Established in 1966, Universidad Católica Boliviana (English: Bolivian Catholic University) is a private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized city of La Paz (population range: 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Cochabamba, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Tarija. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministerio de Educación, Bolivia (English: Ministry of Education, Bolivia), Universidad Católica Boliviana (UCB) is a coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Universidad Católica Boliviana (UCB) 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 HE institution does not have a selective admission policy. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UCB 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.