University of Phoenix-Pittsburgh Campus: Narrative Description

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Penn Center West Six
Ste. 100
Pittsburgh, PA 15276
Tel: (412)747-9000; 800-228-7240; Admissions: (480)557-1712; Fax: (412)747-0676; Web Site:

Description: Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates (courses conducted at 121 campuses and learning centers in 25 states). Founded 2001. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 308. Faculty: 35 (4 full-time, 31 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 4:1. Full-time: 175 students, 54% women, 46% men. 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 10% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 80% 25 or older. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: computer/information sciences; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: continuous. Accelerated degree program, independent study, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: 1 recommendation, 2 years of work experience, 23 years of age. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $85. Tuition: $11,400 full-time, $380 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment: College housing not available. University Library with 27.1 million books, 11,648 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. System-wide operations spending 2001-02: $2 million.