The University of Puerto Rico at Carolina (UPRC or UPR-Carolina) is a public college in Carolina, Puerto Rico. It is part of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) and is better known as CRCA or CUNICA from its former names in Spanish of Colegio Regional de Carolina and Colegio Universitario de Carolina respectively.
UPRCA is the only college in the UPR with an academic calendar divided into quarters instead of semesters, allowing complete studies in less time. It enrolls approximately 4,000 students.
UPRCA awards associate degrees and bachelor’s degrees. Among campuses of the University of Puerto Rico, it is unique in offering:
Associate Degree and Bachelor of Hotel and Restaurant Administration Associate Degree in Interior Design Associate Degree in Physical Education and Recreation for people with disabilities Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering Industrial Maintenance Associate Degree in Industrial Automation Associate Degree in Automotive Technology BA in Multidisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Cultural Tourism
UPR-Carolina also serves as the first step for students who aspire to enter the Medical Sciences Campus in the areas of Nursing, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Health Education and Veterinary Technology.