University of Providence Overview
University of Providence is a private not-for-profit institution located in Great Falls, Montana. Great Falls is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.
What Is University of Providence Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest award a student can attain at University of Providence.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 56% of the faculty were full-time.
University of Providence Rankings
We have ranked University of Providence as #89 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 10 colleges in Montana, it is ranked at #1.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at University of Providence.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards University of Providence has earned from around the web.
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Where Is University of Providence?
Contact details for University of Providence are given below.
|Address:||1301 Twentieth St S, Great Falls, MT 59405-4996|
How Do I Get Into University of Providence?
You can apply to University of Providence online at: www.uprovidence.edu/explore-programs/undergraduate/apply-now/
Admission Requirements for University of Providence
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||neither required nor recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into University of Providence?
Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 54%, and the acceptance rate for women is 67%.
Can I Afford University of Providence?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At University of Providence, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $8,919 a year. That adds up to $35,676 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at University of Providence is 7.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
University of Providence Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 213 graduate students at the school.
Of the 484 full-time undergraduates at University of Providence, 42% are male and 58% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Providence students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||27|
|Hispanic or Latino||23|
Montana students aren't the only ones who study at University of Providence. At this time, 15 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 15 countries are represented at University of Providence. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Australia, and Brazil.
Online Learning at University of Providence
The following chart shows how the online learning population at University of Providence has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 3rd most popular in Montana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of University of Providence
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Providence was 4.1%. This is the #1,730 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at University of Providence regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of University of Providence majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||29%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at University of Providence ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at University of Providence.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Philosophy & Religious Studies||#52|
|Mental & Social Health Services||#56|
|Legal Support Services||#57|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#319|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#359|
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%.
University of Providence Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||0||0||61||61|
|Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services||34||0||0||34|
|Business Administration & Management||0||18||14||32|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||0||13||1||14|
|Health & Physical Education||0||11||0||11|
|Legal Support Services||0||7||0||7|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||0||4||3||7|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||0||4||0||4|
|General English Literature||0||4||0||4|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||0||3||0||3|
|Fine & Studio Arts||0||1||0||1|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||0||0||0||0|
|Mental & Social Health Services||0||0||0||0|
|General Social Sciences||0||0||0||0|
*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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