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IPEDS ID: 217402
OPE ID: 00340600
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Providence College
1 Cunningham Square, Providence, Rhode Island 02918-0001
General information:  (401) 865-1000
Website:  www.providence.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  4,674 (4,132 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  11 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
8%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
Distance education – graduate courses offered, programs not offered
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty300189
Instructional300189
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-1
Instructional-0
Research-1
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
Tuition and fees$45,400$46,970$48,764$50,5283.6%
Books and supplies$940$940$980$1,0507.1%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$13,390$13,790$14,240$14,7003.2%
Other$670$1,000$1,000$1,0222.2%
Off Campus
Room and board$13,650$13,650$11,600$12,2005.2%
Other$1,600$1,600$1,600$1,6000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$6,020$6,400$6,400$6,7004.7%
Total Expenses2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
On Campus$60,400$62,700$64,984$67,3003.6%
Off Campus$61,590$63,160$62,944$65,3783.9%
Off Campus with Family$52,360$54,310$56,144$58,2783.8%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2018-2019
Tuition$9,240
Fees$0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid183679%————
Grant or scholarship aid77373%$20,828,241$26,945
Federal grants14814%$917,164$6,197
Pell grants14814%$707,164$4,778
Other federal grants535%$210,000$3,962
State/local government grant or scholarships242%$71,350$2,973
Institutional grants or scholarships77072%$19,839,727$25,766
Student loan aid56753%$6,072,442$10,710
Federal student loans56053%$3,030,697$5,412
Other student loans12412%$3,041,745$24,530
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,867$78,372,672$27,336
Pell grants573$2,622,444$4,577
Federal student loans2,155$15,192,757$7,050
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Average net price$35,238$36,099$37,842
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2015-20162016-20172017-2018
$0 – $30,000$19,510$20,457$19,020
$30,001 – $48,000$21,129$19,773$26,396
$48,001 – $75,000$30,582$28,764$28,885
$75,001 – $110,000$32,915$32,475$35,843
$110,001 and more$45,128$46,517$46,473
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2018
Total enrollment4,674
Undergraduate enrollment4,132
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment95
Graduate enrollment542
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 94%
Part-time: 6%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 45%
Female: 55%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 10%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 77%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 95%
25 and over: 5%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 9%
Out-of-state: 90%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 35%
Part-time: 65%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 2%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 98%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2018-2019): $65
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2018
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants11,4215,0836,338
Percent admitted49%49%49%
Percent admitted who enrolled20%20%20%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
Other Test (Wonderlic,WISC-III,etc)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2018 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT52547%
ACT22020%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing610670
SAT Math600690
ACT Composite2630
ACT English2633
ACT Math2529
  • Although Providence College does not require applicants to submit SAT/ACT scores, if supplied, these scores are considered along with other application materials. The average SAT scores for new, first-time, full-time, students that enrolled in the Fall 2018 semester were 639 for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and 641 for Math. The average ACT Composite score was 28.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 93%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Returned in Fall 2018
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 89 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2018.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 86%
Transfer-out rate: 12%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2010]
4-year: 81%
6-year: 83%
8-year: 84%
[Began in Fall 2012]
4-year: 83%
6-year: 86%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2010 or Fall 2012
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 83%
Female: 88%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 50%
Asian: 85%
Black or African American: 91%
Hispanic/Latino: 86%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 50%
White: 86%
Two or more races: 81%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 85%
Non-resident alien: 90%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 84%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 14%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 77%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 20%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 85%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 13%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 33%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 33%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 2%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 83%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 10%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 83%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 17%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 2%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 83%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 8%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 21%
Received an Associate's degree: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 37%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 16%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 33%
Enrolled at same institution: 11%
Enrolled at different institution: 33%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 24%
Received an Associate's degree: 2%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 37%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 14%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization-1---
Women's Studies-1---
Category total-2---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry-1---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-90---
Neuroscience---12-
Vision Science/Physiological Optics-0---
Category total-91-12-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-56-0-
Business Administration and Management, General050972-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other---84-
Business Statistics---07
Finance, General-139---
Labor and Industrial Relations---0-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-131---
Organizational Behavior Studies-10-39
Organizational Leadership-0-0-
Category total0386978916
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Organizational Communication, General---0-
Sports Communication-1---
Category total-1-0-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science-6---
Category total-6---
Education
Biology Teacher Education-0-6-
Chemistry Teacher Education-0-0-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--48--
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship--30--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-4-7-
Foreign Language Teacher Education-0-1-
French Language Teacher Education-0-1-
History Teacher Education-1-0-
Mathematics Teacher Education-1-6-
Music Teacher Education-3---
Physics Teacher Education-0-1-
Reading Teacher Education--12--
Secondary Education and Teaching--13--
Secondary School Administration/Principalship--0--
Social Studies Teacher Education-0-6-
Spanish Language Teacher Education-0-1-
Special Education and Teaching, General-519--
Urban Education and Leadership--12--
Category total-6012429-
Engineering
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics-2---
Systems Engineering-0---
Category total-2---
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-4---
English Language and Literature, General-14---
Category total-18---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-0---
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other-0---
French Language and Literature-4---
Italian Language and Literature-0---
Spanish Language and Literature-3---
Category total-7---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-55---
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other---2-
Category total-55-2-
History
History, General-219--
Category total-219--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Fire Science/Fire-fighting-0---
Category total-0---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-2---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other-1---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies012---
Category total015---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-105--
Category total-105--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies-20---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-1---
Category total-21---
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies-1---
Category total-1---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy-10---
Religion/Religious Studies--0--
Category total-100--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-4---
Category total-4---
Psychology
Psychology, General-63---
Category total-63---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy-8-1-
Public Administration---3-
Social Work-18---
Category total-26-4-
Social Sciences
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics-3---
Economics, General-36---
Political Science and Government, General-41---
Social Sciences, General-11---
Sociology-11---
Category total-102---
Theology and Religious Vocations
Bible/Biblical Studies--0--
Theology/Theological Studies-610--
Category total-610--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation-2---
Art/Art Studies, General-3---
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics-0---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-3---
Drawing-0---
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other-0---
Intermedia/Multimedia-0---
Music, General-4---
Painting-0---
Photography-0---
Printmaking-0---
Sculpture-0---
Category total-12---
Grand total091924513616
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 27
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 13
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 1
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $6,573
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $2,779
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2017-2018 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I without footballMenWomen
All Track Combined7865
Basketball1412
Field Hockey23
Ice Hockey3025
Lacrosse50
Soccer2825
Softball21
Swimming2433
Tennis9
Volleyball14
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
New England Commission of Higher EducationAccredited since (12/01/1933)06/30/2028
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programsAccredited (07/01/2010 - 08/01/2014)
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/141954.
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape322
Fondling200
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault101
Burglary4510
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape322
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault001
Burglary4310
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201620152014
Default rate3.7%2.6%1.9%
Number in default302316
Number in repayment794884829
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)