The Inter American University of Puerto Rico
—or Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico
) in Spanish
, and often referred as Inter
— is a private university system
in Puerto Rico
. It was founded in 1912 in San German, Puerto Rico. It is composed of 9 campuses and two specialized schools.
It is the largest private institution on the island and in all of the Caribbean, and in 1944 it became the first institution outside the continental United States to be accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
It has 45 exclusive programs, ranging from Associate Degrees in Medical Emergencies, Photography, Optical Science Technology; Bachelor Degrees in Popular Music, Food Technology, Small Business Administration, Biotechnology, to Master Degrees in Anesthesia, Fine Arts, Electronic Commerce, Criminal Justice, and International Business
It is the leader in distance education with 8 academic programs offered entirely online and more than 300 online courses and the only higher education institution on the island that has an all English trimester program in the Metro Campus.
It has the only Airway Science program in the Caribbean and the only Optometry School in the Caribbean and Latin America, being the main provider of bilingual optometrists in the world.
Campuses and schools
- William J. Heath AKA Billy International Business Student - Entrepeneur
- Juan A. Garcia - Major General, Puerto Rico Air National Guard, Master in Business Administration in Marketing & Juris Doctors
- Lawrence B. Henry - US Air Force Senior Executive Service, Masters in Business Administration in Management
- José Hernández - All Star, Majer League Baseball Player
- Antonio Maldonado - Brigadier General, United States Air Force, Masters in Business Administration
- Hector Molina - Spanish Broadcaster for Chicago Bulls, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bears, and Milwaukee Brewers, Bachelors in Social Sciences.
- Felix E. Ocasio-Belen - Brigadier General, Puerto Rico Army National Guard, Bachelors in Business Administration & Masters in Business Administration in Finance
- Vincent L. Rausch - NASA, Program Manager & Colonel, United States Air Force, Masters in Business Administration
- Salvador R. Recio-Sanchez - Brigadier General, Puerto Rico Army National Guard, Bachelors in Business Administration in Economics
- Daniel F. Lopez-Romo - Brigadier General, Puerto Rico Air National Guard, Juris Doctors in Law
- Pedro Rosselló - Former Governor of Puerto Rico, Masters Degree in Education
- Jorge Santini - Mayor of San Juan, Juris Doctor
- Efrain Alfonso Soto - Program Controls Manager, CH2M HILL, Bachelors in Business Administration in Management Information Systems, Master in Business Administration in Finance
- Roberto Sueiro - singer, lawyer and television personality, best known as a judge in the reality show Objetivo Fama