What Providence Offers Students
Students attending Providence Christian College will receive Faith Guided Learning™ that seeks to educate the whole student—mind, body and spirit. Learn more about the core abilities that a Providence graduate receives through their education.
A Rigorous Liberal Arts Academic Program
In the general education curriculum and in each major program at Providence, you will find dedicated faculty who teach within a framework of critical thought, practical experience, and high academic expectations. Our seminar-style classroom environment and quality instruction promotes life learning skills and the versatility of a liberal arts foundation which produces graduates who are prepared for a variety of vocations, ministries, and whatever opportunities the future may bring.
Opportunities for Cultural Interaction
Located in Southern California, Providence offers access to real-world opportunities, and these experiences are also a part of the curriculum. From Avodah experiences, May terms, cross-cultural expeditions, and internships to church and organization involvement throughout your college years, your education at Providence will prepare you for life in the 21st century.
A Community of Believers
From movie nights to late night study sessions, Providence students are part of a residential learning community that educates the whole person and prepares them for service. Close relationships with each other and faculty and staff foster a vibrant residence life that is focused on academics, learning opportunities, and discussions ranging from the personal to the theological. All students are valued for their diverse roles on campus as they join with others for both reflection and recreation.
Exceptional Financial Aid Programs
Based on a covenantal approach to education, the financial aid program is funded through the support of generous donors. 100% of students receive financial assistance that allows them to practice stewardship of educational funds as the college partners with them to finance their education. Providence provides academic scholarships, scholarships for Christian leadership, Christian School and Reformed associations, multi-cultural and homeschooling, grants, loans, and student employment. The college is committed to an affordable Christian education.
Providence Christian College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 985 Atlantic Avenue, #100, Alameda, CA 94501, (510) 748-9001. www.wascsenior.org
The WASC accreditation process aids institutions in developing and sustaining effective educational programs and assures the educational community, the general public, and other organizations that an accredited institution has met high standards of quality and effectiveness.
In addition to assessing the academic quality and educational effectiveness of institutions, the Commission emphasizes institutional structures, processes, and resources.
The accreditation process is aimed at:
- Assuring the educational community, the general public, and other organizations and agencies that an accredited institution has demonstrated it meets the Commission’s Core Commitments to Institutional Capacity and Educational Effectiveness, and has been successfully reviewed under Commission Standards;
- Promoting deep institutional engagement with issues of educational effectiveness and student learning, and developing and sharing good practices in assessing and improving the teaching and learning process;
- Developing and applying Standards to review and improve educational quality and institutional performance, and validating these Standards and revising them through ongoing research and feedback;
- Promoting within institutions a culture of evidence where indicators of performance are regularly developed and data collected to inform institutional decision making, planning, and improvement;
- Developing systems of institutional review and evaluation that are adaptive to institutional context and purposes, that build on institutional evidence and support rigorous reviews, and reduce the burden and cost of accreditation; and
- Promoting the active interchange of ideas among public and independent institutions that furthers the principles of improved institutional performance, educational effectiveness, and the process of peer review.
Information taken from the Handbook of Accreditation