University Overview

Founded in 1976, Universidad Popular del Cesar (Popular University of Cesar) is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Valledupar (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Cesar. This institution also has a branch campus in Aguachica. Officially recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Nacional, Colombia (Ministry of National Education of Colombia), Universidad Popular del Cesar (UPC) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational Colombian higher education institution. Universidad Popular del Cesar (UPC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 43 years old Colombian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UPC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Name Popular University of Cesar
Acronym UPC
Founded 1976
Motto Educación y Futuro
Education and Future
Colours Green and white

University Location

Address Sede Balneario Hurtado
Valledupar
Cesar
Colombia
Tel +57 (57) 584 5761
Fax +57 (55) 573 6203
Other locations Aguachica

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
International
students
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office Salida a patillal
Valledupar
(5) 584 5761

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff 800-899
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Universidad Popular del Cesar's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Red Nacional Académica de Tecnología Avanzada (RENATA)
  • Sistema Universitario Estatal (SUE)
  • Asociación Colombiana de Universidades (ASCUN)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Sunday, 19 September 2021