Statement of Accreditation Status

Universidad Ana G. Mendez – Gurabo Campus

  • CEO: Dr. E David Mendez, Chancellor
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Prof. Vivian Cordero
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Melissa Hardin, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity » Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): Sistema Universitario Ana G. Mendez Universidad del Turabo (1/1/2019) Ana G. Mendez Educational Foundation, Inc., Puerto Rico Junior College (3/1/1992)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1974
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2015
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2023-2024
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2028

Contact Information

Carretera #189, Km. 3.3
Gurabo, PR 00778

(787) 743-7979

ut.suagm.edu/es

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • June 24, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • June 23, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close the additional location at 7349 Ave. Agustín Ramos Calero, Isabela, PR 00662. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. 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.
  • June 23, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the teach-out plan. To approve the teach-out plan for the closure of the additional location at 7349 Ave. Agustín Ramos Calero, Isabela, PR 00662. To approve the teach-out agreement with Universidad Ana G. Mendez – Cupey Campus. To note that the additional location will close by May 30, 2021. To note that students may obtain academic records at UAGM-Gurabo Campus, Gurabo, PR.
  • March 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. 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) and (2) improved financial viability and sustainability (Standard VI).
  • March 2, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the additional location at PO Box 9000 Suite 281 Cayey, PR 00737 to Antonio R. Barceló Ave., Carretera PR-14, km 72.2, Cayey, PR 00737 within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the new location and of the date that instruction ceases at the former location. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including the Puerto Rico Postsecondary Institutions Board. To note 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 25, 2021
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due March 1, 2021, addressing the recent action by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) which may have implications for current and future compliance with Requirement of Affiliation 6; Standard III (Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience); Standard IV (Support of the Student Experience); and Standard V (Educational Effectiveness Assessment). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • January 4, 2021
    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-Carolina Campus, Carolina, 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-Gurabo Campus, Gurabo, PR.
  • January 4, 2021
    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.
  • April 30, 2020
    To grant a delay of the supplemental information 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. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • March 5, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024. 
  • March 5, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. To request a supplemental information report, due September 1, 2020, addressing the institution’s status with each of its professional accrediting agencies, including the AVMA Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024. 
  • January 3, 2020
    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 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.
  • November 22, 2019
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due January 6, 2020, addressing the institution’s current and future compliance with Standard II: Ethics and Integrity and Standard IV: Support of the Student Experience in light of its standing with programmatic accreditors.
  • November 21, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • September 30, 2019
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due January 6, 2020, addressing recent action by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) which may have implications for current and future compliance with Standard III (Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience), Standard IV (Support of the Student Experience), Standard V (Educational Effectiveness Assessment), and Requirement of Affiliation 6.
  • August 20, 2019
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due October 1, 2019, addressing recent action by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) which may have implications for current and future compliance with Standard III (Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience), Standard IV (Support of the Student Experience) , Standard V (Educational Effectiveness Assessment), and Requirement of Affiliation 6.
  • 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.
  • June 21, 2018
    To accept the supplemental information report. 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 16, 2018
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due April 16, 2018, addressing the action of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
  • 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.
  • August 29, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Post-Master's Certificate (Forensic Psychology) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • August 31, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional locations at (1) St. Croix School District, Curriculum Center, 3 Vicorp Property, Kingshill, St. Croix, USVI 00850; and (2) St. Thomas/St. John School District, Curriculum Center, 1834 KongensGade, St. Thomas, USVI 00802 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at these additional locations. In the event that operations at these additional locations do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2020.
  • August 31, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to note the institution's decision to close its additional location at the Naguabo Off-Campus Center, PO Box 146, Barriada Buenos Aires Final Naguabo, Naguabo, PR 00718. To approve the teach-out plan and to remove the location from the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2020.
  • June 25, 2015
    To reaffirm accreditation. To commend the institution for the quality of the self-study process and to recognize the institution for progress to date. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate Included within the scope:
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Post-Master's Certificate Included within the scope to offer ONE program: Forensic Psychology
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Included within the scope to offer ONE program: Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope:
  • Branch Campus
    Universidad Ana G. Mendez - Dallas Branch Campus
    3010 N. Stemmons Freeway
    Dallas, TX 75247
    Opened: 01/18/2015
  • Branch Campus
    Universidad Ana G. Mendez - Metro Orlando Branch Campus
    5601 South Semoran Boulevard, Suite 55
    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
    Cayey
    Antonio R. Barceló Ave., Carretera PR-14, km 72.2
    CAYEY, PR 00737
    Opened: 04/12/2021
  • Additional Location
    Penn State Abington
    1600 Woodland Road
    Abington, PA 19001-3918
    Opened: 05/05/2011
  • Additional Location
    Penn State Berks
    Tulpehocken Road P.O. Box 7009
    Reading, PA 19610
    Opened: 05/05/2011
  • Additional Location
    Penn State University Lebanon
    1000 S 8th St
    Lebanon, PA 17042-6721
  • Additional Location
    Penn State University Lehigh Valley
    Academic Buliding 8380 Mohr Lane
    Fogelsville, PA 18051-9999
  • Additional Location
    St. Croix School District, Curriculum Center
    3 Vicorp Property
    Kingshill, St. Croix, VI 00850
    Opened: 10/06/2016
  • Additional Location
    St. Thomas/St. John School District, Curriculum Center
    1834 KongensGade
    St. Thomas, VI 00802
    Opened: 07/26/2016
  • Additional Location
    Universidad Ana G. Mendez - Barceloneta
    Carretera #2, Km. 59.0, Sector Tiburon
    Barceloneta, PR 00617
  • Additional Location
    Universidad Ana G. Mendez - Isabela
    7349 Ave. Agustin Ramos Calero
    Isabela, PR 00662
  • Additional Location
    Universidad Ana G. Mendez - Ponce
    Carretera Estatal PR#14, Km. 3.4, Barrio Machuelo
    Ponce, PR 00717
  • Additional Location
    Universidad Ana G. Mendez - Yabucoa
    Carretera 901, Km. 4.1, Barrio Juan Martin
    Yabucoa, PR 00767
  • Additional Location
    Wyeth Pharmaceutical
    carr.#3, Km. 142.1 Bo. Jobos
    Guayama, PR 00784

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