Two local students recently earned upper-level degrees from Pacific University in Oregon.

Laura Krause of Faribault earned her doctorate in clinical psychology, and Laura McNeil of Northfield earned her master's in counseling psychology.

Pacific University is located in Forest Grove, Ore. and was one of the West's first chartered institutions of higher education. The university annually ranks as one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. It has an enrollment of approximately 3,300 students.