Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,172
5.58% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$16,043
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.64%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
4,244
46.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
20.1%
77 Graduates

About

Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico is a higher education institution located in San Juan Municipio, PR. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico were Mechanical Engineering (80 degrees awarded), Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering (64 degrees), and Electrical & Electronics Engineering (64 degrees).

In 2022, 605 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico. 29.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 70.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (598 degrees), 299 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico is $8,172, which is $−6,769 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico is $8,172, which is $−6,770 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,043.

In 2022, 70% of undergraduate students attending Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 35% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$8,172
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico was $8,172. The cost of tuition at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico is $−6,770 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$16,043
2022 Value
0.131%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,043. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico grew by 0.131%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,959
Room and Board
$2,356
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico was of $10,959 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 8.12% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,356. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

70%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
35%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

70% of undergraduate students at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 70% 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.
1.64%
2019 Default Rate
17
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico was 1.64%, which represents 17 out of the 1039 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 had a total enrollment of 4,244 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico is 1,990 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,254. This means that 46.9% 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 99.6% Hispanic or Latino, 0.141% White, 0.0943% Black or African American, and 0.0707% Asian.

Students enrolled at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Male (69.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (30.7%) and Asian Male (0.0604%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Male (63.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (36.1%) and White Female (0.299%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

46.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,244 students. The full-time enrollment at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico is 1,990 and the part-time enrollment is 2,254. This means that 46.9% of students enrolled at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2022 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 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), 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 (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    4,226 enrolled students
  2. White
    6 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    4 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico is 99.6% Hispanic or Latino, 0.141% White, 0.0943% Black or African American, and 0.0707% Asian. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 245 fewer women than men received degrees from Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico is hispanic or latino (598 degrees awarded). There were 299 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico is Mechanical Engineering (80 degrees awarded), followed by Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering (64 degrees) and Electrical & Electronics Engineering (64 degrees).

In 2022,  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 Engineering (391 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (91 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (51 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 Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico are Other managers (1,129,643 people), Software developers (1,127,267 people), Accountants & auditors (1,076,571 people), Financial managers (539,640 people), and Chief executives & legislators (528,463 people).

The most specialized majors at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico in 2022 are Engineering (391 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (91 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (51 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (8 degrees), and Business (44 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico are Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico are Engineering (391 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (91 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (51 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (8 degrees), and Business (44 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (1,543,413 people), Elementary & secondary schools (756,041 people), Construction (731,419 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (675,955 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (608,012 people).

The most specialized majors at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico are Engineering (391 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (91 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (51 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (8 degrees), and Business (44 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 73 degrees awarded
  2. 47 degrees awarded
  3. 47 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico was Mechanical Engineering with 73 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

425
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
180
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 425 degrees were awarded to men at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico, which is 2.36 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (180).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 76 degrees were awarded to men at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico in Mechanical Engineering, which is 9.5 times more than the 8 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 31 degrees were awarded to men at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico in Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering, which is 0.939 times less than the 33 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

2%
100% Completion Time
24%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 2% 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, 24% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 31% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (25.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico is Female and Hispanic or Latino (25.6% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    598 degrees awarded
  2. White
    2 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico is hispanic or latino (598 degrees awarded). There were 299 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2 degrees).

0.661% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Male
    419 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    179 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico is hispanic or latino male (419 degrees awarded). There were 2.34 times more hispanic or latino male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (179 degrees).

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Operations

Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico has an endowment valued at nearly $23.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−7.74%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico had a total salary expenditure of 39.1M. Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico employs 76 Associate professors, 37 Professors and 17 Assistant professors. Most academics at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico are Male Associate professor (48), Female Associate professor (28), and Male Professor (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico are: Office and Administrative Support, with 91 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 36 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 33 employees.

Endowment

$23.4M
2022 Endowment
3.96%
growth from 2021

Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico has an endowment valued at about $23.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico grew 3.96% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11.8M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$16.1M
2022 Salaries
2.3%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico paid a median of $16.1M in salaries, which represents 41.1% of their overall expenditure ($39.1M) and a 2.3% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.59M
Instructional Salaries
134
Number of Employees

In 2022, Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico paid a total of $6.59M to 134 employees working as instructors, which represents 41% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
76 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
91 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico were Associate professor with 76 employees, Professor with 37 employees, and Assistant professor with 17 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico were Office and Administrative Support with 91 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science with 36 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 33 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico was Male Associate professor with 48 employees, Female Associate professor with 28 employees, and Male Professor with 26 employees.

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