Robert Morris University Pennsylvania formerly Robert Morris College is a private, coeducational university with its campus located in suburban Pittsburgh. Named after Robert Morris, a signatory of the Declaration of Independence, the college was founded in 1921 as the Pittsburgh School of Accountancy by Sarah Lubnow in response to what she perceived was a shortage of accountants in the local economy.
Although the college used the name Robert Morris College prior to 2002, it is not affiliated with the Robert Morris College in Illinois. That college became Robert Morris University Illinois in 2009, the same year Robert Morris Pennsylvania also became a university.
Today, there are over 5,000 students enrolled in various undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs of the university, ably assisted by 166 fulltime faculty members. Maintaining a student/faculty ratio of 15 to 1, the university offers its various degree programs through its six academic schools; namely, the Schools of Business; Adult and Continuing Education; Education and Social Sciences; Nursing and Health Sciences; Communications and Information Systems; and Engineering, Mathematics, and Science.
Cost of attendance for 2010-2011 for fulltime, undergraduate students is US$10,470 per semester and, for part-time students, US$695 per credit. Students enrolled in the Integrated Program are charged US$10,930 per semester for fulltime and US$730 per credit for part-time. For Biology, Engineering, Environmental Science, Media Arts, Nursing, and Nuclear Medicine Programs, tuition is US$11,512 per semester for fulltime and US$765 per credit for part-time. Cost of tuition for students enrolled in graduate degree programs vary depending on the choice of program. Students who want to live on campus are charged an additional fee for room and board. Financial aid is extended to help students pay for their cost of tuition.