Chatham University

Chatham University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Chatham University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Chatham University was awarded 87 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is architectural technology/technician.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Chatham as #914 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 134 colleges in Pennsylvania, Chatham is ranked at #58.

See all of the rankings for Chatham University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Chatham?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Chatham University is a competitive 66%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Learn more about Chatham University admissions.

Chatham University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Chatham, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 10 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Chatham University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Chatham University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 76% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Chatham University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  76 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Chatham for first-time, full-time students is 50%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  50 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Chatham University.

Chatham University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,358 undergraduates at Chatham with 1,071 being full-time and 287 being part-time.

How Much Does Chatham University Cost?

The overall average net price of Chatham is $25,100. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Chatham

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,935 $21,474 $21,516 $26,161 $29,848

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Chatham, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Chatham, approximately 73% of students took out student loans averaging $11,226 a year. That adds up to $44,904 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Chatham is 3.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Chatham Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Chatham with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $36,600 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 8% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Chatham University make the most money.

Location of Chatham University

Chatham University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The city atmosphere of Pittsburgh makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Contact details for Chatham are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Woodland Road, Office Of Institutional Research, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Phone: 412-365-1292

Chatham University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 57 majors graduated from Chatham University. Of these students, 260 received undergraduate degrees and 429 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 34 NA
General Biology 32 $32,925
Nursing 30 $62,211
Communication & Media Studies 22 NA
Interior Architecture 16 NA
Sustainability Science 16 NA
Health & Physical Education 11 NA
Criminology 10 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 9 NA
Marketing 8 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Chatham University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Chatham

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 2,093 students took at least one online class at Chatham University. This is an increase from the 964 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 2,093 709
2018-2019 964 381
2017-2018 959 338
2016-2017 1,080 316
2015-2016 898 331

Learn more about online learning at Chatham University.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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