Statement of Accreditation Status
Universidad de Las Americas

Vía Nayon a 300 metros del Redondel del Ciclista
170137 Quito
Current Accreditation Status

Accredited- Indicates that the Commission has found that an institution has met or exceeded the expectations of the Standards and the Core Commitments to Institutional Capacity and Educational Effectiveness. Initial accreditation is for a period of five to seven years before the next comprehensive review. Reaffirmation is granted for a period of seven to ten years and may be accompanied by a request for interim reports and/or special visits, or a formal Notice of Concern.

Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, February 19, 2016
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Financial Structure Type

Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported.


Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy.

Proprietary with parent/board
Academic Calendar

The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system.

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Gwen Bloomsburg Director of Institutional Effectiveness gwen.bloomsburg [at]
Board of Directors Chair Carlos Larreategui Rector and Chair of Higher Council (Consejo Superior) carlos.larreategui [at]
Chief Academic Officer Gonzalo Mendieta Academic Vice-Rector gonzalo.mendieta [at]
Chief Executive Officer Carlos Larreategui Rector and Chair of Higher Council (Consejo Superior) carlos.larreategui [at]
Chief Financial Officer Felipe Martinez Chief Financial Officer felipe.martinez [at]
Director Institutional Research Luis Vaca Chief Information Officer luis.antonio.vaca [at]
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Advanced Music Recording & Production Technology Associate 2008 On-Site
Advertising Bachelors 1996 On-Site
Agro-industrial & Food Science Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Agroindustrial Science and Food Safety Masters 2015 On-Site
Architecture Bachelors 2005 On-Site
Bilingual Early Childhood Education & ECC Administration Bachelors 2005 On-Site
Biotechnology Engineering Bachelors 2005 On-Site
Business Administration Bachelors 1995 On-Site
Business Administration Masters 2006 On-Site
Civil Construction & Home Automation Technology Associate 2009 On-Site
Clinical Psychology Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Corporate & Institutional Communication (DIRCOM) Masters 2009 Distance Education
Corporate Communication Bachelors 1996 On-Site
Culinary Arts Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Dentistry Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Economics Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Electronics & Information Networks Engineering Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Environmental Engineering in Prevention & Remediation Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Film Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Finance Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Food & Beverage Technology Associate 2005 On-Site
Graphic & Industrial Design Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Graphic Design Bachelors 2018 On-Site
Health Administration Masters 2008 On-Site
Hotel and Tourism Management Bachelors 2005 On-Site
Industrial Engineering Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Industrial Manufacturing & Security Technology Associate 2008 On-Site
Information Systems and Enterprise Technology Management Masters 2009 On-Site
Interior Design Bachelors 1995 On-Site
International Business Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Journalism Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Journalism Masters 2010 On-Site
Law Bachelors 1996 On-Site
Marketing Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Marketing Masters 2015 On-Site
Master in Communication Masters 2017 On-Site
Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Masters 2018 On-Site
Master in Finance Masters 2018 On-Site
Master in Organizational Management Masters 2017 On-Site
Medicine Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Multimedia & Audiovisual Production Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Music Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Networking & Telecommunications Engineering Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Networking & Telecommunications Technology Associate 2008 On-Site
Nursing Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Operations & Industrial Security Masters 2009 On-Site
Oral Rehabilitation Masters 2015 On-Site
Organizational Psychology Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Orthodontics Masters 2015 On-Site
Physical Therapy Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Political Science & International Relations Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Product Design Bachelors 2018 On-Site
Psychopedagogy Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Software Engineering Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Sound & Acoustic Engineering Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Sports Business & Marketing Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Tourism Management Bachelors 2005 On-Site
Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2019 Special Visit
Spring 2019 Mid-Cycle Review

The Mid-Cycle Review (MCR) is a review of each institution near the midpoint of its period of accreditation, focusing particularly on student achievement. The Review is performed by WSCUC staff, and draws on evidence from an update of the institution’s Inventory of Educational Effectiveness Indicators and retention and graduation data, as well as any trends emerging from Annual Reports to surface any potential issues across the Standards. The overall purpose of the Mid-Cycle Review is to "identify problems with an institution's or program's continued compliance with agency standards" while "tak[ing] into account institutional or program strengths and stability" (U.S. Department of Education, §602.19(b)).

Fall 2021 Offsite Review
Spring 2022 Accreditation Visit

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