Providence College is a private, Catholic liberal arts college located in Providence, Rhode Island. Founded in 1917 as an all-male school, it eventually opened its doors to women students in 1970. The only college or university operated by the Dominican Friars, Providence College aims to prepare its students not just for careers but for a lifetime of learning and service. It offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in over 30 major fields of study along with non-professional one-year and two-year certificates.
Formerly organized into two academic divisions: the School of Business and the School of Continuing Education, a new structure was introduced in January 2009 for the college’s undergraduate and graduate programs in the humanities, the sciences, and the areas of professional study. Two new schools – the School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Professional Studies – were added as administrative components of Providence College.
An average of 3,500 students enroll at Providence College every school year. Cost of attendance for fulltime, undergraduate students is US$47,677 broken down into tuition of US$33,610; traditional-style room at US$6,790; 19-meal plan at US$4,990; and regular fees at US$2,287 representing admissions application fee, activity fee, laundry fee, technology fee, and health insurance fee. Cost of tuition per credit hour for graduate students is US$433 for MBA; US$350 for History; and US$350 for Education plus an application fee of US$55. Students enrolled in the School of Continuing Education are charged US$290 per credit hour plus a degree fee of US$55. Financial aid is extended in the form of loans, grants and scholarships to help students pay for their cost of attendance.
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