Robert Morris University was founded in 1921 as the Pittsburgh School of Accountancy. Andrew Blass established the school in response to what he saw as a shortage of accountants in the local economy.
In 1962 the school purchased 230 acres in Moon Township, Pa., where the campus is currently located. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania then granted the school permission to award associate degrees, and the school became Robert Morris Junior College.
Robert Morris University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Current enrollment is approximately 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students.