Universidad de Occidente

country rank  79
world rank  6902

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University Overview

Established in 1978, Universidad de Occidente (Occidente University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the medium-sized city of Culiacán (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Sinaloa. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): El Fuerte, Guamuchil, Guasave, Los Mochis, Mazatlán. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Secretaría de Educación Pública, Mexico (Secretariat of Public Education, Mexico), Universidad de Occidente (UDO) is a coeducational higher education institution. Universidad de Occidente (UDO) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details.

University Identity

Name Occidente University
Acronym UDO
Founded 1978
Motto Por la Cultura a la Libertad
For the Culture of Liberty

University Location

Address Km. 1.5 Carretera a Culiacancito
Culiacán (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
80054 Sinaloa
T +52 (667) 754 0444
F +52 (667) 754 4034
Other locations El Fuerte, Guamuchil, Guasave, Los Mochis, Mazatlán

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Not reported
Admission Rate Not reported
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Not reported
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Continuous
Campus Setting Not reported
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Universidad de Occidente's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Not reported


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)

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Monday, 14 October 2019