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Century College is a private school in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico offering courses in both security and cosmetology and related fields. The school’s main purpose is to provide educational opportunities designed to develop the skills and knowledge for students to become skilled professionals. Education is provided in Spanish only.


All programs of study can be completed in less than a year. Classes are available during the day as well as the evening. Here are a few examples of the courses of study available:

The Barber & Styling course prepares graduates to take and pass the examination of the Board of Examiners and to obtain employment as a barber or other related areas. Graduates are familiarized with techniques and procedures to cut hair, shave, give facials, arrange hairstyles, use chemicals properly, and also learn management techniques. Students learn through a combination of experiences such as lectures, workshops, practices with live models, and visits to trade shows.

The Basic Cosmetology Program was created with the purpose of developing future professionals in the field of beauty. The college provides a comprehensive program including both theory and practice in an environment of a real beauty salon. The course of study includes preparation for the licensing exam.

The Private Detective Program teaches the skills and information necessary to acquire licensing to work as a detective in Puerto Rico. Many graduates find employment in the field of security research.

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Admissions are open. Students may sign up for courses online.

The months for enrollment are:

  • August
  • November
  • January
  • April
  • June


Century College is accredited and authorized by the following bodies:

  • The Department of Education of Puerto Rico
  • Council on Occupational Education (COE)
  • Private School Organization of Puerto Rico

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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

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Student Enrollment Demographics

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near San Juan, PR 00907
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population22,089 (22,089 urban / N/A rural)
Households10,889 (2.00 people per house)
Median Household Income$21,485
Families5,347 (2.84 people per family)

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAt least 1, but less than 2 academic yrs
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District7298

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4350th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $6,700 $6,700 $6,700
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $75 $75 $75
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $7,125 $7,125 $7,125
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $15,125 $15,125 $15,125
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $10,625 $10,625 $10,625

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $6,875 $6,750 $6,875 $6,750 $6,875 $6,750
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $350(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $4,000(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,000(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,500(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary N/A (N/A male / N/A female)
Number of FT Faculty N/A (N/A male / N/A female)
Number of PT Faculty 8
FT Faculty Ratio N/A
Total Benefits N/A

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