University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
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Founded in 1927, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh.  Situated on 650 picturesque acres in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania, Pitt-Johnstown is a vital knowledge center and a leading contributor to the area’s educational, social, cultural, and economic environment.  We offer a high-quality educational experience that is purposefully designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century.  Pitt-Johnstown is a top employer in our region, and a key partner in shaping the region's future with an annual economic impact exceeding $60 million. 

Faculty at Pitt-Johnstown are engaged not only in teaching, scholarship, and service, but also in enriching faculty-student mentorships and collaborations in scholarship, research, and creative activity.  Last year, 12 faculty-student research projects were supported by the President's Mentorship Fund.  This is in addition to individual research projects completed by the faculty.

Pitt-Johnstown's 19,000 alumni are making a difference throughout our community and the world as senior-level executives in Fortune 500 companies, successful surgeons and medical practitioners in our country's healthcare facilities, educators helping to shape the future of our country's future leaders, and scientists and engineers making vital contributions to their fields.  Recently, President Barack Obama named Pitt-Johnstown alumna Becky Piscitella as a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. 

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown enjoys an enviable position as a nationally recognized regional college.  Among Pitt-Johnstown's designations are:

  • Princeton Review – A Best in the Northeast College
  • GI Jobs – A Military Friendly School
  • President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll honoree

Last Reviewed: November 12, 2010