University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla
The University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla (UPRAg) is a public, coeducational institution, one of the eleven autonomous campuses comprising the University of Puerto Rico System. It is located on a former Ramey Air Force Base on the northwestern region of the island. It serves a population largely drawn from the surrounding municipalities. The former name of UPRAg was Aguadilla Regional College (known as CORA, Spanish acronym for Colegio Regional de Aguadilla). Established by means of Certification number 63-1971-72 of the Council of Higher Education of Puerto Rico on April 7, 1972. Since then, CORA was incorporated to the Central Administration of Regional Colleges and given tasks analogous to other regional higher education colleges, which were to “offer preparatory programs for transfer to higher education and training programs in professional careers and associate degrees”. In the past three to four decades, the former regional colleges, including CORA, have evolved from offering a variety of two year programs in the field of technology and baccalaureate programs in several fields of knowledge.