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 112 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 Programs112 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 $205.
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$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) / $5,839 (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$6,665
Public$5,123$5,238
Private$5,839
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
The law school tuition at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is $8,680 for Puerto Rico residents and $8,680 for out-of-state students for academic year 2021-2022. Next table shows the tuition & fees for law school and/or medical schools at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras.
2021-2022 Law School/Medical School Tuition at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras
Puerto Rico ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Law$8,400$280$8,400$280

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, 515 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 Degree330286
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship14079
Doctor's degree - other10144
Post Bachelor's Degree216
Total501515
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 Archives/Archival Administration program with 4 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor program with 38 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Law program with 180 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 515 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 286 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 144 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 6 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 [+] 2 completers-
Environmental Science2-
Architecture [+] 25 completers-
Architecture16$16,100
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning9-
Communication and Journalism [+] 6 completers-
Journalism5-
Journalism (other)1-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 12 completers-
Information Science/Studies12-
Education [+] 58 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction13-
Educational Leadership and Administration8-
Educational Evaluation and Research3-
Special Education and Teaching7-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services2-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching17-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor8-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 22 completers-
Linguistics5-
Language Interpretation and Translation14-
Spanish Language and Literature3-
Legal Studies [+] 15 completers$26,200
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence15-
English Language and Literature [+] 2 completers-
English Language and Literature2-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 5 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences5-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 2 completers-
Mathematics2-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 3 completers-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science3-
Philosophy and Religious Studies [+] 1 completers-
Philosophy1-
Psychology [+] 7 completers-
Community Psychology1-
Industrial and Organizational Psychology6-
Human Services [+] 34 completers-
Public Administration17-
Social Work17$21,300
Social Sciences [+] 19 completers-
Economics8-
Sociology3-
Social Sciences (other)8-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 8 completers-
Fine and Studio Arts Management8-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 38 completers-
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor38-
Business [+] 24 completers$36,000
Business/Commerce24$36,000
History [+] 3 completers-
History3-
Total286
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 3 completers-
Environmental Science3-
Education [+] 25 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction16-
Educational Leadership and Administration7-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services2-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 6 completers-
Spanish Language and Literature6-
English Language and Literature [+] 2 completers-
English Language and Literature2-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences1-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 1 completers-
Mathematics1-
Physical Sciences [+] 10 completers-
Chemistry8-
Physical Chemistry2-
Psychology [+] 23 completers-
Psychology23-
Human Services [+] 4 completers-
Social Work4-
Business [+] 1 completers-
International Business/Trade/Commerce1-
History [+] 3 completers-
History3-
Total79
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Legal Studies [+] 144 completers-
Law144-
Total144
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Library Science [+] 6 completers-
Library and Information Science2-
Archives/Archival Administration4-
Total6

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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