Stats Speaking

Nearly all of the Pennsylvania state schools are expecting an increase in enrollment this year. Carnegie Mellon, however, has had a different outcome regarding recent enrollment. Here are some facts and figures about Pennsylvania’s state schools and how they compare to Carnegie Mellon's admissions:

Number of Pennsylvania state-owned universities: 14

Number of Pennsylvania state-owned universities expecting a rise in enrollment: 13

Number of students expected to enroll in state schools this year: 115,000

Percentage decrease (from 2008 to 2009) in enrollment at Carnegie Mellon: 2

Percentage increase (from 2008 to 2009) in applications for Carnegie Mellon: 5

Sources:, Carnegie Mellon Admissions