Carlos Albizu University (CAU) is a non-profit, coeducational institution founded in Puerto Rico in 1966 initially offering a Masters of Science degree in clinical psychology. Since then, it has expanded in two campuses: one in San Juan, Puerto Rico (San Juan Campus) and Miami, Florida (Miami Campus).
CAU's Miami Campus was purposely located to offer its educational services in America’s city with the highest percentage of Hispanics.
Operating on a trimester calendar (three ten-week terms), it offers certificates, diplomas, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in business administration, education, and psychology.
An offshoot of CAU’s initial strategic thrust was the establishment of its Goodman Psychological Services Center which offers free psychological counseling services. Since it opened in 1980, it has reputedly benefited thousands of Miami citizens at a cost amounting to more than ten million dollars.
Full time tuition cost more than $10,400 at around $290 per credit on a part-time basis.
It has a total enrollment of more than 1,900 students in its two campuses represented by more than sixty-five countries. CAU classes are designed to be small operating at a student to faculty ratio of about 13:1.
Course schedules are flexible with English as the official language of instruction in its Miami Campus with both English and Spanish being the medium of instruction in it San Juan Campus.
The academic programs at the Miami Campus of Carlos Albizu University are accredited by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education while the programs in its San Juan Campus are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. CAU’s clinical psychology programs are accredited by the American Psychological Association.