Founded in 1958, Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia (English: Co-operative University of Colombia) is a private higher education institution located in the metropolis of Bogotá (population range: over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Bogota. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Medellín, Bucaramanga, Barrancabermeja, Santa Marta. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Nacional - Consejo Nacional de Educación Superior, Colombia (English: Ministry of National Education - National Council for Higher Education), Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia (UCC) is a large (enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia (UCC) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. This 58 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. UCC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.