Duquesne University: A $457M+ Impact on the Region
Duquesne University is a valuable asset to the city of Pittsburgh and its economy. We contribute substantially as an employer and as a buyer of goods and services. Our students, visitors and alumni play an important role as their spending flows into area businesses. We share time, talent and University resources that funnel into the local economy. Read More.
Putting Nearly $10M to Work to Make a Difference in Pittsburgh and the World
As an institution of higher education, Duquesne University is in the business of knowledge creation. Part of that knowledge creation comes through the research efforts of our faculty across all 10 of our schools. In fact, Forbes ranks us among the nation's top research universities, and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies us as a "High Activity" research institution. Our faculty are at once exceptional teachers and world-class researchers and scholars. The work they do-often alongside their students-makes a tangible impact on our communities and their residents. Read More.
Giving more than 270K Service Hours to Make Pittsburgh a Better Place
A commitment to service pulses through every corner of Duquesne University. We offer education for the mind, heart and spirit, providing students with experiences that help them lead a good life while making a good living. In 2013, campus participation in community engagement initiatives was at an all-time high. In fact, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recognized Duquesne's commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement for a seventh consecutive year, naming the University to its 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction. Read More.
Our Commitment to Growth
For 135 years, Duquesne University has been preparing students for success in an ever-changing world. As we go about this important work of serving God by serving students, we also drive critical growth in the Pittsburgh region's neighborhoods and economy.
As one of the area's largest purchasers of goods and services, Duquesne University is an economic force. Our students, employees and visitors make a substantial economic impact on the community, spending money at local businesses and contributing taxes to the city and county. Innovation is an important output of our work that also helps to boost the community, and the research grants we earn bring important funding to the region. At the heart of it all, Duquesne University's commitment to service-on the part of our students and our employees-also contributes to the vitality of surrounding neighborhoods.
Truly, Duquesne University is committed to being a good neighbor. We are proud to share this report about the ways we contributed to Pittsburgh's social and economic vitality in 2013.