Statement of Accreditation Status

Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce Campus

  • CEO: Dr. Vilma Colon-Acosta, Chancellor
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dra. Katherine Rivera González
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Paul Starkey, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs » Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1962
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2013
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2022-2023
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2027

Contact Information

104 Turpeaux Industrial Park Road #1
Mercedita, PR 00715-1602

(787) 284-1912

ponce.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.
  • 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.
  • June 21, 2018
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional locations at Health Sciences Department, Sabanetas Industrial Park, Building B, Number 239, Lot 29, Ponce, PR 00716, and INTERTEC, Calle Ramon Power, Esq. Calle Jose I. Quinton, Coamo, PR, 00769 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • March 15, 2018
    To accept the Supplemental Information reports. 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.  The August 1, 2017 supplemental information report has been received and will be acted on at the March Commission meeting.
  • July 5, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the instructional site at Health Sciences Department, Sabanetas Industrial Park, Building B, Number 239, Lot 29, Ponce, PR 00716 as an additional location and to provisionally include the location within the scope of the institution’s accreditation pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • May 4, 2017
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due August 1, 2017, addressing the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)'s recent action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • October 26, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval from the Puerto Rico Counsel on Higher Education and to include the Doctorate of Philosophy in Second Language Research within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • May 2, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at INTERTEC, Calle Ramon Power, Esq. Calle Jose I. Quinton, Coamo, PR, 00769 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this 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 Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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) Included within the scope:
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate Included within the scope:
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope:
  • Additional Location
    Health Sciences Department
    Sabonetas Industrial Park, Building B Number 239, Lot 29
    Ponce, PR 716
    Opened: 07/05/2017
  • Additional Location
    INTERTEC
    Calle Ramon Power Esq. Calle Jose I. Quinton
    Coamo, PR 769
    Opened: 10/11/2016
  • Other Instructional Site
    Orlando Cyber Study Center
    13574 Village Park Dr. Suite 150
    Orlando, FL 32837

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