Founded in 1972, Universidad de Córdoba (University of Córdoba) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the small city of Córdoba (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Andalucia. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, España (English: Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, Spain), Universidad de Córdoba (UCO) is a large (enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad de Córdoba (UCO) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 44 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. UCO also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, as well as administrative services.