Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon (CMU) is a private based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Founded in 1900, the is a merger of the Carnegie Institute of and the Mellon Institute of .

The was established by Andrew Carnegie as the Carnegie Technical Schools, the became the Carnegie Institute of in 1912 and began granting four-year degrees.

In 1967, the Carnegie Institute of merged with the Mellon Institute of , formerly a part of the of .

Since then, the has operated as a single institution.

The has seven colleges and independent schools, including the College of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Mellon College of , Tepper School of , Heinz College of Information Systems and Policy, and the School of .

The has its main campus located 3 miles (5 km) from Downtown , and the also has over a dozen degree-granting locations in six continents, including degree-granting campuses in Qatar and Silicon Valley.

Past and present faculty and alumni include 20 Nobel Prize laureates, 13 Turing Award winners, 23 Members of the Academy of Arts and Sciences, 22 Fellows of the Association for the Advancement of , 79 Members of the National Academies, 124 Emmy Award winners, 47 Tony Award laureates, and 10 Academy Award winners.

Carnegie Mellon enrolls 14,799 students from 117 countries and employs 1,400 faculty members.

The Carnegie Technical Schools were founded in 1900 in by the - industrialist and Andrew Carnegie, who wrote “My is in the work”, when he donated the funds to create the institution.

Carnegie's vision was to open a vocational training school for the sons and daughters of working-class Pittsburghers (many of whom worked in his mills).

Carnegie was inspired for the of his school by the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, , founded by industrialist Charles Pratt in 1887.

In 1912, the institution changed its name to Carnegie Institute of (CIT) and began offering four-year degrees.

During this time, CIT consisted of four constituent schools: the School of Fine and Applied Arts, the School of Apprentices and Journeymen, the School of and , and the Margaret Morrison Carnegie School for Women.

The Mellon Institute of was founded in 1913 by banker and industrialist brothers Andrew Mellon (who went on to become U.S. Treasury Secretary) and Richard B. Mellon in honor of their father, Thomas Mellon, patriarch of the Mellon family.

The Institute began as a organization which performed work for and on a contract and was initially established as a department within the of .

In 1927, the Mellon Institute as an independent nonprofit.

In 1937, the Mellon Institute's iconic was completed and it moved to its new, and current, location on Fifth Avenue.

In 1967, with support from Paul Mellon, Carnegie merged with the Mellon Institute of to become Carnegie Mellon .

Carnegie Mellon's coordinate women's college, the Margaret Morrison Carnegie College, closed in 1973 and merged its academic programs with the rest of the .

The mission of the Mellon Institute survived the merger as the Carnegie Mellon Institute (CMRI) and continued doing work on contract to and .

CMRI closed in 2001 and its programs were subsumed by other parts of the or spun off into autonomous entities.

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