ICPR Junior College
- CEO: Dra. Olga Rivera, President/Chief Executive Officer
- Accreditation Liaison Officer: Prof. Elsa Rodriguez
- Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Paul Starkey, Vice President
- Carnegie Classification: Associate's Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Traditional » Two-year, very small
- Control: Private (For-Profit)
- Phase: Accredited
- Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
- Accreditation Granted: 1985
- Last Reaffirmation: 2018
- Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2021-2022
- Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2028
- The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
- June 1, 2022
To reject the self-study report. To note that the substance of the report and evidence was not conducive to the Commission review. To require resubmission of the self-study report and evidence by September 1, 2022. To require the institution to host a self-study evaluation visit by November 18, 2022. To remind the institution that all materials and evidence must be submitted in English (Requirement of Affiliation 4). To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations.
- July 1, 2021
To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval from the Puerto Rico Board of Post-Secondary Institutions for the alternative delivery method - distance education.
- October 29, 2020
To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include alternative delivery method-distance education within the institution's scope of accreditation. 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 2021-2022.
- 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 2021-2022.
- June 21, 2018
To accept the supplemental information report and to note the visit by the Commission’s representatives. To accept the Periodic Review Report. To reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
- February 15, 2018
To accept the Supplemental Information report. To postpone a decision on reaffirmation. To request a Supplemental Information report, due March 15, 2018, regarding the status of the institution. A small team visit will follow submission of the report. To note that the Periodic Review Report submitted in June 2017 will be acted upon at the June Commission meeting. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
- November 16, 2017
To remind the institution of the October 19, 2017 Executive Committee action requesting a supplemental information report, due December 1, 2017, regarding the status of the institution and noting that the Periodic Review Report has been received and will be acted on at the March Commission meeting.
- October 19, 2017
To request a supplemental information report due, December 1, 2017, regarding the status of the institution. To note that the Periodic Review Report has been received and will be acted on at the March Commission meeting.
- June 27, 2013
To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
- 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:
- Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope:
- Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
- Branch Campus
ICPR Junior College-Arecibo Campus
20 Ave. San Patricio
Arecibo, PR 00614-0067
- Branch Campus
ICPR Junior College-Mayaguez Campus
80 Oeste Calle La Candelaria
Mayaguez, PR 00681-1108
- Branch Campus
Manati Branch Campus
Puerta del Norte Shopping Center, 4th floor Road #2, Baldorioty Steet, Km. 49.9
Manati, PR 00674
- Additional Location
Bayamon Urban Train Station
Calle #5 Esq Bobby Cap Bo. Pueblo Suite A 101-102
Bayamon, Puerto Rico, PR 00961