Universidad Central Del Caribe


Medical schools and medical centers: These institutions award most of their professional degrees in medicine. In some instances, they include other health professions programs, such as dentistry, pharmacy, or nursing.

Ramon Ruiz Arnau University Hospital Laurel Ave, Bayamon, PR, 00960-6032

(787) 798-3001 





MISSION OF THE UNIVERSIDAD CENTRAL DEL CARIBE The mission of the Universidad Central del Caribe is to prepare high-quality and committed health professionals to meet the health needs of the community in its biological, physical and social context with a human focus and high sense of moral obligation. It is characterized by its emphasis on the excellence of its educational programs and services of health maintenance, prevention and early detection of illneses. What distinguishes Universidad Central del Caribe from other educational institutions in Puerto Rico its in unwavering dedication to prepare high-quality health professionals who can offer preventive care, promote healthy life styles, and provide excellent services with humanism, compassion and the highest ethical values. Particular characteristics of the Institution are its intensive and extensive program of practical experiences in clinical settings in the community, regardless of their program of study, and its longstanding record of public/private partnerships and service-linked education.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above 

First Professional

Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students

Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits

Academic Year Prices - 2013 (full-time, first-time undergraduate students)

Tuition & Fees 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12
In District $10,290 $9,154 $9,154
In State $10,290 $9,154 $9,154
Out of State $10,240 $9,154 $9,154
Books and Supplies $600 $600 $600
On Campus      
Room and Board - - -
Other Expenses - - -
Off Campus      
Room and Board $9,000 $7,200 $7,200
Other Expenses $12,054 $10,088 $10,088
Off Campus With Family      
Other Expenses - $12,688 $12,688

Financial Aid 2011-2012

Type of Aid Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grants
92.0% $4,886
State/Local Grant
62.0% $353
Institutional Grants
15.0% $388
Loans 85.0% $2,340
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The above information was obtained via the publicly-available Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), operated by the U.S. Department of Education, which compiles self-reported information provided by colleges and universities, for the purpose of making such information openly available to students and parents.


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