Puerto Rico Colleges Tuition Trends Over The Current Decade (The 2010s)

There are 157 colleges in Puerto Rico State - 20 public and 137 private schools. The average tuition & fees of public schools are $2,158 for Puerto Rico residents and $3,510 for others in 2017. It increase -0.52% from last year and -5.36% from 2010 cumulatively. For private schools, the average tuition & fees are $6,608 which are increased -0.08% from last year and 10.33% from 2010 cumulatively.


Tuition & Fees Trends of Puerto Rico Colleges from 2010 to 2017

Next table and charts illustrates the tuition changes from 2010 to 2017 for Puerto Rico colleges and universities. The costs officially published by IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education and due to the data availability, the avarage amount mainly based on 2-4 years and 4 years colleges and universities.
Undergraduate (Public) Undergraduate (Private) Graduate (Public) Graduate (Private)
For Puerto Rico public schools, the 2017 undergraduate in-state tuition & fees are $2,158 which has increased by -5.71% over the current decade and the out-of-state cost is $3,510 which has risen by -5.36%. In average, the rate of increase in tuition is -0.77% while last year increase rate was -0.52%.
Table. Undergraduate Tuition Trends (Public Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for Puerto Rico Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
In-State Costs$2,289$2,799$2,514$2,132$2,115$2,119$2,158
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%22.27%-10.18%-15.20%-0.79%0.19%1.86%
Cumulative Rates0.00%22.27%9.82%-6.87%-7.61%-7.43%-5.71%
Out-of-State Costs$3,709$4,130$3,904$3,523$3,377$3,528$3,510
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%11.35%-5.47%-9.75%-4.16%4.49%-0.52%
Cumulative Rates0.00%11.35%5.26%-5.01%-8.96%-4.87%-5.36%
For private schools in Puerto Rico state, the 2017 undergraduate tuition & fees are $6,608 which has increased by 10.33% over the current decade. In average, the rate of increase in tuition is 1.48% while last year increase rate was -0.08%.
Table. Undergraduate Tuition Trends (Private Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for Puerto Rico Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
Tuition & Fees$5,989$6,666$6,510$6,545$6,596$6,613$6,608
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%11.30%-2.34%0.54%0.78%0.26%-0.08%
Cumulative Rates0.00%11.30%8.70%9.29%10.13%10.42%10.33%
The average graduate school tuition & fees of Puerto Rico public schools are $4,053 which has increased by -0.22% over the current decade and the out-of-state graduate cost is $6,404 which has risen by 23.55%. In average, the rate of increase in graduate tuition is 3.36% while last year increase rate was 1.25%.
Table. Graduate Tuition Trends (Public Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for Puerto Rico Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
In-State Costs$4,062$4,375$4,373$3,798$3,827$4,012$4,053
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%7.69%-0.03%-13.15%0.76%4.83%1.02%
Cumulative Rates0.00%7.69%7.66%-6.50%-5.79%-1.23%-0.22%
Out-of-State Costs$5,183$5,706$5,517$5,165$4,665$6,325$6,404
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%10.09%-3.32%-6.39%-9.68%35.60%1.25%
Cumulative Rates0.00%10.09%6.43%-0.36%-10.01%22.03%23.55%
For private graduate schools in Puerto Rico state, the 2017 tuition & fees are $5,732 which has increased by 1.85% over the current decade. In average, the rate of increase in graduate tuition is 0.26393% while last year increase rate was 6.62%.
Table. Graduate Tuition Trends (Private Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for Puerto Rico Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
Tuition & Fees$5,628$6,108$5,258$5,496$5,484$5,376$5,732
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%8.52%-13.90%4.52%-0.23%-1.96%6.62%
Cumulative Rates0.00%8.52%-6.57%-2.35%-2.57%-4.48%1.85%
You can check the changes of other college costs including room & board costs, book & supplies, and other living expenses at Puerto Rico college cost trends.

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