Yauco, PR Colleges

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Yauco

Yauco (Spanish pronunciation: [??auko]) is a city (ciudad) and municipality in southwestern Puerto Rico, centred on the city of the same name. Although the city is inland, the municipality stretches to a southern coast facing the Caribbean. Yauco is south of Maricao, Lares and Adjuntas; east of Sabana Grande and Guánica; and west of Guayanilla. The municipality has 20 wards and the main city Yauco zona urbana (Yauco Urban Zone). It is both a principal city of the Yauco Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Ponce-Yauco-Coamo Combined Statistical Area.

According to the United States Census Bureau the population of Yauco in the year 2000 was 46,384 persons, decreasing to 42,043 persons in 2010, a net loss of 4,341 people or 9.36% of its population. Its land area is 176.5 square kilometers with a population density of 238.2. The urban zone accounted for 17,186 of its hinhabitants in the 2010 census.

Founded by Fernando Pacheco on February 29, 1756, Yauco was a center for Corsican immigration to Puerto Rico in the 19th century due to its geographical similarity to their homeland. Corsicans have contributed to many areas of life in Yauco, particularly its coffee-producing agriculture. This has contributed to its nicknames ofEl Pueblo del Café (City of Coffee), and Los Corsos (The Corsicans). It is also known as La Capital Taína (Taíno Capital) after the native peoples of Puerto Rico.

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Schools in and around Yauco, PR

Name
Columbia Centro Universitario-Yauco
Four or more years; Private for profit; $6,290 average out-state tuition; $6,290 average in-state tuition
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-San German
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $4,080 average out-state tuition; $4,080 average in-state tuition
Automeca Technical College-Ponce
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit; $6,995 average out-state tuition; $6,995 average in-state tuition
Instituto Tecnologico de Puerto Rico-Recinto de Ponce
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $1,080 average out-state tuition; $1,080 average in-state tuition
Escuela Tecnica de Electricidad
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit; $9,160 average out-state tuition; $9,160 average in-state tuition
Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $0 average out-state tuition; $0 average in-state tuition
Caribbean University-Ponce
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $4,080 average out-state tuition; $4,080 average in-state tuition