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Chatham University Data & Information Overview

41 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
73% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Chatham University Ranked?

#570 Best Colleges in Nation
#33 Best Colleges in PA
Athletic Training Highest Ranked Major

2024 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 41 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is athletic training.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, Chatham is ranked #570 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 109 colleges in Pennsylvania, Chatham is ranked at #33.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Chatham?

73% Acceptance Rate
75% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Chatham University is 73%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Chatham is a good fit for you.

Learn more about Chatham University admissions.

Chatham University Faculty

10 to 1 Student to Faculty
100% Full Time Teachers

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

79% Freshmen Retention
66% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Chatham University has a freshmen retention rate of 79%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  79 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Chatham the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 66%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  66 out of 100

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

Chatham University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,071 Full-Time Undergraduates
15.2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
71.2% Percent Women

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?

$27,830 Net Price
95% Take Out Loans
$35,912 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Chatham is $27,830. 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 +
$20,348 $23,065 $25,304 $28,910 $31,977

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 95% of students took out student loans averaging $8,978 a year. That adds up to $35,912 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Chatham is 3.4%. 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?

$42,808 Avg Salary of Grads
Average Earnings Boost
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 $42,808 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Chatham University make the most money.

Location of Chatham University

Pennsylvania State
1,071 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
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

57 Majors With Completions
305 Undergraduate Degrees
552 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 57 majors graduated from Chatham University. Of these students, 305 received undergraduate degrees and 552 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 Biology 49 $31,644
General Psychology 31 NA
Nursing 30 $63,779
Communication & Media Studies 21 NA
Health & Physical Education 19 NA
Business Administration & Management 14 NA
Criminology 13 NA
Sustainability Science 12 NA
Interior Architecture 11 NA
Accounting 11 NA

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

Online Learning at Chatham

48% Take At Least One Class Online
17% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 1,167 students took at least one online class at Chatham University. This is a decrease from the 2,093 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 1,167 418
2019-2020 2,093 709
2018-2019 964 381
2017-2018 956 335
2016-2017 1,080 316

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.


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