Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,680

2.63% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$5,818

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

18.7%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

97.3%

186 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,041

82% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

35.3%

30 Graduates

About

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is a higher education institution located in Arecibo Municipio, PR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo were General Biological Sciences (31 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (14 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (7 degrees).

In 2016, 156 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo. 70.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 29.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (139 degrees), 8.69 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (16 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is $4,680, which is $-15,480 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is $4,680, which is $-15,480 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,818.

In 2016, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 46% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,680

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo was $4,680. The cost of tuition at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is $-15,480 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$5,818

2016 Value

53.2%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,818. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo grew by 53.2%.

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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

$6,034

Room and Board

$1,636

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo was of $6,034 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,636. The cost of room and board increased by 1.69% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.68% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

83%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

46%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 4.6% with respect to 2015, 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.

18.7%

2015 Default Rate

422

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo was 18.7%, which represents 422 out of the 2257 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

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo received 186 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 15.5% annual growth. Out of those 186 applicants, 181 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 97.3% acceptance rate.

There were 1,041 students enrolled at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo has an overall enrollment yield of 42%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

97.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

181

Accepted Out of 186

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo was 97.3% (181 admissions from 186 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 97.5%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 15.5%, while admissions grew by 15.3%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo has a total enrollment of 1,041 students. The full-time enrollment at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is 854 students and the part-time enrollment is 187. This means that 82% of students enrolled at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo, both undergraduate and graduate, is 95.6% Hispanic or Latino, 0.384% White, 0% Asian, 0% Black or African American, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Two or More Races, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (57.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (37.8%) and White Male (0.369%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (76.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (21.2%) and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Female (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,041 students. The full-time enrollment at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is 854 and the part-time enrollment is 187. This means that 82% of students enrolled at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%

2016 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 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo 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

    995

  2. White

    4

  3. Asian

    0

The enrolled student population at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is 95.6% Hispanic or Latino, 0.384% White, 0% Asian, 0% Black or African American, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Two or More Races, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 42 students (4.03%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 64 more women than men received degrees from Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo. The majority of degree recipients at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo are hispanic or latino (139 degrees awarded). There were 8.69 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (16 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is General Biological Sciences (31 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (14 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (7 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Biology (31 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (3 degrees), and Psychology (12 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,036,560 people), Registered nurses (1,382,714 people), Physicians & surgeons (547,407 people), Miscellaneous managers (357,536 people), and Secondary school teachers (340,850 people).

The most specialized majors at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo are Biology (31 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (3 degrees), Psychology (12 degrees), Education (21 degrees), and Health (44 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 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo are Biology (31 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (3 degrees), Psychology (12 degrees), Education (21 degrees), and Health (44 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 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo are Elementary & secondary schools (3,227,262 people), Hospitals (2,084,062 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (643,247 people), Outpatient care centers (399,060 people), and Offices of physicians (367,679 people).

The most specialized majors at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo are Biology (31 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (3 degrees), Psychology (12 degrees), Education (21 degrees), and Health (44 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 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo.

Most Common

  1. 31 degrees awarded

  2. 14 degrees awarded

  3. 7 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo was General Biological Sciences with 31 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 46

  2. 110

In 2016, 46 degrees were awarded to men at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo, which is 0.418 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (110).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 10 degrees were awarded to men at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo in General Biological Sciences, which is 0.476 times less than the 21 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 21 degrees were awarded to women at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo in General Biological Sciences, which is 2.1 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

0%

100% Completion Time

22%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 0% of students graduating from Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 22% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 33% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (42.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is Male and Hispanic or Latino (42.5% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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

    139 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    16 degrees awarded

  3. White

    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is hispanic or latino (139 degrees awarded). There were 8.69 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (16 degrees).

10.3% of degree recipients (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    97 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Male

    42 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is hispanic or latino female (97 degrees awarded). There were 2.31 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (42 degrees).

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Operations

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the N/A fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $N/A (N/A%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In N/A, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo had a total expenditure of $N/A. Of that $N/A, they spent $N/A on salaries and $N/A on benefits.

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo employs 11 No academic ranks, 6 Assistant professors, and 3 Associate professors. Most academics at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo are Female No academic ranks (7), Male No academic ranks(4), and Female Assistant professors (4).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo are: Management, with 14 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 12 employees, and Service with 4 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

N/A Endowment

N/A

N/A from N/A

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the N/A fiscal year. The endowment of Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo N/A N/A from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $N/A - Federal

  2. $N/A - State

  3. $N/A - Local

As of N/A, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo received $N/A in grants and contracts from the federal government, $N/A from state grants and contracts, and $N/A from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$N/A

Salary Expenditure

$N/A

Benefits Expenditure

In N/A, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo had a total expenditure of $N/A. Of that $N/A, they spent $N/A on salaries and $N/A on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$N/A

N/A Salaries

0%

growth from N/A

In N/A, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo paid a median of $N/A in salaries, which represents N/A% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 0% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0% growth from N/A and a 0% growth from N/A.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$N/A

Instructional Salaries

N/A

Number of Employees

In N/A, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo paid a total of $N/A to N/A employees working as instructors, which represents N/A% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

11 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

14 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo were No academic rank with 11 employees; Assistant professor with 6 employees; and Assistant professor with 3 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo were Management with 14 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 12 employees; and Service with 4 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female No academic rank

  2. Male No academic rank

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo was Female No academic rank with 7 employees, Male No academic rank with 4 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 4 employees.

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