Statement of Accreditation Status

    The Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS) is the official statement of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) about each institution’s current accreditation status and scope of accreditation. The SAS also provides a brief history of the actions taken by the Commission.

  • Institution:
    NUC University
    Bayamon, PR
  • Address:
    National College Bldg. Km. 11.2 State Road # 2
    Bayamon, PR 00960
  • Phone:
    (787) 780-5134
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Ms. Ellis Murtha
  • Commission Staff Liaison:
    Dr. Melissa Hardin, Vice President

Accreditation Summary

For more information, see the Commission’s Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures.

  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Candidate Status Granted: 2010
  • Accreditation Granted: 2013
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2019
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025-2026
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2022

Alternative Delivery Methods

The following represents approved alternative delivery methods included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

Distance Education
Approved to offer programs by this delivery method

Correspondence Education
Not approved for this delivery method

Credential Levels

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:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate Included within the scope:
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:

Locations

The following represents branch campuses, additional locations, and other instructional sites that are included within the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

Location Type
Digital Animation & Visual Effects School
2500 Universal Studios Plaza Sound Stage 25
Orlando, FL 32819
Branch Campus
NUC University
12520 Pines Boulevard Suite 100A
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
Branch Campus
NUC University
Calle Manuel Pérez Avilés Avenida Víctor Rojas
Arecibo, PR 00612
Branch Campus
NUC University
Plaza San Alfonso 190 Avenida Gautier Benitez Esq. Calle Principal Frederico Degetau
Caguas, PR 00726
Branch Campus
NUC University
Carretera # 506, Km. 1.0 Bo Coto Laurel
Ponce, PR 00780-1243
Branch Campus
NUC University
Carretera #3 Km. 22.1 Bo. Ciénaga Baja
Río Grande, PR 00745
Branch Campus
NUC University
State Road #2 Km 156.3, Bo. Sabalos
Mayaguez, PR 00680
Branch Campus
NUC University – Florida Technical College
20505 South Dixie Highway
Cutler Bay, FL 33189
Branch Campus
NUC University – Florida Technical College
1199 S. Woodland Blvd.
DeLand, FL 32720
Branch Campus
NUC University – Florida Technical College
3831 West Vine Street, Suite 50
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Branch Campus
NUC University – Florida Technical College
4715 South Florida Avenue, Suite 4
Lakeland, FL 33813
Branch Campus
NUC University – Florida Technical College
12900 Challenger Parkway
Orlando, FL 32826
Branch Campus
NUC University – Florida Technical College
12520 Pines Boulevard
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
Branch Campus
NUC University – Florida Technical College
1111 North West Shore Blvd. Suite 200
Tampa, FL 33607
Branch Campus
NUC University – IBC Technical Division
Carretera #2, km 121.1, Barrio Caimital Alto
Aguadilla, PR 00603
Branch Campus
NUC University – IBC Technical Division
Avenida Victor Rojas, Esquina Calle Cervantes, Barrio Pueblo
Arecibo, PR 00612
Branch Campus
NUC University – IBC Technical Division
Carretera #2, km 15.3, Barrio Hato Tejas
Bayamon, PR 00961
Branch Campus
NUC University – IBC Technical Division
Carretera #1, km 33.7 Lote 3, Urbanizacion Bairoa
Caguas, PR 00726
Branch Campus
NUC University – IBC Technical Division
Carretera PR #3, km 13.8 Lote 3-A, Los Colobos, Canovanillas
Carolina, PR 00983
Branch Campus
NUC University – IBC Technical Division
Carretera #3, km 44.0 Calle Marginal, Bo. Quebrada Fajardo
Fajardo, PR 00738
Branch Campus
NUC University – IBC Technical Division
Carretera #3, km 138.2 Edificio Iraola, Barrio Machete
Guayama, PR 00784
Branch Campus
NUC University – IBC Technical Division
Carretera #2, km 49.7 Barrio Tierras Nuevas
Manati, PR 00674
Branch Campus
NUC University – IBC Technical Division
#75 Avenida Tenerife, Carretera #2 Barrio Sultana
Mayaguez, PR 00680-1429
Branch Campus
NUC University – IBC Technical Division
145 Avenue. La Moca
Moca, PR 00676
Branch Campus
NUC University – IBC Technical Division
Calle Ferrocarril #709 Esquina Concordia
Ponce, PR 00717-5033
Branch Campus
NUC University – IBC Technical Division
Ave. 65th Infanteria, km 5.4 Bo. Sabana Llana
San Juan, PR 00928
Branch Campus
NUC University – IBC Technical Division
Local 49
Yauco, PR 00698
Branch Campus
Kuilan Building
Manuel Rossy Street Corner of Road #167
Bayamon, PR 00961
Other Instructional Site

