Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 6,880
Graduate Enrollment: 8,125
Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Large City (>250k)
Four-year, large, highly residential // full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 13.54%

Male/Female: 53% / 47% (2017)

First generation college students: 10.0% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 0.6% (2012)
Percentage of students who are veterans:

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,520
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1480 - 1560

2022 Median Admit ACT: 34
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 33 - 35

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 84.1% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 81.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 80.1% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 76.9% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 23.3%
Black: 3.9%
Hispanic: 9.8%
Asian: 33.7%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.0%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
2+ races: 5.0%
Non-resident alien: 18.0%
Unknown race: 6.2%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $76,870
In-State tuition: $58,924
Out-of-State tuition: $58,924

Estimated books and supplies: $1,000 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $16,150 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $1,400 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $14,340 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $1,400 (2022)

Average Family Income: $107,456 (2015)
Median Family Income: $91,372 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 14.9%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 38.1%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $21,750 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $231 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $14,879
$30k-48k $18,424
$48k-75k $22,758
$75k-110k $30,955
$110k+ $54,338

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 79%
6-year graduation rate: 93%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 94.1% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $21,750 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $15,097 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $20,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $20,901 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 92.7% (2015)
@3 year 95.0% (2017)
@5 year 95.8% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 82.5% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 84.0% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $86,423 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $105,185 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Doctoral Degree Civil Engineering. 18
Master's Degree Physics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Architecture. 9 $44,824 ($3,735) $67,285 ($5,607)
Bachelor's Degree Architectural Sciences and Technology. 33 $29,000 $307
Master's Degree Architectural Sciences and Technology. 20
Bachelor's Degree Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 1
Master's Degree Computer Engineering. 133
Doctoral Degree Computer Engineering. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Computer Engineering. 1
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 190 $22,250 $236 $129,585 ($10,799) $149,740 ($12,478)
Master's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 255 $700 $131,008 ($10,917) $145,494 ($12,125)
Doctoral Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 51
Master's Degree Engineering Mechanics. 3
Doctoral Degree Engineering Mechanics. 3
Master's Degree Engineering Science. 19
Master's Degree Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. 2
Doctoral Degree Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. 1
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 152 $22,777 $241 $73,790 ($6,149) $97,151 ($8,096)
Master's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 155 $389 $88,795 ($7,400) $96,604 ($8,050)
Doctoral Degree Mechanical Engineering. 15
Master's Degree Construction Engineering. 14
Doctoral Degree Construction Engineering. 1
Master's Degree Manufacturing Engineering. 3
Master's Degree Operations Research. 9
Doctoral Degree Operations Research. 6
Bachelor's Degree Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering. 17
Master's Degree Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering. 102 $132,675 ($11,056)
Doctoral Degree Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering. 16
Bachelor's Degree Engineering, Other. 2
Master's Degree Engineering, Other. 40
Master's Degree Engineering Technology, General. 30
Master's Degree Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 8
Doctoral Degree Mathematics. 8
Bachelor's Degree Applied Mathematics. 25
Doctoral Degree Applied Mathematics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Statistics. 131 $21,375 $223 $94,990 ($7,916) $142,883 ($11,907)
Master's Degree Statistics. 34 $87,243 ($7,270)
Doctoral Degree Statistics. 14
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics and Statistics, Other. 33
Bachelor's Degree Systems Science and Theory. 98 $23,250 $246 $87,019 ($7,252) $118,034 ($9,836)
Bachelor's Degree Biopsychology. 9
Bachelor's Degree Science, Technology and Society. 1
Bachelor's Degree Behavioral Sciences. 1
Master's Degree Behavioral Sciences. 7
Doctoral Degree Behavioral Sciences. 2
Bachelor's Degree International/Global Studies. 5
Bachelor's Degree Cognitive Science. 23
Master's Degree Computational Science. 63
Master's Degree Human Computer Interaction. 22
Master's Degree Sustainability Studies. 8
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 1
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 21
Master's Degree Philosophy. 9
Doctoral Degree Philosophy. 1
Bachelor's Degree Astronomy and Astrophysics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 15
Master's Degree Chemistry. 5
Doctoral Degree Chemistry. 14
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 27
Doctoral Degree Physics. 10
Bachelor's Degree Materials Sciences. 29 $68,634 ($5,720)
Master's Degree Materials Sciences. 43
Doctoral Degree Materials Sciences. 9
Master's Degree Music. 43 $577 $23,150 ($1,929) $29,103 ($2,425)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Music. 43
