University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$1,938

3.19% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$8,920

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.59%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

73.5%

3,564 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

13,481

91.8% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

47.3%

837 Graduates

About

University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is a higher education institution located in Mayagüez Municipio, PR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez were General Biological Sciences (159 degrees awarded), Mechanical Engineering (135 degrees), and Electrical & Electronics Engineering (102 degrees).

In 2017, 1,784 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez. 46.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 53.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (1,591 degrees), 11.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (135 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is $1,938, which is $-18,795 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is $1,938, which is $-18,795 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,920.

In 2017, 73% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 14% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,938

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez was $1,938. The cost of tuition at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is $-18,795 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$8,920

2017 Value

17%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,920. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez grew by 17%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,161

Room and Board

$2,168

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez was of $11,161 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,168. The cost of room and board increased by 27.5% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 16.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

73%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

14%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

73% of undergraduate students at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 10.6% with respect to 2016, when 66% 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.

3.59%

2016 Default Rate

32

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez was 3.59%, which represents 32 out of the 891 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-Mayaguez received 3,564 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2.06% annual growth. Out of those 3,564 applicants, 2,621 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.5% acceptance rate.

There were 13,481 students enrolled at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez has an overall enrollment yield of 87.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,621

Accepted Out of 3,564

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez was 73.5% (2,621 admissions from 3,564 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 73.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 2.06%, while admissions grew by 1.75%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez has a total enrollment of 13,481 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is 12,378 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,103. This means that 91.8% of students enrolled at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, both undergraduate and graduate, is 93.4% Hispanic or Latino, 0% Asian, 0% Black or African American, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Two or More Races, 0% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% White.

Students enrolled at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Male (50.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (43.6%) and Two or More Races Female (0%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Male (48%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (40%) and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Male (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,481 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is 12,378 and the part-time enrollment is 1,103. This means that 91.8% of students enrolled at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

88%

2017 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-Mayaguez was 88%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez 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

    12,585

  2. Asian

    0

  3. Black or African American

    0

The enrolled student population at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is 93.4% Hispanic or Latino, 0% Asian, 0% Black or African American, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Two or More Races, 0% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% White. 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 126 fewer women than men received degrees from University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez. The majority of degree recipients at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez are hispanic or latino (1,591 degrees awarded). There were 11.8 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (135 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is General Biological Sciences (159 degrees awarded), followed by Mechanical Engineering (135 degrees) and Electrical & Electronics Engineering (102 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (202 degrees awarded), Engineering (596 degrees), and Physical Sciences (97 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-Mayaguez are Physicians (486,099 people), Other managers (474,651 people), Software developers (430,280 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (331,204 people), and Postsecondary teachers (304,664 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez are Agriculture (202 degrees awarded), Engineering (596 degrees), Physical Sciences (97 degrees), Biology (284 degrees), and Math & Statistics (22 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-Mayaguez are Surgeons, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez are Agriculture (202 degrees awarded), Engineering (596 degrees), Physical Sciences (97 degrees), Biology (284 degrees), and Math & Statistics (22 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 University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (609,379 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (585,058 people), Computer Systems Design (522,474 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (450,872 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (364,140 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez are Agriculture (202 degrees awarded), Engineering (596 degrees), Physical Sciences (97 degrees), Biology (284 degrees), and Math & Statistics (22 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-Mayaguez.

Most Common

  1. 159 degrees awarded

  2. 135 degrees awarded

  3. 102 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez was General Biological Sciences with 159 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 955

  2. 829

In 2017, 955 degrees were awarded to men at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, which is 1.15 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (829).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 128 degrees were awarded to men at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez in Mechanical Engineering, which is 8.53 times more than the 15 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 113 degrees were awarded to women at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez in General Biological Sciences, which is 1.79 times more than the 63 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

3%

100% Completion Time

37%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 3% of students graduating from University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 37% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% 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 (55.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is Female and Hispanic or Latino (55.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 11.6% of graduates (97 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    1,591 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    135 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is hispanic or latino (1,591 degrees awarded). There were 11.8 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (135 degrees).

7.57% of degree recipients (135 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Male

    844 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Female

    747 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races Female

    0 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is hispanic or latino male (844 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more hispanic or latino male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (747 degrees).

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Operations

University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $16.7k (N/A%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez had a total salary expenditure of $257M. University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez employs 341 Professors, 92 Associate professors, and 89 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez are Male Professors (227), Female Professors(114), and Male Associate professors (50).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez are: Office and Administrative Support, with 528 employees, Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance, with 324 employees, and Service with 214 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez stayed 0% 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $19.7M - Federal

  2. $1.39M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez received $19.7M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.39M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$134M

2017 Salaries

6.38%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez paid a median of $134M in salaries, which represents 52.1% of their overall expenditure ($257M) and a 6.38% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.0832% decline from 2015 and a 2.84% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$42M

Instructional Salaries

552

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez paid a total of $42M to 552 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

341 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

528 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez were Professor with 341 employees; Associate professor with 92 employees; and Associate professor with 89 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez were Office and Administrative Support with 528 employees; Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 324 employees; and Service with 214 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez was Male Professor with 227 employees, Female Professor with 114 employees, and Male Associate professor with 50 employees.

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