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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?

320 Undergraduate Awards
$31,684 Avg Cost After Aid
62% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#6 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Value Health & Medical Administrative Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#118 Best Value Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards University of Providence has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#4 Best Health Professions Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#4 Best Nursing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#6 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Nursing Degree Search
#45 Best Colleges for Health Professions College Factual
#69 Best Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#79 Best Value Colleges for Health Professions College Factual

Where Is University of Providence?

Location of University of Providence

Contact details for University of Providence are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1301 Twentieth St S, Great Falls, MT 59405-4996
Phone: 406-761-8210

How Do I Get Into University of Providence?

You can apply to University of Providence online at:

Admission Requirements for University of Providence

Submission Required?
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
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into University of Providence?

62% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate at University of Providence is 62%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

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?

$31,684 Net Price
59% Take Out Loans
7.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of University of Providence is $31,684. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

484 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 785 undergraduate students at University of Providence, with 484 being full-time and 301 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  University of Providence

There are also 213 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 484 full-time undergraduates at University of Providence, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  University of Providence

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Providence students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of University of Providence Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 9
Black or African American 27
Hispanic or Latino 23
White 355
International Students 22
Other Races/Ethnicities 48

Geographic Diversity

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

466 Took All Classes Online
573 Took At Least One Class Online
4.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 4 bachelor’s degree and 3 master’s degree programs available online at University of Providence. In 2017-2018, 573 students took at least one online class at the school.

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%
Health Professions 49%
Nursing 23%
Psychology 19%
Social Sciences 67%
Sociology 67%

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
Religious Studies #42
Sociology #48
Philosophy & Religious Studies #52
Mental & Social Health Services #56
Legal Support Services #57
Legal Professions #84
General Psychology #120
Social Sciences #161
Psychology #166
Criminal Justice & Corrections #319
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #359
Nursing #378

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.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 183 0 183
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 61 61
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 34 0 0 34
Business Administration & Management 0 18 14 32
General Biology 0 14 0 14
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 13 1 14
Health & Physical Education 0 11 0 11
General Psychology 0 9 0 9
Legal Support Services 0 7 0 7
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 4 3 7
Computer Science 0 5 0 5
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 4 0 4
General English Literature 0 4 0 4
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 3 0 3
Sociology 0 3 0 3
Accounting 0 2 0 2
History 0 2 0 2
Chemistry 0 2 0 2
Mathematics 0 1 0 1
Fine & Studio Arts 0 1 0 1
Special Education 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0
Religious Studies 0 0 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 34 286 79 399


*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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