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 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Ponce, PR

2250 Boulevard Luis A. Ferre Aguayo Suite 608, Ponce, Puerto Rico 00717-9997

General information:(787)841-2000*1002
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Associate's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:8,782(6,340 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:25 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral/Research Universities
Religious Affiliation
30
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $4,998 $5,138 $5,278 -3%
Out-of-state $4,998 $5,138 $5,278 -3%
Books and supplies $1,254 $1,294 $1,535 -16%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $2,990 $4,180 $4,274 -2%
Other $1,645 $2,518 $2,691 -6%
Off Campus
Room and board $4,064 $5,544 $5,655 -2%
Other $2,246 $2,518 $2,691 -7%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,042 $2,518 $2,691 -6%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $10,887 $13,130 $13,778 0%
Off Campus $12,562 $14,494 $15,159 -7%
Off Campus with Family $8,294 $8,950 $9,504 -11%
Out-of-state
On Campus $10,887 $13,130 $13,778 0%
Off Campus $12,562 $14,494 $15,159 -7%
Off Campus with Family $8,294 $8,950 $9,504 -11%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,760
In-state fees $518
Out-of-state tuition $4,760
Out-of-state fees $518
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,320
In-state fee $582
Out-of-state tuition $4,320
Out-of-state fees $582
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,127 98% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,087 94% $7,077,722 $6,511
Federal grants 1,048 91% $6,718,487 $6,411
Pell grants 1,046 91% $5,915,098 $5,655
Other federal grants 958 83% $803,389 $839
State/local government grant or scholarships 706 61% $206,485 $292
Institutional grants or scholarships 337 29% $152,750 $453
Student loan aid 442 38% $1,461,876 $3,307
Federal student loans 442 38% $1,461,876 $3,307
Other student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 5,206 91% $32,424,909 $6,228
Pell grants 5,071 88% $26,430,490 $5,212
Federal student loans 2,696 47% $10,381,370 $3,851

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 8,782
Undergraduate enrollment 6,340
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 286
Graduate enrollment 2,442
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$25

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,752 1,100 1,652
Percent admitted 73% 75% 72%
Percent admitted who enrolled 75% 55% 49%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT . .%
ACT . .%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading . .
SAT Math . .
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite . .
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 83 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

OtherMenWomen
All Track Combined 3528
Baseball 29-
Basketball 149
Beach Volleyball 44
Fencing 44
Other Sports 117
Softball -13
Swimming 1113
Table Tennis 55
Tennis 68
Volleyball 1512
Weight Lifting 109
Wrestling 33

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1953 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1953 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1953 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1953 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1953 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1953 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1953 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1953 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1953 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1953 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

Law (LAW) - Professional schools

01/01/1967 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program

10/01/1991 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

05/01/1963 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 000
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 222613
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 040
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 000
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate22.6%
Number in default461
Number in repayment2,031

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00393600

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Associate's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Doctor's degree - professional practice Postbaccalaureate certificate
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General14-----
Biotechnology-19----
Category total1419----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting106----
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General14-1---
Auditing16-----
Business Administration and Management, General138-6--
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other11-----
Business/Commerce, General100---
Business/Corporate Communications2-----
Business/Managerial Economics0-----
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry0-----
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies2-----
Finance, General117----
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services--0---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General77----
International Business/Trade/Commerce69----
Management Information Systems, General100----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General102----
Office Management and Supervision43----
Tourism and Travel Services Management7-0---
Category total1244216--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Advertising2-----
International and Intercultural Communication6-----
Radio and Television8-----
Category total16-----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming, Specific Applications--0---
Computer and Information Sciences, General--0---
Category total--0---
Education Colleges
Biology Teacher Education0-----
Business Teacher Education45----
Chemistry Teacher Education0-----
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-4----
Curriculum and Instruction-15-10--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-8-17--
Elementary Education and Teaching313----
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education6-----
Health Teacher Education5-----
History Teacher Education62----
Mathematics Teacher Education4-----
Music Teacher Education6-----
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching18-----
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education1-----
Social Studies Teacher Education0-----
Spanish Language Teacher Education4-----
Special Education and Teaching, General16-----
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor144----
Category total11541-27--
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General0-----
Category total0-----
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General0-----
Category total0-----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Spanish Language and Literature21----
Category total21----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist2-----
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist13----11
Clinical/Medical Social Work-23----
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General58-----
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing-0----
Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing-2----
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies0-----
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing-4----
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse71-15---
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor-13----
Category total1444215--11
History Colleges
History, General70----
Category total70----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Security and Loss Prevention Services0-----
Category total0-----
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Law----192-
Legal Studies, General2-----
Pre-Law Studies7-----
Category total9---192-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies46-----
Category total46-----
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General0-----
Category total0-----
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Gerontology0-0---
Category total0-0---
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science29----
Category total29----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General7-----
Category total7-----
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy5-----
Category total5-----
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General210----
Physics, General0-----
Category total210----
Psychology Colleges
Clinical Psychology-0-28--
Educational Psychology-16----
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-10-13--
Psychology, General34-----
Category total3426-41--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration310----
Social Work54-----
Category total5710----
Social Sciences Colleges
Criminology322----
Political Science and Government, General4-----
Sociology0-----
Category total362----
Theology and Religious Vocations Colleges
Divinity/Ministry-2----
Religious Education-0----
Category total-2----
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Fashion/Apparel Design--13---
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other3-----
Music, General3-----
Painting-3----
Visual and Performing Arts, General2-----
Category total8313---
Grand total647197297419211