Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,560
1.6% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$8,873
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
3.71%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
32.7%
2,111 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
4,409
80% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
39%
256 Graduates

About

Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce is a higher education institution located in Ponce Municipio, PR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce were Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (74 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (59 degrees), and Criminalistics & Criminal Science (43 degrees).

In 2019, 797 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce. 65.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (790 degrees), 198 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (4 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce is $4,560, which is $−17,466 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce is $4,560, which is $−17,466 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,873.

In 2019, 90% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 23% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,560
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce was $4,560. The cost of tuition at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce is $−17,466 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$8,873
2019 Value
8.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,873. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce grew by 8.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,264
Room and Board
$1,372
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce was of $9,264 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,372. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

90%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
23%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.12% with respect to 2018, when 89% 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.
3.71%
2017 Default Rate
305
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce was 3.71%, which represents 305 out of the 8223 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

Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce received 2,111 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 26.3% annual decline. Out of those 2,111 applicants, 690 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 32.7% acceptance rate.

There were 4,409 students enrolled at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce has an overall enrollment yield of 95.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

32.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
690
Accepted Out of 2,111

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce was 32.7% (690 admissions from 2,111 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 27.5%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −26.3%, while admissions declined by −12.5%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce has a total enrollment of 4,409 students. The full-time enrollment at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce is 3,529 students and the part-time enrollment is 880. This means that 80% of students enrolled at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce, both undergraduate and graduate, is 99.5% Hispanic or Latino, 0.227% White, 0.113% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.068% Black or African American, 0.0454% Asian, 0.0227% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (60.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (38.9%) and White Female (0.121%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (68.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (30.3%) and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Male (0.452%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,409 students. The full-time enrollment at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce is 3,529 and the part-time enrollment is 880. This means that 80% of students enrolled at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
2019 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 Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    4,388
  2. White
    10
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    5

The enrolled student population at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce is 99.5% Hispanic or Latino, 0.227% White, 0.113% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.068% Black or African American, 0.0454% Asian, 0.0227% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 243 more women than men received degrees from Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce is hispanic or latino (790 degrees awarded). There were 198 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (4 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce is Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (74 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (59 degrees) and Criminalistics & Criminal Science (43 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (140 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (12 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (40 degrees).

Workforce

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 Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce are Physicians (424,358 people), Other managers (229,308 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (162,999 people), Postsecondary teachers (162,003 people), and Police officers (154,335 people).

The most specialized majors at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce are Protective Services (140 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (12 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (40 degrees), Biology (45 degrees), and Psychology (41 degrees).

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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 Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce are Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Actuaries, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce are Protective Services (140 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (12 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (40 degrees), Biology (45 degrees), and Psychology (41 degrees).

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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 Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (587,461 people), Elementary & secondary schools (504,070 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (443,200 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (409,494 people), and Offices of physicians (238,191 people).

The most specialized majors at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce are Protective Services (140 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (12 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (40 degrees), Biology (45 degrees), and Psychology (41 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce.
Most Common
  1. 74 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 59 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 43 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 74 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

277
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
520
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 277 degrees were awarded to men at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce, which is 0.533 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (520).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 36 degrees were awarded to men at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 0.766 times less than the 47 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 52 degrees were awarded to women at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce in Office Management & Supervision, which is 26 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%
100% Completion Time
35%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 13% of students graduating from Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 35% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (46.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce is Female and Hispanic or Latino (46.2% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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
    790 degrees awarded
  2. White
    4 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce is hispanic or latino (790 degrees awarded). There were 198 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (4 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    514 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    276 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce is hispanic or latino female (514 degrees awarded). There were 1.86 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (276 degrees).

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Operations

Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNN%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce employs 37 Assistant professors, 35 Associate professors, and 15 Professors. Most academics at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce are Female Assistant professors (29), Male Associate professors(21), and Female Associate professors (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce are: Office and Administrative Support, with 56 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 39 employees, and Management with 35 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.7M - Federal
  2. $129k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce received $2.7M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $129k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$12.8M
2019 Salaries
1.78%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce paid a median of $12.8M in salaries, which represents NaNM% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 1.78% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.702% decline from 2017 and a 1.47% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.42M
Instructional Salaries
100
Number of Employees

In 2019, Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce paid a total of $5.42M to 100 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
37 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
56 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce were Assistant professor with 37 employees; Associate professor with 35 employees; and Associate professor with 15 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce were Office and Administrative Support with 56 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 39 employees; and Management with 35 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce was Female Assistant professor with 29 employees, Male Associate professor with 21 employees, and Female Associate professor with 14 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce.

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