Impact on the Region: $491 Million

There are nearly a half a billion reasons why Duquesne University is a powerhouse that energizes southwestern Pennsylvania's economy and helps Pittsburgh prosper.  

For more than 135 years, Duquesne has lived up to a responsibility to shape and enhance Pittsburgh in many different ways, making important economic, research and service contributions.This report is our story about a special commitment that we've made to Pittsburgh, through our groundbreaking work and strong community connections - all for a greater good.

Securing $10.5M for Groundbreaking Research

Duquesne has made quite an impact among respected sources that praise our work or have faith in what we will accomplish next. We're regularly ranked as a top research institution by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger's and the Princeton Review. And in 2015, Duquesne was selected as the only university in southwestern Pennsylvania to receive the Carnegie Foundation's Community Engagement Classification for producing notable research that makes a difference in communities.

Our 280K+ Service Hours Make Pittsburgh a Better Place

Through campus ministry initiatives, fundraising for local charities, and hands-on volunteer projects, Duquesne is often recognized for its community-oriented efforts. Last year, the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll selected Duquesne University once again for the country's highest federal recognition for universities that strengthen communities. The hours that our students and employees directly contributed in civic engagement and volunteer projects is worth an estimated service value of $6.5 million. It's no wonder that Duquesne leads the way in addressing the needs of Pittsburgh and allocating time and resources to touch lives.