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Caribbean University - Ponce Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Caribbean University - Ponce. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Caribbean University - Ponce Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Caribbean University - Ponce was awarded 49 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is secondary education.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Caribbean University - Ponce as #2,449 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Caribbean University - Ponce?

Acceptance Rate

If you are worried about getting into Caribbean University - Ponce, don't be. The school has a liberal open admissions policy, which means you only need to meet basic requirements in order to be admitted. Still, be sure to submit a complete application and provide any other requested materials.

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Caribbean University - Ponce Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Caribbean University - Ponce is an impressive 5 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Caribbean University - Ponce is 20%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  20 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Caribbean University - Ponce

Freshmen Retention Rate

Caribbean University - Ponce has a freshmen retention rate of 83%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  83 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 4% for first-time, full-time students at Caribbean University - Ponce, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  4 out of 100

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Caribbean University - Ponce Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 392 undergraduates at Caribbean University - Ponce with 299 being full-time and 93 being part-time.

How Much Does Caribbean University - Ponce Cost?

The overall average net price of Caribbean University - Ponce is $2,745. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Caribbean University - Ponce, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Caribbean University - Ponce, approximately 74% of students took out student loans averaging $1,750 a year. That adds up to $7,000 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Caribbean University - Ponce is 21.1%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do Caribbean University - Ponce Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Caribbean University - Ponce make around $18,700 per year during the early years of their employment. Unfortunately, this is 53% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of Caribbean University - Ponce

Located in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Caribbean University - Ponce is a private not-for-profit institution. Ponce is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for Caribbean University - Ponce are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Ave. Ednita Nazario #1015, Ponce, PR 00716-7733
Phone: 787-840-2955

Caribbean University - Ponce Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 21 majors graduated from Caribbean University - Ponce. Of these students, 41 received undergraduate degrees and 42 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 9 $18,498
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 6 $12,468
Teacher Education Subject Specific 4 NA
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 4 $15,384
Electrical Engineering 4 NA
Social Work 3 NA
Business Support & Assistant Services 2 NA
Civil Engineering 1 $29,685
Business Administration & Management 1 $14,759
Industrial Engineering 1 $39,138

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Online Learning at Caribbean University - Ponce

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 456 students took at least one online class at Caribbean University - Ponce. This is an increase from the 423 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 456 0
2018-2019 423 0
2017-2018 177 0
2016-2017 98 0
2015-2016 100 0

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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