Mexico City College

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Diploma from Mexico City College, 1948 (in Latin)

Mexico City College was founded in 1940, as an English speaking junior college in Mexico City, Mexico.

In 1946 the college switched to a 4 year Bachelor of Arts degree-awarding institution, then changed its name to University of the Americas in 1963 and in 1968 to Universidad de las Americas, beginning a transition to be a Spanish-speaking institution, culminating with its move to Cholula, Puebla, in 1971.

Because of internecine problems the campus then split into two separate institutions:

  • UDLA - Universidad de las Americas, in Mexico City, Mexico.
  • UDLAP- University of the Americas - Puebla, in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico.


See the article by Richard Wilkie "Dangerous Journeys: Mexico City College Students and the Mexican Landscape, 1954-1962" in *[1] This is a free download at