Caribbean University-Ponce

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,464

1.64% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$4,314

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

17%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

938

62.7% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

25%

15 Graduates

About

Caribbean University-Ponce is a higher education institution located in Ponce Municipio, PR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Caribbean University-Ponce were Other Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing, & Nursing Assistants (26 degrees awarded), Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (16 degrees), and Electrical & Electronics Engineering (15 degrees).

In 2017, 169 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Caribbean University-Ponce. 60.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (169 degrees), N/A times approximately the same then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (0 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Caribbean University-Ponce is $4,464, which is $-16,269 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Caribbean University-Ponce is $4,464, which is $-16,269 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 $4,314.

In 2017, 81% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 46% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,464

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Caribbean University-Ponce was $4,464. The cost of tuition at Caribbean University-Ponce is $-16,269 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$4,314

2017 Value

23%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Caribbean University-Ponce had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,314. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Caribbean University-Ponce grew by 23%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,947

Room and Board

$1,246

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Caribbean University-Ponce was of $5,947 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,246. The cost of room and board increased by 1% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

81%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

46%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Caribbean University-Ponce received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 11% with respect to 2016, when 91% 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.

17%

2016 Default Rate

128

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Caribbean University-Ponce was 17%, which represents 128 out of the 754 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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Enrollment

Caribbean University-Ponce has a total enrollment of 938 students. The full-time enrollment at Caribbean University-Ponce is 588 students and the part-time enrollment is 350. This means that 62.7% of students enrolled at Caribbean University-Ponce are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Caribbean University-Ponce, both undergraduate and graduate, is 100% 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 Caribbean University-Ponce in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Male (55%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (45%) and Two or More Races Female (0%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (76.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (23.6%) and Black or African American Male (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

62.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Caribbean University-Ponce, both undergraduate and graduate, is 938 students. The full-time enrollment at Caribbean University-Ponce is 588 and the part-time enrollment is 350. This means that 62.7% of students enrolled at Caribbean University-Ponce are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%

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 Caribbean University-Ponce was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Caribbean University-Ponce 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

    938

  2. Asian

    0

  3. Black or African American

    0

The enrolled student population at Caribbean University-Ponce is 100% 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, 37 more women than men received degrees from Caribbean University-Ponce. The majority of degree recipients at Caribbean University-Ponce are hispanic or latino (169 degrees awarded). There were N/A times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (0 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Caribbean University-Ponce is Other Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing, & Nursing Assistants (26 degrees awarded), followed by Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (16 degrees) and Electrical & Electronics Engineering (15 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Caribbean University-Ponce, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (29 degrees awarded), Education (39 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (11 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Caribbean University-Ponce are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,926,352 people), Registered nurses (1,360,448 people), Other managers (455,161 people), Software developers (361,649 people), and Secondary school teachers (315,677 people).

The most specialized majors at Caribbean University-Ponce are Engineering (29 degrees awarded), Education (39 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (11 degrees), Protective Services (15 degrees), and Health (61 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Caribbean University-Ponce are Public relations specialists, Surgeons, Physicians, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Caribbean University-Ponce are Engineering (29 degrees awarded), Education (39 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (11 degrees), Protective Services (15 degrees), and Health (61 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 Caribbean University-Ponce are Elementary & secondary schools (2,966,303 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,629,580 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (497,276 people), Computer Systems Design (451,422 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (405,251 people).

The most specialized majors at Caribbean University-Ponce are Engineering (29 degrees awarded), Education (39 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (11 degrees), Protective Services (15 degrees), and Health (61 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 Caribbean University-Ponce.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Caribbean University-Ponce was Other Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing, & Nursing Assistants with 26 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 66

  2. 103

In 2017, 66 degrees were awarded to men at Caribbean University-Ponce, which is 0.641 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (103).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 14 degrees were awarded to men at Caribbean University-Ponce in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, which is 14 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 32 degrees were awarded to women at Caribbean University-Ponce in Other Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing, & Nursing Assistants, which is 2.46 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%

100% Completion Time

21%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 11% of students graduating from Caribbean University-Ponce completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 21% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 25% 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 (28.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Caribbean University-Ponce is Female and Hispanic or Latino (28.2% 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, 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

    169 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    0 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Caribbean University-Ponce is hispanic or latino (169 degrees awarded). There were N/A times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (0 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    103 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Male

    66 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races Female

    0 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Caribbean University-Ponce is hispanic or latino female (103 degrees awarded). There were 1.56 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (66 degrees).

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Operations

Caribbean University-Ponce has an endowment valued at nearly $534, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (0%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Caribbean University-Ponce had a total salary expenditure of $2.14M. Caribbean University-Ponce employs 18 Instructors, 7 Assistant professors, and 1 Professors. Most academics at Caribbean University-Ponce are Female Instructors (12), Male Instructors(6), and Female Assistant professors (4).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Caribbean University-Ponce are: Office and Administrative Support, with 7 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 5 employees, and Management with 2 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$534

2017 Endowment

4.75k%

growth from 2016

Caribbean University-Ponce has an endowment valued at about $534, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Caribbean University-Ponce grew 4.75k% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $33.1M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Caribbean University-Ponce (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $42.3k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Caribbean University-Ponce received $42.3k 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

$949k

2017 Salaries

20.3%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Caribbean University-Ponce paid a median of $949k in salaries, which represents 44.3% of their overall expenditure ($2.14M) and a 20.3% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 14.6% decline from 2015 and a 5.6% 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

$754k

Instructional Salaries

26

Number of Employees

In 2017, Caribbean University-Ponce paid a total of $754k to 26 employees working as instructors, which represents 79.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.62M (33.5%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

18 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

7 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Caribbean University-Ponce were Instructor with 18 employees; Assistant professor with 7 employees; and Assistant professor with 1 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Caribbean University-Ponce were Office and Administrative Support with 7 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 5 employees; and Management with 2 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Caribbean University-Ponce was Female Instructor with 12 employees, Male Instructor with 6 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 4 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Caribbean University-Ponce.

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