Definitions: For definitions of branch campus, additional locations, or other instructional sites, see the Commission’s Substantive Change Policy and Procedures.

Accreditation Actions

The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years. For more information, see the Commission’s Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures and the Substantive Change Policy and Procedures.

  • January 4, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the?increase?in the number of?clock hours and credit hours?required for successful completion of the Esthetics program 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 Florida Commission for Independent Education. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind?this action?if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission’s decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. ?The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 24, 2021
    To note that the substantive change site visit occurred on May 18, 2021, to the branch campus at 12520 Pines Boulevard Suite 100A, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027 and the information provided in the substantive change request was verified. To note that the institution hosted a virtual site visit in lieu of an on-site visit in accordance with the United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 17, 2020. To note that a verification visit is required by USDE guidelines and will be conducted within a reasonable period of time following the virtual site visit. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • January 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the request for prior approval for the change in existing program’s method of delivery. To include the online Visual Effects Production Diploma Program within the institution’s scope of accreditation.
  • January 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the request for prior approval for the change in existing program’s method of delivery. To include the online Game Production Diploma Program within the institution’s scope of accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • October 29, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the request for prior approval for the change in existing program’s method of delivery. To include the LaSalle Project Management Certificate within the institution’s scope of accreditation.
  • October 29, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the request for prior approval for the change in existing program’s method of delivery. To include the LaSalle Business Analyst Professional Certificate within the institution’s scope of accreditation.
  • October 29, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the request for prior approval for the change in existing program’s method of delivery. To include the LaSalle Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate within the institution’s scope of accreditation.
  • October 29, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the request for prior approval for the change in existing program’s method of delivery. To include the LaSalle CompteTIA A+ Certificate within the institution’s scope of accreditation.
  • October 29, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the request for prior approval for the change in existing program’s method of delivery. To include the LaSalle Ethical Hacker (CEH) Certificate within the institution’s scope of accreditation.
  • October 29, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the request for prior approval for the change in existing program’s method of delivery. To include the Business Office Specialist Certificate within the institution’s scope of accreditation.
  • October 29, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the request for prior approval for the change in existing program’s method of delivery. To include the LaSalle Advanced Security Professional Certificate within the institution’s scope of accreditation.
  • October 29, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the request for prior approval for the change in existing program’s method of delivery. To include the LaSalle Agile Project Management Certificate within the institution’s scope of accreditation.
  • October 29, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the request for prior approval for the change in existing program’s method of delivery. To include the LaSalle CompteTIA Security+ Certificate within the institution’s scope of accreditation.
  • October 29, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the request for prior approval for the change in existing program’s method of delivery. To include the LaSalle Cisco Network Associate Certificate within the institution’s scope of accreditation.
  • October 29, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the request for prior approval for the change in existing program’s method of delivery. To include the LaSalle CompteTIA Network+ Certificate within the institution’s scope of accreditation.
