We heard good news at our Deanery meeting last Friday: LaSalle University will now operate at the National Hispanic University. Through their program, called Busca, they will provide to students an associate degree from a top tier and Catholic university, with zero out of pocket tuition, and then transition to a bachelor degree program at LaSalle or at another institution. Below we give a history of La Salle University and the Busca program.
La Salle University was established in 1863 through the legacy of St. John Baptist de La Salle and the Brothers of the Christian Schools (Christian Brothers) teaching order, Which St. La Salle founded in 1680. La Salle is an educational community shaped by traditional Catholic and Lasallian values. La Salle is constantly ranked one of the U.S.’s top universities. Money Magazine named La Salle a “Value All-Star,” ranking it as the eighth-best college nationwide for adding the most value for a college education. U.S. News and World Report, and Forbes magazines both rank La Salle in the top 10% of all U.S. Universities.
In the U.S. the Lasallian education network includes 100 schools (6 universities) serving 100,000 students. Globally the Lasallian education network includes 1,000 school (60 higher education institutions) serving 940,000 students in 80 countries.
BUSCA is a premier academic degree program consisting of a unique delivery model of academics, pedagogy, instruction, student support, and course cadence, providing Latino students the opportunity to earn an associate degree from a top tier and Catholic university, pay zero out of pocket for tuition, and then transition to a bachelor degree program at La Salle or at another institution. Excelencia in Education named BUSCA a top 5 associate degree program for Latinos in 2014. BUSCA is the only program to twice receive this honor, and the only Catholic university to receive this honor.
- Fr. Gene