About Pitt-Johnstown

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown offers a positive learning atmosphere and an outstanding record of student success. Pitt-Johnstown was founded in 1927, and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. 

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The distinctive combination of our people, programs, and place results in exceptional performance in preparing students for career and professional success.

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown: 

Pitt-Johnstown’s excellence is reflected by the accomplishments of students, faculty, and staff, the record of achievements of more than 22,000 alumni, the satisfaction of area employers, and the commendations of many external organizations. 

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Fast Facts:

  • Founded in 1927
  • President: Dr. Jem Spectar 
  • Student enrollment: 3,000 (approximately)
  • SAT Average: 1040
    (Critical Reading + Math)
  • Graduation Rate: 54%*
    (Student Right To Know)
  • Faculty: 253 (full-/part-time)
  • Staff: 246 (full-/part-time)
  • Average Class Size: 25
  • Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 17-1
  • Undergraduate Majors: 48
  • NCAA Division II and PSAC Athletic Teams: 15
  • Student Organizations: 100
  • Alumni: 22,000
  • Number of buildings: 36
  • Total acreage: 655
  • Hiking and biking trails: 15 miles
  • Mascot: Mountain Cat
  • Commendations
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*2005 cohort; national six-year graduation rate=55% (National Center for Education Statistics)