The Carnegie Institute of Technology (Carnegie Tech or CIT), one of the predecessors to Carnegie Mellon University, was founded in 1900 by Andrew Carnegie as the Carnegie Technical Schools. His stated intention was to build a "first class technical school" in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for the children of local steel mill workers. In about a century, it has expanded from four small programs to become Carnegie Mellon.
Since 1970, Carnegie Institute of Technology refers to the college of engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.
By 1905, the massive buildings of the Carnegie Technical Schools were being constructed in a field east of the Pittsburgh. The first students of the School of Science and Technology began classes in unfinished buildings, still surrounded by new construction. The school initially offered two- and three-year programs to train the children of Pittsburgh's working class.
In 1912, with the original campus nearly complete and three more schools (the School of Fine and Applied Arts, the School of Apprentices and Journeymen, and the Margaret Morrison Carnegie School for Women) holding classes, the Carnegie Technical Schools changed its name to the Carnegie Institute of Technology and began offering four-year degrees.
Expansion and merger
Over the next five decades, Carnegie Tech became well-known not only for its engineering and science programs, but also for its progressive programs in drama and fine arts and its rigorous approach to the social and management sciences. This recognition as an academically prominent institution set the stage for merging with the Mellon Institute, a private applied research institute. Out of this 1967 union, Carnegie Mellon emerged as one of the United States' most prestigious research universities.
Revival of the Carnegie Institute of Technology name
In 1970, Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering and Science was divided into the Carnegie Institute of Technology (engineering) and the Mellon College of Science.
The expense of the modern game soon became too much for smaller institutions to maintain. Smaller programs, such as Carnegie Tech, found themselves in a position of having to downgrade to survive. Some also believed that maintaining a top football program was not in line with a top academic institution. A little known story is that in the fall of 1954, Carnegie Tech completed an undefeated season, including one tie, and was invited to play in the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas when bowl participation was still truly for the elite teams. The members of the team were asked to vote on whether to participate, which they unaninimously supported. However, the university declined to participate, with some citing the university's desire to uphold its academic reputation as the reason.
Carnegie Institute of Technology (CIT), also known as the College of Engineering, offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in ten academic departments:
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