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Institutional Effectiveness

We are working to achieve academic excellence and to offer our students the best educational experience possible. We have set in place processes to continually examine and improve our programming and reporting and will continue our efforts in the areas of institutional assessment, institutional research, and accreditation.

Our Mission

As a Christian academic community in the evangelical tradition, Providence teaches people to grow in knowledge & character for leadership & service.

Our Values

At Providence, we value Christ first, diversity of thought, community, exploration, and academic excellence. CLICK HERE for more details.

Our Goals

CLICK HERE to view and download a PDF that describes how our institutional goals work intrinsically together with our institutional mission and values.

Goals for Academic Programs

Goal 1: Integrated Christian Worldview

  • Biblical and Theological Literacy
  • Christ-centered Worldview
  • Learning in Service of Discipleship
  • Flourishing Personal Spirituality

Goal 2: Critical and Creative Thinking

  • Inquiry and Analysis
  • Problem Solving
  • Creativity
  • Depth and Breadth of Understanding

Goal 3: Global Intelligence

  • Global Understanding
  • Sense of Historical Development
  • Civic Knowledge and Engagement
  • Intercultural Competence

Goal 4: Communication

  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Integrative Communication

Goal 5: Ethical Leadership

  • Teamwork
  • Ethical Reasoning
  • Leadership
  • Personal Organization/Time Management

Goal 6: Literacy

  • Information Literacy
  • Quantitative Literacy
  • Technological Literacy
  • Visual Literacy




Program Objectives

Providence is a Christian higher education institute offering undergraduate and graduate programs in our University College (UC) and Theological Seminary.

In our University College, we offer traditional degree programs such as a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Theology as well as diplomas and certificates in program areas such as Aviation, Biblical Studies and TESOL. To learn more about our UC program objectives, CLICK HERE.

In our Seminary, we offer graduate degrees including a Master of Arts, Master of Divinity, and Doctor of Ministry. For continuing education students who need the flexibility of a graduate-level certificate program, the Seminary also offers certificates in a number of program areas which include Applied Counselling, Theological Studies, Church Ministry and Leadership. To learn more about our Seminary program objectives, CLICK HERE.


Program Assessments

You can find the downloadable Program Assessments for the programs below:


Institutional Data

Institutional Data

The following results come from the Registrar’s Office.

Retention Rates

Retention rate is calculated as the percentage of possible returning students from one fall semester who enrolled in the following fall.

  • Undergraduate Degrees – 69%
  • Graduate Degrees – 0%
  • All Degrees – 67%


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 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.

  • Undergraduate Degrees – 45%
  • Graduate Degrees – 75%
  • All Degrees – 38%


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. The following results come from alumni survey data.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE – Undergraduate Programs 2022-2023

Due to staff on leave, we were unable to gather statistics for this year.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE – Graduate Programs 2022-2023

Due to staff on leave, we were unable to gather statistics for this year.

THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY – All Programs 2022-2023

Total Graduates: 51

  • Vocational – 18%
  • Non-Vocational – N/A
  • Further Study – N/A
  • Seeking Placement – N/A
  • Other – N/A
  • Unknown – 82%