- It is the largest private institution on the island and in all of the Caribbean, and in 1944 it became the first institution outside the continental United States to be accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
- It has 45 exclusive programs, ranging from Associate Degrees in Medical Emergencies, Photography, Optical Science Technology; Bachelor Degrees in Popular Music, Food Technology, Small Business Administration, Biotechnology, to Master Degrees in Anesthesia, Fine Arts, Electronic Commerce, Criminal Justice, and International Business
- It is the leader in distance education with 13 academic programs offered entirely online and more than 300 online courses.
- It is the only higher education institution on the island that has an all English trimester program in the Metro Campus.
- It has the only Airway Science program in the Caribbean and the only Optometry School in the Caribbean and Latin America, being the main provider of bilingual optometrists in the world.
Inter American University of Puerto Rico