San Juan University offers degree programs in a variety of fields through instruction at it's campus in Costa Rica and through distance education. The university is recognized by the Ministry of Education and accredited by Consejo Nacional Educación Superior Universitaria Privada (CONESUP).
The primary mission of San Juan University is to influence and change the lives of individuals through quality research and education.
The university, Founded in 1996, and in 1998, the university was Recognized by the Ministry of Education and Accredited by National Council for Private Education University (The National Council of Higher Education Private Universities), Commonly Called CONESUP.
Degrees issued by SJDLC REFLECT international academic recognition. In Fact, many of Our graduates have successfully Enrolled in postgraduate studies at Prestigious Universities in the United States, ie Harvard and Yale. Most recently one of Our graduates Was accepted to City University in the UK.
CONESUP San Juan de la Cruz University Received Accreditation from the National Council of Higher Education Private Universities (CONESUP) of the Ministry of Education of Costa Rica, number 299-96 in the session Held from 29/04/1996 CONESUP is the ONLY official accreditor for Private Recognized Institutions in Costa Rica.
Ministerio De Educacion Publica San Juan is listed with the Ministry of Education in Costa Rica
UNESCO SJDLC as an institution, fully Recognized by the Government of the Republic of Costa Rica, the University is listed in the United Nations, Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) International Association of Universities under the country of Costa Rica and the International Handbook of Universities , an official guide / directory of Internationally Accredited Universities published by the United Nations.
SINAES the National Accreditation System for Higher Education, was formed in 1999 as part of an agreement between four public and four private Costa Rican universities seeking to mutually improve and monitor the quality of education offered at each institution. See Official SINAES page stating that CONESUP is the Official Accreditor, below.
Unidad de Rectores / Universidades Privadas de Costa Rica
www.unire.or.cr/leyes-reglamentos/actas1/acta299.htm See Article 12
SINAES Website Statement on Accreditation
In Costa Rica, the term “recognized institution of higher education” is not applicable. The applicable term is “authorized institution of higher education”. In this regard, it should be note that in the case of public, private or international universities the authorization is issued by:
Public Universities: Organic Act approved by the Legislative Assembly of the Republic.
Private Universities: Agreement adopted by the National Council of University Private Higher education, CONESUP-, created by means of Act Number 6693 as a body under the Ministry of Public Education of Costa Rica.
International universities: Act of approval of the constituent agreement, approved by the Legislative Assembly of the Republic
The same situation applies to the Costa Rican programs, for which the term “authorized” is applicable instead of “recognized". That term means the formal permission granted by the competent entity, in order to offer them in the country. Their degrees and diplomas enable for the practice, except in those programs that require as a minimum a bachelor's degree. The competent entities to authorize programs in Costa Rica are the National Council of Presidents- CONARE - for programs offered by Public Universities, and the National Council of University Private Higher education - CONESUP - for programs offered by Private Universities. International Universities generally have the legal authority to approve its own offer, but their degrees require the completion of a subsequent process of validation in the country, according to a procedure for recognition and equality.
CHEA, Council for Higher Education Accreditation recognizes the Ministry of Public Education in Costa Rica, www.mep.go.cr or the National Council of Rectores, and San Juan has listings with both.