Universities in El Salvador

Higher Education in El Salvador

2021 Ranking of Salvadoran Universities

What are the most popular Universities in El Salvador? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing the 2021 Salvadoran University Ranking of 31 Salvadoran higher-education institutions meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate Salvadoran 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 31 Universities in El Salvador

2021 Sub-rankings by departments

The Republic of El Salvador is divided into 14 departments (Spanish: departamentos) which are further subdivided into 262 municipalities (Spanish: municipios). The vast majority of higher education institutions meeting the uniRank selection criteria are located in the department of San Salvador, which hosts the capital and largest city of San Salvador. The following uniRank league tables or sub-rankings take into consideration all departments which include at least 2 Salvadoran higher education institutions meeting the uniRank selection criteria.


La Libertad (8)   San Miguel (2)  
San Salvador (16)   Santa Ana (2)  
Sonsonate (2)  

Salvadoran University lists

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