Universidad del Este Article

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Universidad del Este (UNE) is a private non-profit institution of higher education and a component of the Ana G. Méndez University System of Puerto Rico.

Founded in 1949 as Puerto Rico Junior College, it grew into a four-year institution in 1992 and finally evolved into a university in 2001.

Universidad del Este offers occupational, liberal arts, education, health, science and business programs leading to certificates, associate, bachelor, and master's degree programs in different disciplines.


Its main campus is located in Carolina, Puerto Rico,.

The university also maintains five off-campus sites located in Yauco, Utuado, Cabo Rojo, Manatí and Santa Isabel. In August 2003, Universidad del Este established its first branch campus, Metro Orlando University Center located in Orlando, Florida.



  • American Association for Adult and Continuing Education.
  • American Association for Counseling and Development.
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers.
  • American Association of Higher Education.
  • American Council on Education.

Despite the similarity in name, it is not affiliated with Eastern University in Pennsylvania.

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