Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico was founded in 1966 and is a private, non-profit, coeducational nonsectarian institution. Originally the school specialized in courses in Land Surveying and Mapping, but then in 1974 the university officially became a degree granting institution.
At Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico the students’ futures is very important and the school has been studying and analyzing students, the community and the local work environment in order to better design a curriculum with a meaningful career choice in mind so graduates will be able to identify available career opportunities. The mission of the University is to provide opportunities for leadership, productivity and competitiveness in a global marketplace for individuals from diverse backgrounds while enhancing their intellectual curiosity, humanistic values and technological competencies that stimulate greater social responsibility and improves the quality of life.
Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico awards bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and select certificates and is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, Miami Campus is also licensed by the State of Florida’s Commission for Independent Education.
Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico is located in Miami, Florida with additional campuses in Orlando and Puerto Rico. There are 136 students currently enrolled at Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. Of these students, 76 are undergraduate students and 60 are graduate level students. The gender ratio of the student body is 57 percent female students and 43 percent male students. Approximately 95 percent of the student body is Hispanic. Nearly all of the student population, with 133 students, are adult learners who are over the age of 24.
Students have a variety of options academically at Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. There are three schools in which students can find a program of interest. The schools at Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico include the:
- Management School
- Engineering School
- Graduate Management School.
Within these departments, students have the option to enroll in one of the four Bachelor’s degree programs and choose from three Master’s degree programs. There are seven majors for undergraduate students and 12 majors for graduate students, including:
- Bachelor in Business Administration
- Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
- Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Engineering Management.
Coursework includes on-campus, online, hybrid, and web-based environments. There are a total of 14 faculty members at Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico and there is a 9:1 student-to-faculty ratio. When applying to Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, potential students are required to pay a $30 application fee but there is an open admission policy and a rolling admission deadline. Additionally, International students may need to submit added information, such as proof of English language proficiency and financial support.
The annual tuition and fees for enrollment at Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico is $11,895 for both in-state and out-of-state full-time undergraduate students. Qualifying students have access to financial aid programs, including grants, scholarships, and loans. Currently, 54 percent of the student population accepts some form of grant or scholarship aid. The average grant or scholarship package is $2,850 per student per year. Students can also access loans for extra assistance; 79 percent of students have student loans and the average loan amount is $9,106. Financial aid programs include:
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Work Study
- Federal Direct Stafford Loan
- Institutional Scholarships
- The Federal Parent PLUS Loan
- Alternative loans from private resources.
Sector Of Institution:Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Master's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:133
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