University of Pittsburgh Overview
University of Pittsburgh
Petroleum Engineering Department Name
Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
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The University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest educational institutions in the country having been founded in 1787, and currently offers over 200 degrees of specialization. It maintains a student faculty ratio of just fourteen to one, and is regularly ranked among the top twenty public universities in America’s Best Colleges report by U.S. News & World Report.
In 2016 it ranked a respectable #160 in the Forbes list of best value colleges.
In addition to its Pittsburgh campus, the university has four other campuses throughout the state. The university has its own online learning portal that offers both online courses and graduate degrees in certain academic disciplines. The school has a well established reputation for research excellence with the institution currently ranked 5th in funding for research & development by the American government.
The Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh was set up in 1910. This gives it the distinction of being the first such department created for petroleum engineering in the world. The department currently offers Master of Science degrees in Petroleum Engineering, as well as dual degrees which allow students to obtain Master of Science degrees in both Petroleum & Chemical engineering. These degrees are with thesis option with a Master of Science Engineer degree awarded to those students seeking a non thesis option.
There are more than 20 laboratories and research facilities to back up a strong field of industry research projects in which students can specialize in various fields of interest. Additionally, there are opportunities to study abroad in over 75 countries.
University of Pittsburgh Petroleum Engineering Degrees Awarded in 2014-2015
Bachelor’s Degrees: 0
Master’s Degrees: 12
Doctoral Degrees: 0
University of Pittsburgh Petroleum Engineering Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013
Retention and Graduation Rates
Retention rates stand at a healthy 93%, while the overall graduation rate is 82%.
Tuition Costs and Living Expenses for the 2016-2017 Academic Year
Costs have risen fractionally over the past few years, though other costs have fallen considerably. As mentioned earlier, Pitt was ranked in the top 200 best value colleges in 2016.
University Location4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260
Source: Institute of Education Sciences (IES)