  • October 29, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the request for prior approval for the change in existing program’s method of delivery. To include the LaSalle Human Resources Professional Certificate within the institution’s scope of accreditation.
  • October 29, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the request for prior approval for the change in existing program’s method of delivery. To include the LaSalle ITIL Certificate within the institution’s scope of accreditation.
  • October 29, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the request for prior approval for the change in existing program’s method of delivery. To include the Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance within the institution’s scope of accreditation.
  • October 29, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the request for prior approval for the change in existing program’s method of delivery. To include the Bachelor of Business Administration in Project Management within the institution’s scope of accreditation.
  • October 29, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the request for prior approval for the change in existing program’s method of delivery. To include the Bachelor of Business Administration in Social Media Marketing within the institution’s scope of accreditation.
  • October 29, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the request for prior approval for the change in existing program’s method of delivery. To include the Graduate Certificate in Accounting within the institution’s scope of accreditation.
  • October 29, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the request for prior approval for the change in existing program’s method of delivery. To include the Graduate Certificate in Management and Educational Leadership within the institution’s scope of accreditation.
  • October 29, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the request for prior approval for the change in existing program’s method of delivery. To include the Graduate Certificate in Online Education within the institution’s scope of accreditation.
  • October 29, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the request for prior approval for the change in existing program’s method of delivery. To include the Master’s in Information Technology within the institution’s scope of accreditation.
  • May 15, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of all necessary approvals. To include the acquisition of Florida Technical College, Instituto de Banca y Commercio, and, Ponce Paramedical College within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • March 5, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • February 27, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Online Education within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To note the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • February 27, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Management and Educational Leadership within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. To note 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 2025-2026.
  • October 29, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the change from clock hours to credit hours in the Welding diploma program within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To note 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 2025-2026.
  • May 22, 2019
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due May 31, 2019, addressing recent developments at the institution which may have implications for compliance with Standard II: Ethics and Integrity, Standard VI: Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement, and Requirement of Affiliation 14.
  • April 30, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the teach-out plan. To approve the teach-out plan. To note that the institution will conduct and complete its own teach-out by April 30, 2019. To note that teach-out agreements are not required. To note that students may obtain academic records at National University College Plaza Building #1660, State Road #2, Km 11.2, Bayamon, PR 00961. The next evaluation is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • April 30, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close its branch campus at Avenida Ponce de Leon #61, 70, 72, Hato Rey, PR 00917. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the branch campus. 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.
