Retention and Graduation Rates
Retention and Graduation Rates help the College understand how well our students are able to be persistent to completion in their educational goals. The College evaluates these measurements to help identify and remove barriers to student success and to help forecast annual enrollment levels and set new student recruiting targets.
- Retention Rates indicate the percentage of enrolled students that persist in continuous enrollment at this university from one year to the next.
- Graduation Rates indicate the percentage of enrolled students that graduate from this university after specified numbers of years from their initial enrollment at this university.
Returning for sophomore year
Graduating in 4 years
Here we present the most recent information about Providence alumni and their careers and graduate school transitions following graduation. This information was collected during a June 2016 survey of Providence alumni.
Key observations are as follows:
Examples of Providence graduate careers include:
Sales Manager for Vivint
Manager at Chess4Life
Account Manager for It Works Global
UPS Package Receiver
Teacher at Pasadena Christian School
Orange County Director for Parker-Anderson Enrichment
Nursing Program Data Technician
Customer Service Representative at Caliber Collision
Community Director for low income housing project
Sports Reporter for MLive.com
Research Technician and Lab Manager
The Providence Mission
The “outcomes” of Providence Christian College are graduates firmly grounded in biblical truth, thoroughly educated in the liberal arts and fully engaged in their church, their community and the world for the glory of God and for service to humanity. We accomplish this goal through Faith-Guided Learning™ and our graduates embody this mission.
Providence Core Values
What We Care About
Remain deeply rooted in Reformed Protestant Christianity
Maintain the highest standards of academic excellence
Meet the distinct needs of traditional, full-time, undergraduate students
Liberal Arts Focused
Equip students to be capable thinkers and communicators
Leverage the resources of our unique urban context
Foster holistic and organic conversation though residential community life
The Providence Promise
Core Abilities of Our Graduates
Independent Life-long Learner
Adept Communication Skills
Thinking, Writing, Listening, Speaking, and Digital-based Research and Communication
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Team Player & Leader
Works well in diverse groups
Articulation of Faith and Vision of Vocation
Virtuous Habits of the Heart
Wisdom, Character, Christian Imagination, Being and Doing
Student Learning Outcomes
Faith Guided Learning™ and Our Commitment Directive
1) Interdisciplinary Competence: Students will be able to produce evidence of the ability to make connections across the disciplines of the Liberal Arts (humanities and sciences) curriculum.
- Articulate a Reformed biblical perspective that is integrated in all areas of study
- Integrate a broad liberal arts perspective through self-reflection and participation in experiential education
- Exhibit awareness of diversity in both historical and contemporary cultures (* see number 5)
- Construct and effectively present research using quantitative and qualitative reasoning and scientific data
- Create capstone projects that reflect interdisciplinary competencies and a love of life-long learning
2) Creative- and Critical-Thinking: Students will be able to critically evaluate claims and research, consider multiple perspectives, discern sound premises, and develop biblical viewpoints and creative solutions to problems.
- Incorporate a Reformed Christian worldview into thought, attitudes, and actions seeking to diminish the power of egocentric and socio-centric tendencies
- Work diligently to develop the habitual virtues of intellectual integrity, humility, civility, empathy, and justice
- Think with contextual discernment in order to live reflectively, rationally, reasonably, and compassionately
- Analyze and evaluate issues objectively in order to form sound judgments and reasoned actions
- Develop and demonstrate creativity, innovation, and imagination
3) Media and Information Literacy: Students will understand the functions of media and other information providers to evaluate critically and make informed decisions as users and producers of information and media content
- Use media, information, and technology as a redemptive tool
- Foster responsible, conscientious engagement in digital communication and communities
- Embody the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to research with wisdom and discernment
- Demonstrate media literacy by accessing, evaluating, using, producing and communicating information and technological content
- Communicate transparently by identifying and accounting for presuppositions and biases in media resources
4) Communication: Students will be able to communicate across diverse audiences effectively, creatively, and persuasively in oral, visual, and written formats.
- Assimilate a biblical worldview into all types of communication
- Weigh the personal, social, ethical, and spiritual consequences of communication and honor the dignity of every person as created in the image of God
- Create effective communications for intercultural and cross-cultural contexts
- Communicate collaboratively with others in discovering truth and developing solutions to complex problems
- Promote reasoned and civil discourse in philosophical, political, and religious arenas
5) Global Citizenship and Community Connectedness – Students will exhibit biblical habits of the heart through nurturing respect for all, building a sense of community belonging, and being responsible and active global citizens
- Nurture wisdom and discernment (Deeper Learning for Greater Wisdom ™) in order to fulfill God’s mandate for faithful stewardship over the creation and service to humanity
- Serve God and neighbor through compassionate moral action with a clear sense of calling for the service of humanity and glorification of God
- Assume an active role in facing and resolving community and global challenges in order to become proactive contributors in the redemption of creation
- Participate in the complex process of developing wisdom, discernment, and maturity by committing to lifelong learning
Christian Liberal Arts Degree
At Providence, we focus on a single liberal arts degree on purpose to broaden the minds of our students and then supplement that core with the choice of two additional concentrations geared toward specific career goals.
The versatility of a liberal arts foundation paired with specific career concentrations produces graduates who are prepared for a variety of vocations, ministries, and whatever opportunities the future may bring.