There are several universities in the Dominican Republic that have departments or careers that have been evaluated and accredited in the United States.
Accredited universities in the United States meet the standards set by certain private agencies.
This allows the University to function as a legitimate establishment in that state. Accredited colleges in the U.S. meet the standards of a recognized review agency.
So, which universities or professional schools in the Dominican Republic are accredited by the United States? Here is the explanation.
Medical schools in the Dominican Republic have been accredited for many years by the U.S. Department of Education, which determined that they meet the standards used in that country.
This accreditation was presented according to a report by the US Department of Education, National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (INCFMEA) about the Dominican medical schools.
After evaluating the report, the U.S. Department of Education concluded that the Dominican Republic responded satisfactorily to the requirements.
The centers of higher learning that have medical schools in the country are: the UASD, the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña, the Universidad Iberoamericana, the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo and the Universidad Nordestana.
Also the Universidad Tecnológica de Santiago, the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, the Universidad Católica Tecnológica del Cibao and the Universidad Central del Este.
Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC)
The authorities of the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) achieved that its medical school receives international accreditation from the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP).
Becoming the first in the country to obtain the endorsement of a body recognized by the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME).
The accreditation was granted for five years and the academic entity guarantees a medical education with the highest international standards and the possibility that its graduates can continue to position themselves in medical residency programs in the United States, Europe, and Latin America.
It has achieved national institutional accreditation from the Dominican Association for Self-Study and Accreditation (ADAAC), and international accreditation of the Electronic Engineering program by the GCREAS accreditor in August 2011, making it the first university in the Dominican Republic to have an internationally accredited engineering program.
On November 19, 2013, it received the ACCREDITATION of 8 business programs which were submitted to the rigor of the international standards of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), with the observation of being the best in class in three (3) of the six (6) standards evaluated by this firm.
The Civil Engineering program of the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña (UNPHU) was accredited by the Regional Engineering Accreditation System (GCREAS).
For this accreditation, institutional, curricular, academic, infrastructural, and financial aspects were evaluated, such as the design of the Civil Engineering curriculum, the learning resources.
The training and experience of the teachers, the professional performance of its graduates, the policies and procedures for admission, orientation, promotion, and graduation of students, among other aspects.
Unphu’s medical school is also accredited in the United States.
How do you check if a university is accredited in the USA?
You must make sure that the university is accredited in the United States, for this you can verify it in different ways, you can enter the website of the university, usually, the universities always have the accreditations on their website.
Another way to do this is to write directly to the address of the educational center, asking specifically if they have accreditation for the profession you are interested in.
Are Universities in the Dominican Republic free of charge?
Of all the universities listed here, the only accredited free university is the Universidad Autonoma De Santo Domingo (UASD), the public university of the Dominican state.
The UASD will charge a minimal fee to both foreign and local students, but this is so minimal, that it is as if it were free.