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August 01, 2023

La Roche University Named a 2023-24 College of Distinction

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 1, 2023 – For the 12th consecutive year, La Roche University earned College of Distinction recognition in multiple categories for its commitment to academic excellence and student success.

LRU earned College of Distinction recognition in the following categories: 

  • 2023-24 College of Distinction 
  • Pennsylvania College of Distinction 
  • Catholic College of Distinction  
  • Business  
  • Education 
  • Nursing  
  • Career Development  

Interim President Howard Ishiyama, Ph.D., said, “La Roche University is proud to again receive Colleges of Distinction recognition. We remain dedicated to fostering a hands-on learning environment rich with expert faculty and opportunities for students to flourish academically, personally and professionally through original research, internships, service learning and studying abroad.” 

Colleges of Distinction’s selection process comprises a sequence of in-depth research and detailed interviews with the schools, accepting only those that adhere to the Four Distinctions: Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community and Successful Outcomes. As a College of Distinction, La Roche has shown excellence in each of these areas, providing its students with a well-rounded, practical education that prepares them for successful careers and lives. 

“We believe that engaged students are successful students,” said Tyson Schritter, Chief Operating Officer at Colleges of Distinction. “La Roche’s dedication to experiential learning shows us that each of its students has the opportunity to play an active role in their education.”  

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About La Roche University: A private liberal arts university in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, La Roche University offers 66 undergraduate programs of study, six master’s degrees and one doctoral degree, with particular strengths in education, business, criminal justice, psychology, nursing, and health and medical sciences as well as interior architecture & design and graphic design. This residential university provides a vibrant campus community for nearly 1,200 men and women enjoying 30-plus student organizations and an exciting NCAA Div. III athletics program. Founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche University embraces its Catholic heritage while welcoming people of all faiths and backgrounds. With a legacy of social justice and a commitment to international exchange, La Roche University educates students to be lifelong learners and achievers in an increasingly diverse and global society.