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IPEDS ID: 243081
OPE ID: 02482400
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Ponce Health Sciences University
Urb Villa Flores Calle Acacia #1213, Ponce, Puerto Rico 00731-0000
General information:  (575) 575-2575 x02575
Website:  www.psm.edu
Type:  4-year, Private for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  1,074 (23 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  3 to 1
Admissionswww.psm.edu
Apply Onlinewww.psm.edu
Financial Aidwww.psm.edu
Net Price Calculatorwww.psm.edu
Disability Serviceswww.psm.edu
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
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
Special Learning Opportunities
None
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty179263
Instructional105257
Research and public service746
Total graduate assistants-12
Instructional-0
Research-12
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
Tuition and fees
In-state--$10,400$13,12626.2%
Out-of-state--$10,400$24,126132.0%
Books and supplies--$2,937$600-79.6%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board--$16,560$8,400-49.3%
Other--$9,150$9,060-1.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other--$17,670$7,740-56.2%
Total Expenses2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
In-state
Off Campus--$39,047$31,186-20.1%
Off Campus with Family--$31,007$21,466-30.8%
Out-of-state
Off Campus--$39,047$42,1868.0%
Off Campus with Family--$31,007$32,4664.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2018-2019
In-state tuition$14,368
In-state fees$2,550
Out-of-state tuition$16,110
Out-of-state fees$2,550
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid110100%————
Grant or scholarship aid10100%$26,100$2,610
Federal grants10100%$26,100$2,610
Pell grants10100%$26,100$2,610
Other federal grants00%$0
State/local government grant or scholarships00%$0
Institutional grants or scholarships00%$0
Student loan aid10100%$26,240$2,624
Federal student loans10100%$26,240$2,624
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid111$55,160$5,015
Pell grants11$55,160$5,015
Federal student loans11$29,590$2,690
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Average net price$30,005
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2017-2018
$0 – $30,000$29,655
$30,001 – $48,000$30,497
$48,001 – $75,000$30,630
$75,001 – $110,000
$110,001 and more
  • 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, 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.
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Fall 2018
Total enrollment1,074
Undergraduate enrollment23
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment4
Graduate enrollment1,051
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 17%
Female: 83%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 0%
Hispanic/Latino: 100%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 0%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 100%
25 and over: 0%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 80%
Out-of-state: 0%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 20%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 96%
Part-time: 4%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2018-2019): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2018
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants641945
Percent admitted16%11%18%
Percent admitted who enrolled100%100%100%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
Other Test (Wonderlic,WISC-III,etc)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2018 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT110%
  • Admission test scores used: SAT, ACT, and College Board
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
Student retention:
Full-time students: 88%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Returned in Fall 2018
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate
  • This institution was not in operation in 2012—2013, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
  • Institutions that were not open or did not admit entering undergraduates were not required to report Outcome Measures information.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other-51--
Biomedical Sciences, General-01-
Neuroscience---23
Category total-51123
Health Professions and Related Programs
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling---11
Medicine--67-
Public Health, General-328-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse0---
Category total0327511
Psychology
Clinical Psychology--24-
Psychology, General-189-
School Psychology-0--
Category total-1833-
Grand total010110934
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 0
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 1
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 2
  • Average amounts of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationAccredited since ((!)07/01/2003)01/01/2027
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programsAccredited since (03/19/2013)12/31/2028
Clinical Psychology (CLPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programsAccredited since (03/11/2004)12/31/2021
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public healthAccredited since (06/08/2013)07/01/2026
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degreeAccredited since (07/01/1977)12/31/2019
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/151351.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201520162017
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery300
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary000
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201520162017
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking000
Arrests201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
  • 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.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201620152014
Default rate3.5%2.0%2.1%
Number in default633
Number in repayment167150141
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)