STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION STATUS

SISTEMA UNIVERSITARIO ANA G. MENDEZ UNIVERSIDAD METROPOLITANA
Po Box 21150
Ave. Ana G. Mendez
San Juan, PR 00928-1150
Phone: (787) 766-1717; Fax: (787) 759-7663
www.suagm.edu

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Carlos M. Padin, 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
INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION
Enrollment (Headcount): 11529 Undergraduate; 2244 Graduate
Control: Private (Non-Profit)
Affiliation: None
Carnegie Classification: Master's - Larger Programs
Approved Degree Levels: Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (>=1 year, < 2 years), Associate's, Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (>= 2 years, < 4 years), Bachelor's, Postbaccalaureate Award/Cert/Diploma, Master's, Doctor's - Research/Scholarship;
Distance Education Programs: Not Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
Other Accreditors: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs; International Association for Continuing Education and Training
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: Aguadilla University Center, Aguadilla, PR; Bayamon University Center, Bayamon, PR; Comerio Site, Comerio, PR; Jayuya University Center, Jayuya, PR
Other Instructional Sites: None
ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
Status: Member since 1980
Last Reaffirmed: November 21, 2013

Most Recent Commission Action:
November 19, 2015: To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
November 21, 2013: To accept the monitoring report, to note the visit by the Commission's representatives, to remove the warning, and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due September 1, 2015, documenting further progress in the implementation of an organized and sustainable assessment process that includes direct evidence of student learning, with evidence that results are used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). The Periodic Review Report is now due June 1, 2018.
October 27, 2014: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include provisionally the branch campus at 2998 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75247 within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations and effective upon receipt of state approval. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this branch campus. In the event that operations at the branch campus do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. To remind the institution of the progress report, due September 1, 2015, documenting further progress in the implementation of an organized and sustainable assessment process that includes direct evidence of student learning, with evidence that results are used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
January 5, 2015: To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and to provisionally include the Dallas branch campus at 2998 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75247 within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations.
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. To remind the institution of the progress report, due September 1, 2015, documenting further progress in the implementation of an organized and sustainable assessment process that includes direct evidence of student learning, with evidence that results are used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2022 - 2023

Next Periodic Review Report: 2018

Date Printed: February 7, 2016

DEFINITIONS

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.