Accreditation and Licensing

NUC University is an institution accredited and licensed by the following agencies:

  • NUC University is an institution authorized by the Junta de Instituciones Post Secundarias (JIP) of Puerto Rico Council of Education to offer certificate programs and associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accordance with certifications 2019-161, 2017-384 y de la 2017 a la 390.
  • NUC University (NUC) is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000) NUC’s NUC University – IBC Technical Division (NUC-IBC), NUC University – Florida Technical College (NUC-FTC), and The Digital Animation & Visual Effects School (The DAVE School) are included in this accreditation.The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • The Nursing Program of NUC University (Bachelor’s Degree in Science in Nursing; Associate’s Degree in Nursing) is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA. 30326;(404) 975-5000
  • The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at NUC University’s Bayamon Campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave. Suite 100 Alejandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website: If needing to contact the program / institution directly, please call 787-780-5134 Ext. 4111 or email:
  • The Master’s Degree in Education with specialty in Educational Leadership is accredited based on the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards through Fall 2027. CAEP is a CHEA recognized national accreditor for educator preparation.


  • Association of Private Education of Puerto Rico
  • Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators of Puerto Rico
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs

Certifications or Authorizations

  • Puerto Rico State Approving Agency for Veterans Education
  • Microsoft IT Program
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Military Friendly ’18