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Athletic Achievements

By the Numbers


* Overall enrollment at RMU has increased 10 percent over the past five years. (5,359 in Fall 2014 vs. 4,889 in Fall 2009)

* The university has a 92-percent placement rate, meaning that 85 percent of students have a job and 7 percent are enrolled in graduate schools a year after graduation. Among those who are employed, 88 percent are working in their field of choice.

* Approximately 93 percent of undergraduate students receive financial aid from RMU.

*The RMU School of Business is accredited by AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Only 5 percent of business schools worldwide share this prestigious designation.

* RMU was one of the first 10 universities to be named a Center of Actuarial Excellence by the Society of Actuaries for its actuarial science program. Currently only 26 universities worldwide have earned this designation. High school students who want to enter RMU's program must score at least a 650 on the mathematics portion of the SAT.

* We offer the only four-year nuclear medicine technology program in western Pennsylvania, as well as the region's only bachelor's degree in manufacturing engineering.

* Eighty-two percent of RMU students complete at least one internship before they graduate, and most of them are paid.

* RMU offers the only ABET-accredited bachelor's degree in manufacturing engineering in western Pennsylvania.

Athletic Achievements

* The Colonials have claimed 40 Northeast Conference regular-season championships and 40 league tournament titles.

* Men's basketball leads all programs at RMU with 11 NEC regular-season and seven NEC tournament championships, respectively.

* RMU boasts the only two NCAA Division I ice hockey programs in Pittsburgh.

* Since 1992, Robert Morris has placed 53 student-athletes on Capital One District II Academic All-America Teams. Included in that group are 22 student-athletes that were honored in consecutive years. Eight of those student-athletes went on to earn Capital One Academic All-America honors.

* Since 1988, RMU student-athletes have been named the Northeast Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year in their respective sport 33 times.
* The men’s basketball team’s seven NEC Tournament championships are the most in league history, and the team owns one of just three wins by the conference in the NCAA Tournament.

* RMU also holds seven NEC Tournament titles in volleyball and six in softball and softball.

* The average graduation rate of RMU student athletes is 73 percent. The national average graduation rate for all Division I student-athletes is about 63 percent.

By the Numbers 

Founded: 1921

Location: Moon Township, Pa.

Enrollment: 5,359 (4,492 undergraduate, 867 graduate)

Student Population: 55% male, 45% female, from 47 states and 39 nations

Resident Students: 1,990

Full-time instructional faculty:

Total full-time employees: 571

Student-to-faculty ratio: 15 to 1

Average class size:

Academic Schools: 
School of Business

School of Communications and Information Systems

School of Education and Social Sciences

School of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science

School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Athletic Affiliation: NCAA Division I

Varsity Sports: 16

Nickname: Colonials

Colors: Navy blue, white and red

For more information contact Jonathan Potts at 412-397-5291.