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Universidad del Turabo is a nonprofit institution of higher education located 15 miles southeast of San Juan within easy reach of the entire east-central part of the island. Its 140-acre suburban campus and its fifteen buildings provide an ideal atmosphere for the learning experience. It has  university centers in Yabucoa, Cayey, Naguabo, Isabela, Ponce, and Orlando (in the state of Florida).

It is a professionally oriented institution with a variety of offerings from technical certificates to doctoral degrees.  The institution serves a diversified student body mostly from the surrounding communities, with a variety of economic and educational backgrounds. 

Founded in 1972, Universidad del Turabo has continued to grow through the 2000s. The student population of more than 14,000 is composed of young adults and professional adult students.

The academic staff consists of more than one hundred forty (150) full-time faculty members and two hundred (200) adjunct professors. The full-time faculty members hold doctorates and master’s degrees in their fields of expertise. Nearly fifty-five (55) percent of Universidad del Turabo’s full-time faculty are professors or associate professors, and forty-five (45) percent are assistant professors or instructors.

The gender distribution of the faculty is equally divided. Universidad del Turabo is a member of the Ana G. Méndez University System.

The academic offerings of the institution are organized into six main areas: Engineering, Science and Technology, Health Sciences, Education, Business Administration, and Human and Social Sciences.


  • Dr. Dennis Alicea

    Tel. (787) 743-7979 Ext. 4000

  • Dr. Gladys Betancourt
    Vice Chancellor of Administrative Affairs

    Tel. (787) 743-7979 Ext. 4001, 4003

  • Dr. Roberto Lorán
    Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs

    Tel. (787) 743-7979 Ext. 4101

  • Ana María Ortega
    Vice Chancellor Student Affairs

    Tel. (787) 743-7979 Ext. 4200

  • Iris N. Serrano
    Director Public
    Tel. (787) 743-7979 Ext. 4008, 4006

  • Mr. Jesús M Torres
    Marketing Director

    Tel. (787) 743-7979 Ext. 4351

  • Gladys Vega
    Chancellor's Executive Assistant  

    Tel. (787) 743-7979 Ext. 4000, 4002

Universidad del TURABO

  • Postal Address
    P.O. Box 3030
    Estación Universidad
    Gurabo, P.R. 00778

  • Physical Address
    Carr. 189,
    Km. 3.3
    Gurabo, P.R. 00778

Sobre la Igualdad de oportunidades en el SUAGM: Esta institución no excluye de participación ni niega beneficios ni discrimina contra ninguna persona por razón de raza, sexo, edad, color,
nacimiento, origen o condición social, impedimento físico o mental o por ideas políticas, religiosas, sociales o sindicales.