Caribbean University-Ponce

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,656
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$3,033
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
21.3%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
695
66.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
90.9%
20 Graduates

About

Caribbean University-Ponce is a higher education institution located in Ponce Municipio, PR. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Caribbean University-Ponce were Elementary Education & Teaching (6 degrees awarded), Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (6 degrees), and Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (4 degrees).

In 2020, 83 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Caribbean University-Ponce. 78.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 21.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (83 degrees), Infinityk times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (0 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Caribbean University-Ponce is $4,656, which is $−17,874 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Caribbean University-Ponce is $4,656, which is $−17,874 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $3,033.

In 2020, 100% of undergraduate students attending Caribbean University-Ponce received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 46% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,656
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Caribbean University-Ponce was $4,656. The cost of tuition at Caribbean University-Ponce is $−17,874 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$3,033
2020 Value
10.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Caribbean University-Ponce had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $3,033. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Caribbean University-Ponce grew by 10.5%.

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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

$6,007
Room and Board
$1,272
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Caribbean University-Ponce was of $6,007 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,272. 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

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
46%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Caribbean University-Ponce received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 8.7% with respect to 2019, when 92% 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.
21.3%
2018 Default Rate
168
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Caribbean University-Ponce was 21.3%, which represents 168 out of the 789 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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Caribbean University-Ponce has a total enrollment of 695 students. The full-time enrollment at Caribbean University-Ponce is 460 students and the part-time enrollment is 235. This means that 66.2% of students enrolled at Caribbean University-Ponce are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Caribbean University-Ponce, both undergraduate and graduate, is 95.7% 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 Caribbean University-Ponce in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Male (68.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (31.4%) and Asian Male (0%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Male (71.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (28.6%) and Asian Male (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

66.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Caribbean University-Ponce, both undergraduate and graduate, is 695 students. The full-time enrollment at Caribbean University-Ponce is 460 and the part-time enrollment is 235. This means that 66.2% of students enrolled at Caribbean University-Ponce are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
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 Caribbean University-Ponce was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Caribbean University-Ponce 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
    665
  2. Asian
    0
  3. Black or African American
    0

The enrolled student population at Caribbean University-Ponce is 95.7% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 47 more women than men received degrees from Caribbean University-Ponce. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Caribbean University-Ponce is hispanic or latino (83 degrees awarded). There were Infinityk times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (0 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Caribbean University-Ponce is Elementary Education & Teaching (6 degrees awarded), followed by Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (6 degrees) and Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (4 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Caribbean University-Ponce, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees awarded), Education (33 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (3 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Caribbean University-Ponce are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,698,775 people), Other managers (395,612 people), Software developers (391,276 people), Secondary school teachers (377,013 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (331,177 people).

The most specialized majors at Caribbean University-Ponce are Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees awarded), Education (33 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (3 degrees), Engineering (6 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (2 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 Caribbean University-Ponce are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Aerospace engineers, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Caribbean University-Ponce are Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees awarded), Education (33 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (3 degrees), Engineering (6 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (2 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 Caribbean University-Ponce are Elementary & secondary schools (2,742,008 people), Computer Systems Design (463,711 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (421,389 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (385,611 people), and Construction (316,264 people).

The most specialized majors at Caribbean University-Ponce are Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees awarded), Education (33 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (3 degrees), Engineering (6 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (2 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 Caribbean University-Ponce.
Most Common
  1. 6 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 6 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 4 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Caribbean University-Ponce was Elementary Education & Teaching with 6 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

18
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
65
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 18 degrees were awarded to men at Caribbean University-Ponce, which is 0.277 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (65).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 6 degrees were awarded to men at Caribbean University-Ponce in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 0.667 times less than the 9 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 11 degrees were awarded to women at Caribbean University-Ponce in Other Philosophy, which is Infinityk times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

4%
100% Completion Time
31%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 4% of students graduating from Caribbean University-Ponce completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 31% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (92.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Caribbean University-Ponce is Male and Hispanic or Latino (92.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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
    83 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    0 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    0 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Caribbean University-Ponce is hispanic or latino (83 degrees awarded). There were Infinityk times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (0 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    65 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    18 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    0 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Caribbean University-Ponce is hispanic or latino female (65 degrees awarded). There were 3.61 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (18 degrees).

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Caribbean University-Ponce has an endowment valued at nearly $4.13k, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (0%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Caribbean University-Ponce had a total salary expenditure of $1.76M. Caribbean University-Ponce employs 10 Instructors, 6 Assistant professors, and 1 Professors. Most academics at Caribbean University-Ponce are Female Instructors (9), Male Assistant professors(3), and Female Assistant professors (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Caribbean University-Ponce are: Office and Administrative Support, with 4 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 2 employees, and Management with 1 employees.

Endowment

$4.13k
2020 Endowment
0.0242%
decline from 2019

Caribbean University-Ponce has an endowment valued at about $4.13k, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Caribbean University-Ponce declined 0.0242% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $39.6M lower than 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: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $230k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Caribbean University-Ponce received $230k 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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Salary Expenditure

$716k
2020 Salaries
16.6%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Caribbean University-Ponce paid a median of $716k in salaries, which represents 40.8% of their overall expenditure ($1.76M) and a 16.6% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.6% decline from 2018 and a 4.1% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$468k
Instructional Salaries
17
Number of Employees

In 2020, Caribbean University-Ponce paid a total of $468k to 17 employees working as instructors, which represents 65.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
10 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
4 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Caribbean University-Ponce were Instructor with 10 employees; Assistant professor with 6 employees; and Assistant professor with 1 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Caribbean University-Ponce were Office and Administrative Support with 4 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 2 employees; and Management with 1 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Caribbean University-Ponce was Female Instructor with 9 employees, Male Assistant professor with 3 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 3 employees.

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