Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico
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Overview
Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico is located in a large city with a population of more than 250,000. It is in the San Juan-Bayamón-Caguas PR area.
Highlights
Undergraduate program with the highest reported starting salary ($15K): Music
Largest undergraduate program (17): Jazz/Jazz Studies
Address
951 Ponce De Leon Avenue
San Juan, PR 00907
cmpr.edu/
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Accreditation:
best
Institutional Control
Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico is a public organization.
Student Focus
Hispanic-serving
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Accreditation
Accreditation provides important oversight over a school's instructional practices and institutional stability.
Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico holds an accreditation from one of the seven regional accreditors, which should ensure that credits earned transfer easily to other schools.
Accreditation History
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (Accredited July 1, 2002 - present)
  • The accreditation was recently renewed on February 28, 2018.
  • The next accreditation review is scheduled for June 1, 2023.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (Accredited July 1, 1975 - present)
  • The next accreditation review is scheduled for November 30, 2021.
Undergraduate Students
Not all students attend their first college full time to completion. While some schools are focused on those that population, many schools focus on transfer and or part time students. What types of of student does this school support.
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Admissions
Context: Average High School GPA
Last year's entering freshman class at Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico had an average GPA of 3.17. This is a lower GPA than reported by 40% of the context schools.
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Admissions Details
Here are some important dates and little tidbits. Please double-check this information on the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico's webpage for the most up-to-date and accurate answers! We update this information with each school's annual reporting, but information can change unexpectedly. Select any item to view the details.
Admissions Criteria & Qualifications
Admissions Criteria & Qualifications
Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico lists the following admissions priorities and requirements:
Very Important: talent/ability, interview, rigor of secondary school record, and academic GPA
Important: standardized test scores
Considered: application essay and level of applicant's interest
Not Considered: work experience, character/personal qualities, state residency, religious affiliation/commitment, recommendation(s), class rank, volunteer work, racial/ethnic status, geographical residence, first generation, alumni/ae relation, and extracurricular activities
The average high school GPA for these students was 3.17.
A high school diploma or GED is required, and an international baccalaureate is accepted.
Application Fee & Common App
Application Fee & Common App
Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico has an undergraduate application fee of $75. We did not find Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico on the Common Application site. Keep in mind that it never hurts to inquire with an Admissions office to see whether they might be willing to waive your application fee.
Freshman application dates
Freshman application dates
Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico has a rolling admissions policy without deadlines. This school notifies applicants of acceptance as they process applications.
Waiting List
Waiting List
Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico has a policy of placing students on a waiting list.
Transfer application information
Transfer application information
Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico has a rolling transfer admissions policy without deadlines. Applicants are notified as applications are processed.
Credits accepted from new students
Credits accepted from new students
Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico accepts the following credits:
  • Transfer credits from accredited institutions
  • Advanced placement (AP) credits
Percentage of applicants who are accepted
A low percentage here can indicate that a school is highly selective. We think this is one of the least important numbers for you to consider.
Selectivity can be misleading
You may have heard that a high rejection rate is an indicator of a good school. However, this number can be gamed, and some schools started gaming the system to perform better in college ratings books and sites. Ididio believes a combination of good outcomes (e.g. successful graduation rates and loan repayments) along with indicators of a well-prepared student body (e.g. test scores and high school records) are the best indicators of a good academic experience for those who attend. Our advice is that you don't pay too much attention to this number as you decide whether you might be admitted.
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Percentage of accepted students who choose to attend
This is called the yield, and it suggests whether this was a first-choice school or a back-up school for most applicants. Even the most prestigious Ivy League schools lose about a third of their accepted students come enrollment time.
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Programs
Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico program offerings
What award level are you pursuing?
Bachelor's Degree
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Program Size (Completions)
Conservatory of Music of Puerto RicoJazz/Jazz StudiesStringed InstrumentsMusic Teacher EducationMusic Theory and Composit...Voice and OperaWoodwind InstrumentsKeyboard InstrumentsBrass InstrumentsPercussion InstrumentsTop 10 matching degrees
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Costs
Undergraduate out-of-state costs
Here's a quick summary of costs to attend Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico. You will find the most up-to-date information at their website for admissions. The costs below are for out-of-state students, and you can switch by clicking the other button.
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Per-credit charges
Cost
$850
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$125
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Net price: the best estimate for the cost to attend
Most schools publish tuition rates that give them room to offer both scholarships and financial aid where applicable. Your best estimate of what might pay is to see what others with similar family incomes have paid. A more tailored and accurate estimate is available at this school's net price calculator.
Understanding net price

With their net price calculators, many colleges and universities give an idea of what merit-based aid might accompany need-based aid. For schools that share such data, we also provide financial aid data in the Finanical Aid sections.

