104 Turpo Industrial Park Road #1
Mercedita, PR 00715-1602
Phone: (787) 284-1912; Fax: (787) 841-0103

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Vilma E. Colon-Acosta, Chancellor
System: Inter American University of Puerto Rico Central Office
Lcdo. Manuel J. Fernos, President
G.P.O Box 36355
San Juan, PR 00936
Phone: (787) 766-1912; Fax: (787) 766-1982
Enrollment (Headcount): 5363 Undergraduate; 425 Graduate
Control: Private (Non-Profit)
Affiliation: Government-State Systems- Inter American University of Puerto Rico
Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate - Diverse Fields
Approved Degree Levels: Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (>=1 year, < 2 years), Associate's, Bachelor's, Postbaccalaureate Award/Cert/Diploma, Master's, Doctor's - Research/Scholarship (Doctor of Education in Leadership and Instruction in Distance Education);
Distance Education Programs: Fully Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education ; American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education ; Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology ; Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: None
Additional Locations: None
Other Instructional Sites: Health Sciences Department, Ponce, PR; Orlando Cyber Study Center, Orlando, FL
Status: Member since 1962
Last Reaffirmed: June 27, 2013

Most Recent Commission Action:
April 27, 2015: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the Doctorate of Education in Leadership and Instruction in Distance Education within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
June 27, 2013: To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the self-study process. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
October 27, 2014: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note that the institution has closed its additional location at The Cybernetic Center, Plaza del Caribe Mall, Ponce, PR 00730. To remove this additional location from the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2022 - 2023

Next Periodic Review Report: 2018

Date Printed: November 30, 2015


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.