PresidentPaul Hennigan. Ed.D.
Managing Director, University Marketing and Public Relations
Point Park University at a Glance
About Point Park University
Point Park is a comprehensive, master's-level university with a strong liberal arts tradition, and is located in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh. Point Park currently enrolls 3,841 full- and part-time students in 82 undergraduate programs and 17 graduate programs offered through its School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Communication and Conservatory of Performing Arts. Its students represent 44 states and 56 countries.
3,841 for fall 2013. Overall, enrollment has grown by nearly 19 percent within the past decade.
74 percent of our undergraduate students are traditional age (18-24-year-olds)
25 percent of our undergraduates are non-traditional (25 years old or older)
28 percent of our graduate students are traditional age (18-24-year-olds)
71 percent of our graduate students are non-traditional age (25 years old or older)
State of residency
77 percent of undergraduate students and 92 percent of our graduate students are from Pennsylvania. (Of the 2,568 traditional students who enrolled at Point Park in the fall, 71 percent are from Pennsylvania and 44 percent are from Allegheny County.) 3 percent of our undergraduates and 6 percent of our graduate students are international students.
72 percent of our undergraduates are White
16 percent of undergraduates are Black or African-American
3 percent are Hispanic of any race
4 percent are Two or more races
1 percent are Asian
3 percent are international
Undergraduate students living on campus: 950
*which represents a 340 percent increase over the past decade
Annual Operating Budget
$99 million (FY 2013-14)
According to a 2009 study conducted by the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, Point Park University infuses more than $151 million into the Pennsylvania economy annually. The University has its biggest economic impact in Downtown Pittsburgh.
Students enrolled full time in the University's Conservatory of Performing Arts -- $32,800
Students enrolled full time in all other programs -- $25,980
Average Room Cost -- $4,860
Average Board (14 Meal Plan) -- $5,460
94 percent of our students receive financial aid
82 Bachelor's Degree Programs and 17 Master's Degree Programs
About Our Graduates
According to the survey of 2012 Point Park graduates, 91 percent of those who responded are currently employed.
Point Park alumni from the School of Business and School of Arts and Sciences have served as executives in the banking, entertainment, engineering technology, education, sports and media industries, and a number of other businesses and nonprofits. In addition, our Conservatory of Performing Arts has sent hundreds of alumni to roles on both stage and screen across the country. We have several alumni who work in executive positions for the Pittsburgh Penguins, both the vice president of communications and the senior vice president of sales and service. Also, the CEO of Fox Chase Bank is a Point Park graduate. Our long-strong School of Communication programs also boast a number of well-placed alumni who are working for print and broadcast media outlets around the country.
Point Park University is the driving force behind the Academic Village Initiative reshaping the campus neighborhood. With 16 buildings and additional properties that run from the Monongahela River to Forbes Avenue along the Wood Street corridor, the University has one of the largest footprints in Downtown Pittsburgh.
Point Park University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and complies with all regulations of the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The University’s specialized program accreditations are listed below:
- Programs leading to a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in civil, electrical and mechanical engineering technology are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ABET, www.abet.org).
- Programs leading to a Master of Business Administration degree, to a Bachelor of Science Post-Baccalaureate degree in Accounting, Business Management and Human Resource Management, to a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Business Management, Business, Economics and Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Technology and Management (accelerated) and Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management, to a Bachelor of Science Capstone in Human Resource Management with concentrations in compliance/legal or strategic planning/management, to a Bachelor of Science Capstone in Management Services, to an Associate in Science degree in Accounting and Business Management are accredited by the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).
- Programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and to the Bachelor of Arts in Dance Pedagogy are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD).
- Programs leading to certification in all education programs are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.