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IPEDS ID: 211440
OPE ID: 00324200
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Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213-3890
General information:  (412) 268-2000
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  12,587 (5,888 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  
10 to 1View note
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Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty1,310310
Research and public service19215
Total graduate assistants-2,554
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees$44,010$45,760$47,642$49,0222.9%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,110$11,550$11,990$12,4003.4%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$57,520$59,710$62,032$63,8222.9%
Off Campus with Family$47,090$48,840$50,042$51,4222.8%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid196867%————
Grant or scholarship aid76353%$21,609,592$28,322
Federal grants19514%$1,343,562$6,890
Pell grants19514%$823,062$4,221
Other federal grants17412%$520,500$2,991
State/local government grant or scholarships443%$145,870$3,315
Institutional grants or scholarships75953%$20,120,160$26,509
Student loan aid51736%$4,074,091$7,880
Federal student loans51636%$2,899,762$5,620
Other student loans564%$1,174,329$20,970
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid13,41958%$89,491,403$26,175
Pell grants81914%$3,374,966$4,121
Federal student loans2,22538%$15,236,177$6,848
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$33,257$35,464$33,670
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$20,372$23,362$20,431
$30,001 – $48,000$22,417$24,802$20,839
$48,001 – $75,000$26,708$28,057$21,805
$75,001 – $110,000$29,101$31,540$29,789
$110,001 and more$42,025$43,299$42,661
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment12,587
Undergraduate enrollment5,888
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment61
Graduate enrollment6,699
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 97%
Part-time: 3%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 57%
Female: 43%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 27%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 36%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%
Non-resident alien: 16%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 98%
25 and over: 2%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 11%
Out-of-state: 68%
Foreign countries: 21%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 87%
Part-time: 13%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 4%
Enrolled in some distance education: 1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 95%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $75
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants19,81211,5928,220
Percent admitted25%22%28%
Percent admitted who enrolled30%32%29%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
Other Test (Wonderlic,WISC-III,etc)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading640740
SAT Math700800
SAT Writing660760
ACT Composite3034
ACT English3035
ACT Math3135
  • Formal demonstration of competencies required for admission to architecture, art, design, drama and music. SAT Subject Tests required for admission to all programs with the exception of art, design, drama and music.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 96%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 95 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 88%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 73%
6-year: 87%
8-year: 89%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 72%
6-year: 88%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 87%
Female: 90%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 60%
Asian: 92%
Black or African American: 78%
Hispanic/Latino: 81%
White: 90%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 89%
Non-resident alien: 86%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
Architecture and Related Services, Other0384-
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-11--
Environmental Design/Architecture1---
Category total54544-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other0---
European Studies/Civilization0---
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies0---
Category total0---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other00--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General28213-
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other-16--
Neurobiology and Anatomy-04-
Neurobiology and Neurosciences, Other1-1-
Category total384823-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Actuarial Science194d-1
Business Administration and Management, General30268d0-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other202-
Business/Managerial Economics033-
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other011-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies4---
Finance, General5021-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General---0
Information Resources Management2---
International Business/Trade/Commerce7---
Investments and Securities-12--
Management Information Systems and Services, Other0-0-
Management Information Systems, General-17d--
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other-20d--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General1000-
Operations Management and Supervision400-
Organizational Behavior Studies-21-
Category total110421d101
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia0---
Journalism, Other-1--
Category total01--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Artificial Intelligence-5827-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other01d0-
Computer and Information Sciences, Other110-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance-81d0-
Computer Graphics099--
Computer Science1804422-
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other10--
Information Science/Studies-690-
Information Technology0669d9-
Information Technology Project Management-8--
Category total1821,030d58-
Learning Sciences-5--
Multicultural Education0---
Category total05--
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering0429-
Chemical Engineering735914-
Civil Engineering, General4810115-
Civil Engineering, Other-00-
Computer Software Engineering-149d23
Construction Engineering-30-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering136225d55-
Engineering Mechanics-31-
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics0---
Engineering Science-14--
Engineering, General0523-
Engineering, Other070-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering-30-
Mechanical Engineering123127d12-
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering-7917-
Operations Research054-
Category total380822d1523
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering Design-30--
Engineering Technology, General-27--
Category total-57--
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing13---
English Language and Literature, General510-
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other-131-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing16220-
Rhetoric and Composition055-
Category total34416-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature1---
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General0---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other-54-
French Language and Literature0---
German Language and Literature1---
Japanese Language and Literature2---
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General2---
Russian Language and Literature0---
Spanish Language and Literature1---
Category total954-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other0---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-62d--
Category total062d--
History, General554-
History, Other0-0-
Category total554-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other0---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies30---
Category total30---
Mathematics and Statistics
Computational Mathematics610-
Financial Mathematics800-
Mathematical Statistics and Probability2-0-
Mathematics and Statistics, Other32-0-
Mathematics, General3097-
Mathematics, Other0---
Statistics, General14299-
Statistics, Other0-1-
Category total923917-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Behavioral Sciences204-
Cognitive Science7---
International/Global Studies17---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1---
Science, Technology and Society000-
Systems Science and Theory95---
Category total14004-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science0---
Environmental Studies0---
Natural Resources Management and Policy0---
Category total0---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Applied and Professional Ethics7---
Category total8112-
Physical Sciences
Chemical Physics1---
Chemistry, General391014-
Materials Science375317-
Physical Sciences0---
Physical Sciences, Other1---
Physics, General261713-
Polymer Chemistry00--
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics0---
Category total1108044-
Psychology, General4328-
Psychology, Other000-
Category total4328-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-36d0-
Public Policy Analysis, General141331-
Public Policy Analysis, Other-8--
Category total14177d1-
Social Sciences
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics22---
Economics, General3000-
Economics, Other-14-
International Economics0---
International Relations and Affairs21---
Social Sciences, Other100-
Category total7414-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General363--
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General-46--
Costume Design-4--
Design and Applied Arts, Other111--
Design and Visual Communications, General2100-
Digital Arts0---
Directing and Theatrical Production02--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General530--
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other03--
Film/Cinema/Video Studies0---
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other0---
Game and Interactive Media Design-12--
Graphic Design-0--
Industrial and Product Design21---
Jazz/Jazz Studies1---
Keyboard Instruments-0--
Music Pedagogy-4--
Music Performance, General427-22
Music Technology-2-0
Music Theory and Composition31--
Music, General-0--
Music, Other00-2
Musicology and Ethnomusicology0---
Playwriting and Screenwriting-4--
Stringed Instruments311--
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology-3--
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management-23--
Visual and Performing Arts, Other1---
Voice and Opera131--
Category total157159024
Grand total1,4803,02034128
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 17
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 12
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 3
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $23,775
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $23,064
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $25,040
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
All Track Combined13195
Swimming and Diving3132
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1921 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1948 - 2/14/2012Resigned
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1951 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations202
Liquor law violations332794
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations252283
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible51516
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault214
Motor vehicle theft011
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible51216
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault204
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate0.7%0.9%1.3%
Number in default111318
Number in repayment1,4321,3621,302
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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