About Pitt-Johnstown

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown was founded in 1927, and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. 

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown: 

  • Is a vital knowledge center and the foremost contributor to the region’s educational, social, cultural, and economic development;
  • Provides a high quality educational experience that is purposefully designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century;
  • Is located on 655 picturesque acres in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania, 70 miles east of Pittsburgh; and
  • Offers a supportive living-learning environment that is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, is current, and is responsive to both our students’ personal and professional needs, and to our communities’ needs.

Pitt-Johnstown’s excellence is reflected by the accomplishments of students, faculty, and staff, the record of achievements of more than 20,500 alumni, the satisfaction of area employers, and the commendations of many external organizations.

Fast Facts:

  • Founded in 1927
  • President: Dr. Jem Spectar 
  • Student enrollment: 3,000 (approximately)
  • SAT Average: 1,040
  • Graduation Rate: 55%*
    (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: 20,500
  • Number of buildings: 36
  • Total acreage: 655
  • Mascot: Mountain Cat
  • Commendations
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*2005 cohort; national six-year graduation rate=55.2% (National Center for Education Statistics)