Caribbean University-Vega Baja

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,392

1.67% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$3,888

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

21.8%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

384

70.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

38.1%

8 Graduates

About

Caribbean University-Vega Baja is a higher education institution located in Vega Baja Municipio, PR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Caribbean University-Vega Baja were Other Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing, & Nursing Assistants (13 degrees awarded), Social Work (9 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (4 degrees).

In 2016, 77 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Caribbean University-Vega Baja. 83.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 16.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (77 degrees), N/A times approximately the same then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (0 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Caribbean University-Vega Baja is $4,392, which is $-20,023 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Caribbean University-Vega Baja is $4,392, which is $-20,023 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $3,888.

In 2016, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 35% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,392

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Caribbean University-Vega Baja was $4,392. The cost of tuition at Caribbean University-Vega Baja is $-20,023 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$3,888

2016 Value

17.5%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Caribbean University-Vega Baja had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $3,888. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Caribbean University-Vega Baja grew by 17.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,888

Room and Board

$1,246

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Caribbean University-Vega Baja was of $5,888 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,246. The cost of room and board increased by 1.5% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

96%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

35%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Caribbean University-Vega Baja received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.03% with respect to 2015, when 97% 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.

21.8%

2015 Default Rate

156

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Caribbean University-Vega Baja was 21.8%, which represents 156 out of the 717 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

Caribbean University-Vega Baja received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 384 students enrolled at Caribbean University-Vega Baja in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Caribbean University-Vega Baja has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Caribbean University-Vega Baja was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Caribbean University-Vega Baja in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Caribbean University-Vega Baja has a total enrollment of 384 students. The full-time enrollment at Caribbean University-Vega Baja is 272 students and the part-time enrollment is 112. This means that 70.8% of students enrolled at Caribbean University-Vega Baja are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Caribbean University-Vega Baja, 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-Vega Baja in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (64%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (36%) and Two or More Races Female (0%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (92.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (7.14%) and Black or African American Male (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Caribbean University-Vega Baja, both undergraduate and graduate, is 384 students. The full-time enrollment at Caribbean University-Vega Baja is 272 and the part-time enrollment is 112. This means that 70.8% of students enrolled at Caribbean University-Vega Baja are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%

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 Caribbean University-Vega Baja was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Caribbean University-Vega Baja 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

    384

  2. Asian

    0

  3. Black or African American

    0

The enrolled student population at Caribbean University-Vega Baja 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 51 more women than men received degrees from Caribbean University-Vega Baja. The majority of degree recipients at Caribbean University-Vega Baja are hispanic or latino (77 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-Vega Baja is Other Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing, & Nursing Assistants (13 degrees awarded), followed by Social Work (9 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (4 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Caribbean University-Vega Baja, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (9 degrees awarded), Education (21 degrees), and Protective Services (6 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-Vega Baja are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,062,277 people), Registered nurses (1,348,926 people), Accountants & auditors (1,119,410 people), Miscellaneous managers (848,945 people), and Financial managers (440,962 people).

The most specialized majors at Caribbean University-Vega Baja are Public Administration and Social Service (9 degrees awarded), Education (21 degrees), Protective Services (6 degrees), Health (30 degrees), and Business (11 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-Vega Baja are Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Financial analysts, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Caribbean University-Vega Baja are Public Administration and Social Service (9 degrees awarded), Education (21 degrees), Protective Services (6 degrees), Health (30 degrees), and Business (11 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-Vega Baja are Elementary & secondary schools (3,302,228 people), Hospitals (1,837,575 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (665,535 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (599,448 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (531,016 people).

The most specialized majors at Caribbean University-Vega Baja are Public Administration and Social Service (9 degrees awarded), Education (21 degrees), Protective Services (6 degrees), Health (30 degrees), and Business (11 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-Vega Baja.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Caribbean University-Vega Baja was Other Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing, & Nursing Assistants with 13 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 13

  2. 64

In 2016, 13 degrees were awarded to men at Caribbean University-Vega Baja, which is 0.203 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (64).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 6 degrees were awarded to men at Caribbean University-Vega Baja in Other Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing, & Nursing Assistants, which is 0.25 times less than the 24 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 24 degrees were awarded to women at Caribbean University-Vega Baja in Other Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing, & Nursing Assistants, which is 4 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%

100% Completion Time

25%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 15% of students graduating from Caribbean University-Vega Baja completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 25% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 27% 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 (46.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Caribbean University-Vega Baja is Female and Hispanic or Latino (46.7% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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% 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

    77 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    0 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Caribbean University-Vega Baja is hispanic or latino (77 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

    64 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Male

    13 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races Female

    0 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Caribbean University-Vega Baja is hispanic or latino female (64 degrees awarded). There were 4.92 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (13 degrees).

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Operations

Caribbean University-Vega Baja has an endowment valued at nearly $255, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (0%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Caribbean University-Vega Baja had a total expenditure of $1.54M. Of that $1.54M, they spent $727k on salaries and $1.54M on benefits.

Caribbean University-Vega Baja employs N/A N/A, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Caribbean University-Vega Baja are Female Instructors (6), Male Instructors(3), and Female Assistant professors (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Caribbean University-Vega Baja are: Office and Administrative Support, with 6 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 5 employees, and Management with 1 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$255

2015 Endowment

98.2%

decline from 2014

Caribbean University-Vega Baja has an endowment valued at about $255, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Caribbean University-Vega Baja declined 98.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $33.6M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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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. $120k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Caribbean University-Vega Baja received $120k 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

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$727k

Salary Expenditure

$1.54M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Caribbean University-Vega Baja had a total expenditure of $1.54M. Of that $1.54M, they spent $727k on salaries and $1.54M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$727k

2015 Salaries

5.6%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Caribbean University-Vega Baja paid a median of $727k in salaries, which represents 47.3% of their overall expenditure ($1.54M) and a 5.6% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.97% decline from 2013 and a 1.43% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$390k

Instructional Salaries

15

Number of Employees

In 2015, Caribbean University-Vega Baja paid a total of $390k to 15 employees working as instructors, which represents 53.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

N/A

Most Common Instructor

N/A Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

6 Employees

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In N/A, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Caribbean University-Vega Baja were Office and Administrative Support with 6 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 5 employees; and Management with 1 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Caribbean University-Vega Baja was Female Instructor with 6 employees, Male Instructor with 3 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 2 employees.

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

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