  • March 14, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note the visit by the Commission’s representatives to the main campus and each of the institution’s branch campuses. To reaffirm accreditation. To request that, beginning in 2019 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the Mid-Point Peer Review in 2022, the institution provide further evidence of clearly stated policies, processes and programs to admit, retain and facilitate the success of students (Standard IV). The next evaluation is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the change from clock hours to credit hours in the Building Construction Technology diploma program within the scope of the institution’s accreditation.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the change from clock hours to credit hours in the Coding and Medical Billing diploma program within the scope of the institution’s accreditation.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the change from clock hours to credit hours in the Private Investigator with Bodyguard diploma program within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. To note that the evaluation visit has occurred and will be acted upon by the Commission at the March meeting.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the change from clock hours to credit hours in the Master in Barbering diploma program within the scope of the institution’s accreditation.
  • November 30, 2018
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative occurred on June 15, 2017 and to affirm inclusion of the branch campus at Mayaguez branch campus at State Road #2 Km 156.3, Bo. Sabalos, Mayaguez, PR 00680 within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • November 15, 2018
    To note the visit by the Commission’s representative. To affirm inclusion of the branch campuses at (1) 20505 South Dixie Highway, Cutler Bay, FL 33189; (2) 1199 S. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, FL 32720; (3) 3831 West Vine Street, Suite 50, Kissimmee, FL 34741; (4) 4715 South Florida Avenue, Suite 4, Lakeland, FL 33813; (5) 12900 Challenger Parkway, Orlando, FL 32826; (6) 12520 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027; (7) 2500 Universal Studios Plaza, Sound Stage 25, Orlando, FL 32819; (8) 1111 North West Shore Blvd., Suite 110, Tampa, FL 33607; (9) Carretera #2, km 121.1, Barrio Caimital Alto, Aguadilla, PR 00603; (10) Avenida Victor Rojas, Esquina Calle Cervantes, Barrio Pueblo, Arecibo, PR 00612; (11) Carretera #2, km 15.3, Barrio Hato Tejas, Bayamon, PR 00961; (12) Carretera #1, km 33.7, Lote 3, Urbanizacion Bairoa, Caguas, PR 00726; (13) Carretera PR #3, km 13.8, Lote 3-A, Los Colobos, Canovanillas, Carolina, PR 00983; (14) Carretera #3, km 44.0, Calle Marginal, Bo. Quebrada Fajardo, Fajardo PR 00738; (15) Carretera #3, km 138.2, Edificio Iraola, Barrio Machete, Guayama, PR 00784; (16) Avenida Ponce de Leon #61, 70, 72, Hato Rey, PR 00917; (17) Carretera #2, km 49.7, Barrio Tierras Nuevas, Manati, PR 00674; (18) #75 Avenida Tenerife, Carretera #2, Barrio Sultana, Mayaguez, PR 00680-1429; (19) 145 Ave. La Moca, Moca, PR 00676; (20) Calle Ferrocarril #709, Esquina Concordia, Ponce, PR 00717-5033; (21) Ave. 65th Infanteria, km 5.4, Bo. Sabana Llana, San Juan, PR 00928; and (22) Yauco Plaza Shopping Center I, Local 49, Yauco, PR 00698 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • July 2, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the following branch campuses at: (1) POPAC Ponce, Urb. Villa Flores 1213 Calle Acacia Ponce, PR 00716; and (2) POPAC Mayaguez, Carr. #2, Avenida Hostos 410. Bo. Sabalos, Km. 187.5, Mayaguez, PR 00680. To approve the teach-out plans. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of these branch campuses. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • March 27, 2018
    To rescind the substantive change action of June 27, 2017 with regards to the inclusion of the Carretera 719 additional location and Carretera PR-908 branch campus. To note the institution's decision to not operate the site at Carretera PR-908, km 1.0, Carretera, PR-908, km 1.0, Barrio Tejas, Humacao, PR 00791 as a branch campus. To also note the institution's decision to not operate the site at Carretera 719, Carretera 719, km 1.5, Barrio Helechal (Centro Comercial Plaza), Barranquitas, PR 00794 as an additional location.
  • March 15, 2018
    To accept the supplemental information reports. To note that the institution has been granted a one-year delay in its self-study evaluation visit. To request that the self-study, in preparation for the evaluation visit in 2018-2019, provide an update on the status of the institution.
  • February 6, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval from the Puerto Rico Council on Education and United States Department of Education and to include provisionally the acquisition of Florida Technical College, Instituto de Banca y Commercio, and, Ponce Paramedical College within the scope of the institution's accreditation, pending site visits within six months. To also include the undergraduate diploma programs and courses that are currently offered within Florida Technical College, Instituto de Banca y Commercio and Ponce Paramedical College, Inc. within the scope of the institution’s accreditation and to note that this is a significant departure from existing educational programs. To include the first and second post-secondary diploma (< 1 year) programs in Emergency Medical Technician and International Pastry and Baking; and the first and second postsecondary diploma programs (>= 1 year, <2 years) in Emergency Medical Technician and International Pastry and Baking within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. In addition, to approve the change from clock to credit hours in the following programs: