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Carlos Albizu University, more often referred to as Albizu University, is located within Miami, Florida. The campus is quite small, with a student body of just 746. Albizu University is a private, not-for-profit institution - it is also known as a virtual campus which educates its students online. CAU also has a campus in San Juan, Puerto Rico and in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.

Overview of Carlos Albizu University–Miami (CAU-Miami)

The university does not offer campus housing as students attend fully online from different cities and states within the US and Puerto Rico. Because this university is fully online, students communicate electronically with instructors and advisers. The student-to-faculty ratio is middling at 15 to 1, requiring instructors and students to be persistent in contacting each other on academic issues.

Carlos Albizu University was founded in 1966. With the small enrollment of 746, the student population is broken down as follows: Undergraduate students comprise 18% of the student body, numbering 137; graduate students make up 82% of the student body, numbering 609 altogether. Females far outnumber male students at 80% to 20%.

General Information

School Type Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting Suburb: Large
Campus Housing No
Student Faculty Ratio 15:1
Graduation Rate 100%
Year Founded 1966

Student Enrollment

Total Students746


Undergraduate Student

Male 27
Female 110

Graduate Student

Male 122
Female 487

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CAU Acceptance Rate and Admissions


Male     8
Female 10


Male     4
Female  5

Acceptance Rate50%

Male 50%
Female 50%

Enrollment 6

Male     5
Female  4
Application Fee -
High School GPA Required
High School Rank -
High School Transcripts Required
College Prep Courses -
Recommendations Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) -
Application Deadline -
Common Application Accepted -

CAU Tuition Cost & Financial Aid

The sticker price of a four-year degree from Carlos Albizu University includes tuition, books and supplies, room and board, and other various expenses. The full price is often around $40,500.

Students and their families may need to turn to financial aid to help pay for the expense of school. In a recent academic year, the average net price was $26,048. This price is what is left after financial aid has been applied to the whole price.

  • Families who earn up to $30,000 pay around $25,409
  • Families earning between $30,001 and $48,000 pay $26,686

Financial aid offered to freshman students helps with the costs. Sixty-seven percent of students receive student aid and these students received an average of $11,373. Institutional grants and scholarships were not requested or offered.

Student loans were awarded to 50 % of first-year students. They received federal student loans at an average amount of $6,286.

Average net price 2017-2018
Net Price $26,048
Average Total Aid $11,373
Students Receiving Financial Aid 67%
Room & Board $15,954

Sticker Price

  • Tuition In-State - $12,444
  • Tuition Out-of-State - $12,444
  • Books and Supplies - $3,105
  • Room & Board - $15,954
  • Other - $9,000


The students attending Carlos Albizu University enroll with a goal in mind. The retention rate of firs-year students is 87%, meaning that 87 out of 100 freshmen decide to return for their second year of college. The 4-year graduation rate is 100%, as is the 6-year graduation rate. Evening classes and courses are offered online for students who cannot attend during the day. Online courses are the only way students can take their classes.

Because the student body and faculty are both so small, degree program offerings are understandably also small. Degree programs offered include education; health professions and related programs; homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and related protective services; psychology; and public administration and social services professions.

Student Population Total

Student Population 746

Evening Classes : Yes
Distance Learning : Yes

Most Popular Programs & Majors

(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)

All Psychology Majors 28 Total Graduates / 74%
Psychology, General 28 Graduates
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 5 Total Graduates / 13%
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 5 Graduates
All Education Majors 5 Total Graduates / 13%
Elementary Education and Teaching 3 Graduates
Special Education and Teaching, Other 2 Graduates
All Other Diplomas 0%

Outcome & Salary

Graduates of the Carlos Albizu University do receive a financial benefit from their education. Their average salary is $57,000. Their 10-year earnings potential is $570,000 and their 10-year projected ROI is $476,808. A 4-year cost of education is around $104,192, meaning students do benefit from a return on their investment (ROI).

High school students who don’t go on to college earn $38,792. Their 10-year projected income is $387,920 and their 20-year projected income is $775,840.

Graduates Salary
College Grads Early Career Salary -
College Grads Average Salary $57,000
College Grads Mid Career Salary -
Return on Investment (ROI)
10 Year Salary Earnings Potential $570,000
20 Year Salary Earnings Potential -
Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year $104,192
10 Year Projected ROI $465,808
20 Year Projected ROI -
No College Education Salary Comparison
National Average Salary $38,792
10 Year Projected Income $387,920
20 Year Projected Income $775,840

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