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Caribbean University - Ponce

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Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
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Tuition & Fees

$5,264

Average Salary in 10 Years

$21,400
Note: 10 years after enrolling at Caribbean University - Ponce

Caribbean University - Ponce is located in Ponce, Puerto Rico. It is a small private not-for-profit school and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 655 undergraduate students enrolled.

Popular majors include Health Professions and Related Programs, Engineering, Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, and Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services. 22% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $18,400.

About
đŸ—ș Ave. Ednita Nazario #1015
Ponce, Puerto Rico 00716
Mission Caribbean University commits itself to the principle of accessibility, especially to the most disadvantaged; comprehensiveness in its offerings; and adaptability to meet the needs of the community it serves. The University commits to the enhancement of the intellectual and ethical social development. Accepts the responsibility of encouraging in its students the respect for human dignity and the desire, through intellectual enlightenment and personal commitment, to improve the society of which they are members. Accessibility is an essential element in our quest to reduce social and economic inequalities and strains.
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Graduation Rate
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Graduation Rate

22%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

12%

Women Graduation Rate

31%

Undergrad Graduation Rate

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Can you afford to attend Caribbean University - Ponce?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$3,715
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$5,264
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$5,264
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$5,264
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$9,594
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$102
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Caribbean University - Ponce would expect to pay over 10 years.

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Caribbean University - Ponce Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

96%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

44%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Caribbean University - Ponce you can visit www.caribbean.edu/Asistencia%20Economica.html.

Caribbean University - Ponce Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $5,264
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $5,264
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Career & Salary
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How much money will you make after graduating from Caribbean University - Ponce?

Caribbean University - Ponce students, on average, make $21,400 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 4% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Caribbean University - Ponce

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Caribbean University - Ponce. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

3.8%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Caribbean University - Ponce.

Median Earnings of Students from Caribbean University - Ponce

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Caribbean University - Ponce.

Male Students: Average Earnings from Caribbean University - Ponce

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Caribbean University - Ponce.

Female Students: Average Earnings from Caribbean University - Ponce

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Caribbean University - Ponce.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Caribbean University - Ponce

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Caribbean University - Ponce.
Return on Education
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Caribbean University - Ponce? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

4.1x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Caribbean University - Ponce. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Caribbean University - Ponce. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

3.6x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Caribbean University - Ponce. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Caribbean University - Ponce. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
Teaching
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Student-Faculty Ratio

13
students per faculty

Average Professional Salary

$44,699
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-Low
Graduate School
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Can you go to grad school at Caribbean University - Ponce?

Yes
Highest degree: Doctor's degree
Students
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Undergraduate Focus

70%

Undergrads

655

Total Students

938
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

29%

Students over 25

39%

Student Median Household Income

$20,253
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
Student Diversity
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

42%
of undergraduates

Men

58%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

Slightly More Men

Caribbean University - Ponce has slightly more male students than female students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 138 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 72 women.

Undergraduate Student Diversity at Caribbean University - Ponce

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Where are Students from?

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at Caribbean University - Ponce study?

Caribbean University - Ponce Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Caribbean University - Ponce are:

  1. Health Professions and Related Programs
  2. Engineering
  3. Public Administration and Social Service Professions
  4. Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
  5. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Approximately 96% of students choose to study one of these majors.
Student Satisfaction
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Will you be happy at Caribbean University - Ponce?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

68%

Undergrad Part-Time Student Retention Rate

25%

Students Who Transfer Out of Caribbean University - Ponce

3%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Caribbean University - Ponce has a retention rate of 68% for full-time undergrads, which is neither high nor low.

Transfers
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Undergraduate Transfers

48
7% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Medium-Low

Caribbean University - Ponce has around 48 students who transfer into the school each year. This is somewhat low at approximately 7% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Caribbean University - Ponce as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

Politics in Puerto Rico
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Politically, Puerto Rico tends to be No data. In the 2016 Presidential election, 0% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 0% voted for the Republican party, and 0% voted for neither.