Inter American University of Puerto Rico
The Inter American University of Puerto Rico (Spanish: Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico; abbreviated UIPR) is a private, non-profit institution of higher education with deep Christian roots. For over 100 years, it has been dedicated to preparing students in all branches of humanistic, social and scientific work; And has served as a cultural bridge between North America and Latin America. In 1944, it was accredited by the Middle States Association of College and Secondary Schools, becoming the first liberal arts college to receive such accreditation in Puerto Rico and outside the continental United States. This accreditation has been in force throughout the years. The University offers academic programs in its eleven teaching units, namely: the precincts of Aguadilla, Arecibo, Barranquitas, Bayamón, Fajardo, Guayama, Metropolitano, Ponce and San Germán; And its two professional schools, the School of Optometry and the Faculty of Law. Currently, the UIPR maintains an enrollment of over 40,000 students, representing 21% of the university student population and 35% of students enrolled in private institutions in Puerto Rico.