P. O. Box 3030
Gurabo, PR 00778
Phone: (787) 743-7979; Fax: (787) 744-5394

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Dennis Alicea, Chancellor
System: Sistema Universitario Ana G. Mendez Central Office
Dr. Jose F. Mendez, President
PO Box 21345
Rio Piedras, PR 00928
Phone: (787) 751-0178; Fax: (787) 766-1706
Enrollment (Headcount): 14696 Undergraduate; 2813 Graduate
Control: Private (Non-Profit)
Affiliation: None
Carnegie Classification: Doctoral/Research
Approved Degree Levels: Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (>=1 year, < 2 years), Associate's, Bachelor's, Postbaccalaureate Award/Cert/Diploma, Master's, Doctor's - Professional Practice (Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine), Doctor's - Research/Scholarship;
Distance Education Programs: Fully Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics ; American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology ; Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ; Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP); Council on Naturopathic Medical Education
Other Accreditors: Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), Council on Social Work Education (CSWE),
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: Dallas Branch Campus, Dallas, TX; Metro Orlando University Center, Orlando, FL; South Florida University Center, Miramar, FL; Tampa Branch Campus, Tampa, FL; Westfield Wheaton Shopping Center, Wheaton, MD
Additional Locations: Cayey Off-Campus Center, Cayey, PR; Centro para la Excelencia de la Tecnologia Avanzada (CETA), Barceloneta, PR; Isabela Off-Campus Center, Isabela, PR; Penn State Abington, Abington, PA; Penn State Berks, Reading, PA; Penn State University Lebanon, Lebanon, PA; Penn State University Lehigh Valley, Fogelsville, PA; St. Croix School District, Curriculum Center, Kingshill, St. Croix, VI  (ANYA); St. Thomas/St. John School District, Curriculum Center, St. Thomas, VI  (ANYA); University Center of Universidad del Turabo at Ponce, Ponce, PR; Wyeth Pharmaceutical, Guayama, PR; Yabucoa Off-Campus Center, Yabucoa, PR
Other Instructional Sites: None
Status: Member since 1974
Last Reaffirmed: June 25, 2015

Most Recent Commission Action:
August 31, 2015: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to note the institution's decision to close its additional location at the Naguabo Off-Campus Center, PO Box 146, Barriada Buenos Aires Final Naguabo, Naguabo, PR 00718. To approve the teach-out plan and to remove the location from the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2020.
August 31, 2015: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional locations at (1) St. Croix School District, Curriculum Center, 3 Vicorp Property, Kingshill, St. Croix, USVI 00850; and (2) St. Thomas/St. John School District, Curriculum Center, 1834 KongensGade, St. Thomas, USVI 00802 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at these additional locations. In the event that operations at these additional locations do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2020.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
June 25, 2015: To reaffirm accreditation. To commend the institution for the quality of the self-study process and to recognize the institution for progress to date. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2020.
June 25, 2015: To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the branch campus at 2998 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75247 within the scope of the institution's accreditation.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2024 - 2025

Next Periodic Review Report: 2020

Date Printed: April 30, 2016


Branch Campus - A location of an institution that is geographically apart and independent of the main campus of the institution. The location is independent if the location: offers courses in educational programs leading to a degree, certificate, or other recognized educational credential; has its own faculty and administrative or supervisory organization; and has its own budgetary and hiring authority.

Additional Location - A location, other than a branch campus, that is geographically apart from the main campus and at which the institution offers at least 50 percent of an educational program. ANYA ("Approved but Not Yet Active") indicates that the location is included within the scope of accreditation but has not yet begun to offer courses. This designation is removed after the Commission receives notification that courses have begun at this location.

Other Instructional Sites - A location, other than a branch campus or additional location, at which the institution offers one or more courses for credit.

Distance Education Programs - Fully Approved, Approved (one program approved) or Not Approved indicates whether or not the institution has been approved to offer diploma/certificate/degree programs via distance education (programs for which students could meet 50% or more of the requirements of the program by taking distance education courses). Per the Commission's Substantive Change policy, Commission approval of the first two Distance Education programs is required to be "Fully Approved." If only one program is approved by the Commission, the specific name of the program will be listed in parentheses after "Approved."

Commission actions are explained in the policy Accreditation Actions.