Statement of Accreditation Status

Inter American University of Puerto Rico Barranquitas

  • CEO: Dr. Juan Negron Berrios, Chancellor
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Filomena Cintron-Serrano
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Idna Corbett, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields » Four-year, small, primarily nonresidential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1957
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2013
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2022-2023
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2027

Contact Information

P. O. Box 517
Barranquitas, PR 00794

(787) 857-3600

www.br.inter.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • 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.
  • February 27, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Doctor’s – Research /Scholarship program in International Biotechnology within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. To note the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year of this action. 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 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.
  • September 2, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close its additional location at Cayey Mennonite General Hospital, State Road, #14, Km 12.0, Cayey, PR 00727-3130. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. To remind the institution of the monitoring report due April 1, 2015 documenting the continued development and implementation of (1) a financial planning and budgeting process aligned with the institution's mission and goals that provides for an annual budget and multiyear budget projections (Standard 3) and (2) an organized and sustained process to assess student learning outcomes in graduate programs including evidence that the assessment results are being used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 11). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • June 26, 2014
    To accept the monitoring report. To request a monitoring report due April 1, 2015 documenting the continued development and implementation of (1) a financial planning and budgeting process aligned with the institution’s mission and goals that provides for an annual budget and multiyear budget projections (Standard 3) and (2) an organized and sustained process to assess student learning outcomes in graduate programs including evidence that the assessment results are being used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 11). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • June 27, 2013
    To reaffirm accreditation and commend the institution for the quality of the self-study process. To request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2014, documenting evidence of (1) a financial planning and budgeting process aligned with the institution's mission, goals, and plans that provides for annual and multi-year budget projections (Standard 3); (2) further implementation of an organized and sustainable assessment process to improve institutional effectiveness, with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning, and resource allocation to improve programs, services, and processes (Standard 7); and (3) development and implementation of an organized and sustained process to assess student learning outcomes in graduate programs and the use of assessment results to improve student learning and program effectiveness (Standard 11). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • June 23, 2011
    To accept the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.
  • November 18, 2010
    To document receipt of the progress report, noting that it provided limited institutional responses to requested information and did not present evidence in a manner conducive to Commission review. To request a monitoring report, due March 1, 2011, documenting (1) specific uses of assessment results to improve budgeting, programs and services, and planning and resource allocation and (2) specific improvements in budgeting, programs and services, and planning and resource allocation linked to assessment results (Standard 7). A small team visit may follow submission of the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.
  • November 18, 2010
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm the additional location at Cayey Mennonite General Hospital, State Road #14, Km 12.0, Cayey, PR 00737-3130, within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.
  • September 1, 2010
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the online Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computerized Management Information Systems and the Associate of Arts Degree in Office Systems Administration provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation, pending receipt of Commonwealth approval. To remind the institution of the request for a progress report, due by October 1, 2010 documenting (1) steps taken to use assessment results to improve budgeting, programs, services, processes, planning, and resource allocation (Standard 7); (2) development of a comprehensive enrollment management plan designed to strengthen institutional finances (Standard 8); and (3) steps taken to strengthen faculty credentials (Standard 10). 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
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Approved to offer ONE program at this credential level: International Biotechnology
  • Other Instructional Site
    Orlando Cyber Study Center
    13574 Village Park Drive Suite 150
    Orlando, FL 32437

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