2023 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$39,566

Net Price

58%

Admitted

16%

Enrolled

89%

Graduation Rate

11/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Providence College

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 4,671. In 2021, there were 68 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #3 in Rhode Island and ranks #324 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

68

Total Enrollment

4,671

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

New England Commission of Higher Education

Ranking for Providence College

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#3

Rhode Island Rank

Combining ranking factors for 9 schools that offer psychology degrees in Rhode Island, Providence College ranks #3.

#324

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Providence College ranks #324.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Providence College offers General Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BS
General Psychology58
Social Work10
Total Graduates68
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 11,129 students applied to the Providence College. The university admitted 58% and 16% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Rhode Island universities is 12,908. On average, all Rhode Island institutions admit 66% and 26% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Providence College students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 92%. Compared to all Rhode Island four or more years colleges, the percentage is 73%.

The overall graduation rate for Providence College is 89%, compared to 74% for all Rhode Island universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 9%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare PC to Rhode Island Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Providence College to the average of all Rhode Island four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

PC

11,129

Applicants

58%

Percent Admitted

16%

Percent Enrolled

92%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

89%

Graduation Rate

RI Colleges

12,908

Applicants

66%

Percent Admitted

26%

Percent Enrolled

73%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

74%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 313 or 66% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 160 or 34% part-time faculty members employed at Providence College. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 313 or 66%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

PC

11 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

66%

Percent Full-Time

34%

Percent Part-Time

66%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

RI Colleges

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

50%

Percent Full-Time

50%

Percent Part-Time

47%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Providence College the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $55,040, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,150.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $9,750 and the average cost for graduate fees is $0.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Providence College in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Providence College2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$16,060
On-Campus Living Expenses$1,212
Total Living Expenses$17,272
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$55,040
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,150
Total Undergraduate Expenses$73,462
In-State, Graduate Tuition$9,750
In-State, Graduate Fees$0
Total Graduate Expenses$9,750
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Providence College is $39,566. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare Providence College to all Rhode Island universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

PC

$73,462

Cost to Attend

$30,636

Average Financial Aid

83%

Percent Receiving Aid

$39,566

Net Price

RI Colleges

$50,499

Cost to Attend

$19,330

Average Financial Aid

91%

Percent Receiving Aid

$26,546

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 826 or 83%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 3,002 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $30,636.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid3,002$30,636
Pell Grants626$4,814
Federal Student Loans2,114$6,606
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Providence College to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

PC

3,002

Grant or Scholarship Aid

52%

Grants or Scholarships

626

Number of Pell Grants

11%

Pell Grants

2,114

Federal Student Loans

37%

Federal Student Loans

RI Colleges

4,733

Grant or Scholarship Aid

53%

Grants or Scholarships

1,717

Number of Pell Grants

19%

Pell Grants

2,501

Federal Student Loans

28%

Federal Student Loans

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