Pitt's Impact

With Pitt...

  • the Commonwealth sees a $26 return on every $1 it invests in the University and our students and employees.
  • the state’s economy gains $3.9 billion annually.
  • 29,436 Pennsylvanians earn paychecks to help support their families and dreams.
  • nearly 35,000 students get a high-quality, high-value education each year. 
  • the state draws in more than $700 million in external research funding that Pitt faculty members bring in annually.
  • the state gains $187.8 million in state and local tax revenue.
  • Pennsylvania is home to the university named The Wall Street Journal's "Top Public University in the Northeast."
  • students helped support the local economy by spending more than $389 million on local goods, services, and housing in 2014 alone.
  • the state can boast about having one of the top 10 American universities in federal science, engineering research, and development support attracted by faculty.
  • Pennsylvania's business owners gain the expertise of Pitt's Small Business Development Center, whose mission is to "grow the economy of Western Pennsylvania by providing entrepreneurs with the education, information, and tools necessary to build successful businesses."
  • the commonwealth gains a workforce uniquely prepared for the new economy, thanks to the creation of the new School of Computer and Information Science and the Cyber Institute and the addition of new programs like the Executive MBA in Health Care at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and new degrees in engineering and business at Pitt-Johnstown.
  • the state receives the benefits from Pitt’s Innovation Institute, a focal point for the school’s growing activities in innovation, commercialization, and entrepreneurship.
  • the state receives a strong community partner – Pitt has become a model of community engagement by making its expertise available to neighborhood groups, organizations, and state and local government; recognitions for Pitt’s community efforts include three consecutive years as a United Way “Good Neighbor” award recipient and placement on the President’s 2013, 2014, and 2015 National Honor Roll for Community Service. This commitment to service is shared by Pitt community members at the University's Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown, and Titusville campuses.
  • students receive an education ranked by Kiplinger's as the top value among all Pennsylvania public colleges and universities for 12 consecutive years.
  • students can achieve a remarkable level of academic success – and follow in the footsteps of numerous alumni who have earned Rhodes, Marshall, Goldwater, and Fulbright Scholar scholarships, among other honors.