Statement of Accreditation Status
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-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional » Two-year, 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.
- 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.
- June 28, 2012
To reaffirm accreditation, and to request a progress report, due April 1, 2013, documenting (1) further development and implementation of an organized and sustained decision-making process which uses assessment and research data that facilitate planning and renewal (Standard 2); and (2) a financial planning and budgeting process aligned with the institution's mission and goals that provides for an annual budget and multi-year budget projections, given the anticipated decline in student enrollment (Standard 3). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
- March 3, 2011
To thank the institution for receiving the Commission's representative and to affirm the inclusion of the Manati Branch Campus, located at Puerta del Norte Shopping Center, 4th floor, Road #2, Baldorioty Street, Km. 49.9, Manati, Puerto Rico 00647 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2011-2012.
- 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)
- Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs)
- Associate's Degree or Equivalent
- Branch Campus
ICPR Junior College-Arecibo Campus
PO BOX 140067
Arecibo, PR 00614-0067
- Branch Campus
ICPR Junior College-Mayaguez Campus
PO BOX 1108
Mayaguez, PR 00981-1108
- 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