Graduate Program Overview

University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is a four-years, public school located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $3,620 for Puerto Rico residents and $3,990 for out-of-state students. It offers fifty (50) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameUniversity of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras
TypeFour-years, Public
Address39 Ponce de Leon Ave, San Juan, PR
Graduate School Students3,015 students
3 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$3,620
Student to Faculty15:1 (6.67%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 50 Graduate Programs
33 Master's, 14 Doctorate, 3 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Puerto Rico residents, the tuition & fees are $3,620 and $3,990 for non-Puerto Rico residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $205.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$0$205
Books & Supplies$2,168
Room & Board$11,161 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$3,000 (Off-Campus)
Off-Campus Total$16,328$20,319
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 50 major areas - 33 Master's , 14 Doctorate , 2 Post-Bachelor'(1 online programs), 1 Post-Master'. 315 students have been conferred Master's degree and 276 students have received Doctorate degree last year.The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Library Science
Natural Resources And Conservation
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Legal Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Library Science
Natural Resources And Conservation
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Physical Sciences
Human Services
Legal Studies

Graduate Student Population

Total 13,892 students enrolled in University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 3,015 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 1,114 male and 1,901 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 2,322 full-time and 693 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 3 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 63 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students1,114
Women Students1,901
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students2,322
Part-time Students693
By race/ethnicity 108 White, 44 Black, and 6 Asian students are attending at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Two or more races1
35 students are younger than 22 and 514 students are older than 65. The school has 1,776 students aged between 22 and 30 and 679 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under35
40 & Over514
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, 3 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 63 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment3,015
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses3
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses63
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses2,949
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses3
Puerto Rico Resident3
Other State In U.S.-
Outside of U.S.0

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