Statement of Accreditation Status

La Roche University

  • CEO: Sister Candace Introcaso, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Howard Ishiyama
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Sean McKitrick, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs » Four-year, small, primarily residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): La Roche College 4-1-2019
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1973
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2014
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2022-2023
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2027

Contact Information

9000 Babcock Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

(412) 367-9300

www.laroche.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • March 5, 2020
    To note that the Mid-Point Peer Review has been conducted and no further evidence is required at this time. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close its additional location at the Lawrence County Learning Center, 131 Columbus Innerbelt, New Castle, PA 16101. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close its additional location at the Institute for Deacon Preparation, St. Thomas More Parish, 510 Bay Shore Drive, Pensacola-Tallahassee, FL 32507. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close its additional location at the Latrobe Area Hospital, 121 West Second Avenue, Latrobe, PA 15650. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location.
  • June 23, 2016
    To accept the monitoring report. The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • August 31, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the request for a monitoring report, due April 1, 2016, further documenting (1) strategies to measure and assess the level of, and efficient utilization of, institutional resources required to support the institution's mission and goals (Standard 3); (2) a procedure in place for the periodic objective assessment of the governing body in meeting stated governing objectives (Standard 4); (3) steps taken to ensure accurate acceptance rates (Standard 8); and, (4) implementation of an organized and sustained process of institutional and student learning outcomes with evidence that results are used for improvement of institutional effectiveness and student learning (Standard 7 and 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2019.
  • June 26, 2014
    To reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2016, further documenting (1) strategies to measure and assess the level of, and efficient utilization of, institutional resources required to support the institution's mission and goals (Standard 3); (2) a procedure in place for the periodic objective assessment of the governing body in meeting stated governing objectives (Standard 4); (3) steps taken to ensure accurate acceptance rates (Standard 8); and, (4) implementation of an organized and sustained process of institutional and student learning outcomes with evidence that results are used for improvement of institutional effectiveness and student learning (Standard 7 and 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2019.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Postsecondary award (< 1 year) Included within the scope:
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope:
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate Included within the scope:
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Included within the scope to offer ONE program: Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice - DNAP
  • Additional Location
    Cranberry Woods
    Cranberry Woods Drive
    Cranberry Township, PA 16066
  • Additional Location
    Ohio Valley Hospital
    Heckel Road
    McKees Rocks, PA 15136
  • Additional Location
    St. Clair Hospital
    1000 Bower Hill Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15233
  • Other Instructional Site
    Butler County Community College
    107 College Drive
    Buterl, PA 16002

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