Ponce Health Sciences University (243081)

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,400
11% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$24,244
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.948%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
820
99.1% Full-Time

About

Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) is a higher education institution located in Ponce Municipio, PR. In 2022, the most popular Professional Doctorate concentrations at Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) were Medicine (94 degrees awarded).

In 2022, 207 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Ponce Health Sciences University (243081). 60.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (198 degrees), 33 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (6 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) is $8,400, which is $−15,596 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2019, the median undergraduate tuition at Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) is $8,400

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,244.

In 2019, 96% of undergraduate students attending Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 96% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$8,400
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) was $8,400.

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Average Net Price

$24,244
2019 Value
19.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,244. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) grew by 19.2%.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

96%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
96%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 4% with respect to 2018, when 100% 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.
0.948%
2019 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) was 0.948%, which represents 2 out of the 211 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) had a total enrollment of 820 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) is 813 students and the part-time enrollment is 7. This means that 99.1% of students enrolled at Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Ponce Health Sciences University (243081), both undergraduate and graduate, is 97.6% Hispanic or Latino, 1.22% White, 0.854% Asian, and 0.122% Black or African American.

Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (61.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (36.2%) and White Male (0.861%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 820 students. The full-time enrollment at Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) is 813 and the part-time enrollment is 7. This means that 99.1% of students enrolled at Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

88%
2018 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 Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) was 88%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    800 enrolled students
  2. White
    10 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    7 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) is 97.6% Hispanic or Latino, 1.22% White, 0.854% Asian, and 0.122% Black or African American. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 45 more women than men received degrees from Ponce Health Sciences University (243081). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) is hispanic or latino (198 degrees awarded). There were 33 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (6 degrees).

The most common Professional Doctorate concentration at Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) is Medicine (94 degrees awarded).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Ponce Health Sciences University (243081), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Biology (75 degrees awarded) and Health (132 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 Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) are Registered nurses (1,462,841 people), Physicians (492,036 people), Pharmacists (191,319 people), Medical & health services managers (190,544 people), and Other managers (159,072 people).

The most specialized majors at Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) in 2022 are Biology (75 degrees awarded) and Health (132 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) are Surgeons, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Podiatrists, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) are Biology (75 degrees awarded) and Health (132 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 Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,910,129 people), Offices of physicians (386,323 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (375,002 people), Elementary & secondary schools (354,861 people), and Outpatient care centers (319,886 people).

The most specialized majors at Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) are Biology (75 degrees awarded) and Health (132 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 Ponce Health Sciences University (243081).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 74 degrees awarded
  2. 35 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) was Other Biological & Biomedical Sciences with 74 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

81
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
126
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 81 degrees were awarded to men at Ponce Health Sciences University (243081), which is 0.643 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (126).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 48 degrees were awarded to men at Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) in Medicine, which is 1.04 times more than the 46 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 48 degrees were awarded to men at Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) in Other Biological & Biomedical Sciences, which is 1.85 times more than the 26 male recipients with that same degree.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    198 degrees awarded
  2. White
    6 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) is hispanic or latino (198 degrees awarded). There were 33 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (6 degrees).

0.483% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    123 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    75 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) is hispanic or latino female (123 degrees awarded). There were 1.64 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (75 degrees).

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Operations

Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) employs 31 Assistant professors, 16 Professors and 11 Associate professors. Most academics at Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) are Female Assistant professor (23), Female Professor (11), and Female Associate professor (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) are: Office and Administrative Support, with 32 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 19 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 10 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$15.6M
2022 Salaries
12%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) paid a median of $15.6M in salaries, a 12% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.83M
Instructional Salaries
64
Number of Employees

In 2022, Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) paid a total of $4.83M to 64 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
31 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
32 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) were Assistant professor with 31 employees, Professor with 16 employees, and Associate professor with 11 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) were Office and Administrative Support with 32 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science with 19 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 10 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Ponce Health Sciences University (243081) was Female Assistant professor with 23 employees, Female Professor with 11 employees, and Female Associate professor with 8 employees.

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