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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:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  221 (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 2019Full timePart time
Total faculty2618
Instructional1818
Research and public service80
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 2018-2019, therefore financial aid information was not reported.
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2018-2019, therefore net price information was not reported.
Fall 2019
Total enrollment (all graduate)221
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 99%
Part-time: 1%Student Gender:
Male: 40%
Female: 60%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 17%
Black or African American: 3%
Hispanic/Latino: 62%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 18%
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: -1%
Enrolled in some distance education: -1%
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.
  • Institutions that did not offer undergraduate programs were not required to report Outcome Measures.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2019-2020
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
Optometry18
Category total18
Grand total18
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Educational Benefits, 2018-2019
  • Institution did not award educational benefits in 2013-14.
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationAccredited since ((!)07/01/1981)12/31/2013
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
Optometry (OPT) - Professional degree programsAccredited since (02/04/1985)04/30/2021
Internship/Residency
Accreditor / Program / DepartmentStatusNext Review Date
American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs Residency in Primary Eye CareAccredited since (04/29/2004)12/31/2021
  • (!) Estimated date
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201620172018
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary000
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201620172018
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking000
Arrests201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201620172018
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary000
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201620172018
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking000
Arrests201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
  • 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.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201720162015
Default rate2.0%7.5%**
Number in default1555**
Number in repayment507,367**
  • ** Cohort Default Rate (CDR) data is not displayed when "No. in Repay" (number of borrowers entering repayment in cohort) includes 10 or fewer borrowers.
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)