Statement of Accreditation Status

Inter American University of Puerto Rico Metropolitan Campus

  • CEO: Prof. Marilina Wayland, Chancellor
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Prof. Migdalia Texidor
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Idna Corbett, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity » Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1960
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2013
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2022-2023
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2027

Contact Information

P. O. Box 191293 Metropolitan Campus
San Juan, PR 00919-1293

(787) 764-0118

www.metro.inter.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • August 27, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at 13574 Village Park Drive, Suite 150, Orlando, FL 32837 to an additional location within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To note that written evidence of necessary approvals has been provided. To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • March 5, 2020
    To note that the Mid-Point Peer Review has been conducted and no further evidence is required at this time. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • November 15, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. To note that a follow-up team visit will not be conducted. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • March 15, 2018
    To accept the Supplemental Information Report. To request a Supplemental Information report, due August 1, 2018, regarding the status of the institution. A small team visit may follow submission of the report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • October 19, 2017
    To request a supplemental information report due December 1, 2017, regarding the status of the institution.
  • June 25, 2015
    To accept the monitoring report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • November 21, 2013
    To note the visit by the Commission’s representative and to affirm inclusion of the Bernardini Building, 118 Eleanor Roosevelt Avenue, San Juan, PR 00919 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due April 1, 2015, documenting (1) continued development and implementation of a comprehensive plan for the assessment of institutional effectiveness (Standard 7) and (2) further progress in the implementation of an organized and sustainable student learning 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.
  • June 27, 2013
    To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the self-study process. To request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2015, documenting (1) continued development and implementation of a comprehensive plan for the assessment of institutional effectiveness (Standard 7) and (2) further progress in the implementation of an organized and sustainable student learning 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 2, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include provisionally the additional location at the Bernardini Building, 118 Eleanor Roosevelt Avenue, San Juan, PR 00919 within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of commencing operations at this site. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.
  • November 15, 2012
    To note the visit by the Commission’s representative and to affirm inclusion of the Cauguas University Center additional location at the El Verde Building,125 Gautier Benitez Avenue, corner of Jose Mercado Avenue, Caguas, PR 00726 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.
  • August 27, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the relocation of the additional location from the Off-Campus Cyber Center (CECCI), Gatsby Building, Ruiz Belvis Street, corner of Jose Mercado Avenue, Caguas, PR 00727 to the El Verde Building,125 Gautier Benitez Avenue, corner of Jose Mercado Avenue, Caguas, PR 00726. To include the new location provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of commencing operations at the site. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.
  • March 1, 2012
    To note the visit by the Commission’s representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional location at the Off-Campus Extension Center in Bayamon (CERMEB), located at Inter American University of Puerto Rico Bayamon, 500 Road 830, Bayamon, PR 00957 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.
  • May 5, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to provisionally include the additional location at the Off-Campus Extension Center in Bayamon (CERMEB), located at Inter American University of Puerto Rico Bayamon, 500 Road 830 Bayamon, PR 00957 within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of commencing operations at the site. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.
  • November 18, 2010
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs)
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-Master's Certificate
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship
  • Additional Location
    Bernardini Building
    118 Eleanor Roosevelt Avenue
    San Juan, PR 00919
    Opened: 01/28/2013
  • Additional Location
    Caguas University Center
    El Verde Building 125 Gautier Benitez Avenue
    Caguas, PR 00726
    Opened: 09/04/2012
  • Additional Location
    Off-Campus Extension Center in Bayamon (CERMEB)
    Inter-American University of Puerto Rico Bayamon 500 Road 830
    Bayamon, PR 00957
    Opened: 08/01/2011
  • Other Instructional Site
    Orlando Cyber Study Center
    13574 Village Park Drive Suite 150
    Orlando, FL 32837

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