The University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo (UPRA or UPR Arecibo) is a public college in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. It is part of the University of Puerto Rico. UPR-Arecibo was previously the Colegio Regional de Arecibo (CRA, ‘Arecibo Regional College’) and Colegio Universitario Tecnológico de Arecibo (CUTA, ‘Arecibo Technological University College’).
The college is located in the north of the island, next to the largest pharmaceutical and biotechnology complex in the Caribbean, agricultural areas of intense commercial activity and near the site of the Arecibo Observatory. It is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
UPRA offers Associate and Baccalaureate Degrees. Unique programs on this campus of the University of Puerto Rico include:
Bachelor of Science in Microbiology Bachelor of Social Science with concentration in Industrial Organizational Psychology Bachelor of Social Science with concentration in Latin American Studies (includes Latin American Studies Center and agreements with institutions in Latin America) Bachelor of Industrial Chemical Process Technology Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology. Bachelor of Business Administration including Accounting, Finance, Marketing and Management degrees.
UPRA is the alma mater of many communications professionals currently working in local and international media and independent producers who graduated from the Bachelor of Communication program (“Tele-Radial”).