Statement of Accreditation Status

Universidad Central de Bayamon

  • CEO: Fr. Oscar Morales, Interim President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dra. Maritza Del Valle
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Anne Wahl, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs » Four-year, very small, primarily nonresidential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): Bayamon Central University (3/1/2014)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1971
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2013
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2022-2023

Contact Information

P. O. Box 1725
Bayamon, PR 00960-1725

(787) 786-3030

www.ucb.edu.pr

  • February 17, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include alternative delivery method-distance education within the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that written evidence of necessary approvals has been provided. 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.
  • June 24, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the focused report. To note that the institution hosted a virtual site visit in lieu of an on-site visit in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 17, 2020. To request that the next self-study, in preparation for a visit in 2022-2023, provide further evidence of (1) processes designed to enhance the successful achievement of students' educational goals (Standard IV); (2) improvement of key indicators of student success, including retention and graduation rates (Standard IV); (3) published information regarding student achievement, including student outcome measures (Standard IV); and (4) periodic assessment of the effectiveness of planning, resource allocation, institutional renewal, and availability of resources (Standard VI).
  • April 30, 2020
    To grant a delay of the focused report requested by the Commission action of March 5, 2020 and due September 1, 2020, because of extraordinary circumstances related to coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions. The report is now due December 1, 2020. To direct a focused team visit following submission of the focused report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • 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 2022-2023.
  • March 5, 2020
    To note that the Mid-Point Peer Review has been conducted. To request a focused report due September 1, 2020, providing further evidence of (1) improvement of key indicators of student success, including retention and graduation rates (Standard IV), (2) published information regarding student achievement, including student outcome measures (Standard IV and Public Disclosures Policy and Procedures), (3) improved financial viability and sustainability (Standard VI), (4) enrollment management planning linked to budget development (Standard VI), (5) admissions and enrollment outcomes reflective of comprehensive and specific enrollment, marketing, and strategic plans (Standard VI), and (6) a financial planning and budgeting process that is aligned with the institution's mission and goals, evidence-based, and clearly linked to the institution's and units' strategic plans/objectives (Standard VI). To direct a focused team visit following submission of the focused report. 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. To request that, beginning in 2019 and in conjunction with the Annual Institutional Update prior to the self-study visit of 2022-2023, the institution provide evidence demonstrating (1) admissions and enrollment outcomes reflective of comprehensive and specific enrollment, marketing, and strategic plans (Standard VI); and (2) a financial planning and budgeting process that is aligned with the institution's mission and goals, evidence-based, and clearly linked to the institution's and units' strategic plans/objectives (Standard VI).
  • 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 23, 2016
    To accept the progress report. The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the monitoring report. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2016, documenting further progress in the provision of a faculty that is sufficiently numerous to support the delivery of academic programs, noting the progress made in each year following the last evaluation team visit (Standard 10). 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 September 1, 2014, documenting (1) evidence of the development and implementation of an enrollment management plan and the utilization of those results in program planning and budgeting (Standard 8) and (2) evidence that faculty are sufficiently numerous to support the delivery of academic programs (Standard 10). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • 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 year) 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

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