University of Puerto Rico-Carolina

Carretera 887 Bo San Anton
Carolina, PR 00984
Top Ranked (2024): View Rankings

School Highlights

University of Puerto Rico-Carolina serves 2,580 students (76% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 99%.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 2,580 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,026
  • Out-state tuition: $6,058
  • Acceptance Rate: 43%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 100%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

University of Puerto Rico-Carolina ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Puerto Rico for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 305 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
University of Puerto Rico-Carolina
(PR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
Institution Level
Four or more years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty
305 staff
70 staff
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Student Body

The student population of University of Puerto Rico-Carolina has declined by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 10:1 over five years.
The University of Puerto Rico-Carolina diversity score of 0.04 is less than the state average of 0.08. The school's diversity has declined by 73% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,580 students
488 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,962 students
371 students
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# Part-Time Students
618 students
117 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
206 students
341 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,962 students
370 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
59 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
618 students
138 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
33 students
% Hispanic
98%
96%
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% Black
1%
2%
% White
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
1%
1%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in University of Puerto Rico-Carolina.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in PR.
Diversity Score
0.04
0.08
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
49%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
6.47%
1.63%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$31,400
$20,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,026 is more than the state average of $2,169. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,058 is more than the state average of $2,801. The out-state tuition has grown by 91% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,026
$2,169
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,058
$2,801
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
97%
97%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$4,399
$5,064
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,500
$3,500
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Acceptance Rate
43%
84%
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SAT Reading
507
32
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SAT Math
474
32
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Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does University of Puerto Rico-Carolina cost?
University of Puerto Rico-Carolina's tuition is approximately $3,026 for In-State students and $6,058 for Out-State students.
What is the acceptance rate of University of Puerto Rico-Carolina?
The acceptance rate of University of Puerto Rico-Carolina is 43%, which is lower than the state average of 84%. University of Puerto Rico-Carolina's acceptance rate is ranked among the top community colleges in Puerto Rico with low acceptance rates.
What is University of Puerto Rico-Carolina's ranking?
University of Puerto Rico-Carolina ranks among the top 20% of community college in Puerto Rico for: Lowest acceptance rates, Average community college minority breakdown, Largest student body and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 2,580 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,026
  • Out-state tuition: $6,058
  • Acceptance Rate: 43%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 100%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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