Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,160
4.88% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$9,155
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.57%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
98.2%
168 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
641
62.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
40.9%
27 Graduates

About

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is a higher education institution located in Arecibo Municipio, PR. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo were General Biomedical Sciences (40 degrees awarded), Criminology (9 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (5 degrees).

In 2022, 143 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo. 69.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (142 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is $5,160, which is $−18,836 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is $5,160, which is $−18,836 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,155.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 28% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,160
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo was $5,160. The cost of tuition at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is $−18,836 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$9,155
2022 Value
2.16%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,155. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo grew by 2.16%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,983
Room and Board
$1,786
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo was of $6,983 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.31% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,786. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.3% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
28%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 10% with respect to 2021, when 90% 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.
4.57%
2019 Default Rate
100
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo was 4.57%, which represents 100 out of the 2188 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

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo received 168 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 88.8% annual growth. Out of those 168 applicants, 165 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 98.2% acceptance rate.

There were 641 students enrolled at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo in 2022.

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo has an overall enrollment yield of 22.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

98.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
165
Accepted Out of 168

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo was 98.2% (165 admissions from 168 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 97.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 88.8%, while admissions grew by 89.7%..

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Enrollment

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo had a total enrollment of 641 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is 399 students and the part-time enrollment is 242. This means that 62.2% of students enrolled at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo, both undergraduate and graduate, is 98.3% Hispanic or Latino.

Students enrolled at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (65.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (34.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (78.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (19.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

62.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 641 students. The full-time enrollment at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is 399 and the part-time enrollment is 242. This means that 62.2% of students enrolled at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
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 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Hispanic or Latino
Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
630 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is 98.3% Hispanic or Latino. 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 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 57 more women than men received degrees from Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is hispanic or latino (142 degrees awarded).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is General Biomedical Sciences (40 degrees awarded), followed by Criminology (9 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (5 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Biology (42 degrees awarded), Psychology (34 degrees), and Social Sciences (9 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 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo are Registered nurses (1,621,510 people), Accountants & auditors (1,137,656 people), Other managers (1,095,985 people), Financial managers (603,176 people), and Physicians (574,142 people).

The most specialized majors at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo in 2022 are Biology (42 degrees awarded), Psychology (34 degrees), Social Sciences (9 degrees), Health (36 degrees), and Business (12 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 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo are Biology (42 degrees awarded), Psychology (34 degrees), Social Sciences (9 degrees), Health (36 degrees), and Business (12 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,464,018 people), Elementary & secondary schools (1,359,908 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (1,040,036 people), Computer Systems Design (766,637 people), and Banking & related activities (623,029 people).

The most specialized majors at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo are Biology (42 degrees awarded), Psychology (34 degrees), Social Sciences (9 degrees), Health (36 degrees), and Business (12 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 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 40 degrees awarded
  2. 9 degrees awarded
  3. 5 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo was General Biomedical Sciences with 40 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

43
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
100
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 43 degrees were awarded to men at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo, which is 0.43 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (100).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 12 degrees were awarded to men at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo in General Biomedical Sciences, which is 0.429 times less than the 28 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 28 degrees were awarded to men at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo in General Biomedical Sciences, which is 2.33 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
42%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 14% of students graduating from Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% 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 (45.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is Female and Hispanic or Latino (45.8% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Hispanic or Latino
Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
142 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is hispanic or latino (142 degrees awarded).

0.699% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    100 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is hispanic or latino female (100 degrees awarded). There were 2.38 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (42 degrees).

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Operations

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo employs 6 Associate professors, 4 Assistant professors and 2 Professors. Most academics at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo are Female Associate professor (6), Male Assistant professor (2), and Female Assistant professor (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo are: Management, with 12 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 12 employees, and Service with 4 employees.

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
6 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
12 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo were Associate professor with 6 employees, Assistant professor with 4 employees, and Professor with 2 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo were Management with 12 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 12 employees, and Service with 4 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo was Female Associate professor with 6 employees, Male Assistant professor with 2 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 2 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo.

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