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IPEDS ID: 243212
OPE ID: 00965200
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University of Puerto Rico-Ponce
2151 Santiago de los Caballeros Avenue, Ponce, Puerto Rico 00716-9996
General information:  (787) 844-8181
Website:  www.uprp.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  3,150 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  19 to 1
Admissionswww.uprp.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=73&Itemid=54&LinkId=122
Apply Onlineestudiantes.upr.edu/admisiones/
Financial Aidwww.uprp.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=422&Itemid=54&LinkId=83
Net Price Calculatorwww.uprp.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=460:net-price-calculator&catid=73:opei&Itemid=441
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.gibill.va.gov
Disability Serviceswww.uprp.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=141&Itemid=165&LinkId=915
Athletic Graduation Rateswww.uprp.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=626&Itemid=0&LinkId=771
Mission Statement
  The University of Puerto Rico in Ponce is a teaching institution dedicated
to the intellectual, humanistic, scientific, cultural, and ethical growth
of its students. It is devoted to the integral development of citizens and
professionals capable of contributing to a global society as critical, creative,
and honest leaders committed to continuous learning and community service.
It fosters equal access, academic rigor, enriching educational activities, and quality
support services which contribute to the formation of graduates with a profile of
academic excellence.
In all its undertakings, the University of Puerto Rico in Ponce promotes a democratic environment supportive of academic freedom,
excellence, integrity, respect, tolerance, creativity, and research

In all its undertakings, the University of Puerto Rico in Ponce promotes a
democratic environment supportive of academic freedom, excellence, integrity,
respect, tolerance, creativity, and research.
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
5%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty8287
Instructional8287
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-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 year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees
In-state$2,019$2,014$2,083$2,1171.6%
Out-of-state$4,041$4,036$4,105$4,1380.8%
Books and supplies$1,825$1,862$2,168$2,1680.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$8,280$8,751$11,161$11,1610.0%
Other$2,125$2,189$2,453$2,4530.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,900$2,987$3,251$3,2510.0%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
In-state
Off Campus$14,249$14,816$17,865$17,8990.2%
Off Campus with Family$6,744$6,863$7,502$7,5360.5%
Out-of-state
Off Campus$16,271$16,838$19,887$19,9200.2%
Off Campus with Family$8,766$8,885$9,524$9,5570.3%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee planX
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
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 aid167676%————
Grant or scholarship aid67276%$3,672,958$5,466
Federal grants66274%$3,480,016$5,257
Pell grants65073%$3,368,765$5,183
Other federal grants12514%$111,251$890
State/local government grant or scholarships41647%$112,350$270
Institutional grants or scholarships657%$80,592$1,240
Student loan aid404%$101,697$2,542
Federal student loans404%$101,697$2,542
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 aid13,14187%$16,221,021$5,164
Pell grants2,93381%$14,755,360$5,031
Federal student loans44912%$1,616,950$3,601
  • 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 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.
2014-20152015-20162016-2017
Average net price$6,169$6,748$9,006
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 Income2014-20152015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$5,649$6,375$8,276
$30,001 – $48,000$7,159$7,599$9,466
$48,001 – $75,000$9,339$9,381$11,593
$75,001 – $110,000$9,997$9,814$13,337
$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 (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.
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Fall 2017
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)3,150
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment26
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 93%
Part-time: 7%Student Gender:
Male: 42%
Female: 58%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student 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: 94%
25 and over: 5%
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 2016.
Undergraduate 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%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2017
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants2,4829751,507
Percent admitted33%34%33%
Percent admitted who enrolled73%74%73%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Other Test (Wonderlic,WISC-III,etc)X
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: 83%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Returned in Fall 2017
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, 96 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2017.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 41%
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
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 8%
6-year: 45%
8-year: 50%
[Began in Fall 2011]
4-year: 8%
6-year: 45%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2009 or Fall 2011
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 38%
Female: 51%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Hispanic/Latino: 45%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 5%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 44%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 5%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 5%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 45%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 6%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 35%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 3%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 12%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 12%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 13%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 11%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 11%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 17%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other-82
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-22
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography-4
Category total-108
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-27
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-11
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary-21
Finance, General-2
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-9
Category total-70
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-19
Category total-19
Education
Elementary Education and Teaching-29
Category total-29
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician15-
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General15-
Industrial Technology/Technician4-
Category total34-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer-25
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant33-
Category total3325
Psychology
Forensic Psychology-57
Psychology, Other-74
Category total-131
Grand total67382
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 75%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2016-2017 Varsity Athletes
Other MenWomen
All Track Combined3216
Baseball23
Basketball1410
Soccer16
Softball13
Table Tennis4
Tennis6
Volleyball1414
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1970 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant6/4/1980 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery001
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
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.
  • 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 Year201520142013
Default rate7.7%12.6%8.0%
Number in default122111
Number in repayment154166136
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)