University of Puerto Rico-Carolina

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,815

1.11% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$6,321

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

9.3%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

26.5%

4,442 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

3,920

81.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

49.7%

222 Graduates

About

University of Puerto Rico-Carolina is a higher education institution located in Carolina Municipio, PR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina were Forensic Psychology (119 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (77 degrees), and Hotel Administration & Management (71 degrees).

In 2016, 536 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina. 64.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (508 degrees), 23.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (22 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina is $2,815, which is $-21,600 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina is $2,815, which is $-21,600 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,321.

In 2016, 82% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 7% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,815

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina was $2,815. The cost of tuition at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina is $-21,600 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$6,321

2016 Value

1.39%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Puerto Rico-Carolina had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,321. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Puerto Rico-Carolina grew by 1.39%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,751

Room and Board

$2,790

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina was of $8,751 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,790. The cost of room and board increased by 5.69% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.01% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

82%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

7%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

82% of undergraduate students at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 10.8% with respect to 2015, when 74% 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.

9.3%

2015 Default Rate

20

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina was 9.3%, which represents 20 out of the 215 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

University of Puerto Rico-Carolina received 4,442 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 4.84% annual growth. Out of those 4,442 applicants, 1,177 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 26.5% acceptance rate.

There were 3,920 students enrolled at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina in 2016, and 100% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Puerto Rico-Carolina has an overall enrollment yield of 79.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

26.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,177

Accepted Out of 4,442

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Puerto Rico-Carolina was 26.5% (1,177 admissions from 4,442 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 26.5%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 4.84%, while admissions grew by 4.72%.

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SAT Scores

100%

Submission Percentage

934

Scores Submitted

100% of enrolled first-time students at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Puerto Rico-Carolina has a total enrollment of 3,920 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina is 3,194 students and the part-time enrollment is 726. This means that 81.5% of students enrolled at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina, both undergraduate and graduate, is 97.8% Hispanic or Latino, 0.995% Two or More Races, 0.995% White, 0.204% Black or African American, 0% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (60.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (37.1%) and White Female (0.751%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,920 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina is 3,194 and the part-time enrollment is 726. This means that 81.5% of students enrolled at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%

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 University of Puerto Rico-Carolina was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), University of Puerto Rico-Carolina 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

    3,832

  2. Two or More Races

    39

  3. White

    39

The enrolled student population at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina is 97.8% Hispanic or Latino, 0.995% Two or More Races, 0.995% White, 0.204% Black or African American, 0% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 156 more women than men received degrees from University of Puerto Rico-Carolina. The majority of degree recipients at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina are hispanic or latino (508 degrees awarded). There were 23.1 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (22 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina is Forensic Psychology (119 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (77 degrees) and Hotel Administration & Management (71 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Psychology (119 degrees awarded), Protective Services (77 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (42 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 University of Puerto Rico-Carolina are Miscellaneous managers (355,228 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (288,245 people), Designers (220,928 people), Counselors (203,810 people), and Social workers (176,372 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina are Psychology (119 degrees awarded), Protective Services (77 degrees), Engineering Technologies (42 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (57 degrees), and Communications (40 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 University of Puerto Rico-Carolina are Dentists, Physicians & surgeons, Dental hygienists, Chief executives & legislators, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina are Psychology (119 degrees awarded), Protective Services (77 degrees), Engineering Technologies (42 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (57 degrees), and Communications (40 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 University of Puerto Rico-Carolina are Elementary & secondary schools (629,069 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (406,982 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (373,587 people), Hospitals (294,665 people), and Computer Systems Design (216,139 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina are Psychology (119 degrees awarded), Protective Services (77 degrees), Engineering Technologies (42 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (57 degrees), and Communications (40 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 University of Puerto Rico-Carolina.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina was Forensic Psychology with 119 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 190

  2. 346

In 2016, 190 degrees were awarded to men at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina, which is 0.549 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (346).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 29 degrees were awarded to men at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration, which is 0.604 times less than the 48 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 92 degrees were awarded to women at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina in Forensic Psychology, which is 3.41 times more than the 27 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%

100% Completion Time

49%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 19% of students graduating from University of Puerto Rico-Carolina completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina is Female and White (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 0.901% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    508 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    22 degrees awarded

  3. White

    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina is hispanic or latino (508 degrees awarded). There were 23.1 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (22 degrees).

4.1% of degree recipients (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    322 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Male

    186 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina is hispanic or latino female (322 degrees awarded). There were 1.73 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (186 degrees).

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Operations

University of Puerto Rico-Carolina has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (N/A%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, University of Puerto Rico-Carolina had a total expenditure of $41.6M. Of that $41.6M, they spent $19M on salaries and $41.6M on benefits.

University of Puerto Rico-Carolina employs 30 Associate professors, 24 Instructors, and 22 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina are Male Associate professors (17), Male Instructors(14), and Male Assistant professors (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina are: Office and Administrative Support, with 81 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 29 employees, and Service with 28 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2015 Endowment

0%

growth from 2014

University of Puerto Rico-Carolina has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Puerto Rico-Carolina stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as 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. $1.68M - Federal

  2. $361k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, University of Puerto Rico-Carolina received $1.68M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $361k from state grants and contracts, and $0 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.

$19M

Salary Expenditure

$41.6M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Puerto Rico-Carolina had a total expenditure of $41.6M. Of that $41.6M, they spent $19M on salaries and $41.6M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$19M

2015 Salaries

3.46%

decline from 2014

In 2015, University of Puerto Rico-Carolina paid a median of $19M in salaries, which represents 45.7% of their overall expenditure ($41.6M) and a 3.46% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.294% decline from 2013 and a 6.06% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.34M

Instructional Salaries

102

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Puerto Rico-Carolina paid a total of $7.34M to 102 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

30 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

81 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina were Associate professor with 30 employees; Instructor with 24 employees; and Instructor with 22 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina were Office and Administrative Support with 81 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 29 employees; and Service with 28 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina was Male Associate professor with 17 employees, Male Instructor with 14 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 14 employees.

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

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