Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,800

2.56% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$9,826

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

12%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

92.6%

2,555 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

7,381

82.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

40.1%

450 Graduates

About

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce is a higher education institution located in Ponce Municipio, PR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce were Registered Nursing (129 degrees awarded), General Biomedical Sciences (80 degrees), and General Psychology (60 degrees).

In 2017, 1,276 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce. 62% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (1,248 degrees), 73.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (17 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce is $4,800, which is $-21,700 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce is $4,800, which is $-21,700 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,826.

In 2017, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 54% 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-Ponce was $4,800. The cost of tuition at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce is $-21,700 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$9,826

2017 Value

31.9%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,826. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce grew by 31.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,679

Room and Board

$1,650

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce was of $5,679 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 7.23% 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

83%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

54%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 4.6% with respect to 2016, when 87% 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.

12%

2016 Default Rate

264

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce 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-Ponce received 2,555 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 11.8% annual growth. Out of those 2,555 applicants, 2,367 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 92.6% acceptance rate.

There were 7,381 students enrolled at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce has an overall enrollment yield of 49.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

92.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,367

Accepted Out of 2,555

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce was 92.6% (2,367 admissions from 2,555 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 97.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 11.8%, while admissions grew by 6%.

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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-Ponce in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce has a total enrollment of 7,381 students. The full-time enrollment at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce is 6,088 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,293. This means that 82.5% of students enrolled at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce, both undergraduate and graduate, is 99.1% Hispanic or Latino, 0.203% White, 0.0406% Asian, 0.0271% Black or African American, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Two or More Races, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (59.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (40.2%) and White Female (0.146%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (66.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (32.5%) and White Male (0.153%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,381 students. The full-time enrollment at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce is 6,088 and the part-time enrollment is 1,293. This means that 82.5% of students enrolled at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce 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 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-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

    7,313

  2. White

    15

  3. Asian

    3

The enrolled student population at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce is 99.1% Hispanic or Latino, 0.203% White, 0.0406% Asian, 0.0271% Black or African American, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Two or More Races, 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

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, 48 students (0.65%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 306 more women than men received degrees from Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce. The majority of degree recipients at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce are hispanic or latino (1,248 degrees awarded). There were 73.4 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (17 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce is Registered Nursing (129 degrees awarded), followed by General Biomedical Sciences (80 degrees) and General Psychology (60 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (144 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (38 degrees), and Biology (146 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-Ponce are Physicians (420,806 people), Social workers, all other (255,083 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (219,382 people), Other managers (202,148 people), and Postsecondary teachers (169,361 people).

The most specialized majors at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce are Legal (144 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (38 degrees), Biology (146 degrees), Psychology (117 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (64 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 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce are Surgeons, Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce are Legal (144 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (38 degrees), Biology (146 degrees), Psychology (117 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (64 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-Ponce are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (635,611 people), Elementary & secondary schools (517,219 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (417,214 people), Outpatient care centers (236,863 people), and Offices of physicians (212,643 people).

The most specialized majors at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce are Legal (144 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (38 degrees), Biology (146 degrees), Psychology (117 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (64 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-Ponce.

Most Common

  1. 129 degrees awarded

  2. 80 degrees awarded

  3. 60 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce was Registered Nursing with 129 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 485

  2. 791

In 2017, 485 degrees were awarded to men at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce, which is 0.613 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (791).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 62 degrees were awarded to men at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce in Law, which is 0.805 times less than the 77 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 87 degrees were awarded to women at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce in Registered Nursing, which is 2.07 times more than the 42 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%

100% Completion Time

38%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 7% of students graduating from Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 38% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Doctoral Universities 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 (45.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce is Female and Hispanic or Latino (45.2% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, 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, 0.222% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    1,248 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    17 degrees awarded

  3. White

    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce is hispanic or latino (1,248 degrees awarded). There were 73.4 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (17 degrees).

1.33% of degree recipients (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    776 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Male

    472 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce is hispanic or latino female (776 degrees awarded). There were 1.64 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (472 degrees).

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Operations

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce has an endowment valued at nearly $15.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.87M (25.5%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce had a total expenditure of $69.9M. Of that $69.9M, they spent $34.9M on salaries and $69.9M on benefits.

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce employs 71 Assistant professors, 52 Associate professors, and 40 No academic ranks. Most academics at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce are Female Assistant professors (41), Male Assistant professors(30), and Female No academic ranks (27).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce are: Office and Administrative Support, with 182 employees, Management, with 99 employees, and Service with 60 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$15.2M

2017 Endowment

2.39%

growth from 2016

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce has an endowment valued at about $15.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce grew 2.39% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $271M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $3.73M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce received $3.73M 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.

$34.9M

Salary Expenditure

$69.9M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce had a total expenditure of $69.9M. Of that $69.9M, they spent $34.9M on salaries and $69.9M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$34.9M

2017 Salaries

0.3%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce paid a median of $34.9M in salaries, which represents 49.9% of their overall expenditure ($69.9M) and a 0.3% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.876% decline from 2015 and a 0.0725% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$10.8M

Instructional Salaries

218

Number of Employees

In 2017, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce paid a total of $10.8M to 218 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

71 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

182 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce were Assistant professor with 71 employees; Associate professor with 52 employees; and Associate professor with 40 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce were Office and Administrative Support with 182 employees; Management with 99 employees; and Service with 60 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female No academic rank

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce was Female Assistant professor with 41 employees, Male Assistant professor with 30 employees, and Female No academic rank with 27 employees.

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