Providence College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$56,980
3.52% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$43,970
After Financial Aid
2022 Acceptance Rate
52.8%
11,129 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
4,473
90.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
85.6%
904 Graduates

About

Providence College is a higher education institution located in Providence County, RI. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Providence College were General Finance (207 degrees awarded), General Psychology (102 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (102 degrees).

In 2022, 1,479 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Providence College. 57.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,136 degrees), 8.23 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (138 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Providence College is $56,980, which is $32,984 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Providence College is $56,980, which is $32,984 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $43,970.

In 2022, 74% of undergraduate students attending Providence College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 53% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$56,980
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Providence College was $56,980. The cost of tuition at Providence College is $32,984 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$43,970
2022 Value
11.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Providence College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $43,970. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Providence College grew by 11.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,130
Room and Board
$1,150
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Providence College was of $14,130 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 6.66% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,150. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

74%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
53%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

74% of undergraduate students at Providence College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 5.71% with respect to 2021, when 70% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Providence College received 11,129 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those 11,129 applicants, 5,874 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 52.8% acceptance rate.

There were 4,473 students enrolled at Providence College in 2022. 27% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Providence College has an overall enrollment yield of 19.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

52.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
5,874
Accepted Out of 11,129

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Providence College was 52.8% (5,874 admissions from 11,129 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 58%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants stayed by 0%, while admissions declined by −8.97%..

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SAT Scores

27%
Submission Percentage (2022)
313
Scores Submitted (2022)

27% of enrolled first-time students at Providence College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Providence College had a total enrollment of 4,473 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Providence College is 4,044 students and the part-time enrollment is 429. This means that 90.4% of students enrolled at Providence College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Providence College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.7% White, 8.85% Hispanic or Latino, 3.71% Black or African American, 3.13% Two or More Races, 1.77% Asian, 0.112% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0447% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Providence College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.8%), followed by White Male (36.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.72%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.7%), followed by White Male (36%) and Black or African American Female (2.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Providence College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,473 students. The full-time enrollment at Providence College is 4,044 and the part-time enrollment is 429. This means that 90.4% of students enrolled at Providence College are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

90%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Providence College was 90%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Providence College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,429 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    396 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    166 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Providence College is 76.7% White, 8.85% Hispanic or Latino, 3.71% Black or African American, 3.13% Two or More Races, 1.77% Asian, 0.112% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0447% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 165 students (3.69%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 225 more women than men received degrees from Providence College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Providence College is white (1,136 degrees awarded). There were 8.23 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (138 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Providence College is General Finance (207 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (102 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (102 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Providence College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (34 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (170 degrees), and Biology (135 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Providence College are Accountants & auditors (1,115,698 people), Other managers (1,042,624 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (646,065 people), Financial managers (595,119 people), and Chief executives & legislators (526,691 people).

The most specialized majors at Providence College in 2022 are History (34 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (170 degrees), Biology (135 degrees), English (37 degrees), and Business (583 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Providence College are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Providence College are History (34 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (170 degrees), Biology (135 degrees), English (37 degrees), and Business (583 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Providence College are Elementary & secondary schools (1,163,602 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (955,702 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (879,181 people), Computer Systems Design (758,351 people), and Banking & related activities (613,689 people).

The most specialized majors at Providence College are History (34 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (170 degrees), Biology (135 degrees), English (37 degrees), and Business (583 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Providence College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 207 degrees awarded
  2. 102 degrees awarded
  3. 102 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Providence College was General Finance with 207 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

627
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
852
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 627 degrees were awarded to men at Providence College, which is 0.736 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (852).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 149 degrees were awarded to men at Providence College in General Finance, which is 2.57 times more than the 58 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 87 degrees were awarded to men at Providence College in General Psychology, which is 5.8 times more than the 15 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

82%
100% Completion Time
85%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 82% of students graduating from Providence College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 85% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 85% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Providence College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.77% of graduates (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,136 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    138 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    52 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Providence College is white (1,136 degrees awarded). There were 8.23 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (138 degrees).

3.92% of degree recipients (58 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    639 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    497 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    94 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Providence College is white female (639 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (497 degrees).

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Operations

Providence College has an endowment valued at nearly $317M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−9.56%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Providence College had a total salary expenditure of 239M. Providence College employs 132 Assistant professors, 106 Associate professors and 68 Professors. Most academics at Providence College are Male Assistant professor (75), Male Associate professor (57), and Female Assistant professor (57).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Providence College are: Management, with 115 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 106 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 89 employees.

Endowment

$317M
2022 Endowment
1.16%
decline from 2021

Providence College has an endowment valued at about $317M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Providence College declined 1.16% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $270M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$93.2M
2022 Salaries
4.53%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Providence College paid a median of $93.2M in salaries, which represents 38.9% of their overall expenditure ($239M) and a 4.53% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$32M
Instructional Salaries
314
Number of Employees

In 2022, Providence College paid a total of $32M to 314 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
132 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
115 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Providence College were Assistant professor with 132 employees, Associate professor with 106 employees, and Professor with 68 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Providence College were Management with 115 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 106 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 89 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Providence College was Male Assistant professor with 75 employees, Male Associate professor with 57 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 57 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Providence College.

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