The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related research university, and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America. Founded in 1787 as the Pittsburgh Academy, Pitt is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States.
The University’s chief executive officer is Patrick D. Gallagher, who heads one of the country's leading research centers, with annual research expenditures exceeding $737 million. These expenditures support more than 23,000 jobs in the Pittsburgh area.
Provost and senior vice chancellor Patricia A. Beeson is the chief academic officer of the university, responsible for the academics on all five Pitt campuses, which include Pittsburgh, Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown, and Titusville.
Pitt offers more than 90 academic majors to undergraduate students in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business Administration, the Swanson School of Engineering, and the School of Nursing.
Graduate programs are offered in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, the School of Education, the Swanson School of Engineering, the School of Information Sciences, the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, the School of Social Work, and in Pitt’s six schools of the health sciences, which include the School of Dental Medicine, the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, the School of Pharmacy, and the School of Public Health.
There are currently more than 10,000 graduate and nearly 25,000 undergraduate students enrolled at Pitt. There are 4,450 full-time and more than 800 part-time faculty members.
More information about the University can be found at www.pitt.edu