Welcome to the University of Providence.

Be bold! Invest in your future.

As the ninth president of the University of Providence (formerly the University of Great Falls), I am proud to lead an organization that has changed to meet community needs for more than 75 years. Our mission has not changed—we prepare students for living and making a living. Our graduates have the courage to seek truth and the compassion to serve others.

The Sisters of Providence founded the University in 1932, at the height of the depression. The ministries of the Sisters of Providence in the northwest provided both education and healthcare to those who could least afford it. As our mission grows and expands, we remain committed to the Providence values of compassion, respect, justice, stewardship, and excellence.

The University of Providence offers you the Argo Advantage:

  • The Corps of Discovery, a personalized Montana experience to help you develop leadership skills and clarify your career and life goals;
  • A rich new core curriculum designed to emphasize critical thinking, ethical leadership, and compassionate citizenship;
  • The Providence IMPACT career readiness program, with personalized services to ensure that graduates find meaningful work;
  • Student loan assistance programs to ensure that the investment you make in your future will pay off; and
  • A four-year graduation guarantee to ensure you complete your education on time and within budget.

While it may seem that many things have changed, the seeds of those changes are found in our history. The new School of Health Professions grew out of our long-term partnership with Providence St. Joseph Health. The new core curriculum is rooted in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. Our School of Liberal Arts and Sciences is strengthened by that core and by an engaged and active student body at our Great Falls campus and by our Argo athletics program. Our renewed focus on career preparation merely amplifies the personal attention our staff and faculty already provide.

I personally invite you to come and explore a bolder vision for your future today. We stand ready to help you start up your Montana adventure!

God bless,

Tony Aretz, Ph.D.
University of Providence