There are some caveats to consider when using the net price estimates:

  • The net price calculation is weighted by this school's proportion of students living on- and off-campus and this school's estimate of off-campus costs, which may cause the net price methodology be a bit inconsistent from school to school.
  • Parental income and student financial aid eligibility is sometimes more complicated than the simple family income number reported here.
  • The net price calculation for all students is inclusive of students who received any institutional or government aid, but at the family income levels the net price only considers the tuition paid by those who qualified for federal aid.

You can get a little better guess at what you would pay by using this school's net price calculator.

Percentage of students receiving any aid
The donut, based on 21 full-time first-time degree seeking students at Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico, shows the percentage of those who received any financial aid (including merit-based scholarships), subdivided by family income.
77%
Aid type and family income
Federal: $0-30K
Federal: $30K-48K
Federal: $48K-75K
Federal: $75K-110K
Federal: Above $110K
Only institutional
Net price by family income
All Incomes
Let's look over the past few years at what in-state freshmen who received any financial aid actually paid for tuition, fees, books, and living expenses on average, and how that compares to the in-state tuition usually paid for other public universities in your context group.
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Chart explanation
Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico
On the blue curve, we see how the net annual cost to attend Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico has changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the net price for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Find your net price estimate: cmpr.edu/NetPriceCalculator/npcalc.htm...
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Financial Aid
Financial aid overview

Understanding the rules and process that determine who gets financial aid can be intimidating. Here are some quick links to help:

  • Visit Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico's Net Price Calculator for the most accurate estimate of your anticipated costs. Every school publishes a Net Price Calculator that does its best to give you a fair estimate of what you might expect to pay. Many calculators consider your high school record as part of the calculation. This will be far more accurate than any of the averages or published tuition values that you see here.
  • FederalStudentAid, a government site that will walk you through the federal financial aid process. There are a number of kinds of student loans and other aid, and this site can walk you through all of the choices you will need to make.

The Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico deadline for priority financial aid consideration is April 30.

Required Forms

FAFSA

Institution's financial aid form

Need-based Scholarships Available

Federal Pell Grants

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants

State scholarships/grants

Private scholarships/grants

Institutional scholarships/grants

International Students
Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico provides no financial aid to international students.
Undergraduate Outcomes
Graduation Rate
Approximately 36% of undergraduate students were full-time with about 25% of them attending college for the first time. In the last reporting year, 43% of students, including those who were part-time or transfer students, received a degree within 8 years.
43%
Time to complete
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Context: Graduation rate
These numbers reflect eight-year graduation rates for all degrees at the colleges and universities in your chosen context group. This reporting is for undergraduate students inclusive of transfer students and full/part-time students.
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Loan Status
This donut shows the percentage of students who are in good standing (green) in repaying any federal student loans five years after leaving Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico.
Status of loans
Currently paying
In default
Not released due to privacy
Context: Loans with good standing
About 97% of the context schools have better performance, suggesting that Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico's alumni earnings-to-debt ratios are low compared to the context schools' alumni.
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Are students graduating on time?
Let us tell you all about low graduation rates!

Across the country, graduation rates are surprisingly low. In fact, Forbes Magazine suggests that they are unacceptably low. However, from another point of view, sometimes graduation rates simply reflect the relative preparation of the students who enter. Colleges with a mission to help people coming from less advantaged backgrounds, such as first-generation and low-income students, may have low graduation rates despite relatively strong outcomes for students who face many obstacles to success. Without the context provided in these views of completion rates, it can be tricky to separate predatory schools that take financial advantage of under-prepared students from those that are actively seeking to encourage and help those students.

For the consumer choosing a school, once you have narrowed your list to those schools that you can afford and that seem likely to admit you, consider the outcome measures in this section and choose the specific measures that best describe your plans. Very simply, schools with high graduation rates and high loan repayment rates will likely give you the best opportunity to succeed.

