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College Guide Rankings Profile

The college guides can tell you something about Providence College. For example, U.S. News has ranked Providence College as one of the top master’s level colleges and universities in the North for twelve consecutive years. (The 574 universities in this category offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s level programs and are ranked within four geographic regions.)

In the 2011 edition of U.S. News’ America’s Best Colleges:

  • Providence's average freshmen retention rate of 92% ranks it among the top five schools nationally in its designated category.
  • The College is ranked among the top five schools in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” category -- which relates academic quality to the net cost of attendance – among master’s level colleges and universities in the North.​
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