Universities in Costa Rica

Higher Education in Costa Rica

2021 Ranking of Costa Rican Universities

What are the most popular Universities in Costa Rica? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing the 2021 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 four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format

Explore the uniRank League Table and University Ranking of 55 Universities in Costa Rica

2021 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)  

Costa Rican University lists

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