events, workshops, and academic symposia, and is a lasting tribute to the late Johnstown congressman;
  • Broke ground for a chemical engineering building;
  • Served the community with more than 5,000 volunteer hours by students and staff;
  • Featured distinguished guest speakers on topics ranging from social media to astronomy to veterans’ wellness;
  • Impacted the future with the enhancement of its ambitious community initiative, CODE (Computational-Learning Opportunities in a Digital Environment) for the Commonwealth and Country, which brings digital literacy to K-12 curriculums.

This Top 100 list has been a part of the publication since the early 1990s. Pitt-Johnstown was profiled in the February 23, 2018, Special Edition.

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown was founded in 1927 and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by the Princeton Review as a “Best in the Northeast” college, by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School,” and by Pennsylvania Business Central as a "Top 100 Organization.” The distinctive combination of Pitt-Johnstown’s people, programs, and place results in exceptional performance in preparing students for career and professional success. Pitt-Johnstown is the regional leader, educating for success in the Real World.