Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Online

by TBS Staff

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  • A world–renowned institution with top 10 programs in fields such as artificial intelligence, information and technology management, and computer science
  • Undergraduate students pay the same tuition rate regardless of residency
  • CMU offers a select number of online programs in fields such as business and IT


Founded in 1900 by successful industrialist Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Mellon University enrolls 14,500 students from more than 100 countries. CMU offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs administered by seven schools and colleges. The school, located in Pittsburgh, is renowned for cutting–edge programs in fields such as brain science, artificial intelligence, and computer engineering. U.S. News & World Report ranks the school one of the top 25 national universities and ranks several programs, such as computer engineering and electrical engineering, in the nation’s top 10. Students have access to a limited number of programs at Carnegie Mellon online.

Carnegie Mellon University Statistics

Public/Private Private research university
Acceptance Rate 17%
Percentage Receiving Grant or Scholarship Aid 49%
Student–to–Faculty Ratio 13:1
Full–Time Freshman Retention Rate 96.7 %
Graduation Rate 89.8%
Required Standardized Test(s) SAT, ACT (undergraduate); GRE, GMAT, LSAT, TOEFL, IELTS (graduate)
Accreditation Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Student Population 14,500
Date Founded 1900
Colors Cardinal, gray, and Tartan plaid

Carnegie Mellon University’s Accreditation, Tuition, and Admissions Info

Accreditation and Approvals

Carnegie Mellon University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).


Program Level Cost
Undergraduate $776 per credit hour in–state and out–of state
Graduate Varies by program


CSU’s admission prerequisites and application requirements vary by school. Undergraduate applicants must submit ACT or SAT scores and official transcripts, and should have completed college preparatory courses. Graduate students must submit official school transcripts and GRE, GMAT, LSAT, TOEFL, or IELTS scores, depending on each department’s requirements.

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Online Degrees Offered

Carnegie Mellon University offers a limited number of master’s degrees online in fields such as business administration (MBA), information technology management, information security and assurance, business intelligence and data analytics, and software design and management.

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