Tuition and Cost to Attend University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus

Annual Total Cost

The total cost for in-state Pennsylvania residents to go to University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus is $28,952 for the 2013/2014 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't possess Pennsylvania residence can expect a one year cost of $38,958. The components to this cost are detailed below.

Undergraduate Tuition

University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus tuition is $16,240 per year for in-state residents. This is 160% more expensive than the national average pubic four yearr tuition of $6,256. The fee is $7,055 and 30% cheaper than the average Pennsylvania tuition of $23,295 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 52nd in Pennsylvania amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 84th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If you're attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $26,246 which represents a 62% premium.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $10,700 per year. If you elect to live off campus elsewhere in Pittsburgh, you should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,152.

Other Fees

There is an additional fee of $860 which is charged in addition to tuition.

Cost Itemization

Costs and Tuition Detail for University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus
Expenditure Price
Pennsylvania Resident Total Cost$28,952
Non-Resident Total Cost$38,958
   In-State Tuition$16,240
   Out-of-State Tution$26,246
   Room and Board$10,700
   Books and Supplies$1,152
   Other Fees$860

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 academic years.

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What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $28,952 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out of pocket price you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus net price for in-state students receiving aid was $20,076* for the 2010/2011 academic year.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

50% of University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus students recieved grant aid in 2010/2011 to help defray the cost of tuition. The average total aid amount was $9,775. 19 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2010/2011 was $3,675. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$20,076*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid50%
Average Total Grant Aid$9,775
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants19%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$3,675

Average Financial Aid Mix - $28,952 In-State Total Cost

Estimated coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $28,952. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

9775
7126
12051

 34% - $9,775

Grants and Scholarships

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education or University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

 25% - $7,126

Federal Loans

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

 42% -  $12,051

Out of Pocket

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.


Is it Worth the Cost?

To make a comparative assessment if University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus is worth the price, measures of it's relative value for tuition dollar can be examined. We've calculated an academic national percentile rating of 83/100 for University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus. Considering an average net price paid of $20,076, this leads to an overall value ranking of 75/100. This places the school 95th on our national Best Value Colleges ranking as a provider of a very high value education compared to actual overall price paid.

Cost of a Degree

When considering the cost to go to University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus is $115,808 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $20,076 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $80,304**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $144,760 or $100,380 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus.

Pennsylvania Resident Tuition Per Semester$8,120
Pennsylvania Resident Total Cost Per Semester$14,476
Non-Pennsylvania Resident Tuition Per Semester$13,123
Non-Pennsylvania Resident Total Cost Per Semester$19,479

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus
Price per credit hour for Pennsylvania residents$636
Cost for one class for Pennsylvania residents (3 credit hours)$1,908
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$1,028
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$3,084
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$4,112

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Student Loans

The secondry consideration after understanding the cost of college is figuring out how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assitance, but student loans end up financing a singificant portion of higher education in the U.S. 57% of University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average Federal Loan aid amount of $7,126.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting finacial aid you receieve, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $80,304, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $100,615.85. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 50% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $20,076. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$838.47
Amount Borrowed$80,304.00
Interest Rate4.7%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$20,311.85
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$100,615.85

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're condidering attending University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $100,615.85 would be needed to afford a $838.47 monthly payment in the example $80,304.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $12,138 to $16,132. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 6.6%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $115,808.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019$39,816$159,263
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024$50,816$203,264
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 $64,856$259,423
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 $75,079$300,314

Tuition History

What was tuition at University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years if you enrolled. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1988 follows.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2010$14,154$23,852 3.8%
2009$13,642$23,290 5.9%
2008$12,876$22,386 6.1%
2007$12,138$21,456 6.1%
2006$11,436$20,784 5.6%
2005$10,830$20,200 16.8%
2004$9,274$18,586 8.7%
2003$8,528$17,336 14%
2002$7,482$15,740 6.9%
2001$7,002$14,684 4.5%
2000$6,698$14,014 4.3%
1999$6,424$13,458 4.2%
1998$6,164$12,928 5%
1997$5,870$12,230 4.1%
1996$5,638$11,724 4.1%
1995$5,416$11,240 4.4%
1994$5,186$10,708 5.4%
1993$4,922$10,066 5.5%
1992$4,666$9,516 9.4%
1991$4,265$8,538 4.4%
1990$4,086$8,106 6.5%
1989$3,836$7,516 10%
1988$3,486$6,656 8.3%
1987$3,220$6,320

Cost for Popular Majors

Below are the most popular undergraduate areas of study at University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus ranked by degrees conferred during the 2010/2011 academic year along with their estimated total program cost. Please consult the school's website for further information as actual costs for specific program may vary. Price estimates assume graduation in normal time. Our methodology for estimating these costs is a two or four year multiple of the current one year tuition and living cost of $28,952. Associates degrees are assumed to be completed in two years and bachelors degrees are assumed to take four years.

