La Roche College

La Roche College

La Roche College is a private college located in McCandless, Pennsylvania. The Sisters of Divine Providence established this Roman Catholic college in 1963. The campus is spread across an area of more than 80 acres. The college offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study.

La Roche College's athletics department sponsors more than 10 men's and women's sports teams, which are nicknamed the Red Hawks. The college is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Eastern College Athletic Conference. The school fields teams in basketball, soccer, baseball, softball and volleyball.

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Contacting La Roche

La Roche College
9000 Babcock Blvd
Pittsburgh , PA 15237-5898
General Phone: (412) 367-9300

La Roche Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management85business management, business administration, accounting, finance, human resources, international business, management science, marketing, marketing studies ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine44registered nursing, various nursing
Medicine44health professions
Architecture and Planning29interior architecture, architectural services
Education and Teaching23special ed, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, English teaching, math teaching, biology teaching, chemistry teaching, Spanish teaching
Design21design and visual communication, design and applied arts
Security and Law Enforcement20criminal justice and safety
Liberal Arts18English, English composition, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, international relations, sociology, history, history courses
Therapy and Counseling16psychology
Medical Support and Technology12radiation therapist, respiratory care tech
Computer Science and Engineering11computer and info science, information technology, computer science
Science10biology, chemistry
Media7communication studies, media studies
Drama and Performing Arts3dance, dance courses, various performing arts
Mathematics2mathematics, applied mathematics courses
Family and Social Work2human services
Real Estate and Construction Management1real estate
Photography and Commercial Art1commercial art, film and photography
Religion and Philosophy0religion

Number of programs and degrees for La Roche in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree23650
Award of less than 1 academic year73
Associate's degree223
Master's degree713
Postbaccalaureate certificate131

La Roche Student Body

In 2007-2008, La Roche had a total enrollment of 1,499 students (1,363 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 35%
Women 65%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 90%
Graduate 10%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 74%
Black 4%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 12%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 28%
20-21 28%
22-24 16%
25-29 9%
30-34 4%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)17%
Virgin Islands2%
New York1%

La Roche Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 66 %
Part-Time 25 %

La Roche Room and Board (2007)

La Roche offers campus housing for 512 of its 1,363 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

La Roche Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal400520
SAT Math400510
ACT Verbal1421
ACT Math1521
ACT Composite1621

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT77%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT15%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required

La Roche Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 20,330
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,330
Room and board $ 8,340
Room charge $ 5,222
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,118
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,350

Financial Aid:
La Roche participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 398700)

La Roche Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3132

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year12$73,77013$68,096
Associate professoracademic year8$56,63211$54,049
Assistant professoracademic year6$45,4136$45,413
Instructoracademic year2*0*
Lectureracademic year3$30,0002*
All faculty totalacademic year31$57,06832$56,633

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

La Roche Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Division III Independents
Baseball Division III Independents
Track Division III Independents

La Roche Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture and Related Services, Other
Interior Architecture

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Science, General
Marketing, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Technology

Design and Applied Arts, Other
Design and Visual Communications, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Dance, Other
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General

Liberal Arts
English Composition
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
History, Other
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Applied Mathematics, Other
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication and Media Studies, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets La Roche Apart:

Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 6%La Roche Number of students
% of degrees in architecture and planning
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%La Roche % of degrees in architecture and planning
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%La Roche Number of degree programs
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%La Roche Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in design
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%La Roche % of degrees in design
% of degrees in medicine
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%La Roche % of degrees in medicine
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%La Roche Female % of student body

checked Roman Catholic affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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