Caribbean University-Ponce

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,478
3.84% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$5,029
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
6.35%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
506
66.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
35.7%
20 Graduates

About

Caribbean University-Ponce is a higher education institution located in Ponce Municipio, PR. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Caribbean University-Ponce were Electrical & Electronics Engineering (28 degrees awarded), General Civil Engineering (11 degrees), and Social Work (10 degrees).

In 2022, 102 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Caribbean University-Ponce. 45.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 54.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (102 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Caribbean University-Ponce is $4,478, which is $−19,518 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Caribbean University-Ponce is $4,478, which is $−19,518 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,029.

In 2022, 100% of undergraduate students attending Caribbean University-Ponce received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 84% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,478
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Caribbean University-Ponce was $4,478. The cost of tuition at Caribbean University-Ponce is $−19,518 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$5,029
2022 Value
7.66%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Caribbean University-Ponce had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,029. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Caribbean University-Ponce grew by 7.66%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,007
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Caribbean University-Ponce was of $6,007 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
84%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Caribbean University-Ponce received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 100% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
6.35%
2019 Default Rate
45
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Caribbean University-Ponce was 6.35%, which represents 45 out of the 709 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Caribbean University-Ponce had a total enrollment of 506 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Caribbean University-Ponce is 338 students and the part-time enrollment is 168. This means that 66.8% of students enrolled at Caribbean University-Ponce are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Caribbean University-Ponce, both undergraduate and graduate, is 100% Hispanic or Latino.

Students enrolled at Caribbean University-Ponce in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Male (61.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (38.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (68.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (31.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

66.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Caribbean University-Ponce in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 506 students. The full-time enrollment at Caribbean University-Ponce is 338 and the part-time enrollment is 168. This means that 66.8% of students enrolled at Caribbean University-Ponce are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

88%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Caribbean University-Ponce was 88%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Caribbean University-Ponce had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Hispanic or Latino
Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
506 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Caribbean University-Ponce is 100% Hispanic or Latino. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 10 fewer women than men received degrees from Caribbean University-Ponce. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Caribbean University-Ponce is hispanic or latino (102 degrees awarded).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Caribbean University-Ponce is Electrical & Electronics Engineering (28 degrees awarded), followed by General Civil Engineering (11 degrees) and Social Work (10 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Caribbean University-Ponce, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (47 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (10 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Caribbean University-Ponce are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,557,442 people), Software developers (468,117 people), Secondary school teachers (455,589 people), Other managers (413,326 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (361,183 people).

The most specialized majors at Caribbean University-Ponce in 2022 are Engineering (47 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (10 degrees), Education (13 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Caribbean University-Ponce are Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Caribbean University-Ponce are Engineering (47 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (10 degrees), Education (13 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Caribbean University-Ponce are Elementary & secondary schools (2,758,541 people), Computer Systems Design (517,798 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (448,217 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (404,438 people), and Construction (350,609 people).

The most specialized majors at Caribbean University-Ponce are Engineering (47 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (10 degrees), Education (13 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Caribbean University-Ponce.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 28 degrees awarded
  2. 11 degrees awarded
  3. 10 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Caribbean University-Ponce was Electrical & Electronics Engineering with 28 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

56
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
46
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 56 degrees were awarded to men at Caribbean University-Ponce, which is 1.22 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (46).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 28 degrees were awarded to men at Caribbean University-Ponce in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, which is 14 times more than the 2 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 8 degrees were awarded to men at Caribbean University-Ponce in Social Work, which is 4 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%
100% Completion Time
91%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 27% of students graduating from Caribbean University-Ponce completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 91% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 100% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (45.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Caribbean University-Ponce is Female and Hispanic or Latino (45.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Hispanic or Latino
Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
102 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Caribbean University-Ponce is hispanic or latino (102 degrees awarded).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Male
    56 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    46 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Caribbean University-Ponce is hispanic or latino male (56 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more hispanic or latino male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (46 degrees).

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Operations

Caribbean University-Ponce employs 10 Instructors, 6 Assistant professors. Most academics at Caribbean University-Ponce are Female Instructor (8), Male Assistant professor (3), and Female Assistant professor (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Caribbean University-Ponce are: Office and Administrative Support, with 5 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 4 employees, and Sales and related with 2 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$829k
2022 Salaries
46.4%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Caribbean University-Ponce paid a median of $829k in salaries, a 46.4% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$438k
Instructional Salaries
16
Number of Employees

In 2022, Caribbean University-Ponce paid a total of $438k to 16 employees working as instructors, which represents 52.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
10 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
5 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Caribbean University-Ponce were Instructor with 10 employees, and Assistant professor with 6 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Caribbean University-Ponce were Office and Administrative Support with 5 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science with 4 employees, and Sales and related with 2 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Caribbean University-Ponce was Female Instructor with 8 employees, Male Assistant professor with 3 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 3 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Caribbean University-Ponce.

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