Universidad del Este (UNE) is a private non-profit institution of higher education and a component of the Ana G. Méndez University System. Its main campus is located in Carolina and its five Off-Campus sites located in Yauco, Utuado, Cabo Rojo, Barceloneta, and Santa Isabel. Universidad del Este has also established two branch campuses located in the state of Florida, one in Orlando and the other in Miramar. The Carolina campus is within easy reach of the entire Eastern part of the island. Its 21 acres suburban campus and its modern and spacious buildings provide an ideal atmosphere for the learning experience. The Off-Campus centers also have spacious facilities to meet the learning needs of the students.
A professionally oriented institution, Universidad del Este offers twenty-nine baccalaureate programs and fourteen associate degrees, including programs in business, education, liberal arts, hospitality management and sciences. Founded in l949, as Puerto Rico Junior College, it has continued to grow into a four-year institution in 1992 and finally evolving into a university in 2001.
UNE’s student population consists mostly of commuting young adults from the surrounding communities. The 12,000 student body is comprised of undergraduates and graduates in the Carolina campus, its five Off-Campus sites, and the two Florida Branch Campuses. The graduate programs initiated in August 2001 in the Carolina campus. The programs offered are in Business Administration, Social Work, Education, Public Affairs, and Criminal Justice.
The academic staff consists of one hundred (100) full time faculty and about five hundred and twelve (512) part-time professors. The total of the part-time professors include all the campuses and graduate level programs. 38% of the full time faculty has doctorates and the other hold masters degrees in their fields of expertise. Accreditation Middle States Commission on Higher Education Puerto Rico Council of Higher Education Puerto Rico Council of General Education Joint Review of the Health Commission in Radiologic Technology International Association for Continuing Education and Training Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration.
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