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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 6,372 students is composed of 3,275 full-time undergraduates, 967 part-time undergraduates and 2,117 graduate students. Enrollment has grown more than 20% in recent years.

  • Students come from 39 states and 43 foreign countries.

  • La Salle offers 49 undergraduate majors and 43 minors, 22 graduate programs including three doctoral programs, and 55 certificate programs. Majors and certificates are organized into the schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, Nursing and Health Sciences, and the College of Professional and Continuing Studies.

  • The Nursing, Psychology and Communication majors are the largest undergraduate programs in the University.

  • MBA, Psychology, Nursing and Education are the largest graduate programs.

  • There are 983 graduate students in the School of Arts and Sciences, 479 in the School of Business, 497 in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, and 158 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 Montgomery County Campus at the Metroplex in Plymouth Meeting (MBA and Psychology only), and on-site at Abington Memorial and Pennsylvania Hospitals (Nursing only) as well as Independence Blue Cross (MBA only).

  • La Salle also offers master's programs in Computer Information Science, Human Capital Development, Information Technology Leadership, and 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 22 programs, most especially in PsyD, full-time MBA, Psychology., and Professional and Business Communication.

  • 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 M.A. in Communication in Prague, The Czech Republic. Also available Prague is an MA in Psychology. In addition, the La Salle MBA is now offered in Basel.

  • 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 program.

  • 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.

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