Caribbean University, an outgrowth of Caribbean Junior College founded in 1969 is a private, non-profit, coeducational, non-sectarian institution of higher education. The University main campus, located in Bayamón, serves the general metropolitan area of Bayamón, the municipalities of Cataño, Comerio, Corozal, Dorado, Guaynabo, Naranjito, Toa Alta, Toa Baja, and other nearby towns. The three campuses at Carolina, Vega Baja, and Ponce serve the educational needs of their particular communities and nearby towns.
Caribbean University is committed to the principle that higher education is not an intellectual or economic privilege. All individuals have the indisputable right to develop to the highest potential. Thus, as an institution of higher learning, it strives to exercise direction and leadership by providing programs that meet the educational needs of the community. The University endeavors in developing in each student respect for the dignity of the individual; a continuous desire for learning; capacity for critical-independent reasoning; the ability to be self-sufficient; and an understanding of the need to exercise one`s creative abilities and talents to the highest degree of proficiency. Basically, the University seeks to assist individuals of all ages in discovering and fulfilling their potential and become learning people rather than just learned people. Enrollment is open without consideration of race, color, sex, age, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, or physical impediment.
Students may pursue programs of study leading to an associate degree, a baccalaureate degree, graduate studies and professional studies. The curriculum is generally conceived as a group of courses and planned activities within a major field and degree common course component degree: general studies, core, concentration, electives and practice; thus facilitating the associate degree graduates to transfer to baccalaureate programs. Students may continue graduate studies and professional education once they have completed their baccalaureate degree and complied with the entrance requirements of these programs.
VISION: Caribbean University will encourage economic and social changes that aim at raising the level of intellectual and personal maturity of the society by means of an excellent higher educational service.
MISSION: Caribbean University commits itself with the offering of a higher education based on the principle of accessibility, comprehensiveness and adaptability to meet the needs of the community. Accepts the responsibility of encouraging in its students the respect for human dignity through ethical and intellectual enlightenment and personal commitment to improve society.
Associate Degrees: Business Administration, Police Science, Nursing and Drafting and Engineering Technology.
Bachelor Degree: Business Administration, Nursing, Engineering, Speech and Language Therapy, Pre Medical (General Science), Education (Teacher preparation Programs), Criminal Justice.
Master degree: Education, Business Administration, Criminal Justice.
Doctoral degree: PhD in Curriculum and teaching (submitted to the Puerto Rico Higher Education Council).
ENROLLMENT: Approximately 5,000 students among all campuses
TYPE OF INSTITUTION: Private, non-profit, coeducational, non-sectarian
Bayamón Main Campus
The main campus is conveniently located at Highway 167, km 21.2 in a residential-commercial section within the Bayamón new urban center. Address: PO Box 493
Bayamon, PR 00960-0493 Phone: 787-780-0070
The Carolina Campus is located in a residential-commercial area in the metropolitan city of Carolina at Ignacio Arzuaga St. #208. Address: P O Box 4760
Carolina, PR 00984-4760 Phone: 787-769-0007
Vega Baja Campus
The Vega Baja Campus is located at Bo. Algarrobo 671 Rd. Km. 5 Sector El Criollo. Address: P O Box 4258
Vega Baja, PR 00694 Phone: 787-858-3668
The Ponce Campus is located in the formerly Ponce Candy facilities at Ednita Nazario Avenue. Address: P O Box 7733
Ponce, PR 00732-7733 Phone: 787-840-2955
DISTANCE LEARNING FOCUS:
Caribbean University employs a broad spectrum of distance learning methods and relies on a variety of information technologies to deliver course materials and instruction to students. These include the use online activities, print materials, web, e-mail, Internet, computer software, audio/video conferencing and audio/video tapes. Caribbean University uses Blackboard as the Learning Management System for online courses. The mission statement is framed on three fundamental principles: accessibility, understandability and adaptability, which also guides the distance learning in the institution.