Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,920
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$8,556
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
15.8%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
98.8%
85 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
852
69.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
35.5%
27 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 Biomedical Sciences (26 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (16 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (12 degrees).

In 2019, 162 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo. 67.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (154 degrees), 22 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (7 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is $4,920, which is $-17,106 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is $4,920, which is $-17,106 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 $8,556.

In 2019, 79% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 45% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,920
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo was $4,920. The cost of tuition at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is $-17,106 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$8,556
2019 Value
5.16%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,556. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo grew by 5.16%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,600
Room and Board
$1,688
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo was of $6,600 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,688. The cost of room and board increased by 2.01% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.99% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

79%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
45%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

79% of undergraduate students at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 4.82% with respect to 2018, when 83% 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.
15.8%
2017 Default Rate
366
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo was 15.8%, which represents 366 out of the 2313 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 85 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 35.6% annual decline. Out of those 85 applicants, 84 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 98.8% acceptance rate.

There were 852 students enrolled at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo in 2019, 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 65.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

98.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
84
Accepted Out of 85

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo was 98.8% (84 admissions from 85 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 99.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -35.6%, while admissions declined by -35.9%.

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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 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo has a total enrollment of 852 students. The full-time enrollment at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is 593 students and the part-time enrollment is 259. This means that 69.6% 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 98% Hispanic or Latino, 0.235% 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 most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (63.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (35.7%) and White Female (0.255%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (71.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (25.9%) and Asian Male (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo, both undergraduate and graduate, is 852 students. The full-time enrollment at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is 593 and the part-time enrollment is 259. This means that 69.6% of students enrolled at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

88%
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 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo was 88%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo 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
    835
  2. White
    2
  3. Asian
    0

The enrolled student population at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is 98% Hispanic or Latino, 0.235% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 56 more women than men received degrees from Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is hispanic or latino (154 degrees awarded). There were 22 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (7 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is General Biomedical Sciences (26 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (16 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (12 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 (44 degrees awarded), Psychology (29 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (2 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 (1,596,246 people), Registered nurses (1,515,034 people), Secondary school teachers (557,788 people), Physicians (531,070 people), and Education administrators (319,195 people).

The most specialized majors at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo are Biology (44 degrees awarded), Psychology (29 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (2 degrees), Education (14 degrees), and Health (43 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 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo are Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Actuaries, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo are Biology (44 degrees awarded), Psychology (29 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (2 degrees), Education (14 degrees), and Health (43 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 (3,217,486 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,071,942 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (715,949 people), Offices of physicians (467,864 people), and Outpatient care centers (467,474 people).

The most specialized majors at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo are Biology (44 degrees awarded), Psychology (29 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (2 degrees), Education (14 degrees), and Health (43 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. 26 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 16 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 12 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo was General Biomedical Sciences with 26 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

53
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
109
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 53 degrees were awarded to men at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo, which is 0.486 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (109).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 12 degrees were awarded to men at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo in General Biomedical Sciences, which is 0.857 times less than the 14 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 28 degrees were awarded to women at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo in Clinical Social Work, which is 7 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

5%
100% Completion Time
32%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 5% 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, 32% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 39% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Masters Colleges and Universities 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is Male and White (50% 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, 63% of graduates (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    154 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    7 degrees awarded
  3. White
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is hispanic or latino (154 degrees awarded). There were 22 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (7 degrees).

4.32% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    103 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    51 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 (103 degrees awarded). There were 2.02 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (51 degrees).

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