Founded in 1540, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo (English: Michoacan University of Saint Nicholas of Hidalgo) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Morelia (population range: 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Michoacan. Officially accredited/recognized by the Secretaría de Educación Pública, Mexico (English: Ministry of Public Education, Mexico), Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo (UMICH) is a coeducational higher education institution. Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo (UMICH) 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 476 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. UMICH also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.