Founded in 1922, Escuela Politécnica del Ejército (English: Army Polytechnic School) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the large town of Sangolquí (population range: 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Pichincha. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Quito, Latacunga, Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas. Officially accredited/recognized by the Consejo de Evaluación, Acreditación y Aseguramiento de la Calidad de la Educación Superior del Ecuador (English: Council of Evaluation, Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education of Ecuador), Escuela Politécnica del Ejército (ESPE) is a very large (enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Escuela Politécnica del Ejército (ESPE) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 94 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this Ecuadorian higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. ESPE also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.