University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,968
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$8,183
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.12%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
48.7%
5,496 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
13,892
85.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
53.2%
1,208 Graduates

About

University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is a higher education institution located in San Juan Municipio, PR. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras were General Biological Sciences (247 degrees awarded), General Psychology (179 degrees), and Accounting (123 degrees).

In 2020, 2,535 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras. 65.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (1,967 degrees), 3.68 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (534 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is $3,968, which is $−24,595 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,563).

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The median undergraduate tuition at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is $3,968, which is $−24,595 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,563).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,183.

In 2020, 68% of undergraduate students attending University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 7% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,968
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras was $3,968. The cost of tuition at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is $−24,595 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,563).

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Average Net Price

$8,183
2020 Value
11.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,183. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras grew by 11.5%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,161
Room and Board
$2,168
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras was of $11,161 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,168. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

68%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
7%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

68% of undergraduate students at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 15% with respect to 2019, when 80% 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.
5.12%
2018 Default Rate
50
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras was 5.12%, which represents 50 out of the 977 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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predictive-analysisAdmissions

University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras received 5,496 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 5.21% annual decline. Out of those 5,496 applicants, 2,674 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 48.7% acceptance rate.

There were 13,892 students enrolled at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras has an overall enrollment yield of 88.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

48.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,674
Accepted Out of 5,496

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras was 48.7% (2,674 admissions from 5,496 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 48.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −5.21%, while admissions declined by −5.51%.

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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-Rio Piedras in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras has a total enrollment of 13,892 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is 11,865 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,027. This means that 85.4% of students enrolled at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77% Hispanic or Latino, 3.79% Black or African American, 0.943% White, 0.605% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.13% Two or More Races, 0.072% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (54.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (30.6%) and Black or African American Female (3.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (35%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (21.1%) and White Male (1.34%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,892 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is 11,865 and the part-time enrollment is 2,027. This means that 85.4% of students enrolled at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras are enrolled full-time compared with 76.5% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
2020 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-Rio Piedras was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (85%), University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras 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
    10,697
  2. Black or African American
    527
  3. White
    131

The enrolled student population at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is 77% Hispanic or Latino, 3.79% Black or African American, 0.943% White, 0.605% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.13% Two or More Races, 0.072% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 50% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.69% Black or African American.

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learningGraduates

In 2020, 765 more women than men received degrees from University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is hispanic or latino (1,967 degrees awarded). There were 3.68 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (534 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is General Biological Sciences (247 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (179 degrees) and Accounting (123 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Language & Linguistics (175 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (66 degrees), and Legal (195 degrees).

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-Rio Piedras are Physicians (375,443 people), Postsecondary teachers (130,852 people), Other managers (123,160 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (99,601 people), and Architects, except landscape and naval (92,221 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras are Language & Linguistics (175 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (66 degrees), Legal (195 degrees), Biology (267 degrees), and Library Science (8 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-Rio Piedras are Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Sales engineers

The most specialized majors at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras are Language & Linguistics (175 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (66 degrees), Legal (195 degrees), Biology (267 degrees), and Library Science (8 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-Rio Piedras are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (434,025 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (287,742 people), Elementary & secondary schools (215,789 people), Offices of physicians (175,743 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (157,318 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras are Language & Linguistics (175 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (66 degrees), Legal (195 degrees), Biology (267 degrees), and Library Science (8 degrees).

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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-Rio Piedras.
Most Common
  1. 247 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 179 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 123 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras was General Biological Sciences with 247 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

885
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,650
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 885 degrees were awarded to men at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, which is 0.536 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,650).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 98 degrees were awarded to men at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras in General Biological Sciences, which is 0.58 times less than the 169 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 169 degrees were awarded to women at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras in General Biological Sciences, which is 1.72 times more than the 98 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
57%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 15% of students graduating from University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 57% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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
    1,967 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    534 degrees awarded
  3. White
    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is hispanic or latino (1,967 degrees awarded). There were 3.68 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (534 degrees).

21.1% of degree recipients (534 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,255 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    712 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is hispanic or latino female (1,255 degrees awarded). There were 1.76 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (712 degrees).

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briefcaseOperations

University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras has an endowment valued at nearly $801k, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $118k (14.8%), compared to the 3.43% average return ($10.5M on $307M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras had a total salary expenditure of $340M. University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras employs 396 Professors, 143 Assistant professors, and 91 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras are Male Professors (229), Female Professors(167), and Male Assistant professors (72).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras are: Office and Administrative Support, with 453 employees, Service, with 221 employees, and Management with 194 employees.

Endowment

$801k
2020 Endowment
Infinityk%
growth from 2019

University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras has an endowment valued at about $801k, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras grew Infinityk% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $306M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $15.3M - Federal
  2. $231k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras received $15.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $231k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$117M
2020 Salaries
8.67%
decline from 2019

In 2020, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras paid a median of $117M in salaries, which represents 34.4% of their overall expenditure ($340M) and a 8.67% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.57% decline from 2018 and a 6.6% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (42.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$52.1M
Instructional Salaries
719
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras paid a total of $52.1M to 719 employees working as instructors, which represents 44.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $70.3M (29.6%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
396 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
453 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras were Professor with 396 employees; Assistant professor with 143 employees; and Assistant professor with 91 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras were Office and Administrative Support with 453 employees; Service with 221 employees; and Management with 194 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras was Male Professor with 229 employees, Female Professor with 167 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 72 employees.

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