University Rankings and Reputation

A full listing of Carnegie Mellon’s rankings is available on the university website. Carnegie Mellon University is affiliated with 18 Nobel Laureates, 11 Turing Award recipients, 94 Emmy Award recipients, six Academy Award recipients and 12 Tony Award recipients.

Heinz College Rankings and Reputation

The School of Public Policy and Management was once again ranked in the top 10 among schools of public affairs, according to U.S. News & World Report magazine's analysis of "America's Best Graduate Schools, 2013 edition." Of the 266 schools of public affairs across the nation that were surveyed, the School of Public Policy and Management is ranked in the top 10 in the following specialties:

  • Information and Technology Management (#1)
  • Public Policy Analysis (#7)
  • Environmental Policy and Management (#8)

U.S. News and World Report rankings methodology: "The public affairs program rankings are based solely on the results of a peer assessment survey. Our rankings, completed in 2012 and based on surveys conducted in fall 2011, are based entirely on responses of deans, directors, and department chairs representing master's of public affairs and administration programs, two per school. Respondents were asked to rate the academic quality of master's programs on a scale of 1 (marginal) to 5 (outstanding). Scores for each school were totaled and divided by the number of respondents who rated that school. The response rate was 39 percent. Assessment survey data collected by Ipsos Public Affairs."

Collaborative Environment

Heinz College students receive an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions to solve real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A small student-to-faculty ratio provides an opportunity for close interaction between students and professors.

Dedicated to Technology from the Beginning

Industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Technical Schools in 1900 for the sons and daughters of Pittsburgh blue-collar workers. The institution became the degree-granting Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1912 and in 1967, Carnegie Tech merged with Mellon Institute of Research to become Carnegie Mellon University.

A History of Innovation

The core values that Carnegie instilled in the Carnegie Technical Schools more than 100 years ago—problem solving, collaboration and innovation—continue to drive the university today and will play a key role in setting its agenda for the next several decades.