University of Puerto Rico-Carolina

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,952
46% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$8,149
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
10.7%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
42.9%
1,606 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,580
76% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
51.4%
295 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 Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (120 degrees awarded), Forensic Psychology (113 degrees), and Hotel Administration & Management (84 degrees).

In 2020, 621 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina. 62.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (612 degrees), 153 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (4 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina is $5,952, which is $−22,448 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina is $5,952, which is $−22,448 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,149.

In 2020, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 8% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,952
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina was $5,952. The cost of tuition at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina is $−22,448 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$8,149
2020 Value
7.64%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Puerto Rico-Carolina had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,149. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Puerto Rico-Carolina grew by 7.64%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,161
Room and Board
$3,252
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina was of $11,161 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $3,252. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

83%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
8%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

83% of undergraduate students at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 3.75% with respect to 2019, when 80% 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.
10.7%
2018 Default Rate
20
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina was 10.7%, which represents 20 out of the 187 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 1,606 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 18.4% annual decline. Out of those 1,606 applicants, 689 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 42.9% acceptance rate.

There were 2,580 students enrolled at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina in 2020, and 100% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Puerto Rico-Carolina has an overall enrollment yield of 75.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

42.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
689
Accepted Out of 1,606

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Puerto Rico-Carolina was 42.9% (689 admissions from 1,606 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 38.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −18.4%, while admissions declined by −9.46%.

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SAT Scores

100%
Submission Percentage
523
Scores Submitted

100% of enrolled first-time students at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Puerto Rico-Carolina has a total enrollment of 2,580 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina is 1,962 students and the part-time enrollment is 618. This means that 76% 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 96.2% Hispanic or Latino, 2.48% Black or African American, 0.426% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.31% Asian, 0.194% Two or More Races, 0.116% White, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (63.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (33%) and Black or African American Female (1.94%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,580 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina is 1,962 and the part-time enrollment is 618. This means that 76% of students enrolled at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
2020 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 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), 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
    2,482
  2. Black or African American
    64
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    11

The enrolled student population at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina is 96.2% Hispanic or Latino, 2.48% Black or African American, 0.426% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.31% Asian, 0.194% Two or More Races, 0.116% White, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2020, 153 more women than men received degrees from University of Puerto Rico-Carolina. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina is hispanic or latino (612 degrees awarded). There were 153 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (4 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina is Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (120 degrees awarded), followed by Forensic Psychology (113 degrees) and Hotel Administration & Management (84 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 Communication Technologies (51 degrees awarded), Protective Services (120 degrees), and Psychology (113 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 Other managers (256,190 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (166,665 people), Police officers (152,750 people), Social workers, all other (138,431 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (113,311 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina are Communication Technologies (51 degrees awarded), Protective Services (120 degrees), Psychology (113 degrees), Engineering Technologies (39 degrees), and Communications (39 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 Surgeons, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Computer hardware engineers, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina are Communication Technologies (51 degrees awarded), Protective Services (120 degrees), Psychology (113 degrees), Engineering Technologies (39 degrees), and Communications (39 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 (505,569 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (412,622 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (307,144 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (221,940 people), and Computer Systems Design (195,671 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina are Communication Technologies (51 degrees awarded), Protective Services (120 degrees), Psychology (113 degrees), Engineering Technologies (39 degrees), and Communications (39 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.
Most Common
  1. 120 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 113 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 84 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina was Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration with 120 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

234
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
387
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 234 degrees were awarded to men at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina, which is 0.605 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (387).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 48 degrees were awarded to men at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration, which is 0.667 times less than the 72 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 86 degrees were awarded to women at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina in Forensic Psychology, which is 3.19 times more than the 27 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%
100% Completion Time
48%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 34% 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, 48% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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
    612 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    4 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina is hispanic or latino (612 degrees awarded). There were 153 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (4 degrees).

0.644% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    384 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    228 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina is hispanic or latino female (384 degrees awarded). There were 1.68 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (228 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 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNN%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, University of Puerto Rico-Carolina had a total salary expenditure of $46.9M. University of Puerto Rico-Carolina employs 20 Professors, 19 Assistant professors, and 16 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina are Male Professors (11), Male Assistant professors(10), and Female Professors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina are: Office and Administrative Support, with 77 employees, Management, with 49 employees, and Service with 23 employees.

Finances

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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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. $411k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, University of Puerto Rico-Carolina received $411k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$16.5M
2020 Salaries
2.22%
decline from 2019

In 2020, University of Puerto Rico-Carolina paid a median of $16.5M in salaries, which represents 35.2% of their overall expenditure ($46.9M) and a 2.22% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.27% decline from 2018 and a 0.763% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.25M
Instructional Salaries
69
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Puerto Rico-Carolina paid a total of $5.25M to 69 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
20 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
77 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina were Professor with 20 employees; Assistant professor with 19 employees; and Assistant professor with 16 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina were Office and Administrative Support with 77 employees; Management with 49 employees; and Service with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina was Male Professor with 11 employees, Male Assistant professor with 10 employees, and Female Professor with 9 employees.

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

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