Master's Degree Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management. 51 $806 $41,751 ($3,479) $64,857 ($5,405)
Master's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 36 $89,578 ($7,465) $100,853 ($8,404)
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 128 $23,250 $246 $90,077 ($7,506) $123,200 ($10,267)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 310 $1,257 $151,693 ($12,641) $164,350 ($13,696)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 2
Doctoral Degree Accounting and Related Services. 4
Master's Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 2
Doctoral Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 4
Doctoral Degree Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 1
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 2 $133,193 ($11,099)
Master's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 2
Doctoral Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 1
Master's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 4
Doctoral Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 1
Bachelor's Degree International Business. 1
Master's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 6
Bachelor's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 3
Master's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 95 $920
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 54
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 682 $697 $125,531 ($10,461) $149,495 ($12,458)
Doctoral Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 42
Graduate/Professional Certificate Computer and Information Sciences, General. 1
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 205 $21,442 $227 $167,024 ($13,919) $247,552 ($20,629)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 59
Doctoral Degree Computer Science. 22
Master's Degree Computer Software and Media Applications. 75 $1,263 $67,917 ($5,660)
Master's Degree Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications. 95
Bachelor's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 1
Master's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 113 $591 $94,128 ($7,844) $135,289 ($11,274)
Bachelor's Degree Engineering, General. 26
Master's Degree Engineering, General. 7
Doctoral Degree Engineering, General. 15
Bachelor's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 56 $82,463 ($6,872)
Master's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 41 $746 $78,417 ($6,535)
Doctoral Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 3
Bachelor's Degree Chemical Engineering. 64 $23,125 $245 $84,984 ($7,082) $102,617 ($8,551)
Master's Degree Chemical Engineering. 53
Doctoral Degree Chemical Engineering. 13
Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering. 27 $93,769 ($7,814)
Master's Degree Civil Engineering. 81 $71,168 ($5,931) $93,507 ($7,792)
Master's Degree Engineering-Related Fields. 58 $85,616 ($7,135)
Doctoral Degree Engineering-Related Fields. 1
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 7
Bachelor's Degree East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 7
Bachelor's Degree Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 6
Doctoral Degree Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other. 4
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 3
Bachelor's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 37 $76,444 ($6,370)
Master's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 22 $332 $54,441 ($4,537)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature/Letters, Other. 8
Doctoral Degree English Language and Literature/Letters, Other. 1
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 30 $25,515 $271 $32,031 ($2,669) $64,740 ($5,395)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 26 $23,506
Master's Degree Biology, General. 2
Doctoral Degree Biology, General. 8
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 1
Bachelor's Degree Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. 6
Master's Degree Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. 47
Doctoral Degree Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. 2
Bachelor's Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 29
Doctoral Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 6
Bachelor's Degree Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other. 1
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 31
Master's Degree Mathematics. 13
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 37 $53,120 ($4,427)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 2
Doctoral Degree Psychology, General. 1
Master's Degree Psychology, Other. 1
Master's Degree Public Administration. 27 $464 $61,594 ($5,133) $76,739 ($6,395)
Bachelor's Degree Public Policy Analysis. 8
Master's Degree Public Policy Analysis. 133 $466 $66,448 ($5,537) $97,862 ($8,155)
Doctoral Degree Public Policy Analysis. 5
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 48 $22,020 $233 $83,066 ($6,922) $94,093 ($7,841)
Doctoral Degree Economics. 1
Bachelor's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 18
Master's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 6
Bachelor's Degree Visual and Performing Arts, General. 2
Master's Degree Visual and Performing Arts, General. 3
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 31 $24,500 $260 $89,133 ($7,428) $126,932 ($10,578)
Master's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 36 $731 $118,938 ($9,912)
Doctoral Degree Design and Applied Arts. 4
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 54 $25,000 $265 $24,512 ($2,043) $25,846 ($2,154)
Master's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 27 $908 $22,356 ($1,863) $46,174 ($3,848)
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 29 $21,500 $226 $23,529 ($1,961)
Master's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 3
Bachelor's Degree Music. 28 $24,431 $259 $18,409 ($1,534)
Doctoral Degree Marketing. 2
Doctoral Degree Telecommunications Management. 1
Bachelor's Degree History. 15
Doctoral Degree History. 7


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $113,706
Full time faculty: 92%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 5.0

School's endowment start of year: $2,068,859,860 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $3,092,064,292 (2022)