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September 18, 2023

La Roche University Ranked Among Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 18, 2023 – U.S. News & World Report has ranked La Roche University among its 2024 Best Colleges.  

La Roche was recognized in the following categories: A Best Regional University (North) and a Top Performer on Social Mobility.  

Interim President Howard Ishiyama, Ph.D., said, “We are proud to maintain our status as a Best University. We continue to expand our academic portfolio and applied learning opportunities to position students for personal and professional success.”  

Schools listed as Best Regional Universities offer a full range of undergraduate programs and an array of master’s programs. U.S. News & World Report determines social mobility by two factors. The first factor is a measurement of a university’s success at supporting low-income students to achieve equity with students from families with stronger financial backgrounds. Graduation rates of students who received federal Pell grants is another consideration.U.S. News & World Report publishes the Best Colleges rankings each year to provide prospective students and their families with helpful data and information on factors such as graduation rates, social mobility and graduate indebtedness. 


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.