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IPEDS ID: 243346
OPE ID: 00394100
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Universidad del Este
Carr. # 190 Esq. Calle 220 Bo. Sabana Abajo, Carolina, Puerto Rico 00985-0985
General information:  (787) 257-7373
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  13,058 (11,825 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  25 to 1
Net Price
Mission Statement
  To promote the integral development of individuals, to become responsible, solidary citizens, able to contribute to the sustainable development of the environment through a socio-humanistic education of excellence; valuing research, internationalization, entrepeneurship, technology, culture and community engagement.
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
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
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
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 students' children
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty151803
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
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 year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees$5,194$5,434$5,580$5,8204.3%
Books and supplies$1,652$1,652$1,652$1,7002.9%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$8,118$8,118$8,118$8,000-1.5%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Off Campus$21,921$22,161$22,307$20,320-8.9%
Off Campus with Family$12,550$12,790$12,936$12,320-4.8%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
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 aid11,99198%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,96596%$10,333,878$5,259
Federal grants1,94395%$9,892,438$5,091
Pell grants1,94295%$9,774,786$5,033
Other federal grants40020%$117,652$294
State/local government grant or scholarships65132%$332,152$510
Institutional grants or scholarships372%$109,288$2,954
Student loan aid67733%$1,823,757$2,694
Federal student loans67733%$1,823,757$2,694
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 aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid110,65687%$48,169,440$4,520
Pell grants10,45386%$47,711,706$4,564
Federal student loans6,04550%$24,277,228$4,016
  • 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.
Average net price$8,983$8,723$9,303
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$9,185$8,885$9,121
$30,001 – $48,000$9,591$9,289$9,644
$48,001 – $75,000$9,486$10,073$11,603
$75,001 – $110,000$9,200$11,037$13,170
$110,001 and more$9,185$10,999$14,455
  • 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 2015
Total enrollment13,058
Undergraduate enrollment11,825
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment371
Graduate enrollment1,233
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 72%
Part-time: 28%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 40%
Female: 60%
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: 67%
25 and over: 33%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 100%
Out-of-state: 0%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 44%
Part-time: 56%
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 (2015-2016): $15
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
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: 77%
Part-time students: 35%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
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, 74 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 23%
Transfer-out rate: 7%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 16%
Female: 28%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
Hispanic/Latino: 23%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and seeking a bachelor's degree, who earn a bachelor’s degree within a specified amount of time. At this institution, 47 percent of the overall cohort were pursuing bachelor's degrees in 2009.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 1%
6-year: 19%
8-year: 26%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 3%
6-year: 25%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-10--
Microbiology, General-5--
Category total-29--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General-46--
Business Administration and Management, General-1324-
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce--1-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies---2
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary11---
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other-11--
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management2727-25
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General--17-
Management Information Systems, General-4355-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-22--
Project Management--39-
Category total3834312827
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other6---
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance--7-
Computer Graphics---51
Computer Programming, Specific Applications4---
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications---2
Category total10-753
Adult and Continuing Education Administration--1-
Bilingual and Multilingual Education--2-
Curriculum and Instruction--9-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-36--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--2-
Health Teacher Education-0--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-5--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-0--
Special Education and Teaching, General-72-
Teacher Assistant/Aide---17
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-5--
Category total-531617
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD4--0
Computer Software Technology/Technician3---
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician10---
Category total17--0
Health Professions and Related Programs
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other02--
Clinical/Medical Social Work--63-
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician2838--
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other-19--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-15--
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary60--72
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist083--
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide---73
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant62---
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer88---
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other8796--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse00--
Category total32525363145
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-1395050
Criminal Justice/Police Science5--0
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies67---
Category total721395050
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary0---
Legal Assistant/Paralegal-9-0
Category total09-0
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician18---
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician---15
Category total18--15
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Natural Sciences2---
Category total2---
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-0--
Category total-0--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General---9
Category total---9
Personal and Culinary Services
Culinary Arts/Chef Training128--24
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager-58--
Category total12858-24
Psychology, General-111--
Category total-111--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other--19-
Social Work01370-
Category total013719-
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General-0--
Political Science and Government, Other-1--
Category total01--
Visual and Performing Arts
Graphic Design27--0
Category total27--0
Grand total6371,133283340
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
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Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
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: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Full-time students: 88%
Part-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
Other DivisionMenWomen
All Track Combined2327
Beach Volleyball33
Table Tennis4
Weight Lifting78
Other Sports183
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1959 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers10/28/2005 - 8/26/2011Terminated
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible00
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault211
Motor vehicle theft100
  • 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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201320122011
Default rate14.1%13.0%17.4%
Number in default404370438
Number in repayment2,8602,8382,516
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)