Statement of Accreditation Status

Caribbean University

  • CEO: Dr. Ana Cucurella Adorno, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Prof. Lillian Matos
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Paul Starkey, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs » Four-year, small, primarily nonresidential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): Caribbean Junior College (4/1/1978)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1977
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2016
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2020-2021
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2025

Contact Information

Box 493, Road 167 Km. 21.2
Bayamon, PR 00960-0493

(787) 780-0070

  • 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 2020-2021.
  • November 15, 2018
     To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. To note that a follow-up visit will not be conducted. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • 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 2020-2021.
  • October 19, 2017
    To request a supplemental information report due December 1, 2017, regarding the status of the institution.
  • November 17, 2016
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • Distance Education
    Not 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)
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Approved to offer ONE program at this credential level: Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Additional Location
    PO Box 4760
    Carolina, PR 00984
    OPEID: 01252503
  • Additional Location
    PO Box 7733
    Ponce, PR 00960
    OPEID: 01252502
  • Additional Location
    Vega Baja
    PO Box 4258
    Vega Baja, PR 00964-0452
    OPEID: 01252501

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