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If you want to make a difference in the world, you’ve found your home. We want you to join a community of leaders committed to the common good, making the world a better place through business.

Your education with Pinchot University does not begin and end in the classroom. You’ll gain skills from working professionals and learn in real work settings. You won’t be alone in your efforts to create a world working for everyone. Joining you is a community of like-minded individuals who believe business can be done better.

We approach our curriculum differently from other business schools because we are not a typical business school. When you join the community of Pinchot University, you will learn more than just what you need to be rich and have a company in the Fortune 500. You will learn how to make the world a better place by using business for good.

The educational process at Pinchot University is designed to be an inclusive one where students, faculty and industry leaders are all involved. This dynamic approach allows our learners to gain knowledge and expertise from one another and professionals giving them a unique advantage towards innovative technologies, methodologies and strategies for organizations.

We welcome students from diverse backgrounds and experiences. They all share the same vision and desire for a better world. If you want to change business for good and help create a society that works for everyone, you’ve found your tribe. Welcome home.


Creating a Community of Difference Makers


Pinchot Mission

To prepare learners from diverse backgrounds to design, lead and evolve enterprises that contribute to the common good.



Pinchot University Alumni


You’ve gone to class. You’ve done the homework. You’ve done the reading. You’ve graduated. Now the hard part begins: embarking on your career changing the world.

Pinchot University graduates are members of a large community of active and engaged alumni who want to see the newest members succeed. Our alumni include entrepreneurs, organizational leaders, thought leaders, analysts, consultants and many more who work for companies large and small. These include cutting edge companies like Boeing, Microsoft, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Hewlett-Packard, REI, Columbia Sportswear, Whole Foods, T-Mobile, Starbucks, Green Sports Alliance, The Pacific Northwest Ballet and every level of government among others. Other alumni start their own companies like Community Sourced Capital, SoupCycle, Farm Power, Sustainable Business Consulting, Stockbox Grocer, Go Box, Starvation Alley and many, many more.


82% Graduation Placement

Within three months of graduation

Pinchot University graduates have a leg up on the competition. During their time as students, they meet with professionals, learn about business with the triple bottom line in full perspective, took advantage of our Professional Development courses and graduate with real-world experience. This is why 82 percent of our graduates find a job within three months of graduation. This is on par with the Ivy League.


1 in 5 Alumni are Entrepreneurs

21% of alumni have launched a company

One idea can change the world. Maybe the next one is yours. Many of the companies started in Seattle, Washington, Portland, Oregon and elsewhere across the U.S. by our alumni are working towards the common goal of creating a world that works for everyone. Click here to learn more about our alumni.


86% Employer Satisfaction

Based on annual employer survey

Because our graduates share the passion of changing business for good, their works performance and ethic shines through. Of the employers surveyed who hired our graduates, across a variety of industries such as food systems, business consulting, energy, finance and others, they say they see Pinchot University students as some of the best minds in sustainable business and organizational leadership.


37% Alumni Giving Rate

One of the highest rates nationally

Our alumni want the mission of Pinchot University to survive, grow and thrive. They want to see the next generation continue to carry the torch of changing the world through business and we want to see our alumni thrive in their careers as well. Our ever-growing community and network of alumni helps us make the dream of a world working for everyone a reality.


Ready to Join Us?

If you’re eager to participate in designing and leading the enterprises of the future, Pinchot University is the place to achieve your goals. Our graduate programs equip students with the tools required to succeed in entrepreneurial ventures, businesses of all sizes and non-profit organizations all over the world. Our students are passionate about their education and community.

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