University of Puerto Rico at Ponce

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,024
8.28% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$5,006
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.74%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
54%
1,434 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,221
91% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
46.6%
264 Graduates

About

University of Puerto Rico at Ponce is a higher education institution located in Ponce Municipio, PR. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Puerto Rico at Ponce were Other Biological & Biomedical Sciences (66 degrees awarded), Forensic Psychology (54 degrees), and Other Psychology (47 degrees).

In 2022, 379 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Puerto Rico at Ponce. 67.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (379 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Puerto Rico at Ponce is $5,024, which is $−23,306 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Puerto Rico at Ponce is $5,024, which is $−23,306 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,006.

In 2022, 95% of undergraduate students attending University of Puerto Rico at Ponce received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 7% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,024
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Puerto Rico at Ponce was $5,024. The cost of tuition at University of Puerto Rico at Ponce is $−23,306 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$5,006
2022 Value
5.64%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Puerto Rico at Ponce had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,006. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Puerto Rico at Ponce grew by 5.64%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,161
Room and Board
$2,168
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Puerto Rico at Ponce was of $11,161 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 $2,168. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

95%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
7%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

95% of undergraduate students at University of Puerto Rico at Ponce received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 2.15% with respect to 2021, when 93% 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.
4.74%
2019 Default Rate
10
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Puerto Rico at Ponce was 4.74%, which represents 10 out of the 211 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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Admissions

University of Puerto Rico at Ponce received 1,434 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 8.95% annual growth. Out of those 1,434 applicants, 775 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 54% acceptance rate.

There were 2,221 students enrolled at University of Puerto Rico at Ponce in 2022.

University of Puerto Rico at Ponce has an overall enrollment yield of 77.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

54%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
775
Accepted Out of 1,434

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Puerto Rico at Ponce was 54% (775 admissions from 1,434 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 48.6%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 8.95%, while admissions grew by 1.31%..

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Enrollment

University of Puerto Rico at Ponce had a total enrollment of 2,221 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Puerto Rico at Ponce is 2,021 students and the part-time enrollment is 200. This means that 91% of students enrolled at University of Puerto Rico at Ponce are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Puerto Rico at Ponce, both undergraduate and graduate, is 100% Hispanic or Latino.

Students enrolled at University of Puerto Rico at Ponce in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (53.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (46.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Puerto Rico at Ponce in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,221 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Puerto Rico at Ponce is 2,021 and the part-time enrollment is 200. This means that 91% of students enrolled at University of Puerto Rico at Ponce are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
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 University of Puerto Rico at Ponce was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), University of Puerto Rico at 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)
2,221 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Puerto Rico at 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 135 more women than men received degrees from University of Puerto Rico at Ponce. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Puerto Rico at Ponce is hispanic or latino (379 degrees awarded).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Puerto Rico at Ponce is Other Biological & Biomedical Sciences (66 degrees awarded), followed by Forensic Psychology (54 degrees) and Other Psychology (47 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Puerto Rico at Ponce, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Psychology (101 degrees awarded), Biology (88 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (17 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Puerto Rico at Ponce are Accountants & auditors (1,073,698 people), Other managers (952,572 people), Software developers (728,031 people), Financial managers (528,539 people), and Chief executives & legislators (457,047 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Puerto Rico at Ponce in 2022 are Psychology (101 degrees awarded), Biology (88 degrees), Engineering Technologies (17 degrees), Business (81 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (21 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Puerto Rico at Ponce are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at University of Puerto Rico at Ponce are Psychology (101 degrees awarded), Biology (88 degrees), Engineering Technologies (17 degrees), Business (81 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (21 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 University of Puerto Rico at Ponce are Computer Systems Design (1,161,409 people), Elementary & secondary schools (974,334 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (941,978 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (800,782 people), and Banking & related activities (573,800 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Puerto Rico at Ponce are Psychology (101 degrees awarded), Biology (88 degrees), Engineering Technologies (17 degrees), Business (81 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (21 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 University of Puerto Rico at Ponce.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 66 degrees awarded
  2. 54 degrees awarded
  3. 47 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Puerto Rico at Ponce was Other Biological & Biomedical Sciences with 66 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

122
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
257
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 122 degrees were awarded to men at University of Puerto Rico at Ponce, which is 0.475 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (257).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 18 degrees were awarded to men at University of Puerto Rico at Ponce in General Computer & Information Sciences, which is 6 times more than the 3 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 52 degrees were awarded to men at University of Puerto Rico at Ponce in Other Biological & Biomedical Sciences, which is 3.71 times more than the 14 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

10%
100% Completion Time
48%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 10% of students graduating from University of Puerto Rico at Ponce completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 48% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Baccalaureate Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

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 (52.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Puerto Rico at Ponce is Female and Hispanic or Latino (52.8% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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)
379 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Puerto Rico at Ponce is hispanic or latino (379 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 Female
    257 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    122 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Puerto Rico at Ponce is hispanic or latino female (257 degrees awarded). There were 2.11 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (122 degrees).

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Operations

University of Puerto Rico at Ponce employs 25 Professors, 21 Assistant professors and 18 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Puerto Rico at Ponce are Female Professor (13), Male Professor (12), and Female Assistant professor (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico at Ponce are: Office and Administrative Support, with 75 employees, Management, with 39 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 34 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$14.1M
2022 Salaries
0.76%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Puerto Rico at Ponce paid a median of $14.1M in salaries, a 0.76% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.01M
Instructional Salaries
77
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Puerto Rico at Ponce paid a total of $5.01M to 77 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
25 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
75 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico at Ponce were Professor with 25 employees, Assistant professor with 21 employees, and Associate professor with 18 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico at Ponce were Office and Administrative Support with 75 employees, Management with 39 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 34 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico at Ponce was Female Professor with 13 employees, Male Professor with 12 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 12 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Puerto Rico at Ponce.

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