Ponce Health Sciences University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,000
NaNk% growth from N/A
2016 Student Loan
3.59%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
1,004
99.1% Full-Time

About

Ponce Health Sciences University is a higher education institution located in Ponce Municipio, PR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Ponce Health Sciences University were Registered Nursing (0 degrees awarded).

In 2017, 240 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Ponce Health Sciences University. 67.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (235 degrees), 58.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (4 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Ponce Health Sciences University is $8,000, which is $-12,733 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Ponce Health Sciences University is $8,000, which is $-12,733 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 $N/A.

In N/A, N/A% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,000
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Ponce Health Sciences University was $8,000. The cost of tuition at Ponce Health Sciences University is $-12,733 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

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Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
N/A%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

N/A% of undergraduate students at Ponce Health Sciences University received grants or loans in N/A. This represents a N/A of N/A with respect to N/A, when N/A% 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
6
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Ponce Health Sciences University was 3.59%, which represents 6 out of the 167 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

Ponce Health Sciences University has a total enrollment of 1,004 students. The full-time enrollment at Ponce Health Sciences University is 995 students and the part-time enrollment is 9. This means that 99.1% of students enrolled at Ponce Health Sciences University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Ponce Health Sciences University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 97.7% Hispanic or Latino, 0.996% White, 0.797% Asian, 0.299% Two or More Races, 0% Black or African American, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Ponce Health Sciences University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (66.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (33.3%) and Asian Female (0%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (64.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (33.1%) and White Male (0.61%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Ponce Health Sciences University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,004 students. The full-time enrollment at Ponce Health Sciences University is 995 and the part-time enrollment is 9. This means that 99.1% of students enrolled at Ponce Health Sciences University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

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N/A 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 Ponce Health Sciences University was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Ponce Health Sciences University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    981
  2. White
    10
  3. Asian
    8

The enrolled student population at Ponce Health Sciences University is 97.7% Hispanic or Latino, 0.996% White, 0.797% Asian, 0.299% Two or More Races, 0% Black or African American, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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, 82 more women than men received degrees from Ponce Health Sciences University. The majority of degree recipients at Ponce Health Sciences University are hispanic or latino (235 degrees awarded). There were 58.8 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (4 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Ponce Health Sciences University is Registered Nursing (0 degrees awarded), followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Ponce Health Sciences University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Biology (64 degrees awarded), Psychology (61 degrees), and Health (115 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 Ponce Health Sciences University are Registered nurses (1,401,906 people), Physicians (517,846 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (250,103 people), Postsecondary teachers (212,461 people), and Other managers (211,272 people).

The most specialized majors at Ponce Health Sciences University are Biology (64 degrees awarded), Psychology (61 degrees), and Health (115 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 Ponce Health Sciences University are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Podiatrists, Physicians, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Ponce Health Sciences University are Biology (64 degrees awarded), Psychology (61 degrees), and Health (115 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 Ponce Health Sciences University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,985,473 people), Elementary & secondary schools (640,900 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (500,881 people), Offices of physicians (390,096 people), and Outpatient care centers (380,071 people).

The most specialized majors at Ponce Health Sciences University are Biology (64 degrees awarded), Psychology (61 degrees), and Health (115 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 Ponce Health Sciences University.
Most Common
  1. 0 degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Ponce Health Sciences University was Registered Nursing with 0 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 79
  2. 161

In 2017, 79 degrees were awarded to men at Ponce Health Sciences University, which is 0.491 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (161).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 31 degrees were awarded to men at Ponce Health Sciences University in Medicine, which is 0.912 times less than the 34 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 34 degrees were awarded to women at Ponce Health Sciences University in Medicine, which is 1.1 times more than the 31 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

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Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Ponce Health Sciences University is N/A and N/A (N/A% 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, N/A% of graduates (N/A students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    235 degrees awarded
  2. White
    4 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Ponce Health Sciences University is hispanic or latino (235 degrees awarded). There were 58.8 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (4 degrees).

0.417% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    160 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    75 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Ponce Health Sciences University is hispanic or latino female (160 degrees awarded). There were 2.13 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (75 degrees).

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Operations

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

In 2017, Ponce Health Sciences University had a total salary expenditure of $24.3M. Ponce Health Sciences University employs 30 Assistant professors, 15 Professors, and 15 Associate professors. Most academics at Ponce Health Sciences University are Female Assistant professors (21), Female Associate professors(10), and Male Professors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ponce Health Sciences University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 75 employees, Research, with 47 employees, and Service with 17 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2017 Endowment
0%
growth from 2016

Ponce Health Sciences University has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Ponce Health Sciences University stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Ponce Health Sciences University received $0 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

$8.93M
2017 Salaries
8.93%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Ponce Health Sciences University paid a median of $8.93M in salaries, which represents 36.8% of their overall expenditure ($24.3M) and a 8.93% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 33.7% growth from 2015 and a 53.3% 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

$4.47M
Instructional Salaries
62
Number of Employees

In 2017, Ponce Health Sciences University paid a total of $4.47M to 62 employees working as instructors, which represents 50.1% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
30 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
75 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Ponce Health Sciences University were Assistant professor with 30 employees; Professor with 15 employees; and Professor with 15 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ponce Health Sciences University were Office and Administrative Support with 75 employees; Research with 47 employees; and Service with 17 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Ponce Health Sciences University was Female Assistant professor with 21 employees, Female Associate professor with 10 employees, and Male Professor with 9 employees.

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