La Roche University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,334
2% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$24,233
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.04%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
97.4%
3,222 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,068
45.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
55.3%
141 Graduates

About

La Roche University is a higher education institution located in Allegheny County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at La Roche University were Registered Nursing (57 degrees awarded), Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (20 degrees), and General Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration (19 degrees).

In 2022, 443 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at La Roche University. 60.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (276 degrees), 7.67 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (36 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at La Roche University is $31,334, which is $3,004 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at La Roche University is $31,334, which is $3,004 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,233.

In 2022, 85% of undergraduate students attending La Roche University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$31,334
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at La Roche University was $31,334. The cost of tuition at La Roche University is $3,004 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$24,233
2022 Value
3.85%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 La Roche University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,233. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of La Roche University grew by 3.85%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,367
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at La Roche University was of $10,367 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.79% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
58%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

85% of undergraduate students at La Roche University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 3.41% with respect to 2021, when 88% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.04%
2019 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at La Roche University was 1.04%, which represents 4 out of the 385 total borrowers.

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Admissions

La Roche University received 3,222 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 123% annual growth. Out of those 3,222 applicants, 3,137 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 97.4% acceptance rate.

There were 2,068 students enrolled at La Roche University in 2022. 24% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

La Roche University has an overall enrollment yield of 4.08%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

97.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
3,137
Accepted Out of 3,222

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of La Roche University was 97.4% (3,137 admissions from 3,222 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 98.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 123%, while admissions grew by 121%..

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SAT Scores

24%
Submission Percentage (2022)
31
Scores Submitted (2022)

24% of enrolled first-time students at La Roche University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

La Roche University had a total enrollment of 2,068 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at La Roche University is 933 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,135. This means that 45.1% of students enrolled at La Roche University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at La Roche University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 31.8% White, 3.82% Black or African American, 2.66% Two or More Races, 1.79% Hispanic or Latino, 1.69% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 1.06% Asian.

Students enrolled at La Roche University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.7%), followed by White Male (22.5%) and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Female (5.17%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (44.9%), followed by Black or African American Female (11.7%) and White Male (11.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

45.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at La Roche University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,068 students. The full-time enrollment at La Roche University is 933 and the part-time enrollment is 1,135. This means that 45.1% of students enrolled at La Roche University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at La Roche University was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), La Roche University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    658 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    79 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    55 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at La Roche University is 31.8% White, 3.82% Black or African American, 2.66% Two or More Races, 1.79% Hispanic or Latino, 1.69% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 1.06% Asian. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 978 students (47.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 97 more women than men received degrees from La Roche University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at La Roche University is white (276 degrees awarded). There were 7.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (36 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at La Roche University is Registered Nursing (57 degrees awarded), followed by Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (20 degrees) and General Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration (19 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at La Roche University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Physical Sciences (10 degrees awarded), Business (130 degrees), and Health (133 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at La Roche University are Registered nurses (1,507,189 people), Accountants & auditors (1,072,488 people), Other managers (940,924 people), Software developers (732,737 people), and Financial managers (525,785 people).

The most specialized majors at La Roche University in 2022 are Physical Sciences (10 degrees awarded), Business (130 degrees), Health (133 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (20 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (34 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at La Roche University are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at La Roche University are Physical Sciences (10 degrees awarded), Business (130 degrees), Health (133 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (20 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (34 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at La Roche University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,936,566 people), Computer Systems Design (1,166,564 people), Elementary & secondary schools (941,461 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (767,153 people), and Banking & related activities (569,099 people).

The most specialized majors at La Roche University are Physical Sciences (10 degrees awarded), Business (130 degrees), Health (133 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (20 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (34 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by La Roche University.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 48 degrees awarded
  2. 24 degrees awarded
  3. 20 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at La Roche University was Management Science with 48 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

173
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
270
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 173 degrees were awarded to men at La Roche University, which is 0.641 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (270).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 29 degrees were awarded to men at La Roche University in Management Science, which is 1.53 times more than the 19 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 66 degrees were awarded to men at La Roche University in Registered Nursing, which is 22 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

45%
100% Completion Time
58%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 45% of students graduating from La Roche University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at La Roche University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.13% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    276 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    36 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at La Roche University is white (276 degrees awarded). There were 7.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (36 degrees).

9.26% of degree recipients (41 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    173 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    103 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at La Roche University is white female (173 degrees awarded). There were 1.68 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (103 degrees).

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Operations

La Roche University has an endowment valued at nearly $12.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−13.5%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, La Roche University had a total salary expenditure of 34.5M. La Roche University employs 22 Assistant professors, 21 Professors and 13 Associate professors. Most academics at La Roche University are Female Assistant professor (15), Female Professor (12), and Male Professor (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at La Roche University are: Management, with 37 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 33 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 24 employees.

Endowment

$12.5M
2022 Endowment
69%
growth from 2021

La Roche University has an endowment valued at about $12.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of La Roche University grew 69% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $36.8M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $4.16M - Federal
  2. $268k - State
  3. $138k - Local

As of 2022, La Roche University received $4.16M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $268k from state grants and contracts, and $138k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$13.3M
2022 Salaries
9.58%
growth from 2021

In 2022, La Roche University paid a median of $13.3M in salaries, which represents 38.5% of their overall expenditure ($34.5M) and a 9.58% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.63M
Instructional Salaries
56
Number of Employees

In 2022, La Roche University paid a total of $3.63M to 56 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
22 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
37 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at La Roche University were Assistant professor with 22 employees, Professor with 21 employees, and Associate professor with 13 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at La Roche University were Management with 37 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 33 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 24 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at La Roche University was Female Assistant professor with 15 employees, Female Professor with 12 employees, and Male Professor with 9 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at La Roche University.

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