Context: the impact of wealth and transfer status on degree completion
We took a close look lagging success for students with financial need in a case study. Here's a chance to compare schools based on student successes with a better appreciation of how circumstances may impact success. One word of caution: the statistics for some categories may consist of only a handful of students -- see the details by hovering or long-pressing on the bars.
Full-time first-time students
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Percentage with Pell Grants
87%
Years after enrolling.
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Context and trends: Repayment Rate
How much progress do you think you'll be able to make towards paying down your college loans seven years after leaving school? In our research, we discovered that a surprisingly large number of students don't default on their loans, but also aren't making progress in paying down their principal amount. The percentages here count alumni who have decreased their loan amounts by at least $1.
Years after leaving school.
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Chart explanation
Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico
On the blue curve, we see the percentage of alumni from Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico who have successfully reduced their federal school loans by at least $1 by the date shown, which is 7 years after leaving the school.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the loan repayment rate for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Context and trends: are the loan default rates as small as possible?
The default rate is the percentage of students who are already delinquent on their loans within three years of leaving the school. If a school has a high default rate, that sends an alarm out that the students' educations are not sufficient to earn enough to repay those loans. Read below for details on the typical loan burden, and keep in mind that a low default rate may be more important than loan amounts in predicting your future success.
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Chart explanation
Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico
On the blue curve, we see the percentage of alumni from Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico who have defaulted on their federal school loans within 3 years ending on the date shown.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the 3-year loan default rate for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Loan burden
At Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico, 24% of full-time degree-seeking freshmen receive federal student loans, averaging $4,484 each in just the freshman year. We have much more details about the full loan burden students experience in our Cost and Financial Aid Section.
Context: Percentage of freshmen with federal loans
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Context: Average freshman federal loan amount
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Classroom Experience
Student attention at Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico
Schools are required to report the ratio of students per instructor, but look for a small number of students for every full-time instructor as your best indicator of personal attention and a modern well-integrated curriculum.
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Quality and Quantity of Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico faculty
Faculty are the heart of a school. Make sure the school you attend has highly-qualified faculty who are regularly in their offices and happy to meet with you.
Full-time faculty overview
The best bachelor’s and graduate programs are generally taught by long-term faculty with tenure, as these instructors typically hold the highest degree possible in their field of expertise. Their commitment to research, their students, and to the school itself should be outstanding. The more green in the chart, the more long-term faculty are available to offer you steady classroom quality.
Learn more about the bars in this chart

Traditionally, the long-term faculty at a school are hired as Assistant Professors. After about six years, they then advance to the Associate Professor level after proving excellence in three areas: teaching, service to the institution, and significant contributions to their field of expertise. Assistant professors who are not promoted to the Associate level are usually required to leave the school. The rank of Professor is reserved for senior faculty who have demonstrated the highest standing in those three areas. The standards of excellence differ widely across institutions; nonetheless, the presence of a large proportion of faculty in the three professor ranks suggests you will be taught by faculty who are invested in their academic fields and in the school. Generally, instructors with any of the three professor titles will hold the highest possible (terminal) degree in their academic fields.

The instructor/lecturer positions are generally held by full-time faculty who are focused on teaching alone, often for lower-level classes. These positions usually require some advanced education or experience, but not the highest (terminal) degree in a given academic field. Those teaching with no academic rank may be hired to teach in mostly non-academic fields, giving skills- or vocation-based guidance.

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Faculty, not tenure-track: sub-annual
Faculty, not tenure-track: annual
Faculty, not tenure-track: multi-year or indefinite
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Faculty, tenured
Context: Percentage of full-time faculty
Full-time faculty are mostly likely to be on campus and available for interaction, and most likely to craft up-to-date courses and programs. Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico performs better in this measure than 59% of the context schools.
Read more about why you want mostly full-time faculty teaching you
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Context: Full-time faculty with long-term employment contracts
Faculty with multi-year contracts have a mutual commitment with their school, and they provide curricular stability and knowledge that contribute to meaningful classes for students.
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Faculty Diversity
Here's an opportunity to explore the faculty's diversity. For many schools, attracting a diverse teaching faculty can be a challenge. It's important to judge their success with the reality check of what their peer schools have accomplished.
An overview of faculty race and gender
Here the bars show faculty rank, with male faculty to the left and female faculty to the right. The race/origin of faculty are shown by color. The view with rank is important because many of our elite schools have a problem with diversity at the higher faculty ranks. Are women and minorities being promoted at Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico?
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Housing
No Student Housing Available
This school does not report any housing for students.
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Activities and Services
Activities offered
  • Choral groups
Special academic opportunities
  • Cooperative program
  • Credit for advanced placement
  • English as a Second Language program
  • Honors Program
  • Orientation program
  • Part-time degree programs
  • Remediation available
  • Services for learning disabilities
  • Summer session
  • Teacher certification programs
Undergraduate services offered
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career counseling services
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Research
The library is the backbone of academic learning and research

A rigorous academic program requires that students and faculty alike are engaging in independent research, and that activity requires strong library support. You can get some useful information here:

  • How strong and how balanced between traditional physical books and easily-accessed (but expensive) electronic journals and other resources is this library?
  • How much is this library borrowing from other libraries? The number of interlibrary loans received can indicate the school's commitment to getting the resources on-campus researchers need, and also of the research activity on campus.
  • How big a resource is this library to other libraries? A large number of outgoing interlibrary loans speaks highly of the value of its content.

