Caribbean University-Vega Baja

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,656
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$3,539
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
21.3%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
142
80.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
44%
11 Graduates

About

Caribbean University-Vega Baja is a higher education institution located in Vega Baja Municipio, PR. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Caribbean University-Vega Baja were Other Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing, & Nursing Assistants (8 degrees awarded), Social Work (4 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (2 degrees).

In 2020, 23 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Caribbean University-Vega Baja. 100% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 0% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (23 degrees), NaNy times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (0 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Caribbean University-Vega Baja is $4,656, which is $−23,744 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Caribbean University-Vega Baja is $4,656, which is $−23,744 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $3,539.

In 2020, 92% of undergraduate students attending Caribbean University-Vega Baja received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 53% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,656
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Caribbean University-Vega Baja was $4,656. The cost of tuition at Caribbean University-Vega Baja is $−23,744 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$3,539
2020 Value
6.79%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Caribbean University-Vega Baja had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $3,539. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Caribbean University-Vega Baja grew by 6.79%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,007
Room and Board
$1,272
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Caribbean University-Vega Baja was of $6,007 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,272. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

92%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
53%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Caribbean University-Vega Baja received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 3.16% with respect to 2019, when 95% 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.
21.3%
2018 Default Rate
168
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Caribbean University-Vega Baja was 21.3%, which represents 168 out of the 789 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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Caribbean University-Vega Baja has a total enrollment of 142 students. The full-time enrollment at Caribbean University-Vega Baja is 114 students and the part-time enrollment is 28. This means that 80.3% of students enrolled at Caribbean University-Vega Baja are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Caribbean University-Vega Baja, both undergraduate and graduate, is 100% Hispanic or Latino, 0% Asian, 0% Black or African American, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Two or More Races, 0% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% White.

Students enrolled at Caribbean University-Vega Baja in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (75.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (24.3%) and Asian Male (0%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (100%), followed by Asian Male (0%) and Asian Female (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Caribbean University-Vega Baja, both undergraduate and graduate, is 142 students. The full-time enrollment at Caribbean University-Vega Baja is 114 and the part-time enrollment is 28. This means that 80.3% of students enrolled at Caribbean University-Vega Baja are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
2020 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-Vega Baja was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Caribbean University-Vega Baja had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    142
  2. Asian
    0
  3. Black or African American
    0

The enrolled student population at Caribbean University-Vega Baja is 100% Hispanic or Latino, 0% Asian, 0% Black or African American, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Two or More Races, 0% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% White. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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In 2020, 23 more women than men received degrees from Caribbean University-Vega Baja. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Caribbean University-Vega Baja is hispanic or latino (23 degrees awarded). There were NaNy times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (0 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Caribbean University-Vega Baja is Other Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing, & Nursing Assistants (8 degrees awarded), followed by Social Work (4 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (2 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Caribbean University-Vega Baja, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (4 degrees awarded), Education (7 degrees), and Health (8 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-Vega Baja are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,881,881 people), Registered nurses (1,417,082 people), Accountants & auditors (1,080,127 people), Other managers (809,093 people), and Software developers (550,502 people).

The most specialized majors at Caribbean University-Vega Baja are Public Administration and Social Service (4 degrees awarded), Education (7 degrees), Health (8 degrees), Business (4 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (0 degrees).

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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 Caribbean University-Vega Baja are Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Caribbean University-Vega Baja are Public Administration and Social Service (4 degrees awarded), Education (7 degrees), Health (8 degrees), Business (4 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (0 degrees).

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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-Vega Baja are Elementary & secondary schools (3,293,658 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,870,414 people), Computer Systems Design (935,934 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (675,884 people), and Banking & related activities (554,218 people).

The most specialized majors at Caribbean University-Vega Baja are Public Administration and Social Service (4 degrees awarded), Education (7 degrees), Health (8 degrees), Business (4 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (0 degrees).

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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-Vega Baja.
Most Common
  1. 8 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 4 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 2 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Caribbean University-Vega Baja was Other Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing, & Nursing Assistants with 8 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

0
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
23
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 0 degrees were awarded to men at Caribbean University-Vega Baja, which is 0 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (23).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 0 degrees were awarded to men at Caribbean University-Vega Baja in General Computer Programming, which is NaNN times approximately the same the 0 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 8 degrees were awarded to women at Caribbean University-Vega Baja in Other Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing, & Nursing Assistants, which is NaNy times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

5%
100% Completion Time
40%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 5% of students graduating from Caribbean University-Vega Baja completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Caribbean University-Vega Baja is Male and Hispanic or Latino (60% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    23 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    0 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    0 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Caribbean University-Vega Baja is hispanic or latino (23 degrees awarded). There were NaNy times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (0 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    23 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Male
    0 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    0 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Caribbean University-Vega Baja is hispanic or latino female (23 degrees awarded). There were NaNy times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian male (0 degrees).

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Caribbean University-Vega Baja has an endowment valued at nearly $2.16k, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (0%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Caribbean University-Vega Baja had a total salary expenditure of $917k. Caribbean University-Vega Baja employs 4 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Caribbean University-Vega Baja are Female Instructors (3), Male Instructors(1), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Caribbean University-Vega Baja are: Office and Administrative Support, with 3 employees, Management, with 1 employees, and Sales and related with 1 employees.

Endowment

$2.16k
2020 Endowment
0.0464%
decline from 2019

Caribbean University-Vega Baja has an endowment valued at about $2.16k, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Caribbean University-Vega Baja declined 0.0464% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $39.8M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $120k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Caribbean University-Vega Baja received $120k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$374k
2020 Salaries
16.6%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Caribbean University-Vega Baja paid a median of $374k in salaries, which represents 40.8% of their overall expenditure ($917k) and a 16.6% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.6% decline from 2018 and a 4.1% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$102k
Instructional Salaries
4
Number of Employees

In 2020, Caribbean University-Vega Baja paid a total of $102k to 4 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
4 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
3 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Caribbean University-Vega Baja were Instructor with 4 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Caribbean University-Vega Baja were Office and Administrative Support with 3 employees; Management with 1 employees; and Sales and related with 1 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Caribbean University-Vega Baja was Female Instructor with 3 employees, and Male Instructor with 1 employees.

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

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