Pittsburgh is a home to some of the finest educational facilities. The goals of the Pittsburgh Public Schools are to accelerate student achievement, eliminate racial inequalities, foster innovations and create positive atmosphere. There are a total of 87 elementary schools, 70 high schools, 63 specialty and other schools located in Pittsburgh. For higher education there are countless and qualified options. The University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, Carlow University, Point Park University, and Carnegie Mellon University are just a few universities located in the City of Pittsburgh. There are even more outside the city such as Robert Morris University, Washington & Jefferson, and La Roche College.