The presence of a library in and of itself is a good thing. Increasingly, libraries are comfortable and inviting spaces for individual and group study sessions. Librarians can be incredibly friendly guides in your quest to find materials that aid your learning.

Comparison of library resources per student
How do the per-student library resources at Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico compare to other schools?
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Comparison of library loans per student
A small library could make up for a small collection by allowing a large number of interlibrary loans to be received. An excellent library can show its strength by its number of loans given.
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Research funding: the best indicator of post-baccalaureate academic rigor
Any school that reports at least $150,000 in research and development expenditures in a given year should have submitted out the Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) survey to the National Science Foundation (NSF). We did not find HERD data for $Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico, so there would at most modest graduate-level academic scholarship campus-wide.
Student Body
Undergraduate Study Types
About 69% of undergraduate students are full-time. No undergraduate students take distance education courses.
Undergraduate Full-time
69%
Undergraduate Online classes
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Context: Student body size
Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico enrolled 423 students over the past academic year. The the student body size is smaller than 87% of the context schools.
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Undergraduate student gender
Is the gender balance of Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico undergraduate students important to you? You can see the breakdown in this donut chart.
Gender
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Undergraduate student race/origin
Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico reports that 96% of undergraduate students are minority, which is more than 95% of the context schools. This school's 3% of international students representing 5 countries is near the middle proportion of international students within the context schools.
Race/Origin
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Hispanic
International
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Context: Gender Balance
It is very difficult for many types of schools to achieve a gender balance, and this context is valuable in evaluating the balance at Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico.
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Context: Percentage of women
With 31% women undergraduate students, Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico has a lower percentage of women than 96% of context schools.
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Context: Undergraduate student race/origin
Here is how Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico compares to the rest of the context group in terms of diversity in the student race and origin.
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Freshman residences

A high proportion of international and out-of-state students speaks to reputation and offers an opportunity for diverse interactions in and out of class.

Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico has undergraduates from 3 states or territories and 5 countries.

Freshman residence
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Undergraduate student age distribution
The age distribution at a school can tell you a lot about its mission. If you're looking for a traditional undergraduate experience, you may prefer to see students who are mostly younger than 25 (lighter shades), but if you want support as a returning student, a large number of students 25 and older (darker shades) may better suit your needs.
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School Finances
Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico: What its budget can tell you about classroom quality
Where a school spends and collects its money can suggest a lot about the educational experience it offers. The tabs below offer a look at spending that is important for the quality of your experience if you attend.
Instructional spending
Student services spending
Context and trends: Instructional expenditures per student
Instructional expenses are primarily the salary and benefits paid to the heart of a school: its full-time instructors. High expenditures in this area suggest care in hiring enough highly qualified full-time faculty to provide personal attention and up-to-date subject-area excellence.
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Chart explanation
Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico
On the blue curve, we see how the instructional expenses per student at Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico have changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the instructional expenses per student for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
All values have been adjusted for inflation. Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
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Does incoming revenue consistently cover expenses?

Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico is a public school. Along with private not-for-profit schools, publicly-controlled schools do not have the goal of annual profit, but they do want to have healthy finances with adequate revenue to meet all expenses. On the other hand, private for-profit schools have creating a profit for shareholders as an annual goal.

Total revenue and expenses by category
We divided revenue and expenses for Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico into categories to give some insight to what may have influenced peaks and ditches in the chart above. The purple shades correspond most directly to student education. The blue shades, auxiliary expenses and revenue, are often related to room and board. We show investment gains and losses in apricot.
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Tuition and fees revenue
Government appropriations etc.
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Instructional expenses
Student services expenses
Academic support expenses
Institutional support expenses
Public service expenses
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The power of a large endowment
Related to the previous question of whether the annual revenue stream is stable is the question, "How deep are this school's pockets?" For many schools, a major source of annual income is investment growth. Schools with large endowments have a built-in revenue stream, although you'll see in the accompanying graphs that this revenue stream is highly dependent on the nation's economy. You can choose how to examine the depth of Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico's resources by selecting from the buttons below.
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Net Assets
Total Endowment
Endowment Growth Rate
Net Assets Per Student

Here we examine assets at Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico in context, and it seems most fair to adjust for the size of the institution. We examine the assets per full-time-equivalent student so that we level the playing field for size.

There's a catch to these assets, though. Many gifts to a school's endowment have strings attached; the money is restricted to a specific purpose. Assets shown in green below are unrestricted, and are very important to a school's ability to meet its financial obligations. Some assets are the land and buildings that a school must have in order to function, and these may appear as green (unrestricted assets) but are nonetheless less helpful in meeting annual financial commitments. This look at assets is only a piece of the puzzle as we decide if a school is stable.

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