Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce

Ponce, PR

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 4,301
Graduate Enrollment: 1,702
Doctoral/Professional Universities
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Hispanic focused instituion
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic

Campus Details

Medium City (100k-250k)
Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential // full-time, inclusive, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 85.28%

Male/Female: 42% / 58% (2017)

First generation college students: 30.8% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 3.7% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.3% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Recommended
2009 Median Admit SAT: 922



Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 25.1% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 7.4% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 3.4% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 1.7% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 0.0%
Black: 0.0%
Hispanic: 99.5%
Asian: 0.0%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.0%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
2+ races: 0.0%
Non-resident alien: 0.2%
Unknown race: 0.3%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $15,655
In-State tuition: $5,545
Out-of-State tuition: $5,545

Estimated books and supplies: $1,786 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $5,199 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $5,025 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $6,983 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $5,025 (2022)

Average Family Income: $18,460 (2017)
Median Family Income: $10,991 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 78.8%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 31.8%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $15,500 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $164 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $8,585
$30k-48k $9,345
$48k-75k $11,918
$75k-110k $13,516
$110k+ $13,864

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 13%
6-year graduation rate: 43%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 47.1% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $15,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $7,000 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $11,200 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $11,203 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 37.8% (2015)
@3 year 45.3% (2017)
@5 year 51.3% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 25.0% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 24.2% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $15,253 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $23,354 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 2
Master's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 1
Bachelor's Degree Architecture. 23 $31,000 $329 $23,625 ($1,969) $48,666 ($4,056)
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 18 $16,413 $163 $23,265 ($1,939)
Bachelor's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 6
Master's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 2
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 2
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 6 $25,405 ($2,117)
Doctoral Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 12
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 7 $22,567 ($1,881)
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 3
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 5
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 16
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 18 $16,250 $170 $34,216 ($2,851)
Master's Degree Chemistry. 2
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 48 $12,250 $131 $10,633 ($886) $20,965 ($1,747)
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 8
Doctoral Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 38 $1,296 $19,884 ($1,657) $28,679 ($2,390)
Bachelor's Degree Public Administration. 5
Master's Degree Public Administration. 2
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 50 $17,500 $182 $9,773 ($814) $14,436 ($1,203)
Bachelor's Degree Criminology. 32 $12,250 $130 $14,941 ($1,245) $22,266 ($1,856)
Master's Degree Criminology. 2
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 4
Associate's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 8
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 9
Master's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 2
Bachelor's Degree Music. 6
Bachelor's Degree Business Operations Support and Assistant Services. 6
Bachelor's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 5 $15,000 $186 $21,625 ($1,802)
Master's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 3 $29,231 ($2,436)
Bachelor's Degree International Business. 2
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 4
Master's Degree Marketing. 4
Associate's Degree Specialized Sales, Merchandising and Marketing Operations. 3
Bachelor's Degree Specialized Sales, Merchandising and Marketing Operations. 7 $17,027 ($1,419)
Bachelor's Degree History. 7
Master's Degree History. 2
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 3
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 8 $21,032 ($1,753)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 2
Bachelor's Degree Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 3
Master's Degree Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 4
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 5
Master's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate). 6
First Professional Degree Law. 135 $1,396 $14,563 ($1,214) $38,718 ($3,227)
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 5
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 73 $19,040 $196 $20,218 ($1,685) $23,354 ($1,946)
Master's Degree Library Science and Administration. 1
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 126 $18,500 $174 $16,061 ($1,338) $24,269 ($2,022)
Bachelor's Degree Biotechnology. 13 $13,779 $146
Master's Degree Biotechnology. 32 $37,863 ($3,155)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 34 $15,750 $159 $18,815 ($1,568)
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 7
Master's Degree Theological and Ministerial Studies. 2
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 61 $20,000 $203 $10,535 ($878) $18,898 ($1,575)
Bachelor's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 8
Graduate/Professional Certificate Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 18 $28,028 ($2,336)
Master's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 44 $562 $22,352 ($1,863) $28,423 ($2,369)
Master's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 9 $624
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 119 $19,000 $198 $11,921 ($993) $32,210 ($2,684)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 6
Bachelor's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 1
Master's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 1
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 15 $14,357 $152 $17,059 ($1,422) $22,471 ($1,873)
Doctoral Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 4
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 20 $18,750 $200 $20,154 ($1,680) $24,130 ($2,011)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 2
Bachelor's Degree Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 5
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 1
Master's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 5


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $39,078
Full time faculty: 70%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 22.0

School's endowment start of year: $8,818,747 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $11,752,971 (2022)