University of Puerto Rico-Cayey

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,024
8.28% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$6,726
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.94%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
49.3%
1,243 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,216
89.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
47.2%
381 Graduates

About

University of Puerto Rico-Cayey is a higher education institution located in Cayey Municipio, PR. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey were General Biological Sciences (86 degrees awarded), Natural Sciences (82 degrees), and Other Psychology (54 degrees).

In 2022, 435 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey. 69.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (435 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey is $5,024, which is $−23,306 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey is $5,024, which is $−23,306 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,726.

In 2022, 85% of undergraduate students attending University of Puerto Rico-Cayey received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 2% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,024
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey was $5,024. The cost of tuition at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey is $−23,306 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$6,726
2022 Value
40.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Puerto Rico-Cayey had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,726. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Puerto Rico-Cayey grew by 40.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,161
Room and Board
$2,168
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey was of $11,161 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,168. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
2%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

85% of undergraduate students at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 4.49% with respect to 2021, when 89% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
4.94%
2019 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey was 4.94%, which represents 4 out of the 81 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Puerto Rico-Cayey received 1,243 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 14.3% annual growth. Out of those 1,243 applicants, 613 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 49.3% acceptance rate.

There were 2,216 students enrolled at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey in 2022. 100% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Puerto Rico-Cayey has an overall enrollment yield of 78.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

49.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
613
Accepted Out of 1,243

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Puerto Rico-Cayey was 49.3% (613 admissions from 1,243 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 48%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 14.3%, while admissions declined by −12.1%..

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SAT Scores

100%
Submission Percentage (2022)
483
Scores Submitted (2022)

100% of enrolled first-time students at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Puerto Rico-Cayey had a total enrollment of 2,216 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey is 1,975 students and the part-time enrollment is 241. This means that 89.1% of students enrolled at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey, both undergraduate and graduate, is 100% Hispanic or Latino.

Students enrolled at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (68.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (31.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,216 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey is 1,975 and the part-time enrollment is 241. This means that 89.1% of students enrolled at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), University of Puerto Rico-Cayey had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Hispanic or Latino
Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
2,216 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey is 100% Hispanic or Latino. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 167 more women than men received degrees from University of Puerto Rico-Cayey. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey is hispanic or latino (435 degrees awarded).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey is General Biological Sciences (86 degrees awarded), followed by Natural Sciences (82 degrees) and Other Psychology (54 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (82 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (28 degrees), and Biology (86 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey are Physicians (529,650 people), Other managers (315,683 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (277,266 people), Postsecondary teachers (275,503 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (202,278 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey in 2022 are Interdisciplinary Studies (82 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (28 degrees), Biology (86 degrees), Psychology (90 degrees), and History (5 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey are Interdisciplinary Studies (82 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (28 degrees), Biology (86 degrees), Psychology (90 degrees), and History (5 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (761,726 people), Elementary & secondary schools (750,774 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (639,188 people), Offices of physicians (284,790 people), and Outpatient care centers (268,229 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey are Interdisciplinary Studies (82 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (28 degrees), Biology (86 degrees), Psychology (90 degrees), and History (5 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Puerto Rico-Cayey.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 86 degrees awarded
  2. 82 degrees awarded
  3. 54 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey was General Biological Sciences with 86 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

134
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
301
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 134 degrees were awarded to men at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey, which is 0.445 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (301).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 25 degrees were awarded to men at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey in Natural Sciences, which is 0.439 times less than the 57 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 63 degrees were awarded to men at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey in General Biological Sciences, which is 2.74 times more than the 23 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%
100% Completion Time
52%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 7% of students graduating from University of Puerto Rico-Cayey completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (51.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey is Female and Hispanic or Latino (51.9% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Hispanic or Latino
Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
435 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey is hispanic or latino (435 degrees awarded).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    301 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    134 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey is hispanic or latino female (301 degrees awarded). There were 2.25 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (134 degrees).

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Operations

University of Puerto Rico-Cayey has an endowment valued at nearly $4.66k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 31.1k (667%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, University of Puerto Rico-Cayey had a total salary expenditure of 30.8M. University of Puerto Rico-Cayey employs 35 Professors, 33 Assistant professors and 31 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey are Female Assistant professor (21), Male Professor (18), and Male Associate professor (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey are: Office and Administrative Support, with 60 employees, Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance, with 54 employees, and Service with 50 employees.

Endowment

$4.66k
2022 Endowment
25.9%
growth from 2021

University of Puerto Rico-Cayey has an endowment valued at about $4.66k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Puerto Rico-Cayey grew 25.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $49.3M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$18.3M
2022 Salaries
4.41%
decline from 2021

In 2022, University of Puerto Rico-Cayey paid a median of $18.3M in salaries, which represents 59.5% of their overall expenditure ($30.8M) and a 4.41% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.33M
Instructional Salaries
105
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Puerto Rico-Cayey paid a total of $5.33M to 105 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
35 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
60 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey were Professor with 35 employees, Assistant professor with 33 employees, and Associate professor with 31 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey were Office and Administrative Support with 60 employees, Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 54 employees, and Service with 50 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey was Female Assistant professor with 21 employees, Male Professor with 18 employees, and Male Associate professor with 18 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Puerto Rico-Cayey.

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