University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras Graduate Schools

University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras (referred to as Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras) is a Public, 4 years school located in San Juan, PR. It is classified as a Research University (high research activity) 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 University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is $3,620 for Puerto Rico residents and $3,990 for out-of-state students. The school has 3,015 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 13,892 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras (referred to as Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras) is a Public, 4 years school located in San Juan, PR. It is classified as a Research University (high research activity) 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 (7/1/1946 - Current[Estimated Date]).
Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras Directory Information
School NameUniversity of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras (Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras)
Address39 Avenida Ponce de Leon, San Juan, PR 00931-0000
Phone787-764-0000
Webhttps://www.uprrp.edu
Online Applicationhttps://estudiantes.upr.edu/admisiones
Financial Infohttps://asistenciaeconomica.uprrp.edu
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is $3,620 for Puerto Rico residents and $3,990 for out-of-state students. The school has 3,015 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 13,892 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 123 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 1 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$3,990
$3,620 for Puerto Rico Residents
Student Population3,015
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs123 graduate programs
(1 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio15 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is $3,620 for Puerto Rico residents and $3,990 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $0 for Puerto Rico residents and $205 for out-of-state students.
University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras offers the alternative tuition plans.
University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
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)1 Online Programs Available
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 University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is $3,620 for Puerto Rico residents and $3,990 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 10.22% 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
Puerto Rico ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$2,431$144$6,628$144
2018-2019$3,375$144$6,750$144
2019-2020$3,420$200$6,840$200
2020-2021$3,420$200$3,420$200
2021-2022--$3,690$300
The graduate school tuition & fees of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is relatively inexpensive compared to public 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) / $5,850 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras$3,620$3,990
All Graduate Schools$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
Puerto Rico Graduate Schools$5,755$6,659
Public$5,123$5,238
Private$5,850
For academic year 2021-2022, the off-campus living costs are $14,161. Off-campus living costs are decreased by -1.74% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$11,161$3,251
2018-2019$11,161$3,251
2019-2020$11,161$3,251
2020-2021$11,161$3,251
2021-2022$11,161$3,000
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $205 at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 7.89% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Tuition
2017-2018$343
2018-2019$375
2019-2020$380
2020-2021$190
2021-2022$205

Graduate Programs at Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras

University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras offers 50 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, 599 students have completed their study at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras.
Offered Degrees at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree330315
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship13096
Doctor's degree - other10180
Post Bachelor's Degree215
Post Master's Degree103
Total501599
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the program with 5 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Business/Commerce program with 52 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies (other) program with 183 completers.
University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras offers 50 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 599 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 315 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 180 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 5 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 3 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources And Conservation [+] 5 completers-
Environmental Science5-
Architecture [+] 29 completers-
Architecture24$16,100
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning5-
Communication and Journalism [+] 12 completers-
Journalism6-
Journalism (other)6-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 4 completers-
Information Science/Studies4-
Education [+] 65 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction11-
Educational Leadership and Administration9-
Educational Evaluation and Research7-
Special Education and Teaching13-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services9-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching9-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor7-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics [+] 25 completers-
Language Interpretation and Translation14-
Comparative Literature5-
Spanish Language and Literature6-
Legal Studies [+] 15 completers$26,200
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence15-
English Language And Literature [+] 8 completers-
English Language and Literature8-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 9 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences9-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 5 completers-
Mathematics5-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] 3 completers-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science3-
Philosophy And Religious Studies [+] 3 completers-
Philosophy3-
Physical Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Physics1-
Psychology [+] 13 completers-
Community Psychology2-
Industrial and Organizational Psychology11-
Human Services [+] 44 completers-
Public Administration16-
Social Work28$21,300
Social Sciences [+] 9 completers-
Economics6-
Sociology3-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 2 completers-
Fine and Studio Arts Management2-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 17 completers-
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor17-
Business [+] 38 completers$36,000
Business/Commerce38$36,000
History [+] 8 completers-
History8-
Total315
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources And Conservation [+] 5 completers-
Environmental Science5-
Education [+] 22 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction8-
Educational Leadership and Administration13-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services1-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics [+] 12 completers-
Spanish Language and Literature12-
English Language And Literature [+] 3 completers-
English Language and Literature3-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 11 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences11-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 4 completers-
Mathematics4-
Physical Sciences [+] 11 completers-
Chemistry9-
Physical Chemistry2-
Psychology [+] 21 completers-
Psychology21-
Human Services [+] 2 completers-
Social Work2-
History [+] 5 completers-
History5-
Total96
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Legal Studies [+] 180 completers-
Law180-
Total180
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Library Science [+] 5 completers-
Library and Information Science2-
Archives/Archival Administration3-
Total5
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Library Science [+] 3 completers-
Library Science (other)3-
Total3

Graduate Student Population at Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras

For academic year 2021-2022, total 3,015 students enrolled into University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras graduate schools where it has total 13,892 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 2,322 full-time and 693 part-time graduate students. By gender, 1,114 male and 1,901 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
Total3,0151,1141,901
Full-time2,3228901,432
Part-tme693224469
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 108 White (3.58%), 44 Black/African American (1.46%), 1,657 Hispanic (54.96%), 6 Asian (0.20%), and 1,200 students with other races.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,0151,1141,901
American Indian/Native American413
Asian633
Black/African American441529
Hispanic1,6576051,052
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander000
White1084959
Two More110
Un-Known1,195440755
Non-resident Alien000
University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 3 graduate students (0.10% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 63 graduate students (2.09% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total3,015
Enrolled Online Exclusively3
Enrolled Some Online Courses63
Not in Online Courses2,949
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras. 802 students are aged 20 to 24 (26.60% of total students), 207 students are aged above 50 (6.87%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,0151,1141,901
Age 20-21351124
Age 22-24767236531
Age 25-291,009390619
Age 30-34438186252
Age 35-3924192149
Age 40-49307115192
Age 50-6418968121
Over 641899
Age Un-Known1174
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