University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,024
8.28% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$9,444
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.04%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
60%
1,474 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,897
92% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
50.3%
370 Graduates

About

University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is a higher education institution located in Arecibo Municipio, PR. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo were Registered Nursing (123 degrees awarded), General Microbiology (108 degrees), and Radio & Television Broadcasting Technology (69 degrees).

In 2022, 604 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo. 69.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (604 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is $5,024, which is $−23,306 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is $5,024, which is $−23,306 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,444.

In 2022, 98% of undergraduate students attending University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 3% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,024
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo was $5,024. The cost of tuition at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is $−23,306 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$9,444
2022 Value
24.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,444. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo grew by 24.9%.

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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-Arecibo was of $11,161 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,168. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
3%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

98% of undergraduate students at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 4.26% with respect to 2021, when 94% 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.
2.04%
2019 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo was 2.04%, which represents 4 out of the 196 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo received 1,474 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 7.24% annual growth. Out of those 1,474 applicants, 885 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 60% acceptance rate.

There were 2,897 students enrolled at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo in 2022.

University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo has an overall enrollment yield of 76.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

60%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
885
Accepted Out of 1,474

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo was 60% (885 admissions from 1,474 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 55.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 7.24%, while admissions declined by −0.225%..

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Enrollment

University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo had a total enrollment of 2,897 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is 2,666 students and the part-time enrollment is 231. This means that 92% of students enrolled at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo, both undergraduate and graduate, is 100% Hispanic or Latino.

Students enrolled at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (62.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (37.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,897 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is 2,666 and the part-time enrollment is 231. This means that 92% of students enrolled at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
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 University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), 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)
2,897 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is 100% Hispanic or Latino. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 236 more women than men received degrees from University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is hispanic or latino (604 degrees awarded).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is Registered Nursing (123 degrees awarded), followed by General Microbiology (108 degrees) and Radio & Television Broadcasting Technology (69 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (69 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (67 degrees), and Biology (108 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-Arecibo are Registered nurses (1,514,583 people), Physicians (533,411 people), Other managers (277,279 people), Medical & health services managers (231,223 people), and Postsecondary teachers (218,736 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo in 2022 are Communication Technologies (69 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (67 degrees), Biology (108 degrees), Psychology (38 degrees), and Health (142 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, Physician assistants, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo are Communication Technologies (69 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (67 degrees), Biology (108 degrees), Psychology (38 degrees), and Health (142 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 University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,082,228 people), Elementary & secondary schools (695,293 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (544,223 people), Outpatient care centers (467,449 people), and Offices of physicians (428,822 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo are Communication Technologies (69 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (67 degrees), Biology (108 degrees), Psychology (38 degrees), and Health (142 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 University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 123 degrees awarded
  2. 108 degrees awarded
  3. 69 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo was Registered Nursing with 123 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

184
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
420
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 184 degrees were awarded to men at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo, which is 0.438 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (420).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 39 degrees were awarded to men at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo in General Microbiology, which is 0.565 times less than the 69 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 117 degrees were awarded to men at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo in Registered Nursing, which is 4.68 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 9% of students graduating from University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% 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 (52.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is Female and Hispanic or Latino (52.4% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

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

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is hispanic or latino (604 degrees awarded).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

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

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is hispanic or latino female (420 degrees awarded). There were 2.28 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (184 degrees).

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Operations

University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo employs 71 Professors, 26 Associate professors and 15 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo are Female Professor (40), Male Professor (31), and Female Associate professor (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo are: Office and Administrative Support, with 67 employees, Management, with 43 employees, and Service with 37 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$19.9M
2022 Salaries
0.735%
decline from 2021

In 2022, University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo paid a median of $19.9M in salaries, a 0.735% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.25M
Instructional Salaries
114
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo paid a total of $8.25M to 114 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
71 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
67 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo were Professor with 71 employees, Associate professor with 26 employees, and Assistant professor with 15 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo were Office and Administrative Support with 67 employees, Management with 43 employees, and Service with 37 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo was Female Professor with 40 employees, Male Professor with 31 employees, and Female Associate professor with 14 employees.

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

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