Robert Morris University

Robert Morris University

About Robert Morris University

Robert Morris University (RMU) is a private, coeducational university in suburban Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. The school was founded in 1921. Like its Illinois namesake, Robert Morris University is named after Robert Morris, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and financier of the American Revolution. However, the two like-named universities are not affiliated with each other. Robert Morris University originated in 1921 as the Pittsburgh School of Accountancy, founded by Andrew Blass. In 1962 the school purchased 230 acres (0.93 km) in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania then granted the school permission to award associate degrees, and the school became Robert Morris Junior College. The school's main campus moved to suburban Moon Township during the 1964-65 academic year. Prior to 2002, the university used the name 'Robert Morris College'. However, it is not affiliated with Robert Morris College in Chicago, Illinois.