Statement of Accreditation Status

Boricua College

  • CEO: Dr. Victor Alicea, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Shivaji Sengupta
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Sean McKitrick, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's » Four-year, small, primarily nonresidential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): Universidad Boricua
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1980
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2016
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2021-2022
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2026

Contact Information

3755 Broadway
New York, NY 10032

(212) 694-1000

www.boricuacollege.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • April 16, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of formal written notice from the institution in response to the Commission’s request of March 9, 2020. To temporarily waive Substantive Change Policy and Procedures and allow the use of distance education to accommodate students impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions, in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 5, 2020. Continued use of distance education beyond the limitations of USDE guidelines will require substantive change approval in accordance with Substantive Change Policy and Procedures. This flexibility is not available for clock-hour courses that lead to licensure if the licensing body will not accept distance learning courses or hours or give credit for them toward the number of hours a student must complete. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • March 14, 2019
    To note that the Mid-Point Peer Review has been conducted. To request that, beginning in 2019 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the self-study visit in 2021-2022, the institution provide further evidence of processes designed to enhance the successful achievement of students’ educational goals and improvement of key indicators of student success, including retention and graduation rates (Standard IV).
  • November 15, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • June 21, 2018
    To accept the monitoring report. To request a supplemental information report, due October 1, 2018, documenting steps taken to improve the institution’s financial viability and sustainability (Standard VI). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • June 21, 2018
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm the relocation of the additional location from Brooklyn, 186 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 to Graham Center, 9 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • January 2, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include within the scope of the institution’s accreditation the relocation of the additional location from Brooklyn, 186 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 to Graham Center, 9 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206 and to include provisionally the new location pending a site visit within six months. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • March 3, 2016
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To remove the warning because the institution is now in compliance with Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning) and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2018, further documenting evidence of (1) human, financial, technical, facilities, and other resources necessary to achieve the institution's mission (Standard 3) and (2) an organized, systematic and sustained process to assess the achievement of student learning in all programs that foster student learning and development, including the use of direct measures (Standard 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2021.
  • June 25, 2015
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To note that the institution is now in compliance with Standard 3 (Institutional Resources). To continue to warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that it is in compliance with Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To request a monitoring report, due December 1, 2015, documenting evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To request that the monitoring report include, but not be limited to, documentation of an organized, systematic and sustained process to assess the achievement of student learning in all programs that foster student learning and development, including the use of direct measures (Standard 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The due date for the next Periodic Review Report will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • November 20, 2014
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To remind the institution of the warning that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 3 (Institutional Resources) and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To request a monitoring report, due March 1, 2015, documenting that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standards 3 and 14, including but not limited to evidence of the development and implementation of (1) human, financial, technical, facilities, and other resources necessary to achieve the institution's mission (Standard 3) and (2) an organized, systematic and sustained process to assess the achievement of student learning in all programs that foster student learning and development, including the use of direct measures (Standard 14). In addition, to request that the monitoring report provide further evidence of (3) a documented, organized, and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve the total range of programs and services which has a foundation in the institution's mission and contains clearly articulated institutional, unit-level, and program level goals that encompass all programs, services, and initiatives and that are appropriately integrated with one another (Standard 7); (4) appropriate institutional support for the advancement and development of faculty, including teaching, research, scholarship, and service (Standard 10); (5) educational offerings, congruent with institutional mission, that include appropriate areas of academic study of sufficient content, breadth and length, and conducted at levels of rigor appropriate to the programs or degrees offered (Standard 11); and, (6) activities and offerings at other locations that meet all appropriate standards (Standard 13). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The Periodic Review Report due date will be set when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • June 26, 2014
    To warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 3 (Institutional Resources) and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To request a monitoring report, due March 1, 2015, documenting that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standards 3 and 14, including but not limited to evidence of the development and implementation of (1) human, financial, technical, facilities, and other resources necessary to achieve the institution's mission (Standard 3) and (2) an organized, systematic and sustained process to assess the achievement of student learning in all programs that foster student learning and development, including the use of direct measures (Standard 14). In addition, to request that the monitoring report provide further evidence of (3) a documented, organized, and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve the total range of programs and services which has a foundation in the institution's mission and contains clearly articulated institutional, unit-level, and program level goals that encompass all programs, services, and initiatives and that are appropriately integrated with one another (Standard 7); (4) appropriate institutional support for the advancement and development of faculty, including teaching, research, scholarship, and service (Standard 10); (5) educational offerings, congruent with institutional mission, that include appropriate areas of academic study of sufficient content, breadth and length, and conducted at levels of rigor appropriate to the programs or degrees offered (Standard 11); and, (6) activities and offerings at other locations that meet all appropriate standards (Standard 13). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. The Periodic Review Report due date will be set when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • June 27, 2013
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm the inclusion of the additional location at 890 Washington Ave., Bronx, NY 10451. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2013-2014.
  • January 2, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To provisionally include the additional location at 890 Washington Ave., Bronx, NY 10451, within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months. To note that this action is not retroactive. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2013-2014.
  • June 23, 2011
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2013-2014.
  • Distance Education
    Not approved for 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:

  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Additional Location
    Bronx
    890 Washington Ave.
    Bronx, NY 10451
    Opened: 01/02/2013
  • Additional Location
    Graham Center
    9 Graham Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY 11206
    Opened: 01/02/2018

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