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September 12, 2017

La Roche College Recognized by U.S. News & World Report

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 12, 2017 – According to U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Colleges Guidebook, La Roche College is a Best Regional College, a Best College for Veterans and a School With the Most International Students.

“These rankings by U.S. News & World Report demonstrate the high caliber of La Roche faculty, the rigor of our academic programs and the success of our students and alumni. As a liberal arts institution with a long history of preparing students for success inside and outside of the classroom, we are proud to be recognized for our academic excellence,” Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean Howard Ishiyama, Ph.D., said.

La Roche ranks 19th on the list of Best Regional Colleges in the north. Schools listed as Best Regional Colleges focus almost entirely on the undergraduate experience and offer a wide range of liberal arts programs at the bachelor’s level. The Best Colleges rankings assess seven areas of academic quality: first-year student retention and graduation of students; peer assessment; faculty resources; admissions selectivity; financial resources; alumni giving; and graduation rate performance.

La Roche also ranks first on the list of Schools with the Most International Students in the North. These schools had the largest proportions of international undergraduates during the 2016-2017 year. La Roche had a 16 percent international population, with a student body representing 31 countries.

Additionally La Roche appears 13th on the list of Best Colleges for Veterans in the North. These top-ranked institutions make a college education affordable by offering benefits to military veterans and active-duty service members. Qualifying private schools had to be certified for the G.I. Bill and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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About La Roche College: A private liberal arts college in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, La Roche College offers more than 50 undergraduate majors, six graduate degree programs and one doctoral program, with particular strengths in education, business, criminal justice, psychology, and health and medical sciences, as well as interior design and graphic design. This residential college provides a vibrant campus community for more than 1,500 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 College 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 College educates students to be lifelong learners and achievers in an increasingly diverse and global society.