Guaynabo, Puerto Rico (PR) Colleges and Universities

While there is only one post-secondary school in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, there are 33 colleges and universities within a 25-mile radius. Here, we compare a few of these schools so that you will be able to find the one that best fits your educational needs.

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Students interested in attending college in Guaynabo, PR have only a single option. However, those willing to travel up to 25 miles beyond the city limits can find several public and private non-profit schools in the surrounding area. To help students determine which college or university might be a good fit for their educational needs, this article will highlight a few area schools that offer traditional programs and degrees. These institutions will be compared based on NCES statistics in several important categories. The first category compares schools nearest to Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.

Closest Schools to Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

There are a number of reasons why a student may want to stay close to home, if not live at home, while going to college. Students in Guaynabo, PR wishing to remain close to home have several options from which to choose, including one option in town. These are listed below:

  • Atlantic University College (In Guaynabo, PR)
  • Universidad Pentecostal Mizpa (3.4 miles from downtown)
  • University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras (3.6 miles from downtown)
  • EDP University of Puerto Rico Inc-San Juan (3.7 miles from downtown)
  • Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Metro (3.7 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools Near Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

While some students may prefer to study at a small school, others may be drawn to a large institution that is more likely to offer a variety of learning and extracurricular options. According to the NCES, the following universities had the largest student bodies in the area as of 2015:

  • Universidad Del Turabo (17,509 enrolled students)
  • University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras (16,454 enrolled students)
  • Universidad Metropolitana (13,919 enrolled students)
  • Universidad Del Este (13,058 enrolled students)
  • Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Metro (9,110 enrolled students)

Lowest Net Price

Finding the right academic program is at the top of the list when selecting a college, but for many students tuition costs are just as important. Of the schools in the area, these five have the lowest undergraduate net prices according to 2014-2015 data from the NCES.

  • Colegio Universitario de San Juan ($1,444)
  • Caribbean University-Bayamon ($2,399)
  • Caribbean University-Carolina ($2,964)
  • University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras ($3,083)
  • University of Puerto Rico-Bayamon ($4,018)

Highest Graduation Rate

To determine graduation rates, the NCES looks at full-time undergraduates who started a bachelor's program in fall 2009, or an associate's program in 2012, and completed it within 150% of normal time (six years or less for a bachelor's, three for an associate's). These five schools have the highest graduation rates in the area:

  • Dewey University-Hato Rey (72% graduation rate)
  • Universidad Central Del Caribe (63% graduation rate)
  • Atenas College (54% graduation rate)
  • University of Puerto Rico - Cayey (48% graduation rate)
  • University of Puerto Rico - Piedras (44% graduation rate)

With this information, you should be able to make a well informed decision regarding which schools to apply to, based on proximity to Guaynabo, PR, student population, net price and graduation rates.

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