Colleges & Universities in Costa Rica

Universities in Costa Rica

Higher Education in Costa Rica


What are the most popular Universities and Colleges in Costa Rica? uniRank answers this question by publishing the 2023 Costa Rican University Ranking of 55 Costa Rican higher-education institutions meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate Costa Rican higher education-related organization.
  • offering at least three-year bachelor's degrees or postgraduate master's or doctoral degrees
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, non-distance education format

2023 Ranking of Costa Rican Universities

2023 Sub-rankings by Provinces

The Republic of Costa Rica is divided into 7 provinces (Spanish: provincias) which are further subdivided into 82 cantons (Spanish: cantones) and 473 districts (Spanish: districtos). The vast majority of higher education institutions meeting the uniRank selection criteria are located in the San José province, which hosts the nation's capital San José. The following uniRank league tables or sub-rankings take into consideration all provinces which include at least 2 Costa Rican higher education institutions meeting the uniRank selection criteria.

Alajuela (4)   Cartago (2)  
San Jose (46)  

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