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Mission & Catholic Identity


As an expression of the teaching mission of Jesus Christ, the mission of the University of Providence is to provide students with the opportunity to obtain a liberal education for living and for making a living. 

The University of Providence, as a faith-based Roman Catholic university, believes in the biblical principle “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12 NABRE) 

The university was founded through the collaborative efforts of the Sisters of Providence, the Ursuline Sisters, the Catholic Bishop of Great Falls and the civic community, all of whom recognized the need for higher education. Its educational mission, in conjunction with the Sisters of Providence, continues to be the shared endeavor of dedicated people.



Catholic Identity

Founded by the Sisters of Providence, the University of Providence is a Roman Catholic institution of higher learning called to be the manifestation of the Providence of God in the lives of those we serve.   

Sharing in the mission of the Church to proclaim the Good News, the University of Providence continues the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ, being especially mindful of those populations most in need. 

Guided by our Catholic faith, and the charism of the Sisters of Providence, we celebrate the inherent dignity of every person as a child of God and strive to form students into compassionate servant-leaders prepared to walk in solidarity with the poor and marginalized.  

Our faculty and staff are committed to building a community of higher learning which is rooted in the in the person of Jesus as revealed in Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition. Compelled by love, we strive to form our students in the model of Jesus Christ.