University of Providence Overview
Located in Great Falls, Montana, University of Providence is a private not-for-profit institution. Great Falls is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.
What Is University of Providence Known For?
- University of Providence has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 8 to 1.
- The highest award offered at University of Providence is the master's degree.
- For the 2019-2020 academic year, 54% of the faculty were full-time.
University of Providence Rankings
University of Providence is ranked #38 out of 2,018 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2023 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 11 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 20Th 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||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into University of Providence?
Approximately 32% of accepted students are men and 68% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 98%, and the acceptance rate for women is 99%.
Average Test Scores
About 8% of students accepted to University of Providence submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 530. Math scores were between 360 and 480.
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
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 University of Providence, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $10,135 a year. That adds up to $40,540 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at University of Providence is 5.6%. 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.
University of Providence Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 215 graduate students at the school.
Of the 528 full-time undergraduates at University of Providence, 37% are male and 63% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Providence students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||30|
|Hispanic or Latino||22|
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 most popular in Montana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of University of Providence
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Providence was $26,662 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how University of Providence is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology||#7||#4|
|Legal Support Services||#47||#44|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||#48||#42|
|Biological & Biomedical Sciences||#49||#34|
|Philosophy & Religious Studies||#57||#54|
Online Growth Rankings of University of Providence
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Providence was 11.6%. This is the #749 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly 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|
|Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services||39%|
|Biological & Biomedical Sciences||3%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at University of Providence ranks compared to all other mostly 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|
|Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology||#13|
|Philosophy & Religious Studies||#54|
|Biological & Biomedical Sciences||#61|
|Legal Support Services||#87|
|Mental & Social Health Services||#108|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||#386|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#407|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#498|
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.
|Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services||80||0||0||0||80|
|Business Administration & Management||0||0||8||10||18|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||0||0||0||17||17|
|Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology||0||0||0||14||14|
|Health & Physical Education||0||0||14||0||14|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||0||0||10||0||10|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||0||0||2||3||5|
|Legal Support Services||0||1||3||0||4|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||0||0||3||1||4|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||0||0||1||0||1|
|Mental & Social Health Services||0||1||0||0||1|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||0||0||1||0||1|
|Fine & Studio Arts||0||0||1||0||1|
|General English Literature||0||0||0||0||0|
|General Social Sciences||0||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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