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Paul Hennigan. Ed.D.

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Point Park University at a Glance

About Point Park University

Point Park University is a dynamic, urban university with a strong liberal arts tradition. Located in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh, Point Park enrolls approximately 4,000 students in more than 100 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs offered through its School of Arts and Sciences, Rowland School of Business, School of Communication and Conservatory of Performing Arts. The University’s alumni and students represent all 50 states and 42 countries around the world.

Student Enrollment
4,093 for fall 2016. Overall, enrollment has grown by nearly 15 percent within the past decade.

Student Demographics

77 percent of our undergraduate students are traditional age (18- to 24-year-olds)
23 percent of our undergraduates are non-traditional (25 years old or older)
20 percent of our graduate students are traditional age (18- to 24-year-olds)
80 percent of our graduate students are non-traditional age (25 years old or older)

State of residency
74 percent of undergraduate students and 93 percent of our graduate students are from Pennsylvania. (Of the 2,657 traditional students who enrolled at Point Park in the fall, 69 percent are from Pennsylvania and 39 percent are from Allegheny County.) Five percent of our undergraduates and 3 percent of our graduate students are international students.


72 percent of our undergraduates are white
14 percent of undergraduates are Black or African-American
5 percent are international
3 percent are Hispanic of any race
4 percent are two or more races
2 percent are Asian

Graduate students:

71 percent of our graduate students are White
20 percent are Black or African-American
2 percent are two or more races
3 percent are international
1 percent are Hispanic of any race
1 percent are Asian
Residential Population

Undergraduate students living on campus: 1,037


$34.2 million*

*which represents a 132 percent increase over the past decade 

Annual Operating Budget

$77.7 million (FY 2016-2017)

Economic Impact

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.



Tuition (2016-2017)

Students enrolled full time in the University's Conservatory of Performing Arts -- $36,650
Students enrolled full time in all other programs -- $29,030
Average Room Cost -- $5,100
Average Board (14 Meal Plan) -- $5,740

Financial Aid

89 percent of our students receive financial aid


79 Bachelor's Degree Programs, 18 Master's Degree Programs, two Doctoral 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 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.

Total Alumni



Point Park University is the driving force behind the Academic Village Initiative reshaping the campus neighborhood. With 18 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, 3624 Market St., Philadelphia, Pa., 19104, 267-284-5000, 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). See the Point Park University page on ABET's website.
  • 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 located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kan.
  • Point Park University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Dance.
  • Programs leading to certification in all education programs are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Information based on fall 2016 term