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Providence Christian College

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About Providence Christian College

The name given to Providence Christian College speaks boldly of God’s wonderful provision in the past and our trust in His goodness to provide for the future of this college. God’s Word, “providence” means that our sovereign God controls, upholds, and rules all things so that nothing simply happens to us by chance. As one of our Reformed confessions states, as a result of God’s providence, “we can be patient when things go against us, thankful when things go well, and for the future we can have good confidence in our faithful God and Father that nothing will separate us from His love” (Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 10).

Our name also demands that we remember His sovereign care every day in the future. Whenever we stop trusting His providence, we will fail. Whenever we begin trusting in ourselves, we will fall. It is our prayer that Providence Christian College, and all those associated with it, will always promote its name, trusting in the gracious care of our Heavenly Father.

Campus information

The 17-acre campus boasts ample classroom space, a library, a cafeteria, administrative offices, courts for tennis and basketball, and plenty of open space for student activities. The college shares this campus with its host, the Venture Center, as well as other Christian schools and mission organizations, providing on-campus opportunities for internships, collaborations, and further learning in cross-cultural ministry. 

Classrooms and the Academic Resource Center
The eye-catching centerpiece to Providence’s campus is McGavran Hall, named for the famous Christian missionary to India who was a major influence on modern missions, Donald A. McGavran. Providence classrooms fill the second floor of this impressive three-story structure, which has been recently remodeled and upgraded with newly installed wireless internet. Students enjoy a clean and functional learning environment, complete with wall-sized windows looking out on the campus with mountains in the background. As the Academic Resource Center (ARC) is located down the hall from the classrooms, academic help and a quiet study area are just a short walk away. Open until midnight, the ARC is the place for late night study groups and for a workspace away from distractions.

Administrative and Faculty Office
To the west of the towering McGavran Hall sits Speer Hall, where the college’s administrative offices are located. The main floor of this building is almost exclusively used by Providence staff. The offices of our academic faculty and the Registrar are together at the southernmost end of this building for easy access to faculty support all in one location. The northern wing houses all other administrative services, including admissions, operations, student life, development, and the office of the president. The close working environment helps Providence maintain its characteristic family atmosphere.

Pierce Hall is the most versatile and widely-used facility on campus. It is centrally located immediately to the north of Speer Hall. The upper floor houses the cafeteria, which is complete with outdoor balcony seating. Students share meals with Providence staff and faculty, along with the extended community of the campus’s other residents and organizations.

The Providence Chapel is located in Franson Hall on the southeast side of campus.

The Latourette Library stands tall at the north end of the campus. One large room of the second floor houses Providence’s book collection and research materials. Against the walls, there are several study carrels and computers for exclusive use by Providence students. In addition to Providence’s own library, students have access to William Carey’s expansive third floor collection of theological and missions-oriented materials for study.

Residential Dorms
Located at the edge of the campus to the west of the Pierce building, the Gladys Aylward Hall provides residential space for over 300 people. Providence occupies the northern wing of the building with men on the first floor and women on the second. Rooms consist mainly of two-person rooms complete with beds, desks, and ample storage space. Each hall has a spacious common restroom. In addition to residences, Aylward provides a well-stocked weight room, a number of community rooms, community kitchen facilities and barbeque, and mail service. Located on the north edge of campus along Elizabeth Street, Townsend Hall provides additional residential space. It boasts a newly renovated quad style living and a spacious inner courtyard.


Providence Christian College is located on a historic college campus in a quiet neighborhood of Pasadena, California. With the San Gabriel Mountains as a backdrop, the campus is positioned only 3.5 miles from downtown Pasadena and about 15 miles from downtown Los Angeles.


Housing for new students is reserved through the enrollment deposit payment. Returning students reserve housing through the housing deposit submitted along with their housing requests in the spring semester. All students must maintain a housing security deposit with the business office throughout their time at Providence as well. This deposit is refunded at the conclusion of the student’s time at Providence after all room damages, library fines, and other account balances with the college have been paid. 


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Business, Management 1 Creative Arts & Design 1 Education and Teaching 1 English Language 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 5 Mass Communication & Media 1


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