The Universidad Central del Caribe (UCC), as an educational institution, is committed to excellence in education in all its academic programs. All efforts are directed towards the development of a dynamic curriculum that fulfills the standards of accrediting agencies, and most importantly, offers students the necessary opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and inherent competencies for the degree they are pursuing. In the same way, the UCC excels to provide the necessary support services to accomplish its academic goals and objectives.

UCC, as a specialized health sciences institution, has a mission statement that guides its academic activity. The mission emphasizes excellence of its educational programs, research activities and services of health maintenance, prevention, and early detection of illness. It is committed to improving the quality of life of the Puerto Rican community through its services, and the development of health care professionals.

 

ACCREDITATION, APPROVAL AND LICENSURE OF INSTITUTION AND PROGRAMS

The Universidad Central del Caribe is authorized by the Council of Education of Puerto Rico (CE-PR) and is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). A copy of the UCC accreditation documentation, as well as all state and federal agency approvals, is available from the President’s office or consulting the following links:

CE-PR Licensing status:

Approved license by August 2016, next visit on year 2022.

Complaints: Any person affected by an action by a higher education institution that constitutes a violation of “Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 2010”, as amended, Regulation 8265 or the terms of a license granted by the Council, may present a complaint. http://www.edicion.pr.gov/agencias/cepr/inicio/Pages/querellas.aspx

MSCHE Accreditation status:

The Universidad Central del Caribe is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000) www.msche.org. The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Next visit by March 2020.

Complaints and Third-Party Comments: The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE or the Commission) provides opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and members of the public to submit information regarding the qualifications for accreditation of its member institutions: Complaints and Third Party Comments. The Commission also provides an opportunity for any individual or entity to submit information regarding the Commission’s compliance with its own policies and procedures as well as requirements for federal recognition or the recognition criteria of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). https://www.msche.org/complaints/

LCME Accreditation status:

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) placed the medical education program leading to the MD degree on probation on June 2019. Next visit by the Spring of 2021.

Complaints: The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) will consider complaints about program quality, third-party comments, and information from public sources, which, if substantiated, may constitute noncompliance with accreditation standards or unsatisfactory performance in one or more elements. The LCME will not intervene on behalf of an individual complainant regarding, for example, matters of admission, appointment, promotion, or dismissal of faculty or students. https://lcme.org/contact/complaints/

CCE Accreditation status:

The Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) accepted the initial application for accreditation from the UCC Doctor of Chiropractic Program on January 2019. Next visit, spring 2021.

Complaints: The CCE recognizes the value of information provided by students, employees, and others in determining whether a program’s/institution’s performance is consistent with the CCE Accreditation Standards for obtaining or maintaining accreditation. The CCE’s interest is also to ensure that programs/institutions maintain appropriate grievance procedures and standards of procedural fairness and that the procedures are applied appropriately and consistently. https://www.cce-usa.org/complaint-procedures.html

Doctor of Chiropractic Program Accreditation status:

Pursuant to federal regulation 34 CFR 668.43, Universidad Central del Caribe must provide students with up to date information regarding the requirements for obtaining a state chiropractic license. This information is also provided to new students during the admissions process. UCC Doctor of Chiropractic program will meet the requirements for licensure in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and territories, upon granting of the CCE accreditation.

Professional Licensure Disclosure/Notification Statement

Universidad Central del Caribe Doctor of Chiropractic Program

Degree Title

Degree Level

Degree

Doctor of Chiropractic

Doctoral

DC

Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement: Universidad Central del Caribe (UCC) is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) to award associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The Universidad Central del Caribe is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000) www.msche.org. The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Next visit by March 2020.

The Doctor of Chiropractic degree program at the Universidad Central del Caribe (UCC) is currently engaged in the process of seeking programmatic accreditation by the Council on Chiropractic Education, 8049 North 85th Way, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258-4321, Phone: (480)443-8877, Website: www.cce-usa.org. During this application process, the program does not hold accredited status with the agency, nor does the agency ensure eventual accreditation.

At this time, UCC has made the following determination regarding the Doctor of Chiropractic educational degree completion requirements for licensure/certification in the following states:

STATES IN WHICH THE PROGRAM MEETS EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

STATES IN WHICH THE PROGRAM DOES NOT MEET EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

STATES FOR WHICH IT CANNOT BE DETERMINED IF THE PROGRAM MEETS EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

All states except California

California

NA

It is strongly recommended that students, applicants, and prospective students determine any additional (i.e. non-educational) requirements for licensure in the state in which they seek to be licensed. For additional information and a directory of specific state requirements, please visit the web site of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards at: http://directory.fclb.org/