Columbia Central University-Caguas

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,830
6.24% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$4,382
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
13.7%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
2,165
54.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
61.3%
206 Graduates

About

Columbia Central University-Caguas is a higher education institution located in Caguas Municipio, PR. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Columbia Central University-Caguas were Registered Nursing (154 degrees awarded), Network & System Administration (11 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (11 degrees).

In 2022, 878 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Columbia Central University-Caguas. 78.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 21.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (878 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia Central University-Caguas is $7,830, which is $−7,111 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Columbia Central University-Caguas is $7,830, which is $−7,112 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,382.

In 2022, 86% of undergraduate students attending Columbia Central University-Caguas received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 15% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,830
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Columbia Central University-Caguas was $7,830. The cost of tuition at Columbia Central University-Caguas is $−7,112 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$4,382
2022 Value
6.37%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Columbia Central University-Caguas had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,382. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Columbia Central University-Caguas grew by 6.37%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,897
Room and Board
$636
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Columbia Central University-Caguas was of $6,897 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 $636. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
15%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Columbia Central University-Caguas received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.15% with respect to 2021, when 87% 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.
13.7%
2019 Default Rate
81
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Columbia Central University-Caguas was 13.7%, which represents 81 out of the 590 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

Columbia Central University-Caguas had a total enrollment of 2,165 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Columbia Central University-Caguas is 1,182 students and the part-time enrollment is 983. This means that 54.6% of students enrolled at Columbia Central University-Caguas are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Columbia Central University-Caguas, both undergraduate and graduate, is 100% Hispanic or Latino.

Students enrolled at Columbia Central University-Caguas in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (71.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (28.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (82.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (17.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

54.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Columbia Central University-Caguas in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,165 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia Central University-Caguas is 1,182 and the part-time enrollment is 983. This means that 54.6% of students enrolled at Columbia Central University-Caguas are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

48%
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 Columbia Central University-Caguas was 48%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Columbia Central University-Caguas had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Hispanic or Latino
Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
2,165 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Columbia Central University-Caguas 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 Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 498 more women than men received degrees from Columbia Central University-Caguas. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Columbia Central University-Caguas is hispanic or latino (878 degrees awarded).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Columbia Central University-Caguas is Registered Nursing (154 degrees awarded), followed by Network & System Administration (11 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (11 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Columbia Central University-Caguas, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (29 degrees awarded), Health (608 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (16 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 Columbia Central University-Caguas are Registered nurses (1,420,157 people), Software developers (570,198 people), Other managers (240,111 people), Medical & health services managers (163,155 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (147,699 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia Central University-Caguas in 2022 are Communication Technologies (29 degrees awarded), Health (608 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (16 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (17 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (11 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 Columbia Central University-Caguas are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Columbia Central University-Caguas are Communication Technologies (29 degrees awarded), Health (608 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (16 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (17 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (11 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Columbia Central University-Caguas are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,585,206 people), Computer Systems Design (649,778 people), Elementary & secondary schools (452,889 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (332,216 people), and Outpatient care centers (267,672 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia Central University-Caguas are Communication Technologies (29 degrees awarded), Health (608 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (16 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (17 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (11 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 Columbia Central University-Caguas.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 90 degrees awarded
  2. 25 degrees awarded
  3. 16 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at Columbia Central University-Caguas was General Health Services with 90 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

190
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
688
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 190 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia Central University-Caguas, which is 0.276 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (688).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 41 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia Central University-Caguas in Registered Nursing, which is 0.205 times less than the 200 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 200 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia Central University-Caguas in Registered Nursing, which is 4.88 times more than the 41 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

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100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 50% of students graduating from Columbia Central University-Caguas completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% within 200%.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (64.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Columbia Central University-Caguas is Male and Hispanic or Latino (64.6% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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)
878 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Columbia Central University-Caguas is hispanic or latino (878 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
    688 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    190 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Columbia Central University-Caguas is hispanic or latino female (688 degrees awarded). There were 3.62 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (190 degrees).

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Operations

Columbia Central University-Caguas employs 49 Professors. Most academics at Columbia Central University-Caguas are Female Professor (33), and Male Professor (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia Central University-Caguas are: Management, with 37 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 25 employees, and Sales and related with 17 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$6.11M
2022 Salaries
0.974%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Columbia Central University-Caguas paid a median of $6.11M in salaries, a 0.974% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.55M
Instructional Salaries
49
Number of Employees

In 2022, Columbia Central University-Caguas paid a total of $1.55M to 49 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
49 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
37 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Columbia Central University-Caguas was Professor with 49 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia Central University-Caguas were Management with 37 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 25 employees, and Sales and related with 17 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Columbia Central University-Caguas was Female Professor with 33 employees, and Male Professor with 16 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Columbia Central University-Caguas.

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