Statement of Accreditation Status

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez

  • Phase: Formerly Accredited
  • Status: Merged/Consolidated/Acquired
  • Accreditation Granted: January 1, 1962

Contact Information

Po Box 1326 482 Calle Post S Mayaguez Campus
Mayaguez, PR 00681

(787) 834-5151

www.pucpr.edu

  • June 28, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to approve the accreditation of Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico as a single institution, the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, with three campuses. The main campus is the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, 2250 Las Americas Avenue, Suite 564, Ponce, PR 00717-9997; the other two campuses are branch campuses at Bo. Santana Carr. 662 Km. 2.03, Arecibo, PR 00614-4045 and 482 Calle Post S., Mayaguez, PR 00681. The next evaluation visit is 2013-2014.
  • January 3, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change proposal and to include the Doctoral Degree in Physical Education within the scope of the institutions accreditation effective upon receipt of Puerto Rico Council of Higher Education approval. To request a progress report due by December 1, 2011 documenting implementation of the new degree program, including actual and projected enrollment, evidence that assessment results are used to improve teaching and learning, and steps taken to ensure that sufficient faculty with appropriate credentials are teaching in the program. To remind the institution that a monitoring report is due by October 1, 2011 documenting (1) implementation of a comprehensive institutional strategic plan that links long-range planning to decision-making and budgeting processes, including the integration into the plan of all the sub-units in the institution and evidence that assessment results are used in the planning and budgeting process (Standards 2 & 3); (2) steps taken to improve student enrollment and retention, (Standard 8); and (3) evidence that student learning assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning, including informing the planning and budgeting process (Standard 14). To further request that the next self-study clarify the relationship between the Mayaguez campus and the Ponce Campus, including planning processes (Standard 2), budgeting, including the ability to provide separate audited financial statements for the Mayaguez Campus (Standard 3), and governance structures between the campuses (Standard 4) . The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2013-2014.