Established in 1955, Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora (Sonora Institute of Technology) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the small city of Cajeme (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Sonora. Officially accredited/recognized by the Secretaría de Educación Pública, Mexico (English: Ministry of Public Education, Mexico), Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora (ITSON) is a large (enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora (ITSON) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 61 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Mexican higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. ITSON also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.