Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce in Ponce

Ponce, PR

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce offers 381-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 21:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 74%. 39.2% are women, and 60.8% are men. Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce is 5076$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $9449 and $14154 per year. 35% of full-time Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $17,900, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$5,076
BELOW AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$4,481
$30,001 - $48,000$5,613
$48,001 - $75,000$7,634
$75,001 - $110,000$8,783
$110,001+$10,173

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record

Recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 1390

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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17%

Types of financial aids

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5059 of Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 86 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce number 9 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Puerto Rico.

Students at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending

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$17,900

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services

7%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce.

ROTC

ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of other national athletic association not listed above

Graduation Rate

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35%
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Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce graduation rate is below the national average.

35% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

3 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record

Recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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74%

In comparison to National Average

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 2% only.

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74%
ABOVE AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $0 - $10k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 72%, so Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 2% only.

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74%
ABOVE AVERAGE

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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57%

Total

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57%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

86%

Part-time retention rate

67%

The Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce full-time retention rate is 86% and part-time retention rate is 67%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school has quality curriculum, positive student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce is 21:1, that means that for every 21 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

21:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

33

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Puerto Rico.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 2250 Boulevard Luis A. Ferre Aguayo address in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce with 0.37% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are robbery, burglary, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce offers 381 programs in total: 225 are for Bachelor's degree, 105 - for Master's degree, 30 - for Associate's degree, 15 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, and 3 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

This is the highest number of programs in comparison with other 159 universities in Puerto Rico state, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree and Master's degree programs offered. Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce is one of the few institutions in Puerto Rico that offers a Doctor's degree-research/scholarship program.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Puerto Rico state average data to help you compare.

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Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 5518 students with 165536 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 1212 with 21812 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 637 students.

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Location & Website

Address: 2250 Boulevard Luis A. Ferre Aguayo Suite 608

Place:

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +78784120001002

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: pucpr.edu

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