University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$1,878

20.6% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$2,048

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

8.42%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

51.3%

6,353 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

16,872

87.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

53.2%

1,185 Graduates

About

University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is a higher education institution located in San Juan Municipio, PR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras were General Biological Sciences (262 degrees awarded), Accounting (129 degrees), and General Psychology (126 degrees).

In 2016, 2,407 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras. 63.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (2,344 degrees), 57.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (41 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is $1,878, which is $-23,978 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is $1,878, which is $-23,978 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $2,048.

In 2016, 68% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 8% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,878

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras was $1,878. The cost of tuition at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is $-23,978 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$2,048

2016 Value

33.6%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $2,048. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras grew by 33.6%.

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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

$8,751

Room and Board

$1,862

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras was of $8,751 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,862. The cost of room and board increased by 1.63% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.03% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

68%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

8%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

68% of undergraduate students at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 7.94% with respect to 2015, when 63% 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.

8.42%

2015 Default Rate

100

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras was 8.42%, which represents 100 out of the 1188 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-Rio Piedras received 6,353 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 40.7% annual decline. Out of those 6,353 applicants, 3,256 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 51.3% acceptance rate.

There were 16,872 students enrolled at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras has an overall enrollment yield of 84.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

51.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,256

Accepted Out of 6,353

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras was 51.3% (3,256 admissions from 6,353 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 29.4%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -407%, while admissions grew by 3.33%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

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

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Enrollment

University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras has a total enrollment of 16,872 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is 14,762 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,110. This means that 87.5% of students enrolled at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, both undergraduate and graduate, is 85.8% Hispanic or Latino, 0.925% White, 0.403% Two or More Races, 0.136% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.13% Asian, 0.101% Black or African American, and 0.0296% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (55.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (33.8%) and White Female (0.664%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (48.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (30%) and White Male (0.37%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,872 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is 14,762 and the part-time enrollment is 2,110. This means that 87.5% of students enrolled at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

90%

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-Rio Piedras was 90%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras 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

    14,479

  2. White

    156

  3. Two or More Races

    68

The enrolled student population at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is 85.8% Hispanic or Latino, 0.925% White, 0.403% Two or More Races, 0.136% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.13% Asian, 0.101% Black or African American, and 0.0296% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 2,102 students (12.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 663 more women than men received degrees from University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras. The majority of degree recipients at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras are hispanic or latino (2,344 degrees awarded). There were 57.2 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (41 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is General Biological Sciences (262 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting (129 degrees) and General Psychology (126 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Architecture and Related Services (104 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (131 degrees), and Legal (190 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-Rio Piedras are Physicians & surgeons (452,195 people), Miscellaneous managers (232,530 people), Postsecondary teachers (217,025 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (136,330 people), and Other Physical Scientists (119,390 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras are Architecture and Related Services (104 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (131 degrees), Legal (190 degrees), Biology (279 degrees), and Physical Sciences (74 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-Rio Piedras are Physicians & surgeons, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Credit counselors & loan officers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras are Architecture and Related Services (104 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (131 degrees), Legal (190 degrees), Biology (279 degrees), and Physical Sciences (74 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-Rio Piedras are Hospitals (519,124 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (394,568 people), Elementary & secondary schools (256,760 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (189,239 people), and Offices of physicians (180,150 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras are Architecture and Related Services (104 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (131 degrees), Legal (190 degrees), Biology (279 degrees), and Physical Sciences (74 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-Rio Piedras.

Most Common

  1. 262 degrees awarded

  2. 129 degrees awarded

  3. 126 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras was General Biological Sciences with 262 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 872

  2. 1,535

In 2016, 872 degrees were awarded to men at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, which is 0.568 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,535).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 106 degrees were awarded to men at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras in General Biological Sciences, which is 0.613 times less than the 173 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 173 degrees were awarded to women at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras in General Biological Sciences, which is 1.63 times more than the 106 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%

100% Completion Time

47%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 17% of students graduating from University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 53% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Doctoral 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.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 0.422% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    2,344 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    41 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is hispanic or latino (2,344 degrees awarded). There were 57.2 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (41 degrees).

1.7% of degree recipients (41 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    1,500 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Male

    844 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is hispanic or latino female (1,500 degrees awarded). There were 1.78 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (844 degrees).

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Operations

University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $58k (N/A%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras had a total expenditure of $295M. Of that $295M, they spent $147M on salaries and $295M on benefits.

University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras employs 462 Professors, 224 Assistant professors, and 168 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras are Male Professors (246), Female Professors(216), and Female Assistant professors (120).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras are: Office and Administrative Support, with 581 employees, Service, with 316 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 190 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2015 Endowment

0%

growth from 2014

University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $15.5M - Federal

  2. $303k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras received $15.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $303k 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.

$147M

Salary Expenditure

$295M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras had a total expenditure of $295M. Of that $295M, they spent $147M on salaries and $295M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$147M

2015 Salaries

1.2%

decline from 2014

In 2015, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras paid a median of $147M in salaries, which represents 49.9% of their overall expenditure ($295M) and a 1.2% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.12% decline from 2013 and a 1.1% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$63.3M

Instructional Salaries

869

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras paid a total of $63.3M to 869 employees working as instructors, which represents 43.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

462 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

581 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras were Professor with 462 employees; Assistant professor with 224 employees; and Assistant professor with 168 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras were Office and Administrative Support with 581 employees; Service with 316 employees; and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 190 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras was Male Professor with 246 employees, Female Professor with 216 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 120 employees.

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