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


posted February 13, 2017

TheUniversity of Pittsburgh at Johnstown has been named to the 2016 Pennsylvania Business Central Top 100 Organizations. It is the fifth consecutive year Pitt-Johnstown earned the honor.

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 2016.

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:

  • expanded its academic offerings to include major degrees in engineering, including the addition of chemical engineering;
  • served the community with more than 5,000 volunteer hours by students and staff; and
  • affected the future with the launch of Code for the CommonWealth, which brings digital literacy to K-12 curriculums in the region and opens doors to the new global technology economy.

This Top 100 list has been a part of our publication since the early 1990s. Pitt-Johnstown was profiled in the February 24, 2017, Special Edition.

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is marking its 90th anniversary well as the 50th year of the campus in its Richland Township location. Pitt-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.