Established in 1827, Universidad de Cartagena (English: University of Cartagena) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the large city of Cartagena (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Bolivar. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Claustro de la Merced, Zaragocilla, Piedra de Bolívar. 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 de Cartagena (UdeC) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad de Cartagena (UdeC) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 189 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. UdeC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.