Statement of Accreditation Status

Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico

  • CEO: Eng. Ernesto Vazquez-Martinez, Executive Vicepresident and Vicepresident Administration and Finance
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Miguel Riestra
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Melissa Hardin, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs » Four-year, small, primarily nonresidential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1985
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2015
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2023-2024

Contact Information

Box 192017
San Juan, PR 00919-2017

(787) 622-8000

www.pupr.edu

  • 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) policies, processes and programs to admit, retain and facilitate the success of all students (Standard IV) and (2) improvement of key indicators of student success, including retention and graduation rates (Standard IV).
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • June 25, 2015
    To reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2016, documenting a conflict of interest policy for the governing body which addresses matters such as remuneration, contractual relationships, employment, family, financial or other interests that could pose conflicts of interest (Standard 4). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2020.
  • June 30, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the Ph.D. program in Engineering and Applied Sciences within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • June 27, 2013
    To accept the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • June 28, 2012
    To accept the monitoring report. To request a monitoring report, due March 1, 2013 documenting (1) further progress in the development of alternative funding sources (Standard 3); (2) progress on improving student enrollment and retention (Standard 8); and (3) steps taken to strengthen branch campuses, including use of institutional and student learning outcomes assessments results to improve effectiveness, learning, and teaching at the branch campuses (Standards 7, 13, 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • March 1, 2012
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the branch campus at 550 North Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, FL 32825 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the monitoring report due by March 1, 2012, documenting (1) further progress in the development of alternative funding sources, including updated cash and financial projections for the next five years (Standard 3); (2) audited financial statements and management letters for FY 2010 and 2011 (Standard 3); steps taken to improve student enrollment and retention, including increasing the yield of high quality student admissions and graduation (Standard 8); and (3) steps taken to strengthen branch campuses, including use of institutional and student learning outcomes assessments results to improve effectiveness, learning, and teaching at the branch campuses (Standards 7,13, 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • August 30, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request, to note the institution's decision to close the branch campus at 4800 Howell Branch Road, Winter Park, FL 32792 and to provisionally include the branch campus at 550 North Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, FL 32825 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 additional location. In the event that operations at this additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. To remind the institution of the monitoring report due by March 1, 2012, documenting (1) further progress in the development of alternative funding sources, including updated cash and financial projections for the next five years (Standard 3); (2) audited financial statements and management letters for FY 2010 and 2011 (Standard 3); steps taken to improve student enrollment and retention, including increasing the yield of high quality student admissions and graduation (Standard 8); and (3) steps taken to strengthen branch campuses, including use of institutional and student learning outcomes assessments results to improve effectiveness, learning, and teaching at the branch campuses (Standards 7,13, 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • November 18, 2010
    To reaffirm accreditation and commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report and process. To request a monitoring report due by March 1, 2012, documenting (1) further progress in the development of alternative funding sources, including updated cash and financial projections for the next five years (Standard 3); (2) audited financial statements and management letters for FY 2010 and 2011 (Standard 3); steps taken to improve student enrollment and retention, including increasing the yield of high quality student admissions and graduation (Standard 8); and (3) steps taken to strengthen branch campuses, including use of institutional and student learning outcomes assessments results to improve effectiveness, learning, and teaching at the branch campuses (Standards 7,13, 14). 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:

  • 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:
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope to offer ONE program:
  • Branch Campus
    Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico - Miami Campus
    8180 NW 36th Street Suite 401
    Miami, FL 33166
  • Branch Campus
    Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico - Orlando Campus
    550 North Econlockhatchee Trail
    Orlando, FL 32825
    Opened: 12/01/2011
  • Additional Location
    Instituto Nacional Tecnologico de Santo
    Ave. Los Próceres Calle Gala Santo Domingo República Dominicana
    Dominican Republic
  • Other Instructional Site
    Boston Scientific
    12 Carr.698 #1
    Dorado, PR 00646

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