Accreditation and Affiliations

Founded in 1932, the University of Providence is a private Catholic university. The Sisters of Providence sponsor and operate University of Providence under the jurisdiction of the Catholic bishop of Great Falls-Billings.

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities accredits University of Providence. This accreditation indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. When a college or university is accredited, it means that it has the necessary resources to achieve its purpose through its educational programs, is currently achieving this purpose, and has given substantial proof to show that it will continue to do so in the future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

The accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities applies to the entire university, and it is not a guarantee of every course or program or the competence of individual graduates. The accreditation ensures that there are a variety of quality opportunities available to University of Providence students.

Inquiries regarding an institution’s accredited status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities 

8060 165th Avenue NE, Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052   (425) 558-4224