Founded in 2000, Universidad Privada Domingo Savio (English: Domingo Savio Private University) is a private higher education institution located in the large city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Santa Cruz. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Tarija, Potosí. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministerio de Educación, Bolivia (English: Ministry of Education, Bolivia), Universidad Privada Domingo Savio (UPDS) is a coeducational higher education institution. Universidad Privada Domingo Savio (UPDS) 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. UPDS also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.