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Providence College is a primarily undergraduate, liberal arts, independent, not-for-profit, Catholic institution of higher education.
Committed to fostering academic excellence through the sciences and humanities, the College provides a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment.


The college guides can tell you something about Providence College. For example, U.S. News has ranked PC as one of the top master’s level colleges in the North.

Administration and Governance

Image In the summer of 1994, Providence College restructured its governing body to a two-tier structure: a Corporation and a Board of Trustees.

College Mission and History

Image Providence College was founded in 1917 through a joint effort of the Diocese of Providence and the Dominican Friars of the Province of St. Joseph.

Fast Facts

Image The College is ranked among the top five schools in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” category among master’s level universities in the North.

News and Events

Image Get the latest releases about important College news, events, activities and achievements as well as updates around what's going on at Providence College.


Image Visitors are encouraged to take a tour of our campus. The tours last for approximately 75 minutes and are typically led by members of the Friars' Club.

Catholic and Dominican

What does it mean to be a Catholic and Dominican college? We invite you to explore this question and the distinctive mission of Providence College.
About Providence College's Catholic and Dominican Identity