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IPEDS ID: 242972
OPE ID: 02260600
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National University College
Carr. #2 Edificio National College Plaza, Bayamon, Puerto Rico 00960
General information:  (787) 982-3000 x1140
Website:  www.nuc.edu
Type:  4-year, Private for-profit
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  11,654 (10,536 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  27 to 1
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Admissionswww.nuc.edu
Apply Onlinewww.nuc.edu
Financial Aidwww.nuc.edu
Net Price Calculatorwww.nuc.edu
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.nuc.edu
Disability Serviceswww.nuc.edu
Mission Statement
  At National University College, we develop educated and enterprising individuals, competent in
their professional area, with an attitude to continue learning throughout their whole life, proud of
belonging to National and capable of inserting themselves successfully in the labor market to contribute effectively to the economic, social and political progress of their environment.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools
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
6%
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty163498
Instructional163498
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$6,495$6,495$6,495$6,4950.0%
Books and supplies$848$848$758$7580.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$6,358$6,413$6,377$6,328-0.8%
Other$4,200$4,230$4,060$4,0600.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,200$4,230$4,060$4,0600.0%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Off Campus$17,901$17,986$17,690$17,641-0.3%
Off Campus with Family$11,543$11,573$11,313$11,3130.0%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
Tuition$3,240
Fees$375
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
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 aid11,77697%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,73394%$8,379,009$4,835
Federal grants1,72694%$8,214,339$4,759
Pell grants1,72694%$7,971,714$4,619
Other federal grants72840%$242,625$333
State/local government grant or scholarships21612%$122,870$569
Institutional grants or scholarships714%$41,800$589
Student loan aid1,01655%$5,539,930$5,453
Federal student loans1,01655%$5,539,930$5,453
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 aid18,62678%$34,369,714$3,984
Pell grants8,51677%$32,903,563$3,864
Federal student loans6,88162%$42,961,685$6,244
  • 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.
2014-20152015-20162016-2017
Average net price$10,495$9,238$9,348
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2014-20152015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$10,427$9,336$9,361
$30,001 – $48,000$10,875$9,948$9,813
$48,001 – $75,000$12,259$11,393$11,733
$75,001 – $110,000$14,257$14,261$12,955
$110,001 and more$14,223
  • 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 2017
Total enrollment11,654
Undergraduate enrollment10,536
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,637
Graduate enrollment1,118
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 61%
Part-time: 39%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 31%
Female: 69%
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: 42%
25 and over: 58%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 93%
Out-of-state: 7%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2016.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 83%
Part-time: 17%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 27%
Enrolled in some distance education: 8%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 66%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 42%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 58%
Undergraduate application fee (2017-2018): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2017
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants3,8061,2082,598
Percent admitted59%60%59%
Percent admitted who enrolled81%83%81%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
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: 61%
Part-time students: 50%
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, 43 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: 24%
Transfer-out rate: 2%
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: 19%
Female: 27%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 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: 24%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 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, 31 percent of the overall cohort were pursuing bachelor's degrees in 2011.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 14%
6-year: 18%
8-year: 23%
[Began in Fall 2011]
4-year: 21%
6-year: 22%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
  • 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: 21%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 15%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 1%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 21%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 15%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 1%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 26%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 9%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 19%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 18%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 1%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 19%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 18%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 1%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 22%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 16%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
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: 21%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 25%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 21%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 25%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 18%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 24%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 34%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 31%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 1%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 33%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 37%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 1%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 35%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 18%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMaster
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting30d0d-
Accounting and Business/Management-68d-
Banking and Financial Support Services-1-
Business Administration and Management, General1d55d94d
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry00-
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other30d--
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary-18d-
Marketing, Other--10d
Project Management--2d
Category total61d142d106d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications-74d-
Information Technology44d0d-
Category total44d74d-
Education
Health Teacher Education-0-
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching-0-
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-17d78d
Category total-17d78d
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician26--
Instrumentation Technology/Technician6--
Category total32--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Dental Assisting/Assistant89--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management30d--
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary29--
Nursing Education--40
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant280--
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant25--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse472d1,001d2
Category total925d1,001d42
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration78d236d-
Category total78d236d-
Grand total1,1401,470226
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
  • Some training course provided by armed forces may be equivalent of college courses and transfer credit may be obtained. When courses are applicable to a program of study, credit will be determined using the American Council of Education Publication titled Guide to Evaluation of Educational Experience in the Armed Service. (General Catalog page 102).
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: 151
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 12
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 114
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 9
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: $4,020
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $2,701
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,562
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,058
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: 80%
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
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Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools(!)7/1/1983 - 10/31/2013Resigned
Middle States Commission on Higher Education6/24/2010 - 6/27/2013Accredited
(!)6/27/2013 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs10/11/2016 - 3/10/2017Accredited
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program10/11/2016 - 3/10/2017Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant5/2/2018 -  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
Robbery410
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft120
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 rate24.7%18.1%11.7%
Number in default762454209
Number in repayment3,0852,4981,784
  • These default rates apply to all locations of this institution.
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)