Graduates earn 938 degrees, certificates from Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce

About 27.9 percent of the 938 degrees and certificates handed out by the Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce in 2016-17 were to students in Health Professions and Related Programs programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the private not-for-profit institution in Mercedita conferred 132 bachelor's degrees and 96 associate's degrees in Health Professions and Related Programs programs.

But the single most popular program was for a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. Data shows the school gave out 58 bachelor's degrees in Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, followed by 52 bachelor's degrees in Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse and 42 certificates in Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef.

The university enrolled 5,292 students for 2016-17, including 4,871 in undergraduate programs and 421 in graduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2016-17
Program
Bachelor's degrees awarded
Associates degrees
Graduate and professional degrees awarded
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
52
-
-
-
52
Optometric Technician/Assistant
-
30
-
-
30
Occupational Therapist Assistant
-
27
-
-
27
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
25
-
-
-
25
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
20
-
-
-
20
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
-
-
-
19
19
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
-
18
-
-
18
Health Services Administration
17
-
-
-
17
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
16
-
-
-
16
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller
-
-
-
15
15
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant
-
13
-
-
13
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
-
8
-
-
8
Public Health Education and Promotion
2
-
-
-
2
Health Professions and Related Programs total
132
96
-
34
262
27.9
Office Management and Supervision
35
23
-
-
58
Business Administration and Management, General
16
22
-
-
38
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
25
-
11
-
36
Accounting
17
10
2
-
29
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
17
-
-
-
17
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
13
-
-
-
13
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
12
-
-
-
12
Operations Management and Supervision
11
-
-
-
11
International Marketing
-
-
9
-
9
International Finance
-
-
4
-
4
Finance, General
2
-
-
-
2
International Business/Trade/Commerce
-
-
-
-
-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
-
-
-
-
-
Management Information Systems, General
-
-
-
-
-
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other
-
-
-
-
-
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
-
-
-
-
-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
148
55
26
-
229
24.4
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
58
3
-
-
61
Criminalistics and Criminal Science
34
-
-
-
34
Forensic Science and Technology
16
-
-
-
16
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
-
-
10
-
10
Criminal Justice/Police Science
-
6
-
-
6
Corrections Administration
4
-
-
-
4
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services total
112
9
10
-
131
14
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
-
-
-
42
42
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
-
-
-
30
30
Personal and Culinary Services total
-
-
-
72
72
7.7
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
12
-
6
-
18
Elementary Education and Teaching
8
-
4
-
12
Spanish Language Teacher Education
-
-
7
-
7
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
6
-
-
-
6
Biology Teacher Education
1
-
3
-
4
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
4
-
-
-
4
Mathematics Teacher Education
-
-
3
-
3
Special Education and Teaching, General
-
-
3
-
3
History Teacher Education
-
-
3
-
3
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
1
-
-
-
1
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
1
-
-
-
1
Chemistry Teacher Education
-
-
1
-
1
Educational/Instructional Technology
-
-
-
-
-
Education total
33
-
30
-
63
6.7
Biomedical Sciences, General
31
-
-
-
31
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
14
-
-
-
14
Microbiology, General
8
-
-
-
8
Biotechnology
4
-
-
-
4
Ecology
-
-
-
-
-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences total
57
-
-
-
57
6.1
Computer Science
19
6
-
-
25
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
10
-
-
-
10
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
-
-
-
-
-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
29
6
-
-
35
3.7
Psychology, General
32
-
-
-
32
Psychology total
32
-
-
-
32
3.4
Child Care Provider/Assistant
-
-
-
16
16
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
-
-
-
-
-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences total
-
-
-
16
16
1.7
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
-
-
-
14
14
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians total
-
-
-
14
14
1.5
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
-
-
-
11
11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies total
-
-
-
11
11
1.2
Public Relations/Image Management
9
-
-
-
9
Communication, General
-
1
-
-
1
Journalism
-
-
-
-
-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs total
9
1
-
-
10
1.1
Environmental Science
4
-
-
-
4
Natural Resources and Conservation total
4
-
-
-
4
0.4
Criminology
2
-
-
-
2
Social Sciences total
2
-
-
-
2
0.2

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