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IPEDS ID: 404222
OPE ID: 04251000
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Inter American University of Puerto Rico-School of Optometry
500 John Will Harris Avenue, Bayamon, Puerto Rico 00957
General information:  (787) 765-1915 x1020
Website:  www.optonet.inter.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  233 (0 undergraduate)
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Special Learning Opportunities
None
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty1824
Instructional1824
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
  • This institution does not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, therefore price information was not reported.
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2014-2015, therefore financial aid information was not reported.
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2014-2015, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment (all graduate)233
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 76%
Part-time: 24%Student Gender:
Male: 32%
Female: 68%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 23%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 52%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 21%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Graduate Distance Education Status
Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
  • This institution does not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, therefore admission information was not reported.
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Health Professions and Related Programs
Optometry38
Category total38
Grand total38
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
  • Institution did not award educational benefits in 2013-14.
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1981 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
Optometry (OPT) - Professional degree programs2/4/1985 -  Accredited
Internship/Residency
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs
Residency in Primary Eye Care
4/29/2004 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible00
Rape0
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible00
Rape0
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
  • This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database. Cohort Default Rate (CDR) data are not included when number of borrowers entering repayment includes 10 or fewer borrowers for all 3 cohort years.