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 University of Puerto Rico-Carolina

University of Puerto Rico-Carolina - Carolina, PR

Carretera 887 Bo San Anton, Carolina, Puerto Rico 00984-4800

General information:(787)257-0000*3262
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Associate's degree
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:No
Student population:3,530( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:19 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Diverse Fields
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
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
3% or less
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 $2,722 $2,824 $3,726 -24%
Out-of-state $5,754 $5,856 $6,758 -13%
Books and supplies $2,735 $2,735 $2,735 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,280 $8,280 $8,280 0%
Other $2,125 $2,125 $2,125 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,900 $2,900 $2,900 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $5,457 $5,559 $6,461 -17%
Off Campus $15,862 $15,964 $16,866 -6%
Off Campus with Family $8,357 $8,459 $9,361 -11%
On Campus $8,489 $8,591 $9,493 -11%
Off Campus $18,894 $18,996 $19,898 -5%
Off Campus with Family $11,389 $11,491 $12,393 -8%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $2,703
In-state fees $1,023
Out-of-state tuition $5,735
Out-of-state fees $1,023
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan X
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
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 705 87% --
Grant or scholarship aid 696 85% $3,932,145 $5,650
Federal grants 673 83% $3,173,045 $4,715
Pell grants 673 83% $3,004,132 $4,464
Other federal grants 232 28% $168,913 $728
State/local government grant or scholarships 629 77% $594,416 $945
Institutional grants or scholarships 115 14% $164,684 $1,432
Student loan aid 14 2% $33,819 $2,416
Federal student loans 14 2% $33,819 $2,416
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 2,765 69% $15,695,019 $5,676
Pell grants 2,693 67% $11,076,494 $4,113
Federal student loans 222 6% $810,578 $3,651


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.
Average net price $6,329 $6,454 $5,622
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 $7,310 $5,732 $4,794
$30,001 - $48,000 $7,528 $7,084 $6,392
$48,001 - $75,000 $7,653 $8,698 $8,032
$75,001 - $110,000 $8,476 $8,701 $9,714
$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.


• 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 3,530
Undergraduate enrollment 3,530
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 162
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$20

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,024 397 627
Percent admitted 93% 94% 92%
Percent admitted who enrolled 94% 73% 71%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) X

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

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 736 100%
ACT 0 0%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 471 574
SAT Math 457 607
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, 82 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


Baseball 21-
Basketball 1410
Soccer 2921
Softball -15
Tennis 33
Track and Field, Outdoor 87
Volleyball 1515
Weight Lifting 103


Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1978 Accredited


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Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
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 416
Aggravated assault 021
Burglary 11814
Motor vehicle theft 200
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) 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


Default Rate5.7%
Number in default20
Number in repayment350

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 03016000

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


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

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Associate's degree
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General235
Business Administration and Management, General56-
Finance, General00
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management670
Tourism and Travel Services Management0-
Category total23718
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production58-
Category total58-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Category total61-
Education Colleges
Education, General-3
Category total-3
Engineering Colleges
Mechanical Engineering-0
Category total-19
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician-6
Instrumentation Technology/Technician-8
Category total-14
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other72-
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration62-
Category total134-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other-1
Category total-1
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-1
Category total-1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other-24
Category total-24
Social Sciences Colleges
Social Sciences, General-1
Category total-1
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Interior Design-45
Category total-45
Grand total00