Columbia Central University-Caguas

  • Columbia University Center is to provide an educational alternative integrated part of the preferences and interests of our students and uses information and advanced teaching methods. Both in our faculties of commerce and administration, as in the allied health sciences, the arts and technology, we prepare future professionals tempering education over the market and the economy.
School Highlights
  • Columbia Central University-Caguas serves 1,864 students (42% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the state average of 100%.
  • Columbia Central University-Caguas is one of 4 community colleges within Caguas County, PR.
  • The nearest community college to Columbia Central University-Caguas is EDIC College (1.0 miles away).

Top Placements

Columbia Central University-Caguas places among the top 20% of community colleges in Puerto Rico for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 61 teachers has grown by 134% over five years.
Columbia Central University-Caguas(PR) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty61 staff45 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Columbia Central University-Caguas has grown by 88% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
  • The Columbia Central University-Caguas diversity score of 0.00 is less than the state average of 0.02. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,864 students839 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio31:127:1
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# Full-Time Students786 students701 students
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# Part-Time Students1,078 students138 students
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# Undergraduate Students743 students751 students
# Graduate Students43 students43 students
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% Hispanic
100%
99%
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Diversity Score0.000.02
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$24,500$20,500
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Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $6,390 is less than the state average of $6,555. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$6,390$6,555
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%97%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2013 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to Columbia Central University-Caguas is EDIC College (1.0 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • EDIC College
    Private, for profit
    1,148 students | 1.00 MiUrb. Caguas Norte, Ave. Rafael Cordero, Calle Génova Num 8
    Caguas PR  00725
    (787)745-7010
    1.001,148
  • Huertas College
    Private, for profit
    1,184 students | 1.00 Mi#41 Hector R Bunker St
    Caguas PR  00725
    (787)746-1400
    1.001,184
  • Mech-Tech College
    Private, for profit
    3,101 students | 2.20 MiNum 39-40 B St W Industrial Pk
    Caguas PR  00725
    (787)744-1060
    2.203,101
  • 892 students | 9.80 Mi1206 13th. Street Ext San Agustin
    San Juan PR  00926
    (787)765-4210
    9.80892
  • Atlantic University College
    Private, non-profit
    1,496 students | 10.40 MiColton St. # 9
    Guaynabo PR  00970
    (787)720-1022
    10.401,496
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Did You Know?
For Puerto Rico public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,861 per year for in-state students and $3,583 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $6,555 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Puerto Rico is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Puerto Rico community colleges have a diversity score of 0.02, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Puerto Rico is University of Puerto Rico-Utuado. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.