Accolades & Recognition

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We are proud of the work of our faculty, staff, alumni, and students do to make Pitt-Greensburg stand out from other colleges and universities. Click or hover over the text below to learn more information about the recognition our campus has received in recent times.


Top University for Low Student Debt >>

Student Loan Report badgePitt-Greensburg placed 32nd on a list of 93 colleges in Pennsylvania identified as leaving students with low levels of student loan debt. (According to the report, 80 percent of Pitt-Greensburg students graduate with an average student loan debt of $26,390.) The 2017 Student Loan Debt per Graduate by School, by State report was compiled by the 2017 Student Loan Report and uses Peterson’s financial aid dataset for the Class of 2016 to detail the average student debt per graduate from more than 1,100 colleges and universities in the United States. The University of Pittsburgh placed 28th, while Pitt-Bradford placed 47th, and Pitt-Johnstown placed 61st.

"Hidden Gem" for Women in STEM >>

Pitt-Greensburg was named a 2018 "Hidden Gem" for women pursuing STEM fields by College Raptor, the only college planning website that helps families discover colleges based on personalized estimates of actual college costs. Pitt-Greensburg placed 11th on the list of 25 colleges and universities selected nationally based on factors including number of applications received, graduation rates, and campus diversity as reported via the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

College of Distinction >>

Colleges of Distinction 2017-2018 badgesFor two consecutive years (2016-2017, 2017-2018), Pitt-Greensburg has earned national recogition among the nation's Colleges of Distinction. The annual process to select the nation’s Colleges of Distinction also includes a review of each institution’s freshman experience, as well as its general education program, strategic plan, and alumni success and satisfaction measures.

Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking >>

Pitt-Greensburg ranks 601-800 overall in the 2017 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings.

Best College for Criminal Justice Majors in PA >>

Pitt-Greensburg was named one of the 10 best colleges for Criminal Justice Majors in Pennsylvania by Zippia, a website designed to help people find and pursue the right career. Pitt-Greensburg came in at No. 9, and was joined on the list by the University of Pittsburgh (Oakland) at No. 5 and Pitt-Bradford at No. 8. Zippia used data from the National Center for Education Statistics and College Scorecard data from to determine its picks

Best School Offering Applied Behavior Analysis Courses >> endorsed Pitt-Greensburg as one of the “Top 57 Best Schools Offering ABA Bachelor’s and BCaBA Courses” Only two other schools in Pennsylvania were included in the list: Cairn University (Langhorne, PA) and Saint Joseph’s University (Philadelphia, PA).

Money Magazine Best College >>

For two consecutive years (2015, 2016), Pitt-Greensburg was named to Money Magazine's list of best college values in the nation. This college ranking system uses three weighted categories—educational quality, affordability, and career outcomes—to make its picks. Its ultimate goal was to identify colleges and universities that “turn out graduates with the most manageable debt.”

Best Bang for the Buck >>

Pitt-Greensburg was ranked number 18 in the 2015 Best Bang for the Buck (Northeast schools) rankings from the book, “The Other College Guide: A Roadmap for the Right School for You,” which is published by Washington Monthly magazine.

Military Friendly School >>

Military Friendly School sealFor six consecutive years (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012), Pitt-Greensburg has been designated a "Military Friendly School" by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life.