Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,800

2.56% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$7,948

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

12%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

98.9%

522 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,424

86.4% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

34.9%

67 Graduates

About

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is a higher education institution located in Mayagüez Municipio, PR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez were Social Work (23 degrees awarded), Criminology (18 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (16 degrees).

In 2017, 230 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez. 63.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (228 degrees), 114 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (2 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is $4,800, which is $-20,394 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is $4,800, which is $-20,394 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,948.

In 2017, 86% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 49% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,800

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez was $4,800. The cost of tuition at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is $-20,394 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$7,948

2017 Value

31.7%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,948. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez grew by 31.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,450

Room and Board

$1,650

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez was of $6,450 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,650. The cost of room and board increased by 6.89% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.856% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

86%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

49%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 3.37% with respect to 2016, when 89% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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.

12%

2016 Default Rate

264

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez was 12%, which represents 264 out of the 2193 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

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez received 522 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.772% annual growth. Out of those 522 applicants, 516 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 98.9% acceptance rate.

There were 1,424 students enrolled at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez has an overall enrollment yield of 36.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

98.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

516

Accepted Out of 522

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez was 98.9% (516 admissions from 522 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 99.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 0.772%, while admissions stayed by 0%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez has a total enrollment of 1,424 students. The full-time enrollment at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is 1,230 students and the part-time enrollment is 194. This means that 86.4% of students enrolled at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, both undergraduate and graduate, is 99% 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 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (61.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (38.2%) and Two or More Races Female (0%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (66.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (31%) and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Male (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,424 students. The full-time enrollment at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is 1,230 and the part-time enrollment is 194. This means that 86.4% of students enrolled at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%

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 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez 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

    1,410

  2. Asian

    0

  3. Black or African American

    0

The enrolled student population at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is 99% 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 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2017, 62 more women than men received degrees from Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez. The majority of degree recipients at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez are hispanic or latino (228 degrees awarded). There were 114 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (2 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is Social Work (23 degrees awarded), followed by Criminology (18 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (16 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (23 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (27 degrees), and Social Sciences (25 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 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez are Physicians (404,421 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (351,854 people), Other managers (317,527 people), Social workers, all other (246,414 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (241,756 people).

The most specialized majors at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez are Public Administration and Social Service (23 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (27 degrees), Social Sciences (25 degrees), Biology (18 degrees), and Protective Services (15 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 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Compensation & benefits managers

The most specialized majors at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez are Public Administration and Social Service (23 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (27 degrees), Social Sciences (25 degrees), Biology (18 degrees), and Protective Services (15 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 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (596,013 people), Elementary & secondary schools (488,198 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (476,779 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (469,553 people), and Legal services (293,611 people).

The most specialized majors at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez are Public Administration and Social Service (23 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (27 degrees), Social Sciences (25 degrees), Biology (18 degrees), and Protective Services (15 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 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez.

Most Common

  1. 23 degrees awarded

  2. 18 degrees awarded

  3. 16 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez was Social Work with 23 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 84

  2. 146

In 2017, 84 degrees were awarded to men at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, which is 0.575 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (146).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 16 degrees were awarded to men at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez in Culinary Arts & Chef Training, which is 1.45 times more than the 11 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 19 degrees were awarded to women at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez in Social Work, which is 4.75 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

1%

100% Completion Time

20%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 1% of students graduating from Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 20% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 30% within 200%.

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

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (39.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is Female and Hispanic or Latino (39.8% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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

    228 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    2 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is hispanic or latino (228 degrees awarded). There were 114 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (2 degrees).

0.87% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    144 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Male

    84 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races Female

    0 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is hispanic or latino female (144 degrees awarded). There were 1.71 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (84 degrees).

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