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.
Master and Doctoral Programs
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 (now JIPS):
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 at: Calle San José Esq. San Francisco Viejo San Juan, San Juan Puerto Rico 00902-3271
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 2027.
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 Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). The LCME is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and WFME as the reliable authority for the accreditation of medical education programs leading to the MD degree. Next accreditation visit by 2027.
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 Universidad Central del Caribe, Doctorate of Chiropractic is fully accredited by the Council of Chiropractic Education (CCE). Next accreditation visit by 2025.
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: Doctor of Chiropractic
Degree Level: Doctoral
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 2027.