Providence College Overview
Located in Providence, Rhode Island, Providence College is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is Providence College Known For?
- Students at Providence have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 2%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- The master's degree is the highest award offered at Providence.
- In 2019-2020, 64% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Providence makes roughly $69,532 a year. This is 70% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
- The average Providence student graduates in 4.0 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.
Providence College Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Providence has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Providence.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Providence has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Providence College?
Contact details for Providence are given below.
|Address:||1 Cunningham Square, Providence, RI 02918-0001|
How Do I Get Into Providence?
You can apply to Providence online at: admission.providence.edu/apply/
Admission Requirements for Providence
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||considered but not required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Providence?
Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 55%, and the acceptance rate for women is 53%.
Average Test Scores
About 44% of students accepted to Providence submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 610 and 680. Math scores were between 600 and 680.
Can I Afford Providence College?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Providence, approximately 54% of students took out student loans averaging $10,119 a year. That adds up to $40,476 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Providence is 1.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Providence College Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 523 graduate students at the school.
Of the 4,098 full-time undergraduates at Providence, 45% are male and 55% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Providence College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||140|
|Hispanic or Latino||413|
Rhode Island students aren't the only ones who study at Providence College. At this time, 33 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 34 countries are represented at Providence. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Vietnam, and Ireland.
Online Learning at Providence College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Providence has changed over the last few years.
Online Growth Rankings of Providence
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Providence College was 378.1%. This is the #186 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Providence regardless of major.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Providence College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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