University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$1,878

0.428% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$7,625

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

6.75%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

73.8%

3,492 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

13,314

92.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

44.5%

904 Graduates

About

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 University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez were General Biological Sciences (174 degrees awarded), Mechanical Engineering (133 degrees), and General Microbiology (89 degrees).

In 2016, 1,844 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez. 49.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (1,641 degrees), 10.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (155 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is $1,878, which is $-18,282 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is $1,878, which is $-18,282 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,625.

In 2016, 66% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 15% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,878

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez was $1,878. The cost of tuition at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is $-18,282 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$7,625

2016 Value

12.5%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,625. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez grew by 12.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,751

Room and Board

$1,862

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez was of $8,751 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,862. The cost of room and board increased by 5.69% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.03% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

66%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

15%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

66% of undergraduate students at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 8.33% with respect to 2015, when 72% 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.

6.75%

2015 Default Rate

62

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez was 6.75%, which represents 62 out of the 919 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

University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez received 3,492 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 5.24% annual growth. Out of those 3,492 applicants, 2,576 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.8% acceptance rate.

There were 13,314 students enrolled at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez has an overall enrollment yield of 90.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,576

Accepted Out of 3,492

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez was 73.8% (2,576 admissions from 3,492 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 77.3%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 5.24%, while admissions grew by 0.39%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez has a total enrollment of 13,314 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is 12,257 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,057. This means that 92.1% of students enrolled at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, both undergraduate and graduate, is 93.6% 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 University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Male (50.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (43.5%) and Two or More Races Female (0%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Male (46%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (39.2%) and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Male (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,314 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is 12,257 and the part-time enrollment is 1,057. This means that 92.1% of students enrolled at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

92%

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 University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez was 92%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez 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

    12,468

  2. Asian

    0

  3. Black or African American

    0

The enrolled student population at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is 93.6% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 846 students (6.35%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 22 fewer women than men received degrees from University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez. The majority of degree recipients at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez are hispanic or latino (1,641 degrees awarded). There were 10.6 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (155 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is General Biological Sciences (174 degrees awarded), followed by Mechanical Engineering (133 degrees) and General Microbiology (89 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (173 degrees awarded), Engineering (594 degrees), and Biology (304 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 University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez are Miscellaneous managers (744,521 people), Physicians & surgeons (505,117 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (425,023 people), Postsecondary teachers (365,179 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (343,288 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez are Agriculture (173 degrees awarded), Engineering (594 degrees), Biology (304 degrees), Physical Sciences (79 degrees), and Social Sciences (121 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 University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez are Physicians & surgeons, Economists, Sales engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez are Agriculture (173 degrees awarded), Engineering (594 degrees), Biology (304 degrees), Physical Sciences (79 degrees), and Social Sciences (121 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 University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (691,119 people), Hospitals (680,683 people), Computer Systems Design (550,146 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (487,772 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (483,894 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez are Agriculture (173 degrees awarded), Engineering (594 degrees), Biology (304 degrees), Physical Sciences (79 degrees), and Social Sciences (121 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 University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez.

Most Common

  1. 174 degrees awarded

  2. 133 degrees awarded

  3. 89 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez was General Biological Sciences with 174 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 933

  2. 911

In 2016, 933 degrees were awarded to men at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, which is 1.02 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (911).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 119 degrees were awarded to men at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez in Mechanical Engineering, which is 3.97 times more than the 30 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 122 degrees were awarded to women at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez in General Biological Sciences, which is 1.97 times more than the 62 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

4%

100% Completion Time

41%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 4% of students graduating from University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% 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 (54.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is Female and Hispanic or Latino (54.1% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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% 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

    1,641 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    155 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is hispanic or latino (1,641 degrees awarded). There were 10.6 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (155 degrees).

8.41% of degree recipients (155 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Male

    828 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Female

    813 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races Female

    0 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is hispanic or latino male (828 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more hispanic or latino male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (813 degrees).

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Operations

University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $133k (N/A%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez had a total expenditure of $263M. Of that $263M, they spent $126M on salaries and $263M on benefits.

University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez employs 340 Professors, 100 Associate professors, and 96 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez are Male Professors (226), Female Professors(114), and Male Assistant professors (54).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez are: Office and Administrative Support, with 566 employees, Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance, with 342 employees, and Service with 239 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2015 Endowment

0%

growth from 2014

University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $24.8M - Federal

  2. $1.46M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez received $24.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.46M 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.

$126M

Salary Expenditure

$263M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez had a total expenditure of $263M. Of that $263M, they spent $126M on salaries and $263M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$126M

2015 Salaries

2.84%

decline from 2014

In 2015, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez paid a median of $126M in salaries, which represents 47.9% of their overall expenditure ($263M) and a 2.84% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.35% decline from 2013 and a 4.53% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$46.7M

Instructional Salaries

589

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez paid a total of $46.7M to 589 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

340 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

566 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez were Professor with 340 employees; Associate professor with 100 employees; and Associate professor with 96 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez were Office and Administrative Support with 566 employees; Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 342 employees; and Service with 239 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez was Male Professor with 226 employees, Female Professor with 114 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 54 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez.

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