EIN 81-0231777

University of Providence (UP)

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The University of Providence (UP) is a private Roman Catholic university located in Great Falls, Montana within the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings. The university is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.
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UP is child organization, under the parent exemption from United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
Also known as...
University of Great Falls

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See schedule oprovidence st. joseph health systemon july 1, 2016, Providence health & services (phs) and st. joseph health system (sjhs) entered into a business combination agreement to form Providence st. joseph health (Providence). By coming together, Providence seeks to better serve its communities through greater patient affordability, outstanding clinical care, improvements to the patient experience and introduction of new services where they are needed most. Together, our caregivers serve in 51 hospitals, 1,085 clinics across Alaska, California, Montana, new mexico, Oregon, Texas and washington.the founders of both organizations were courageous women ahead of their time. The sisters of Providence and the sisters of st. joseph of orange brought health care and other social services to the american west when it was still a rugged, untamed frontier. Now, as we face a different landscape - a changing health care environment - we draw upon their pioneering and compassionate spirit to plan for the next century of health care.providence health & servicesin 1856, mother joseph and four sisters of Providence established hospitals, schools and orphanages across the northwest. Over the years, other catholic sisters transferred sponsorship of their ministries to Providence, including the little company of mary, dominicans and charity of leavenworth. Recently, swedish health services, kadlec regional medical center and pacific medical centers have joined Providence as secular partners with a common commitment to serving all members of the community. St. joseph health systemin 1912, a small group of sisters of st. joseph landed on the rugged shores of eureka, California to provide education and health care. They later established roots in orange, California, and expanded to serve southern California, northern California and Texas. The health system established many key partnerships, including a merger between lubbock methodist hospital system and st. mary hospital to form covenant health in lubbock, Texas. Recently, an affiliation was established with hoag health to increase access to services in orange county, california.university of providencea liberal arts University providing higher education services resulting in bachelor and masters degrees. Enrollment was 790 undergraduate and 215 graduate/professional students for the fall semester 2020. For the spring semester 2021, enrollment was 689 undergraduate and 231 graduate/professional students.the University of Providence 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 societal need for higher education. Its educational mission, sponsored by the sisters of Providence, continues to be the shared endeavor of dedicated people.the University cooperates with both private and public institutions to attain goals consistent with its educational purpose and values.the University continually and responsibly evaluates its operation and programs. It develops professional and career programs and continuing education courses designed in view of society's present and future needs as well as traditional academic degrees in appropriate fields. The University offers students a foundation for actively implementing gospel values and the teaching and healing ministries of jesus. It serves students of all beliefs who wish to take advantage of its programs. The faculty and staff of the University join with students in a cooperative and enthusiastic search for truth. The University is guided in its pursuit of this search for truth, while paying appropriate attention to sustainability, through assessment of progress on our institutional core themes: core theme #1 - academic excellence: is the primary pursuit for all students, faculty and staff. Without exception, we uphold the highest academic standards across all programs.core theme #2 student experience: students undergo a distinctive and transformative experience that prepares them to pursue their lifetime calling and make the world a better place.core theme #3 mission effectiveness: driven by our mission, we will provide world-class liberal arts and health professions programs while focusing on operational efficiency to deliver on our vision for sustainable growth.

Form 990s for UP

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-05-26990View PDF
2019-062021-01-27990View PDF
2018-062019-08-08990View PDF
2017-062018-11-15990View PDF
2016-062017-10-04990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

Who funds University of Providence (UP)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Edna Graves Memorial TrustScholarships$18,000
 Subscribe to viewPrograms$11,070
 Subscribe to viewScholarships$10,000
...and 3 more grants received
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Department of EducationFEDERAL DIRECT STUDENT LOANS$4,388,998
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...and 9 more federal grants / contracts

Financials for UP

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$8,259,158
Program services$18,728,550
Investment income and dividends$605,622
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$13,345
Net rental income$43,766
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$-727
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$328,272
Total revenues$27,977,986

Personnel at UP

Anthony AretzPSJH Chief Strategy Officer$321,701
Alice FlowersVice President of Advancement$117,809
Juliet EdstromVice President Enrollment Management$117,583
 Subscribe to viewVice President for Student Engagement
 Subscribe to viewProgram Director
...and 9 more key personnel
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General information
1801 Lind Ave SW Attn Tax Dept
Renton, WA 98057
Metro area
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
Website URL
(800) 856-9544
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IRS details
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
B43: University or Technological Institute
NAICS code, primary
611310: Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
Parent/child status
Child within group exemption