University of Providence

Great Falls, MT 59405
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University of Providence is one of the four private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Montana. The campus is located in an urban area, in Great Falls.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,066 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 88 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 61 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 69%). Every year 45% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

The University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $24,240, and fees were $200. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $24,240 and $200 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students1,066
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate69%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 17 101

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
04/01/1935 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/16/2011 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$790/credit
In State Students$790/credit
Out of State Students$790/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$815/credit
In State Students$815/credit
Out of State Students$815/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $35,550 $35,550 $35,550
ADN 70 $55,300 $55,300 $55,300
BSN 125 $98,750 $98,750 $98,750
FNP 50 $40,750 $40,750 $40,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 99% of University of Providence's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 41% $4,178
Other Federal Grant 17% $4,306
State Grant & Scholarships -- --
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 96% $13,259
Federal Student Loans 60% $7,648
Private Loans 10% $8,332


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$17,047
$30,001 to $48,000$20,977
$48,001 to $75,000$21,592
$75,001 to $110,000$19,649
Over $110,000$23,268

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Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Montana state board of nursing.
University of Providence
1301 Twentieth St S
Great Falls, MT 59405

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