Carnegie Mellon University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$59,864
4% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$33,499
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.164%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
11.3%
34,261 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
16,002
93.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
91.5%
1,411 Graduates

About

Carnegie Mellon University is a higher education institution located in Allegheny County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Carnegie Mellon University were Information Technology (521 degrees awarded), Electrical & Electronics Engineering (337 degrees), and Management Science (199 degrees).

In 2022, 5,175 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Carnegie Mellon University. 43.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 56.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,169 degrees), 1.13 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1,032 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Carnegie Mellon University is $59,864, which is $29,714 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

About the photo: View of CMU and the Carnegie Museums from the Cathedral of Learning. You can see the entire main campus of Carnegie Mellon (top), the Carnegie Museums, and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (bottom).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Carnegie Mellon University is $59,864, which is $29,714 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $33,499.

In 2022, 48% of undergraduate students attending Carnegie Mellon University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 39% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$59,864
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Carnegie Mellon University was $59,864. The cost of tuition at Carnegie Mellon University is $29,714 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$33,499
2022 Value
10.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Carnegie Mellon University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $33,499. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Carnegie Mellon University grew by 10.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,245
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Carnegie Mellon University was of $15,245 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.66% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

48%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
39%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

48% of undergraduate students at Carnegie Mellon University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 5.88% with respect to 2021, when 51% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.164%
2019 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Carnegie Mellon University was 0.164%, which represents 2 out of the 1220 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Carnegie Mellon University received 34,261 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 4.15% annual growth. Out of those 34,261 applicants, 3,873 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 11.3% acceptance rate.

There were 16,002 students enrolled at Carnegie Mellon University in 2022. 51% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Carnegie Mellon University has an overall enrollment yield of 44.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

11.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
3,873
Accepted Out of 34,261

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Carnegie Mellon University was 11.3% (3,873 admissions from 34,261 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 13.5%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 4.15%, while admissions declined by −13%..

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SAT Scores

51%
Submission Percentage (2022)
867
Scores Submitted (2022)

51% of enrolled first-time students at Carnegie Mellon University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Carnegie Mellon University had a total enrollment of 16,002 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Carnegie Mellon University is 15,006 students and the part-time enrollment is 996. This means that 93.8% of students enrolled at Carnegie Mellon University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Carnegie Mellon University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 19.9% Asian, 18.9% White, 6.01% Hispanic or Latino, 2.99% Two or More Races, 2.87% Black or African American, 0.05% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0375% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Carnegie Mellon University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Asian Female (19.3%), followed by Asian Male (14.2%) and White Male (11.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (9.4%), followed by White Female (5.28%) and Asian Male (5.01%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Carnegie Mellon University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,002 students. The full-time enrollment at Carnegie Mellon University is 15,006 and the part-time enrollment is 996. This means that 93.8% of students enrolled at Carnegie Mellon University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

97%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Carnegie Mellon University was 97%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Carnegie Mellon University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Asian
    3,188 enrolled students
  2. White
    3,021 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    962 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Carnegie Mellon University is 19.9% Asian, 18.9% White, 6.01% Hispanic or Latino, 2.99% Two or More Races, 2.87% Black or African American, 0.05% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0375% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 673 fewer women than men received degrees from Carnegie Mellon University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Carnegie Mellon University is white (1,169 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1032 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Carnegie Mellon University is Information Technology (521 degrees awarded), followed by Electrical & Electronics Engineering (337 degrees) and Management Science (199 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Carnegie Mellon University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (1,457 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (357 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (1,436 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Carnegie Mellon University are Software developers (1,052,593 people), Other managers (498,530 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (402,275 people), Civil engineers (293,265 people), and Postsecondary teachers (234,592 people).

The most specialized majors at Carnegie Mellon University in 2022 are Engineering (1,457 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (357 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (1,436 degrees), Physical Sciences (193 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (247 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Carnegie Mellon University are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Carnegie Mellon University are Engineering (1,457 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (357 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (1,436 degrees), Physical Sciences (193 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (247 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Carnegie Mellon University are Computer Systems Design (1,111,828 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (508,764 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (469,675 people), Elementary & secondary schools (367,268 people), and Construction (349,612 people).

The most specialized majors at Carnegie Mellon University are Engineering (1,457 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (357 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (1,436 degrees), Physical Sciences (193 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (247 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Carnegie Mellon University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 521 degrees awarded
  2. 337 degrees awarded
  3. 199 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at Carnegie Mellon University was Information Technology with 521 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,924
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,251
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 2,924 degrees were awarded to men at Carnegie Mellon University, which is 1.3 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,251).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 369 degrees were awarded to men at Carnegie Mellon University in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, which is 2.21 times more than the 167 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 306 degrees were awarded to men at Carnegie Mellon University in Information Technology, which is 1.07 times more than the 287 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

80%
100% Completion Time
93%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 80% of students graduating from Carnegie Mellon University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 93% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 95% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (95.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Carnegie Mellon University is Female and Asian (95.1% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 5.53% of graduates (78 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,169 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    1,032 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    263 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Carnegie Mellon University is white (1,169 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1032 degrees).

5.93% of degree recipients (307 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    694 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    548 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    484 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Carnegie Mellon University is white male (694 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (548 degrees).

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Operations

Carnegie Mellon University has an endowment valued at nearly $3.03B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−3.33%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Carnegie Mellon University had a total salary expenditure of 1.35B. Carnegie Mellon University employs 410 Professors, 339 No academic ranks and 279 Associate professors. Most academics at Carnegie Mellon University are Male Professor (315), Male No academic rank (222), and Male Associate professor (185).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Carnegie Mellon University are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1,206 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 876 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 461 employees.

Endowment

$3.03B
2022 Endowment
1.91%
decline from 2021

Carnegie Mellon University has an endowment valued at about $3.03B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Carnegie Mellon University declined 1.91% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.66B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$739M
2022 Salaries
6.2%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Carnegie Mellon University paid a median of $739M in salaries, which represents 54.8% of their overall expenditure ($1.35B) and a 6.2% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$166M
Instructional Salaries
1,308
Number of Employees

In 2022, Carnegie Mellon University paid a total of $166M to 1,308 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
410 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1,206 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Carnegie Mellon University were Professor with 410 employees, No academic rank with 339 employees, and Associate professor with 279 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Carnegie Mellon University were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,206 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 876 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 461 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male No academic rank
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Carnegie Mellon University was Male Professor with 315 employees, Male No academic rank with 222 employees, and Male Associate professor with 185 employees.

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