Universidad de Colima

country rank  15
world rank  2034

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University Overview

Established in 1940, Universidad de Colima (University of Colima) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Colima (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Secretaría de Educación Pública, Mexico (Secretariat of Public Education, Mexico), Universidad de Colima (UCol) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad de Colima (UCol) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), 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 78 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this Mexican higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name University of Colima
Acronym UCol
Founded 1940
Motto Estudia*Lucha*Trabaja

University Location

Address Avenida Universidad No. 333, Colonia Las Víboras
Colima (population range: 50,000-249,999)
28040 Colima
T +52 (312) 316 1000
F +52 (312) 316 1009

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office Avenida Universidad Nº 333 Colonia Las Víboras
Colima 28040
+52 (312) 316 1063

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Secretaría de Educación Pública, Mexico

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Asociación Nacional de Universidades e Instituciones de Educación Superior (ANUIES)
  • Consorcio de Universidades Mexicanas (CUMEX)
  • Organización Universitaria Interamericana (OUI)
  • Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration (CONAHEC)
  • International Association of Universities (IAU)
  • University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP)
  • Asociación Universitaria Iberoamericana de Postgrado (AUIP)
  • Asociación Mexicana para la Educación Internacional (AMPEI)
  • Unión de Universidades de America Latina y el Caribe (UDUAL)
  • Programa de Intercambio y Movilidad Académica (PIMA)
  • Conférence des recteurs et des principaux des universités du Québec (CREPUQ)
  • Espacio Común de Educación Superior (ECOES)

Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2019