University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$1,938

3.19% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$5,821

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

6.73%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

39.9%

6,046 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

15,098

85.4% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

57.8%

992 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 (194 degrees awarded), General Psychology (167 degrees), and Accounting (139 degrees).

In 2017, 2,463 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras. 66.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (2,352 degrees), 29 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (81 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is $1,938, which is $-24,562 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is $1,938, which is $-24,562 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,821.

In 2017, 69% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 7% 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-Rio Piedras was $1,938. The cost of tuition at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is $-24,562 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$5,821

2017 Value

184%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,821. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras grew by 184%.

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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-Rio Piedras 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

69%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

7%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

69% of undergraduate students at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.47% with respect to 2016, when 68% 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.

6.73%

2016 Default Rate

64

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras was 6.73%, which represents 64 out of the 951 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 6,046 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.83% annual decline. Out of those 6,046 applicants, 2,411 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 39.9% acceptance rate.

There were 15,098 students enrolled at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras in 2017, 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 88.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

39.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,411

Accepted Out of 6,046

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras was 39.9% (2,411 admissions from 6,046 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 51.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -4.83%, while admissions declined by -26%.

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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-Rio Piedras in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras has a total enrollment of 15,098 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is 12,896 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,202. This means that 85.4% 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 81.6% Hispanic or Latino, 1.25% Black or African American, 0.775% White, 0.358% Two or More Races, 0.245% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.113% Asian, and 0.0199% 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 (53.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (32.1%) and Black or African American Female (1.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (41.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (28.5%) and White Male (0.347%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, both undergraduate and graduate, is 15,098 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is 12,896 and the part-time enrollment is 2,202. This means that 85.4% of students enrolled at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%

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-Rio Piedras was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    12,322

  2. Black or African American

    188

  3. White

    117

The enrolled student population at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is 81.6% Hispanic or Latino, 1.25% Black or African American, 0.775% White, 0.358% Two or More Races, 0.245% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.113% Asian, and 0.0199% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 819 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 (2,352 degrees awarded). There were 29 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (81 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is General Biological Sciences (194 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (167 degrees) and Accounting (139 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 Language & Linguistics (165 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (82 degrees), and Legal (176 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 (384,229 people), Social workers, all other (164,968 people), Other managers (141,449 people), Postsecondary teachers (139,054 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (136,166 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras are Language & Linguistics (165 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (82 degrees), Legal (176 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (143 degrees), and Biology (209 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 Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras are Language & Linguistics (165 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (82 degrees), Legal (176 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (143 degrees), and Biology (209 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-Rio Piedras are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (494,013 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (315,639 people), Elementary & secondary schools (283,943 people), Offices of physicians (178,341 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (159,216 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras are Language & Linguistics (165 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (82 degrees), Legal (176 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (143 degrees), and Biology (209 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. 194 degrees awarded

  2. 167 degrees awarded

  3. 139 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras was General Biological Sciences with 194 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 822

  2. 1,641

In 2017, 822 degrees were awarded to men at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, which is 0.501 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,641).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 75 degrees were awarded to men at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras in Law, which is 0.743 times less than the 101 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 149 degrees were awarded to women at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras in General Psychology, which is 3.17 times more than the 47 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%

100% Completion Time

44%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 13% 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, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% 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.

Black or African American Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is Male and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 0.302% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    2,352 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    81 degrees awarded

  3. White

    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is hispanic or latino (2,352 degrees awarded). There were 29 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (81 degrees).

3.29% of degree recipients (81 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    1,570 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Male

    782 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is hispanic or latino female (1,570 degrees awarded). There were 2.01 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (782 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 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $83.6k (N/A%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras had a total salary expenditure of $284M. University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras employs 469 Professors, 201 Assistant professors, and 152 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras are Male Professors (248), Female Professors(221), and Female Assistant professors (109).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras are: Office and Administrative Support, with 510 employees, Service, with 284 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 176 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 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. $7.97M - Federal

  2. $577k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras received $7.97M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $577k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$143M

2017 Salaries

0.963%

decline from 2016

In 2017, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras paid a median of $143M in salaries, which represents 50.1% of their overall expenditure ($284M) and a 0.963% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.04% decline from 2015 and a 1.2% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$52.2M

Instructional Salaries

935

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras paid a total of $52.2M to 935 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

469 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

510 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras were Professor with 469 employees; Assistant professor with 201 employees; and Assistant professor with 152 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras were Office and Administrative Support with 510 employees; Service with 284 employees; and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 176 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras was Male Professor with 248 employees, Female Professor with 221 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 109 employees.

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

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