Interamerican University of Puerto Rico at Ponce

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Interamerican University of Puerto Rico at Ponce
Motto Inter Ponce
Established 1962
Type Private
President Manuel J. Fernós
Rector Vilma Colón Acosta[1]
Academic staff 250
Admin. staff 200
Students 5,000
Undergraduates 4,950
Postgraduates 50
Location Mercedita, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Colors Green and Yellow
          
Athletics  • Liga Atlética Interuniversitaria
 • NCAA Division II
Mascot Tiger
Website http://ponce.inter.edu/
Interamerican University Logo

The Interamerican University of Puerto Rico at Ponce — or Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Ponce (UIPR-P) in Spanish, and often referred as "La Inter"— is a Christian co-educational non-sectarian university in Ponce, Puerto Rico. It was founded in 1962. It is part of the Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico system, whose main campus is in San German, Puerto Rico.

History[edit]

The school opened in August 1962 as an extension program of the San German campus. It opened at facilities on Calle Villa, near downtown Ponce. In 1966 the school moved to more spacious facilities at the southwest corner of Calle Castillo and Calle Estrella. In the early 1980s the university started to build a new campus east of the city. In 1984 it moved to this new campus in the Mercedita sector of Barrio Vayas, Ponce. In 1992 the school became an autonomous campus of the Inter-American University system.

Academics[edit]

The school offers programs in education, health, and management. It has over 25 academic programs, including offering five Master Degrees in Education, Business and Criminal Justice. It also offers 22 Bachelor Degrees, seven Associate Degrees, and four technical certificates. It has an enrollment of approximately 5,000 students. The university offers academic programs in 11 teaching units.[2]

Expansion[edit]

In August 2012, the school announce a $10 million expansion plan that would create a college preparatory school. The new facility is scheduled to open in August 2013 in the immediacy of the current school grounds.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anuncia expansión la Interamericana. Jason Rodríguez Grafal. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 15 August 2012. (Title in printed version: "Comenzo las Obras: Introducira Escuela Privada la Universidad Interamericana." Year 30. Issue 1498. Page 8.) Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  2. ^ Inter American University of Puerto Rico. Retrieved 5 July 2012.
  3. ^ Anuncia expansión la Interamericana. Jason Rodríguez Grafal. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 15 August 2012. (Title in printed version: "Comenzo las Obras: Introducira Escuela Privada la Universidad Interamericana." Year 30. Issue 1498. Page 8.) Retrieved 15 August 2012.

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