The Inter American University of Puerto Rico (Spanish: Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico; abbreviated UIPR) in Spanish, and often referred as "Inter"— is an ecumenical Christian university in San Germán, Puerto Rico. The UIPR is a private co-educational university system in Puerto Rico. It was founded in 1912 in San Germán, Puerto Rico. The University has campuses in Aguadilla, Arecibo, Barranquitas, Bayamón, Fajardo, Guayama, Ponce, San Juan, and San Germán. The school also has three professional schools: School of Optometry, School of Law, and the School of Aeronautics. The Inter offers academic programs in 11 teaching units.
The main purpose of Inter American University of Puerto Rico is the development of talent in men and women, regardless of race, color, creed, sex, age, nationality, etc. This development occurs by means of a post-secondary education of wide and varied scopes, including, but not limited to liberal arts, graduate, professional and occupational career education, leading to the degrees, diplomas and certificates usually granted in institutions of post-secondary or higher education, recognized and accredited by public agencies. In harmony with its main purpose, Inter American University of Puerto Rico has the mission to contribute to society through the formation of cultured citizens, conscious of their ethical, social and cultural obligation, and committed to democratic and Christian principles; to prepare occupationally and professionally trained human resources, with a civic and social sense of responsibility, that can exert effective leadership in the different fields of the human activity, and who are adaptable to diverse scenarios of activity, including foreign areas.