University Fact Sheet
Dr. Chris W. Brussalis
Director of Public Relations, University Advancement
Point Park University at a Glance
About Point Park University
Point Park is a dynamic, urban university with a strong liberal arts tradition. Located in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh, Point Park enrolls approximately 3,300 full- and part-time students in nearly 100 undergraduate, master's, doctoral and certificate programs offered through its School of Arts and Sciences, Rowland School of Business, School of Education, School of Communication and Conservatory of Performing Arts. Its students represent 48 states/territories and 44 countries.
3,299 for fall 2023.
88 percent of our undergraduate students are traditional age (18- to 24-year-olds)
12 percent of our undergraduates are nontraditional (25 years old or older)
16 percent of our graduate students are traditional age (18- to 24-year-olds)
84 percent of our graduate students are nontraditional age (25 years old or older)
State of residency
65 percent of undergraduate students and 90 percent of our graduate students are from Pennsylvania. (Of the 2,200 traditional students who enrolled at Point Park in the fall, 60 percent are from Pennsylvania and 27 percent are from Allegheny County.) Four percent of our undergraduates and three percent of our graduate students are international students.
65 percent of our undergraduates are white
14 percent of undergraduates are Black or African-American
10 percent are Hispanic of any race
4 percent are two or more races
4 percent are international
2 percent are Asian
2 percent are two or more races
*Represents a 67 percent increase over the past decade
$85 million (FY 202-24)
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 -- $48, 070
Students enrolled full time in all other programs -- $38, 160
Average Room Cost -- $5, 880
Average Board (14 Meal Plan) -- $6,600
90 percent of our students receive financial aid
One associate's degree program, 64 bachelor's degree programs, 21 master's degree programs, four doctoral degree programs and eight certificate programs
About Our Graduates
According to the survey of 2015 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, including the vice president of communications. 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 15 buildings and affiliated locations 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:
- The program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ABET), and programs leading to a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in electrical engineering and mechanical engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. (www.abet.org).
- Programs leading to a Master of Business Administration degree; to a Master of Science in Health Care Administration and Management; a Bachelor of Science Post-Baccalaureate degree in Accounting, Business Management and Human Resource Management; a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Applied Computer Science, Business Management, Economics and Finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing and Sales, and Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management are accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Education (IACBE).
- Programs leading to certification in all education programs are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Information based on fall 2023 term.