Administrative Assistant with Medical Billing; Administrative Health Assistant; Advanced Hairstyling and Design; Application Development and Web Design Specialist; Assistant in Education for Persons with Special Conditions; Baking and Pastelería; Banking Operations; Barbering and Hairstyling; Bartending; Computer Repair and Technical Support Specialist; Computer Repairs and Network Technician; Conversational English; Cosmetology; Culinary Arts; Dental Assistant with Expanded Functions; Electricity with PLC; Emergency Medical Technician; Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic; Esthetics; Funeral Home Management and Embalming; Geriatric Technician; Graphic Design; Handyman; Health Plan Coding, Billing and Auditing; HVAC/R with PLC; Infant Care and Pre-School Assistant; International Pastry and Baking; Nail Technology; Network Administration; Pastry Chef; Patient Care Technician; Pharmacy Technician; Plumbing Technician; Practical Nursing with Electrocardiography (EKG); Preschool Teacher Assistant; Professional Chef; Professional Massage Therapist; Professional Massage Therapy; Refrigeration and Air Conditioning with PLC; Regional and International Cuisine; Respiratory Care Technician; Sound and Security Alarm Technician; Surgical Technician; Tourism and Hotels; Training and Conditioning Technician. To include provisionally within the scope of the institution’s accreditation the following branch campuses pending a site visit within six months: (1) 20505 South Dixie Highway, Cutler Bay, FL 33189; (2) 1199 S. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, FL 32720; (3) 3831 West Vine Street, Suite 50, Kissimmee, FL 34741; (4) 4715 South Florida Avenue, Suite 4, Lakeland, FL 33813; (5) 12900 Challenger Parkway, Orlando, FL 32826; (6) 12520 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027; (7) 2500 Universal Studios Plaza, Sound Stage 25, Orlando, FL 32819; (8) 1111 North West Shore Blvd., Suite 110, Tampa, FL 33607; (9) Carretera #2, km 121.1, Barrio Caimital Alto, Aguadilla, PR 00603; (10) Avenida Victor Rojas, Esquina Calle Cervantes, Barrio Pueblo, Arecibo, PR 00612; (11) Carretera #2, km 15.3, Barrio Hato Tejas, Bayamon, PR 00961; (12) Carretera #1, km 33.7, Lote 3, Urbanizacion Bairoa, Caguas, PR 00726; (13) Carretera PR #3, km 13.8, Lote 3-A, Los Colobos, Canovanillas, Carolina, PR 00983; (14) Carretera #3, km 44.0, Calle Marginal, Bo. Quebrada Fajardo, Fajardo PR 00738; (15) Carretera #3, km 138.2, Edificio Iraola, Barrio Machete, Guayama, PR 00784; (16) Avenida Ponce de Leon #61, 70, 72, Hato Rey, PR 00917; (17) Carretera PR-908, km 1.0, Barrio Tejas, Humacao, PR 00791; (18) Carretera #2, km 49.7, Barrio Tierras Nuevas, Manati, PR 00674; (19) #75 Avenida Tenerife, Carretera #2, Barrio Sultana, Mayaguez, PR 00680-1429; (20) 145 Ave. La Moca, Moca, PR 00676; (21) Calle Ferrocarril #709, Esquina Concordia, Ponce, PR 00717-5033; (22) Ave. 65th Infanteria, km 5.4, Bo. Sabana Llana, San Juan, PR 00928; (23) Yauco Plaza Shopping Center I, Local 49, Yauco, PR 00698; (24) Carr 2., Avenida Hostos 410, Km. 187.5 Bo. Sabalos, Mayagüez, PR 00680; and (25) Villa Flores Urbanization, 1213 Acacia Street, Ponce, PR 00716. To also include provisionally within the scope of the institution’s accreditation the following additional location pending a site visit within six months of the date of the acquisition: Carretera 719, km 1.5, Barrio Helechal, (Centro Comercial Plaza), Barranquitas, PR 00794.
  • October 19, 2017
    To request a supplemental information report due December 1, 2017, regarding the status of the institution.
  • July 5, 2017
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due August 1, 2017, addressing the recent actions of the Accrediting Commission on Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
  • June 22, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the complex substantive change request. Effective July 1, 2017, to include provisionally the acquisition of Florida Technical College, Instituto de Banca y Commercio, and, Ponce Paramedical College within the scope of the institution's accreditation, effective upon receipt of all necessary approvals . To include the undergraduate diploma programs and courses that are currently offered within Florida Technical College, Instituto de Banca y Commercio and Ponce Paramedical College, Inc. within the scope of the institution’s accreditation and to note that this is a significant departure from existing educational programs. To include the first and second post-secondary diploma (< 1 year) programs in Emergency Medical Technician and International Pastry and Baking and the first and second postsecondary diploma programs (>= 1 year, <2 years) in Emergency Medical Technician and International Pastry and Baking within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. In addition, to approve the change from clock to credit hours in the following programs: Administrative Assistant with Medical Billing;Administrative Health Assistant; Advanced Hairstyling and Design; Application Development and Web Design Specialist;Assistant in Education for Persons with