- La Salle University
The University was
founded in 1863, a legacy of St. John Baptist de la Salle and the
Christian Brothers teaching order he founded 300 years ago. La Salle
is an educational community shaped by traditional Catholic and Lasallian
values: a deep respect for each individual, a belief that intellectual
and spiritual development go hand in hand, a passion for creative
teaching and learning, and a conviction that education should be
useful – for personal growth, professional advancement, and
service to others.
La Salle Today
• Total University student body of 6,190 students is composed
of 3,254 full-time undergraduates, 1,060 part-time undergraduates
and 1,876 graduate students. Enrollment has grown more than 20%
in recent years.
• Students come from 36 states and 22 foreign countries.
• La Salle offers 47 undergraduate majors and 13 minors, 14
graduate programs including a doctoral program in Clinical Psychology,
and 33 certificate programs. Majors and certificates are organized
into three schools: Arts and Sciences, Business, and Nursing.
• The Nursing, Psychology and Communication majors are the
largest undergraduate programs in the University.
• MBA, Psychology, Nursing and Education are the largest graduate
• There are 948 graduate students in the School of Arts and
Sciences, 567 in the School of Business, 327 in the School of
Nursing and Health Sciences, and 34 in the College of Professional and Continuing Studies.
• Graduate courses are offered on the Main Campus in Northwest
Philadelphia, at our Bucks County Center in Newtown, at the Metroplex Corporate Center in Plymouth Meeting, Montgomery County (MBA and Psychology
only), and on-site at Abington Memorial and Pennsylvania Hospitals
• La Salle also offers a Master of Science in Human Capital Development or Instructional Technology Management 100 percent online.
• Most of La Salle’s graduate programs are geared for
part-time students but there are full time students in almost all
of the 14 programs, most especially in PsyD, full-time MBA and Psychology.
• Students interested in the Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing
Certificate Program have the choice of traditional face-to-face
or online courses.
• La Salle also offers a full MA in Communication in Prague,
The Czech Republic, and in Athens, Greece.
• La Salle's School of Business is internationally recognized
for having earned AACSB International accreditation. AACSB International,
the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, emphasizes
academic excellence and a commitment to continuous improvement in
business education. Approximately 30 percent of business programs
nationwide have earned this accreditation.
• The American Psychological Association accredits the PsyD
• La Salle University's M.S. Nursing program is fully accredited
by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).
La Salle University has also been granted approval from the Commission
on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
• The Master of Science in Speech Language and Hearing Science
is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology
and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing
Association. ASHA is the national professional, credentialing, and
scientific organization for speech-language pathologists, audiologists
and speech-language-hearing scientists.
• The M.S. Information Technology Leadership is a member in
the CIO University consortium for the federal government.