About Pitt-Johnstown

Mountain Cat and student

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown offers a positive learning atmosphere, an outstanding record of student success, and a scenic natural environment.

Pitt-Johnstown was founded in 1927, and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. 

The distinctive combination of our people, programs, and place results in exceptional performance in preparing students for career and professional success.

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown: 

  • Is a vital knowledge center and the foremost contributor to the region’s educational, social, cultural, and economic development;
  • Provides a high-quality educational experience that is purposefully designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century;
  • Offers a supportive living-learning environment that is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, is current, and is responsive to both our students’ personal and professional needs, and to our communities’ needs; and
  • Is located on 655 picturesque acres, 70 miles from Pittsburgh and a few hours from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Cleveland.

Pitt-Johnstown’s excellence is reflected by the accomplishments of students, faculty, and staff, the record of achievements of more than 22,000 alumni, the satisfaction of area employers, and the commendations of many external organizations. 

Mission and Vision

To offer a high-quality educational experience in a supportive living-learning environment, that is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, that is current, and that is responsive both to our students’ personal and professional needs and to our communities’ needs.

Office of the President

Dr. Jem Spectar has served as the President of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (Pitt-Johnstown) since July 2007.

Administrative Offices

A comprehensive list of all University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown offices and contact information.

Board of Advisors

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Board of Advisors guides the college on matters concerning the educational and economic needs of the communities served by Pitt-Johnstown.

Accolades and Kudos

Since 2007, Pitt-Johnstown’s strong commitment to academic excellence, student engagement, community citizenship, and outreach to veterans has resulted in national recognition and received various commendations.