Statement of Accreditation Status
Universidad de Las Americas

Vía Nayon a 300 metros del Redondel del Ciclista
170137 Quito

The OPEID number is used by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) to identify schools that have Program Participation Agreements (PPA) for purposes of eligibility to participate in Federal Student Financial Assistance programs under Title IV.

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, October 16, 2020
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 Sol Villacis Coordinator of International Accreditation mariasol.villacis [at]
Board of Directors Chair Carlos Larreategui Chancellor of the University and Chair of Board of Regents carlos.larreategui [at]
Chief Academic Officer Marlena León Academic Vice-Rector marlena.leon [at]
Chief Executive Officer Gonzalo Mendieta Rector gonzalo.mendieta [at]
Chief Financial Officer Felipe Martinez Chief Financial Officer and Administrative Vice-Rector felipe.martinez [at]
Director Institutional Research Luis Vaca Chief Information Officer luis.vaca.hinojosa [at]
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Advertising Bachelors 1996 On-Site
Agroindustrial Engineering Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Agroindustrial Science and Food Safety Masters 2015 On-Site
Architecture Bachelors 2005 On-Site
Audiovisual Production and Direction Masters 2020 On-Site
Automation Engineering Bachelors 2019 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
Business Administration Bachelors 2020 On-Site
Clinical Psychology Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Communication Masters 2017 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
Econometrics Masters 2019 On-Site
Economics Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Education Bachelors 2020 On-Site
Education Bachelors 2021 Distance Education
Endodontics Masters 2020 On-Site
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Masters 2018 On-Site
Environmental Engineering Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Film Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Finance Masters 2018 On-Site
Finance Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Graphic & Industrial Design Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Graphic Design Bachelors 2018 On-Site
Health Administration Masters 2019 On-Site
Health Administration Masters 2021 Distance Education
Hospitality and Hotel Management Bachelors 2005 On-Site
Human Resources Management, mention in Organizational Development Masters 2019 On-Site
Industrial Engineering Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Information Security Management Masters 2019 On-Site
Information Systems and Enterprise Technology Management Masters 2009 On-Site
Information Technology Engineering Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Interior Design Bachelors 1995 On-Site
International Business Bachelors 2006 On-Site
International Relations Bachelors 2020 On-Site
Journalism Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Law Bachelors 1996 On-Site
Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy Masters 2020 On-Site
Marketing Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Marketing Masters 2015 On-Site
Medicine Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Multimedia & Audiovisual Production Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Music Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Nursing Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Nursing Masters 2020 On-Site
Occupational Health and Safety Masters 2019 On-Site
Occupational Health and Safety Masters 2021 Distance Education
Operations & Industrial Security Masters 2009 On-Site
Oral Rehabilitation Masters 2015 On-Site
Organizational Management Masters 2017 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
Respiratory Therapy Masters 2020 On-Site
Software Engineering Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Sound & Acoustic Engineering Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Sports Management Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Telecommunications Engineering Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Tourism Management Bachelors 2005 On-Site
Veterinary Medicine Bachelors 2002 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2021 Offsite Review
Spring 2022 Accreditation Visit

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