Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,488

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$14,459

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

6.62%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

4,315

51.7% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

24.9%

122 Graduates

About

Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico is a higher education institution located in San Juan Municipio, PR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico were Mechanical Engineering (98 degrees awarded), General Civil Engineering (60 degrees), and Electrical & Electronics Engineering (59 degrees).

In 2017, 714 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico. 26.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 73.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (705 degrees), 141 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (5 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico is $7,488, which is $-6,512 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico is $7,488, which is $-6,512 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,459.

In 2017, 67% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 49% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,488

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico was $7,488. The cost of tuition at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico is $-6,512 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$14,459

2017 Value

2.94%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,459. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico grew by 2.94%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,858

Room and Board

$2,342

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico was of $11,858 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,342. The cost of room and board did not change 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

67%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

49%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

67% of undergraduate students at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.08% with respect to 2016, when 65% 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.

6.62%

2016 Default Rate

70

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico was 6.62%, which represents 70 out of the 1057 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

Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico has a total enrollment of 4,315 students. The full-time enrollment at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico is 2,233 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,082. This means that 51.7% of students enrolled at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico, both undergraduate and graduate, is 99.8% Hispanic or Latino, 0.185% White, 0.0463% Black or African American, 0% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Two or More Races, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Male (76.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (23%) and White Male (0.119%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Male (63.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (36.3%) and White Male (0.183%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

51.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,315 students. The full-time enrollment at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico is 2,233 and the part-time enrollment is 2,082. This means that 51.7% of students enrolled at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%

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 Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico was 89%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico 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

    4,305

  2. White

    8

  3. Black or African American

    2

The enrolled student population at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico is 99.8% Hispanic or Latino, 0.185% White, 0.0463% Black or African American, 0% Asian, 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 Special Focus Institutions is 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 330 fewer women than men received degrees from Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico. The majority of degree recipients at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico are hispanic or latino (705 degrees awarded). There were 141 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (5 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico is Mechanical Engineering (98 degrees awarded), followed by General Civil Engineering (60 degrees) and Electrical & Electronics Engineering (59 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Architecture and Related Services (54 degrees awarded), Engineering (421 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (150 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 Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico are Accountants & auditors (1,129,064 people), Other managers (987,067 people), Software developers (863,133 people), Financial managers (459,439 people), and Chief executives & legislators (431,125 people).

The most specialized majors at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico are Architecture and Related Services (54 degrees awarded), Engineering (421 degrees), Engineering Technologies (150 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (20 degrees), and Business (61 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The most specialized majors at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico are Architecture and Related Services (54 degrees awarded), Engineering (421 degrees), Engineering Technologies (150 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (20 degrees), and Business (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 Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico are Computer Systems Design (1,255,614 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (648,258 people), Construction (624,392 people), Banking & related activities (596,308 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (545,952 people).

The most specialized majors at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico are Architecture and Related Services (54 degrees awarded), Engineering (421 degrees), Engineering Technologies (150 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (20 degrees), and Business (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 Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico.

Most Common

  1. 98 degrees awarded

  2. 60 degrees awarded

  3. 59 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico was Mechanical Engineering with 98 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 522

  2. 192

In 2017, 522 degrees were awarded to men at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico, which is 2.72 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (192).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 97 degrees were awarded to men at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico in Mechanical Engineering, which is 32.3 times more than the 3 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 34 degrees were awarded to women at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico in Engineering & Industrial Management, which is 0.43 times less than the 79 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

0%

100% Completion Time

16%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 0% of students graduating from Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 16% 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 (26.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico is Female and Hispanic or Latino (26.3% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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

    705 degrees awarded

  2. White

    5 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico is hispanic or latino (705 degrees awarded). There were 141 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (5 degrees).

0.42% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Male

    517 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Female

    188 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico is hispanic or latino male (517 degrees awarded). There were 2.75 times more hispanic or latino male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (188 degrees).

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Operations

Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico has an endowment valued at nearly $14.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.39M (9.69%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico had a total salary expenditure of $35.4M. Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico employs 75 Associate professors, 37 Professors, and 17 Assistant professors. Most academics at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico are Male Associate professors (47), Male Professors(29), and Female Associate professors (28).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico are: Office and Administrative Support, with 76 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 31 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 24 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$14.3M

2017 Endowment

2.01%

growth from 2016

Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico has an endowment valued at about $14.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico grew 2.01% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.25M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $3.52M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico received $3.52M 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

$16.2M

2017 Salaries

7.76%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico paid a median of $16.2M in salaries, which represents 45.7% of their overall expenditure ($35.4M) and a 7.76% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.64% decline from 2015 and a 0.0873% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.59M (39.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.63M

Instructional Salaries

133

Number of Employees

In 2017, Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico paid a total of $5.63M to 133 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.05M (36.1%) for similar Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

75 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

76 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico were Associate professor with 75 employees; Professor with 37 employees; and Professor with 17 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico were Office and Administrative Support with 76 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 31 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 24 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico was Male Associate professor with 47 employees, Male Professor with 29 employees, and Female Associate professor with 28 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico.

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