Statement of Accreditation Status

Universidad Ana G. Mendez – Carolina Campus

  • CEO: Dr. Anthony Rivera, Vice Chancellor (CEO)
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Mr. Rafael Melendez-Toste
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Melissa Hardin, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs » Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): Sistema Universitario Ana G. Mendez Universidad del Este (1/1/2019) Sistema Universitario Ana G. Mendez, Colegio Universitario del Este (12/1/2001), Ana G. Mendez Educational Foundation, Inc., Puerto Rico Junior College (3/1/1992)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1959
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2015
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2023-2024

Contact Information

Carr. #190, Km 1.8 Barrio Sabana Abajo
Carolina, PR 00983

(787) 257-7373

www.suagm.edu/une

  • October 27, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the branch campus at 3010 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas, 75247 that ceased operations on August 31, 2022. To remove the branch campus from the institution's scope of accreditation. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the United States Department of Education. To require the submission of the updated Eligibility and Certification Approval Report (ECAR) reflecting the substantive change as soon as it is available. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • March 4, 2021
    To note that the Mid-Point Peer Review has been conducted. To request that, beginning in 2021 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the self-study visit in 2023-2024, the institution provide further evidence of (1) demonstrated strategies to measure and assess the adequacy of institutional resources to support mission and goals (Standard VI); (2) strategies to address enrollment decline (Standard VI); and (3) improved financial viability and sustainability (Standard VI).
  • January 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the teach-out plan. To approve the teach-out plan. To approve the teach-out agreements with Columbia College, Vienna, VA. To note that the DC additional location will close by December 31, 2020. To note that students may obtain academic records at UAGM-Carolina Campus, Carolina, PR.
  • January 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include alternative delivery method-distance education within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including the Puerto Rico Board of Post-Secondary Institutions. 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 2023-2024.
  • January 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 514 V St., NE Washington, DC 20002. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. 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 2023-2024.
  • October 29, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the branch campus at Suites 100-200, Inventa West Tower, One Discovery Place Silver Spring, MD 20910. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the branch campus. 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 2023-2024.
  • October 29, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the teach-out plan. To approve the teach-out plan. To approve the teach-out agreements with Washington Adventist University, Takoma Park, MD; The University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD; UAGM-Gurabo Campus, Gurabo, PR; UAGM-Cupey Campus, San Juan, PR; UAGM-Online Campus, San Juan PR.; University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD; Clarkson College, Omaha, NE. To note that the Capital Area branch campus will close by December 31, 2020. To note that students may obtain academic records at UAGM-Carolina Campus, Carolina, PR.
  • August 27, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at Calle Santo Domingo # 29 Yauco, P.R., Yauco, PR 00698. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. 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 2023-2024.
  • 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 2023-2024.
  • October 29, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the Universidad Ana G. Mendez - Capital Area Branch Campus, 11160 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton, MD 20902 to Capital Area Branch Campus, Suites 100-200 Inventa West Tower, One Discovery Place, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 within the institution's scope of accreditation. To direct a substantive change site visit as soon as practicable but no later than six months after the commencement of instruction at the branch campus. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the new address and of the date that instruction at the former address ceases. To note the Commission may rescind this action if instruction does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • October 29, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at Universidad del Este en Arecibo, Ur. Industrial Zeno Gandia, Carr. #129 A, Ionte A-1, Arecibo, PR 00612. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. 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 2023-2024.
  • 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 2023-2024.
  • June 21, 2018
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the branch campus at South Florida University Center, 15201 NW 79th Ct., Miami Lakes, Florida 33016 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the Commission's request for 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 2023-2024.
  • 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 2023-2024.
  • December 13, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval to operate from the Florida Commission for Independent Education and to include the branch campus at South Florida University Center, 15201 NW 79th Ct., Miami Lakes, Florida 33016 within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit.
  • October 19, 2017
