STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION STATUS
INTER AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO-PONCE CAMPUS
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):||5084 Undergraduate; 413 Graduate|
|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 ; Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP); Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology|
|Other Accreditors: * Puerto Rico Council of Higher Education. * Middle States Commissions on Higher Education.|
|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:
|February 29, 2016:||To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the Doctorate of Philosophy in Second Language Research within the scope of the institution's accreditation to be effective upon receipt of state approval. 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.|
|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.|
Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2022 - 2023
Next Periodic Review Report: 2018
Date Printed: April 25, 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.