Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce Graduate Schools

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce (referred to as PUCPR) is a Private, 4 years school located in Ponce, PR. It is classified as a Doctoral/Research University school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce is $6,310 in average. The school has 1,725 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 6,614 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce (referred to as PUCPR) is a Private, 4 years school located in Ponce, PR. It is classified as a Doctoral/Research University school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The school is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education (7/1/1953 - Current[Estimated Date]).
PUCPR Directory Information
School NamePontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce (PUCPR)
Address2250 Boulevard Luis A. Ferre Aguayo Suite 608, Ponce, PR 00717-9997
Phone787-841-2000
Webhttps://www.pucpr.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.pucpr.edu/admisiones/solicitud-admisiones
Financial Infohttps://www.pucpr.edu/oficina-de-asistencia-economica
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce is $6,310 in average. The school has 1,725 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 6,614 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 122 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice).
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePrivate, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$6,310
Student Population1,725
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs122 graduate programs
Student to Faculty Ratio22 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce is $6,310 in average for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $310.
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce offers the alternative tuition plans.
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce offers the distance learning courses, but students may be required to attend/visit regular classes to complete their degree/programs.
On its campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)Graduate Level Courses
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce is $6,310. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 0.64% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
TuitionFees
2017-2018$5,400$660
2018-2019$5,580$660
2019-2020$5,580$810
2020-2021$5,580$690
2021-2022$5,580$730
The graduate school tuition & fees of PUCPR is average compared to private graduate schools in Puerto Rico. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,204 and the Puerto Rico graduate tuition is $5,238 (public) / $5,839 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce$6,310
All Graduate Schools$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
Puerto Rico Graduate Schools$5,755$6,665
Public$5,123$5,238
Private$5,839
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $10,551 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce. On-campus living costs are increased by 1.12% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $12,335. Off-campus living costs are increased by 1.30% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$4,919$4,657$6,470$4,960
2018-2019$4,990$4,750$6,600$5,059
2019-2020$5,091$4,883$6,785$5,201
2020-2021$5,150$4,961$6,893$5,284
2021-2022$5,199$5,025$6,983$5,352
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $310 at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce. The graduate tuition per credit hour are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Tuition
2017-2018$300
2018-2019$310
2019-2020$310
2020-2021$310
2021-2022$310
The law school tuition at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce is $16,803 for academic year 2021-2022. Next table shows the tuition & fees for law school and/or medical schools at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce.
2021-2022 Law School/Medical School Tuition at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce
TuitionFees
Law$16,000$803

Graduate Programs at PUCPR

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce offers 44 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 320 students have completed their study at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce.
Offered Degrees at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree360179
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship6041
Doctor's degree - other1081
Post Bachelor's Degree1019
Total440320
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist program with 19 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor program with 48 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Law program with 141 completers.
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce offers 44 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered only in on-site (classroom) education. Last year total 320 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 179 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 81 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 19 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 1 completers-
Environmental Science1-
Communication and Journalism [+] 3 completers-
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication3-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences0-
Education [+] 24 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction9$24,300
Educational Leadership and Administration6$23,000
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services5-
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services0-
Elementary Education and Teaching0-
Business Teacher Education3-
History Teacher Education0-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor1-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 0 completers-
Spanish Language and Literature0-
Library Science [+] 2 completers-
Library and Information Science2-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 10 completers-
Biotechnology10$23,800
Theology and Religious Vocations [+] 1 completers-
Religious Education0-
Divinity/Ministry1-
Physical Sciences [+] 4 completers-
Chemistry4-
Psychology [+] 12 completers-
Clinical Psychology0-
Industrial and Organizational Psychology3-
School Psychology9-
Human Services [+] 36 completers-
Public Administration36-
Social Sciences [+] 25 completers-
Criminology25-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 4 completers-
Painting4-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 48 completers-
Clinical/Medical Social Work32-
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor7-
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing0-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing1-
Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing8-
Business [+] 8 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Business Administration and Management1-
Accounting and Business/Management2-
Finance2-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration3$22,700
International Business/Trade/Commerce0-
Marketing/Marketing Management0-
History [+] 1 completers-
History1-
Total179
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 3 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction0-
Educational Leadership and Administration1-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services2-
Psychology [+] 37 completers-
Clinical Psychology29$19,400
Industrial and Organizational Psychology8-
Business [+] 1 completers-
Business Administration and Management1-
Total41
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Legal Studies [+] 81 completers-
Law81-
Total81
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 19 completers-
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist19-
Total19

Graduate Student Population at PUCPR

For academic year 2021-2022, total 1,725 students enrolled into Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce graduate schools where it has total 6,614 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 1,084 full-time and 641 part-time graduate students. By gender, 534 male and 1,191 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,7255341,191
Full-time1,084362722
Part-tme641172469
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 1 White (0.06%), 1 Black/African American (0.06%), 1,703 Hispanic (98.72%), and 20 students with other races. 3 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,7255341,191
American Indian/Native American000
Asian000
Black/African American101
Hispanic1,7035241,179
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander000
White101
Two More000
Un-Known1798
Non-resident Alien312
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 20 graduate students (1.16% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 135 graduate students (7.83% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total1,725
Enrolled Online Exclusively20
Enrolled Some Online Courses135
Not in Online Courses1,570
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce. 254 students are aged 20 to 24 (14.72% of total students), 126 students are aged above 50 (7.30%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,7255341,191
Age 20-21624
Age 22-2424876172
Age 25-29539183356
Age 30-3431791226
Age 35-3921855163
Age 40-4927182189
Age 50-641224478
Over 64413
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