    To request a supplemental information report due December 1, 2017, regarding the status of the institution.
  • July 5, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include within the scope of the institution's accreditation the relocation of the branch campus from South Florida University Center, 3520 Enterprise Way, Miramar, Florida 33025 to South Florida University Center, 15201 NW 79th Ct., Miami Lakes, Florida 33016 and to include provisionally the new location pending a site visit within six months of commencing operations and effective upon receipt of state approval. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the new campus and the closure of the old campus. Operations at the branch campus must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • June 25, 2015
    To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the self-study process. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2020.
  • June 25, 2015
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the branch campus at 2998 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75247 within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • January 5, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and to provisionally include the Dallas branch campus at 2998 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75247 within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations.
  • October 27, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include provisionally the branch campus at 2998 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75247 within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations and effective upon receipt of state approval. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this branch campus. In the event that operations at the branch campus do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • September 2, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the relocation of the additional location from Universidad del Este en Utuado, Ave. Fernando Robas Dominicci, Carr. #111, Km. 1.8, Utuado, PR 00641 to Universidad del Este en Arecibo, Ur. Industrial Zeno Gandia, Carr. #129 Calle A, lote A-1, Arecibo, PR 00612 and to include the new additional location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within 30 days of the commencement of operations at this additional location and the closure of the other 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 2014-2015.
  • October 28, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at the Capital Area Off-Campus Center, 514 V Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. 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 next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • June 28, 2012
    To note the visit by the Commission's representatives and to affirm inclusion of the branch campus at Westfield Wheaton Shopping Center, 11160 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton, MD 20902 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • November 1, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to provisionally include the branch campus at Westfield Wheaton Shopping Center, 11160 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton, MD 20902 within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this branch campus. In the event that operations at this branch campus do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • June 23, 2011
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To accept the supplemental information report and reaffirm accreditation. To note that a small team visit will not be conducted. The next evaluation visit is now scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • March 3, 2011
    To note the visit by the Commission's representatives and to affirm the inclusion of the Tampa Bay Branch Campus at 3655 West Waters Ave., Tampa, Florida 33614 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution that the Commission has postponed a decision on accreditation. To note that the institution remains accredited during the period of postponement. To also note that the supplemental information report due March 1, 2011, and the small team visit that follows will be acted upon by the Commission at its June 2011 meeting.
  • November 18, 2010
    To document receipt of the Periodic Review Report and to note that the report provided limited information on finances. To postpone a decision on accreditation and to request a supplemental information report, due by March 1, 2011, documenting (1) audited financial statement and management letter for FY 2010, including updated cash and financial projections for the next five years (Standard 3) and (2) steps taken to strengthen the faculty, including increasing the number of faculty members with terminal degrees in their field and the number of full-time faculty (Standard 10). A small team visit will follow submission of the report. To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations on reporting. To note that the institution remains accredited during the period of postponement.
  • 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
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Branch Campus
    Universidad Ana G. Mendez - Metro Orlando Branch Campus
    5601 SO. SEMORAN BLVD. SUITE 55 TERRACOTTA BUSINESS CENTER
    Orlando, FL 32822
  • Branch Campus
    Universidad Ana G. Mendez - South Florida Branch Campus
    15201 NW 79th Ct.
    Miami Lakes, FL 33016
    Opened: 08/27/2017
  • Branch Campus
    Universidad Ana G. Mendez - Tampa Branch Campus
    3655 West Waters Avenue
    Tampa, FL 33614
    Opened: 05/05/2010
  • Additional Location
    Universidad Ana G. Mendez - Barceloneta
    Carretera Estatal Numero 2, km 59, Hm 5
    Barceloneta, PR 00617
  • Additional Location
    Universidad Ana G. Mendez - Cabo Rojo
    Carr. # 100 Km 4.8 Sector Miradero
    Cabo Rojo, PR 00623
  • Additional Location
    Universidad Ana G. Mendez - Santa Isabel
    Carr. #153 Sur, Km 12.5 Sector Paso Seco
    Santa Isabel, PR 00757

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