A values-based, purpose-driven learning experience.

Providence College’s School of Continuing Education (PCSCE) is ideal for those who want a successful career and want to make a difference in their communities and the lives of others. Since the College began in 1918 our mission has been to help adult learners achieve their goals while balancing the demands of work and life.

By the Numbers


Average Transfer Credits

18 to 87

Age Range of Students


Average Class Size


Average Financial Aid/Student


Of Graduates Were Promoted Or Took a New Job After Graduation


Of Students Would Recommend PCSCE To Other Adult Learners*

*Compared to 77% average nationwide, according to the Ruffalo Noel Levitz National Student Satisfaction Survey.

Why You’ll Love PC

We provide the most supportive learning experience for part-time studies. Unlike other schools, you get the personalized attention and guidance you need to succeed here. Our advisers and faculty truly care about your goals and understand the demands you face outside of class time. This support, combined with the resources of a world-class institution, are key reasons why you’ll love it here.

Success Stories of People Like You

Jared Dodge Adult Learner School of Continuing Education Graduate

Jared Dodge, Boston, MA – ’16SCE, BA Liberal Studies
“When you start something new you have so much anxiety. You’re nervous, you’re uncomfortable, but what I’ve come to learn is that when you have that discomfort that’s when you’re growing the most. That was my biggest challenge, worrying did I have enough time, enough money, am I going to do well. But I’ve learned to use that feeling of being uncomfortable and just do what it takes to conquer all the smaller challenges one by one. I took classes in the fall and spring, as well as five classes the next summer, so I was able to finish earlier than expected…” See what Jared is doing now >

Clara Carvajal, Cumberland, RI – ‘17SCE, BA Liberal Studies
“I believe that if something has always been in the back of your mind, it’s like a seed is there,” Carvajal says. “All it takes is an event or somebody talking to you and that seed turns into a spark. I got my associate’s [degree] in medical technology over twenty years ago, and getting my bachelor’s was just always there in the back of my mind… I got my diploma at 60; it has to be the right moment for you, if it’s in your mind and in your heart, it’s stuck on you. All you really need is something that inspires you to go for it. It can be as simple as talking to someone. I was inspired by my friend in yoga. So, my advice for someone thinking about going back to school would be this – talk to me! I would gladly tell them my story. “ Read Clara’s story >

Veronica Lopez, North Attleboro, MA – ‘18SCE, BA Leadership Development
“Getting into a good college seemed out of reach when I was in high school, and now here I am. The support they give students at SCE is amazing. It’s so hard for people in similar situations to mine to get back into school because of work and family. It can feel like it’s just a dream, but at SCE they really work with you to make it a reality. My advice to others who want to earn a degree is to just go with it; sign up for one class and just do it. Don’t think about the obstacles that get in your way because through faith, life works itself out.” Read Veronica’s story >

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