Established in 1981, Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá (English: Technological University of Panamá) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Panama (population range: 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Azuero, Bocas del Toro, Cocle, Colon, Chirqui, Chorrera, Veraguas. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministerio de Educación, Panama (English: Ministry of Education, Panama), Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá (UTP) is a large (enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá (UTP) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 35 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this Panamanian higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UTP also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, 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.