The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown has been named a "Top 100 Organization of 2010" by Pennsylvania Business Central.
The publication has been recognizing organizations for 20 years, focusing on those organizations that have achieved record performance or received awards. Pennsylvania Business Central Editor Andy Elder remarked, "Once again this year, Pennsylvania Business Central received more nominations from our 16-county region than we have previously. With more than 55,000 organizations in the region, winnowing the list down to the top 100 is never an easy process."
Pitt-Johnstown President Jem Spectar offered, "We are, indeed, proud of this honor, which is testament to the significant momentum and progress that are transforming our campus. It also recognizes our role as a vital knowledge center and a foremost contributor to the areas' educational, social, cultural, and economic environment."
During 2010, Pitt-Johnstown was recognized by US News & World Report as a "Best Baccalaureate College" (climbing seven spots from the previous year), by Princeton Review as a "Best Northeastern College", by GI Jobs as a "Military Friendly School", and Military Times EDGE as a "Best for Vets College." Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown introduced a new nursing degree program, significantly upgraded facilities including the Student Union and Engineering and Science Building, completed construction on the University Square outdoor park, unveiled a state-of-the-art nursing simulation laboratory, and launched a historic faculty hiring initiative. Pitt-Johnstown also consistently exceeds the national average for graduation and retention rates, and rates above its peers in key areas including quality of campus services, services to help students decide on a career, and overall service to students.
Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is located in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The University offers a high-quality educational experience in a supportive living-learning environment designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by U.S.News & World Report as a “Best Baccalaureate College,” by the Princeton Review as a “Best Northeastern College,” and by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School.” Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
Pitt-Johnstown…at the forefront of leading baccalaureate colleges…