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Higher Education

The nation’s largest collaborative campus. 12 schools, 30 degrees, 1 location.

Frequently Asked Questions

"Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new."
-Og Mandino

What is the RLA?

The RLA is the nation’s largest collaborative campus and education facility with a vast array of resources for students. Our 10 Academic Member Institutions share resources including the Writing and Research Center, computer lab, lounge and study areas, and common area computer access.

Who are the 10 Academic Members?

The RLA’s current Academic Member Institutions are Carlow University, Gannon University, Geneva College, HeartPrints Center for Early Education, Keystone State Music Theater Academy, LaRoche College, Penn State (New Kensington), Robert Morris University, Slippery Rock University, and University of Pittsburgh.

What degree programs are offered at the RLA?

We currently offer over 30 degree options, including a variety of both undergraduate and graduate. Most degrees are offered fully at our campus and many include blended (partially online) programs. For a complete list, click here.

How do I get more information about the programs at the RLA?

Each Academic Member has a list of programs offered on their page on this site. You can also visit our website request form to request more information on a specific school or program.

Does the campus offer the same benefits or services as most college campuses?

The RLA is a campus for adult students. We don’t have dorms, but what we do have is a variety of degree options from a variety of institutions that have students of all ages. Our institutional representatives understand the needs of working adults and understand the need to have inclusive programs that give students all of the amenities and services of a main campus, such as free parking, easy access, a fully-staffed writing and research center, open computer labs and access, a café offering snacks, sandwiches, and beverages, an IT department, state-of-the-art classrooms, and faculty and staff that understand the needs of our students.