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February 17, 2021

La Roche Recognized as Military Friendly

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 17, 2021 – La Roche University earned the 2021-22 Military Friendly® School designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM Jobs SM and Military Spouse.

The list of Military Friendly® Schools is provided to service members and their families each year, helping veterans select the best college, university or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career. 

La Roche has been consecutively named a Military Friendly School since Victory Media’s publication of the list in 2009.

“La Roche University is proud to be a Military Friendly institution. We welcome all military students, veterans and their dependents to begin or complete their education at our campus in the North Hills of Pittsburgh,” Vice President for Enrollment Management Chip Weisgerber, Ph.D., said.
The University offers credit for military experience and an on-campus Veterans Organization for members to connect through shared experiences, provide mentorship and encourage camaraderie in an inclusive and supportive environment. Students also can learn how to best leverage their unique military skills and experiences through La Roche’s Office of Career Development.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey.

View the full list of Military Friendly® schools.

Methodology, criteria and weightings were determined by Victory with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence (degree advancement or transfer) and loan default rates for all students, and specifically for student veterans.

For more information about La Roche’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit

Those who are interested in the Yellow Ribbon Program at La Roche should contact Senior Admissions Counselor Sherryl Lisco at 412-536-1263 or Qualifying students are veterans who are eligible for the full benefits of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill and have served three years of active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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, and health and medical sciences as well as interior design and graphic design. This residential university provides a vibrant campus community for nearly 1,300 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.