Special Conditions;Baking and Pastelería; Banking Operations; Barbering and Hairstyling; Bartending; Computer Repair and Technical Support Specialist; Computer Repairs and Network Technician; Conversational English; Cosmetology; Culinary Arts; Dental Assistant with Expanded Functions; Electricity with PLC; Emergency Medical Technician; Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic; Esthetics; Funeral Home Management and Embalming; Geriatric Technician; Graphic Design; Handyman; Health Plan Coding, Billing and Auditing; HVAC/R with PLC; Infant Care and Pre-School Assistant;International Pastry and Baking; Nail Technology; Network Administration; Pastry Chef; Patient Care Technician; Pharmacy Technician; Plumbing Technician; Practical Nursing with Electrocardiography (EKG); Preschool Teacher Assistant; Professional Chef; Professional Massage Therapist;Professional Massage Therapy; Refrigeration and Air Conditioning with PLC; Regional and International Cuisine; Respiratory Care Technician; Sound and Security Alarm Technician; Surgical Technician; Tourism and Hotels; Training and Conditioning Technician . To include provisionally within the scope of the institution’s accreditation the following branch campuses pending a site visit within six months of the date of the acquisition: 20505 South Dixie Highway, Cutler Bay, FL 33189; 1199 S. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, FL 32720; 3831 West Vine Street, Suite 50, Kissimmee, FL 34741; 4715 South Florida Avenue, Suite 4, Lakeland, FL 33813; 12900 Challenger Parkway, Orlando, FL 32826; 12520 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027; 2500 Universal Studios Plaza, Sound Stage 25, Orlando, FL 32819;1111 North West Shore Blvd., Suite 110, Tampa, FL 33607;Carretera #2, km 121.1, Barrio Caimital Alto, Aguadilla, PR 00603; Avenida Victor Rojas, Esquina Calle Cervantes, Barrio Pueblo, Arecibo, PR 00612; Carretera #2, km 15.3, Barrio Hato Tejas, Bayamon, PR 00961; Carretera #1, km 33.7, Lote 3, Urbanizacion Bairoa, Caguas, PR 00726; Carretera PR #3, km 13.8, Lote 3-A, Los Colobos, Canovanillas, Carolina, PR 00983; Carretera #3, km 44.0, Calle Marginal, Bo. Quebrada Fajardo, Fajardo PR 00738; Carretera #3, km 138.2, Edificio Iraola, Barrio Machete, Guayama, PR 00784; Avenida Ponce de Leon #61, 70, 72, Hato Rey, PR 00917; Carretera PR-908, km 1.0, Barrio Tejas, Humacao, PR 00791; Carretera #2, km 49.7, Barrio Tierras Nuevas, Manati, PR 00674; #75 Avenida Tenerife, Carretera #2, Barrio Sultana, Mayaguez, PR 00680-1429; 145 Ave. La Moca, Moca, PR 00676; Calle Ferrocarril #709, Esquina Concordia, Ponce, PR 00717-5033; Ave. 65th Infanteria, km 5.4, Bo. Sabana Llana, San Juan, PR 00928; Yauco Plaza Shopping Center I, Local 49, Yauco, PR 00698; Carr 2., Avenida Hostos 410, Km. 187.5 Bo. Sabalos, Mayagüez, PR 00680 Villa Flores Urbanization, 1213 Acacia Street, Ponce, PR 00716 . To also include provisionally within the scope of the institution’s accreditation the following additional location pending a site visit within six months of the date of the acquisition: Carretera 719, km 1.5, Barrio Helechal, (Centro Comercial Plaza), Barranquitas, Puerto Rico, 00794 . To request that the self-study, due 2017-2018, provide further documentation and analysis demonstrating that the institution (1) has a process in place for ensuring that students receive accurate and comprehensive information regarding expenses, financial aid, scholarships, grants, loans, repayment, and refunds (Standard IV) and (2) operates as an academic institution with appropriate autonomy with (a) a Chief Executive Officer of the institution who has the authority and autonomy required to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, including developing and implementing institutional plans, staffing the organization, identifying and allocating resources, and directing the institution toward attaining the goals and objectives set forth in its mission and (b) an administration of an appropriate size and with relevant experience to assist the Chief Executive Officer in fulfilling institutional responsibilities, consisting of members with credentials and professional experience consistent with the mission of the organization and their functional roles and who have the skills, time, assistance, technology, and information systems expertise required to perform their duties (Standard VII ).