Area of Study Graduates Estimated Degree + Living Expense Cost
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 201 $115,808
4 year estimate
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 190 $115,808
4 year estimate
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 109 $115,808
4 year estimate
Rehabilitation Science Bachelor's Degree 102 $115,808
4 year estimate
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 95 $115,808
4 year estimate
Pharmaceutical Sciences Bachelor's Degree 81 $115,808
4 year estimate
History, General Bachelor's Degree 80 $115,808
4 year estimate
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 69 $115,808
4 year estimate
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 64 $115,808
4 year estimate
Information Science/Studies Bachelor's Degree 63 $115,808
4 year estimate
Corrections Bachelor's Degree 60 $115,808
4 year estimate
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist Bachelor's Degree 58 $115,808
4 year estimate
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 55 $115,808
4 year estimate
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Bachelor's Degree 54 $115,808
4 year estimate
Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 54 $115,808
4 year estimate
Educational Psychology Bachelor's Degree 54 $115,808
4 year estimate
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 46 $115,808
4 year estimate
Industrial Engineering Bachelor's Degree 44 $115,808
4 year estimate
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 43 $115,808
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Creative Writing Bachelor's Degree 43 $115,808
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Business/Commerce, General Bachelor's Degree 41 $115,808
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Sociology Bachelor's Degree 39 $115,808
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Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 39 $115,808
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Biological and Physical Sciences Bachelor's Degree 39 $115,808
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Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 36 $115,808
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Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 32 $115,808
4 year estimate
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator Bachelor's Degree 29 $115,808
4 year estimate
Dietetics/Dietitian Bachelor's Degree 29 $115,808
4 year estimate
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 27 $115,808
4 year estimate
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 23 $115,808
4 year estimate
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 22 $115,808
4 year estimate
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree 19 $115,808
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Humanities/Humanistic Studies Bachelor's Degree 17 $115,808
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Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 16 $115,808
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Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Bachelor's Degree 16 $115,808
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Mathematics, Other Bachelor's Degree 16 $115,808
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Public Administration Bachelor's Degree 16 $115,808
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Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Bachelor's Degree 14 $115,808
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Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other Bachelor's Degree 13 $115,808
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French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 12 $115,808
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Rhetoric and Composition Bachelor's Degree 11 $115,808
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Urban Studies/Affairs Bachelor's Degree 11 $115,808
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Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Bachelor's Degree 11 $115,808
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Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 11 $115,808
4 year estimate
Microbiology, General Bachelor's Degree 11 $115,808
4 year estimate
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES Bachelor's Degree 10 $115,808
4 year estimate
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 10 $115,808
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Religion/Religious Studies Bachelor's Degree 10 $115,808
4 year estimate
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 9 $115,808
4 year estimate
Fine/Studio Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 8 $115,808
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English Literature (British and Commonwealth) Bachelor's Degree 8 $115,808
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Area Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 7 $115,808
4 year estimate
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 7 $115,808
4 year estimate
Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 6 $115,808
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Neuroscience Bachelor's Degree 5 $115,808
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Physical Sciences Bachelor's Degree 5 $115,808
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German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 5 $115,808
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Molecular Biology Bachelor's Degree 4 $115,808
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Materials Engineering Bachelor's Degree 4 $115,808
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Italian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 3 $115,808
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History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Bachelor's Degree 3 $115,808
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Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 3 $115,808
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Japanese Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 3 $115,808
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Film/Cinema/Video Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 $115,808
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Social Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $115,808
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African-American/Black Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 $115,808
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Mathematics and Statistics, Other Bachelor's Degree 2 $115,808
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Engineering Physics/Applied Physics Bachelor's Degree 2 $115,808
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Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $115,808
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Russian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 $115,808
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Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 1 $115,808
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Music, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $115,808
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Social Sciences, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 $115,808
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Bioinformatics Bachelor's Degree 1 $115,808
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Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 1 $115,808
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Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 $115,808
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International Business/Trade/Commerce Bachelor's Degree 1 $115,808
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Applied Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $115,808
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Mass Communication/Media Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 $115,808
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Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $115,808
4 year estimate
Chinese Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 $115,808
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Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 $115,808
4 year estimate
Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 1 $115,808
4 year estimate

About University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus

University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus is a four year public college located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Full time enrollment is 24,740 and part time is 4,026.  For the 2011/2012 school year, the school received 23,409 applicants. 13,544 were admitted and 3,768 enrolled.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Learn more about University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus at CollegeSimply.

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