About 50.7 percent of the 6,110 degrees and certificates handed out by the Instituto de Banca y Comercio Inc in 2016-17 were to students in Personal and Culinary Services 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 for-profit institution in Guaynabo conferred 3071 certificates and 25 associate's degrees in Personal and Culinary Services programs.
But the single most popular program was for a certificate in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General. Data shows the school gave out 799 certificates in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General, followed by 546 certificates in Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General and 508 certificates in Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef.
The instituto enrolled 11,280 students for 2016-17, all of whom were enrolled in undergraduate programs.
Degrees awarded for 2016-17
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist
Hair Styling/Stylist and Hair Design
Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Personal and Culinary Services total
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Health Professions and Related Programs total
Construction Trades total
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields total
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Security System Installation, Repair, and Inspection Technology/Technician
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians total
Tourism and Travel Services Management
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
Visual and Performing Arts total
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total