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Accreditation

Providence is chartered by the province of Manitoba to offer Bachelor, Masters and Doctoral degrees. The University of Manitoba accepts Providence degrees to meet the requirements for entry into graduate studies. The Province of Manitoba recognizes Providence degrees towards teacher certification, along with a Bachelor of Education from a public university.

Accrediting Bodies

The Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE)

Providence University College and Theological Seminary is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation (5850 T.G. Lee Blvd, Suite 130, Orlando, FL 32822, 407-207-0808) to grant certificates and degrees at the Associate, Baccalaureate, Master’s, and Doctoral levels.

The ABHE Commission on Accreditation has placed Providence University College and Theological Seminary on warning for weaknesses in satisfying the following accreditation standard(s).

  • Standard 2: EE 1, 5, 7 (demonstrate with evidence the creation and implementation of an institutional assessment plan);
  • Standard 2: EE 4, 6 (demonstrate with evidence at least one cycle of assessment in at least one undergraduate program and one graduate program completed within the last year);
  • Standard 2: EE 8, COE 8 (demonstrate with evidence the provision of reliable information to the public regarding student achievement, including graduation and employment rates).

The institution retains accredited status with ABHE during this period of warning, and will be subject to periodic monitoring, which may include progress reports and/or focused visits by Commission on Accreditation staff or evaluation teams. If weaknesses are not resolved within the time specified (usually one year), the Commission on Accreditation may (1) extend the warning for a second year, (2) place the institution on probation, (3) order the institution to show cause why its accreditation should be continued, or (4) withdraw accreditation. Warning is rarely extended beyond two years.

Teachers of English as a Second Language – Canada (TESL Canada)

The Providence TESOL program is accredited by Teachers of English as a Second Language – Canada, an internally recognized accrediting agency for teaching English to speakers of other languages.

The Association of Theological Schools (ATS)

Providence Theological Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of The Association of Theological Schools and is approved to offer the following degrees: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Counselling, Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Master of Arts in Educational Studies, Master of Arts in Global Studies and Doctor of Ministry, as well as a Comprehensive Distance Education Program. 

 

Institutional Data

Retention Rates

Retention rate is calculated as the percentage of possible returning students from one fall semester who enrolled in the following fall. Students who are deceased or who graduated in the interim are not expected to return.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (Fall 2022)
  • Undergraduate Degrees – 55.46%
  • Graduate Degrees – 50%
THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (Fall 2022)
  • All Degrees – 53.55%

 

Graduation Rates

Graduation rate is calculated as the percentage of students whose program reached 200% of its expected duration in the given year who graduated in or before that year. Students who are deceased are not included in the calculation. Students who transferred to another institution are counted against the number of completions. Students who transfer programs maintain their original year of entry and thus do not refresh their expected duration.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (2021-2022)
  • Undergraduate Degrees – 34.67%
  • Graduate Degrees – 66.67%
THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (2021-2022)
  • All Degrees – 31.08%

 

Employment Rates

Employment rate is calculated as the percentage of graduates who self-identify as one of the following categories six to 12 months following graduation. Graduates who are deceased are not included in the calculation.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE – Undergraduate Programs 2021-2022

Total Graduates: 34

  • Vocational – 0%
  • Non-Vocational – 5.9%
  • Further Study – 20.6%
  • Seeking Placement – 0%
  • Other – 0%
  • Unknown – 73.5%
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE – Graduate Programs 2021-2022

Total Graduates: 3

  • Vocational – 0%
  • Non-Vocational – 0%
  • Further Study – 0%
  • Seeking Placement – 0%
  • Other – 0%
  • Unknown – 100%
THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY – All Programs 2021-2022

Total Graduates: 52

  • Vocational – 11.5%
  • Non-Vocational – 0%
  • Further Study – 0%
  • Seeking Placement – 3.8%
  • Other – 0%
  • Unknown – 84.6%