Founded in 1962, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (Pontifical Catholic University Madre y Maestra) is a private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Santiago de los Caballeros (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Santiago. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Santo Domingo, Puerto Plata. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Superior, Ciencia y Tecnología, República Dominicana (English: Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Dominican Republic), Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) is a large (enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. PUCMM also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, as well as administrative services.