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Chatham University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Chatham University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Chatham University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Chatham University was awarded 14 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is nursing.

Overall Quality

Chatham landed the #485 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Chatham held the #533 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Chatham also holds the #40 spot on the Best Colleges in Pennsylvania ranking.

See all of the rankings for Chatham University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Chatham?

Acceptance Rate

Chatham University has an acceptance rate of 55%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Chatham.

Learn more about Chatham University admissions.

Chatham University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Chatham is an impressive 10 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

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

Chatham University has a freshmen retention rate of 85%. 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  85 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.

Below Average Overall Diversity at Chatham

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,208 undergraduates at Chatham with 951 being full-time and 257 being part-time.

Chatham Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Chatham is 31.97 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  31.97 out of 100
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How Much Does Chatham University Cost?

The overall average net price of Chatham is $23,892. 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 +
$16,543 $20,220 $19,858 $27,064 $27,994

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 93% of students took out student loans averaging $8,414 a year. That adds up to $33,656 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Chatham is 3.6%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Chatham make around $36,600 per year during the early years of their employment. 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 situated in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Location of Chatham University

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 56 majors graduated from Chatham University. Of these students, 248 received undergraduate degrees and 516 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 33 NA
General Biology 30 NA
Nursing 29 $64,900
Health & Physical Education 19 NA
Communication & Media Studies 15 NA
Sustainability Science 11 NA
Business Administration & Management 10 NA
Interior Architecture 10 NA
Criminology 9 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 7 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 2017-2018, 959 students took at least one online class at Chatham University. This is a decrease from the 1,080 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 959 338
2016-2017 1,080 316
2015-2016 898 331
2014-2015 979 377
2013-2014 882 342

Learn more about online learning at Chatham University.


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