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IPEDS ID: 243203
OPE ID: 02460000
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University of Puerto Rico-Medical Sciences
Rio Piedras Medical Center, Americo Miranda Avenue, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936-5067
General information:  (787) 758-2525 x1708
Website:  www.rcm.upr.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Doctor's degree - other
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  2,313 (444 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  3 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Medical Schools & Centers
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
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty706384
Instructional627381
Research and public service793
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Average tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
Undergraduate student tuition and fees
In-state tuition$1,980
In-state fees$2,826
Out-of-state tuition$4,369
In-state fees$2,826
Graduate student tuition and fees
In-state tuition$4,932
In-state fees$2,875
Out-of-state tuition$6,371
Out-of-state fees$2,875
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
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid133674%$1,738,008$5,173
Pell grants33674%$1,607,995$4,786
Federal student loans10623%$462,317$4,361
  • 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.
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in 2014-2015, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment2,313
Undergraduate enrollment444
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment188
Graduate enrollment1,869
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 94%
Part-time: 6%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 26%
Female: 74%
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 Age
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 88%
25 and over: 12%
Age unknown: 0%
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 93%
Part-time: 7%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 19%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 81%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 11%
Enrolled in some distance education: 29%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 60%
  • This institution does not admit full-time first-time degree/certificate-seeking students, therefore admission information was not reported.
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in the cohort year, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Anatomy--12-
Biochemistry--01-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General--00-
Biostatistics--0--
Epidemiology--9--
Microbiology, General--04-
Pharmacology--02-
Physiology, General--01-
Toxicology--00-
Category total--1010-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Advanced General Dentistry----12
Audiology/Audiologist---3-
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist-177-6
Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist----3
Dental Assisting/Assistant22----
Dentistry---51-
Dietetics/Dietitian----9
Environmental Health--71-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing--0--
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator--6--
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-147-0
Health Services Administration--22--
Industrial and Physical Pharmacy and Cosmetic Sciences--0--
Maternal and Child Health--0--
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry--1--
Medicine---90-
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist-6---
Nurse Anesthetist--0--
Nursing Science--122-
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene--1--
Occupational Therapy/Therapist--13--
Ophthalmic Technician/Technologist6----
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery--0-2
Orthodontics/Orthodontology--2-2
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics--0-4
Pharmacy---40-
Physical Therapy/Therapist--180-
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology--1-0
Public Health Education and Promotion-116--
Public Health, General--49--
Public Health, Other--509
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer15----
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-101---
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist--13--
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant-12---
Category total4315118018747
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Gerontology--8-13
Nutrition Sciences--1--
Category total--9-13
Social Sciences
Demography and Population Studies--1--
Category total--1--
Grand total4315120019760
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 6
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 5
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 2
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $372
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $8,006
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1946 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses2/26/1998 - 12/17/2014Accredited
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs5/31/1952 - 6/30/2013Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Assisting (DA)7/28/1962 -  Accredited
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)12/9/1966 -  Accredited
Prosthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics)12/9/1966 -  Accredited
Pediatric Dentistry5/14/1970 -  Accredited
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics1/29/1997 -  Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs(!)7/1/1954 -  Accredited
Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree(!)7/1/1954 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist6/1/1954 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs5/1/1968 - 5/30/2006Resigned
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs5/1/1986 -  Accredited
Clinical doctoral program in Audiology7/1/2012 - 2/21/2015Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels9/28/2002 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels9/28/2002 -  Accredited
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels4/17/1993 - 9/1/2008Terminated
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels10/12/2012 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health1/15/1956 -  Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers6/1/1985 -  Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1954 -  Accredited
Internship/Residency
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship1/1/1969 -  Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Predoctoral
School of Dentistry
3/1/1961 -  Accredited
Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency)
School of Dentistry
5/7/1987 -  Accredited
  • (!) 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
Rape0
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary320
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201320122011
Default rate3.9%2.9%11.8%
Number in default1610502
Number in repayment4083444,243
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)