  • November 17, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the complex substantive change. To recognize the Bachelor of Science in Business Management as the institution's first competency-based education (CBE) /direct assessment (100%) program. To approve the institution's general approach to CBE, its credit-hour equivalency methodologies for the program, and to include the program within the scope of the institution's accreditation effective upon receipt of approval by the U.S. Department of Education. To request that the self-study, in preparation for the 2017-2018 evaluation visit, document further development and implementation of (1) financial planning and budgeting processes that are aligned with mission, goals and long-range planning, are based on realistic enrollment targets, and incorporate the use of assessment results in the program (Standard 3); (2) adequate information and decision-making systems to support the work of administrative leaders in the program (Standard 5); and, (3) ongoing assessment of student success in the program, including but not limited to retention, and that includes the development of an appropriate transcript for students (Standard 8). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • October 31, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include provisionally the branch campus at the Mayaguez branch campus at State Road #2 Km 156.3, Bo. Sabalos, Mayaguez, PR 00680 within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations, to be effective upon receipt of state approval. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this branch campus. Operations at the branch campus must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • May 2, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To provisionally include the branch campus at the Florida Branch Campus, 12520 Pines Boulevard Suite 100A, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027 within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations, to be effective upon receipt of state approval. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this branch campus. In the event that operations at the branch campus do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • November 19, 2015
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • June 26, 2014
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the branch campus at Plaza San Alfonso, 190 Avenida Gautier Benitez Esq. Calle Principal Federico Degetau, Caguas, PR 00726 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • October 28, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the additional location at Plaza San Alfonso, 190 Avenida Gautier Benitez Esq. Calle Principal Federico Degetau, Caguas, PR 00726 as a branch campus and to include the branch campus provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • July 1, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the Master's of Business Administration program within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the progress report, due October 1, 2014, documenting further implementation of institutional and program-level student learning assessment results and their use for improvement, planning, resource allocation, and decision making (Standards 7 & 14). To further remind of the progress report, due October 1, 2015, providing detailed terms of the institution's debt refinancing (Standard 3). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • June 27, 2013
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm the inclusion of the additional location at Plaza San Alfonso, 190 Avenida Gautier Benitez Esq. Calle Principal Federico Degetau, Caguas, PR, 00726. To note that the evaluation visit scheduled for 2012-2013 has been conducted and will be acted on by the Commission at its June meeting.
  • June 27, 2013
    To grant accreditation. To request a progress report, due October 1, 2014, documenting further implementation of institutional and program-level student learning assessment results and their use for improvement, planning, resource allocation, and decision making (Standards 7 & 14). To also request a progress report, due October 1, 2015, providing detailed terms of the institution's debt refinancing (Standard 3). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-18.
  • January 2, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the relocation of the additional location from Carretera #31, Sector Bairoa, Km 33.7, Caguas, PR, 00726 to Plaza San Alfonso, 190 Avenida Gautier Benitez Esq. Calle Principal Federico Degetau, Caguas, PR, 00726 and to provisionally include the new location within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of commencing operations. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The initial evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.

Information about the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is one of seven institutional accrediting organizations in the United States and is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). MSCHE accreditation applies to an institution as a whole rather than the specific programs within an institution. MSCHE does not approve or accredit individual programs. The MSCHE accreditation review cycle is continuous and accreditation does not expire. Each institution is reevaluated and monitored on a regular and consistent basis in accordance with the institution’s assigned accreditation review cycle and Commission policy and procedures. An institution maintains its accreditation unless it is voluntarily surrendered or withdrawn by the Commission for cause, after the institution has been afforded due process. The institution’s current accreditation phase and accreditation status are displayed on the institution’s listing in the Institution Directory and in the Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS).