Statement of Accreditation Status

Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico

  • CEO: Dr. Pedro Segarra, Chancellor
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Prof. Ariel Guzman
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Idna Corbett, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools » Four-year, very small, primarily nonresidential
  • Control: Public
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1975
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2015
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2019-2020
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2024

Contact Information

Ave. Ponce de León 951
San Juan, PR 00907

(787) 751-0160

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • April 16, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To delay the On-Site Evaluation visit scheduled for Spring 2020 due to extraordinary circumstances related to coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions and to continue accreditation. To note the institution remains accredited during a delay granted by the Commission. The Evaluation visit will be scheduled in accordance with Commission policy and procedures.
  • 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.
  • November 15, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the focused report. To note the visit by the Commission's representatives. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • November 15, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. To note that a follow up visit will not be conducted.
  • March 15, 2018
    To document receipt of the progress report, noting that the report provided limited responses to requested information. To request a focused report, due August 1, 2018 documenting further evidence of a general education program that offers sufficient scope and is designed so that students acquire and demonstrate essential skills (Standard III). In addition, to request that the report also document the status of the institution. A focused team visit will follow submission of the report. To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss Commission expectations. To note that the request for a delay in the self-study visit has been denied. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • October 19, 2017
    To request a supplemental information report due December 1, 2017, regarding the status of the institution.  To note that the Progress Report due on October 1, 2017, will now be due on December 1, 2017.
  • November 19, 2015
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due October 1, 2017, documenting further development and implementation of observable learning goals for general education stated as outcomes (Standard 12). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • June 28, 2012
    To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
  • 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:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent

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