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-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

Contact Information

558 Munoz Rivera Avenue
San Juan, PR 00919-0304

(787) 753-6335

  • 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
    Opened: 08/02/2010
  • Additional Location
    Bayamon Urban Train Station
    Calle #5 Esq Bobby Cap Bo. Pueblo Suite A 101-102
    Bayamon, Puerto Rico, PR 00961

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