List of universities in Colombia

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This is a list of universities in Colombia. The Colombian higher education system is composed of technical institutes focused on vocational education, university institutions focused on technological education, and universities focused on undergraduate and postgraduate education. The country has both public and private universities. Most public universities conform to the State University System (Spanish: Sistema Universitario Estatal, SUE), and most departments have at least one public university. Several private universities are affiliated to the Roman Catholic Church or are nonsectarian.

Public[edit]

National[edit]

National University of Colombia
University College of Cundinamarca
Name Established Location Reference
National University of Colombia 1867 Bogotá, Medellín, Manizales, Palmira, Arauca, Leticia, Tumaco and San Andrés
Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia 1953 Tunja, Chiquinquirá, Duitama, Sogamoso and Bogotá
National Pedagogic University 1955 Bogotá
Technological University of Pereira 1958 Pereira, San Andrés, Belén de Umbría, Mistrato, Santuario, Quinchía, and Puerto Carreño
Superior College of Public Administration 1958 Bogotá, Barranquilla, Bucaramanga, Cali, Cartagena, Cúcuta, Fusagasugá, Ibagué, Manizales, Medellin, Neiva, Pasto, Pereira, Popayán, Tunja, and Villavicencio
University of the Amazon 1971 Florencia
University of the Llanos 1974 Villavicencio
National Open and Distance University 1981
Military University Nueva Granada 1982 Bogotá
University of the Pacific 1988 Buenaventura, Guapi, and Tumaco
University College of Cundinamarca 1945 Bogotá

Departmental[edit]

Francisco José de Caldas District University: La Macarena Campus
University of Antioquia: Central Library at the University City of Medellín
University of Valle: Faculty of Health at the San Fernando Campus
Name Established Location Reference
University of Antioquia 1803 Medellín, Andes, Amalfi, Carmen de Viboral Caucasia, Envigado, Puerto Berrío, Santa Fe de Antioquia, Segovia, Turbo, and Yarumal
University of Cartagena 1827 Cartagena
University of Cauca 1827 Popayán
University of Nariño 1905 Pasto, Ipiales, and Tumaco
University of Atlantico 1941 Barranquilla, Puerto Colombia
University of Caldas 1943 Manizales
University of Tolima 1945 Ibagué
University of Valle 1945 Cali, Buenaventura, Buga, Caicedonia, Cartago, Palmira, Tuluá, Yumbo, Zarzal, and Santander de Quilichao
Francisco José de Caldas District University 1948 Bogotá
Industrial University of Santander 1948 Bucaramanga, Barrancabermeja, Barbosa, Málaga, Piedecuesta, and Socorro
University of Magdalena 1958 Santa Marta
University of Pamplona 1960 Pamplona, Cúcuta, and Villa del Rosario
University of Quindio 1960 Armenia
Francisco de Paula Santander University 1962 Cúcuta and Ocaña
University of Cordoba 1962 Montería
University of Cundinamarca 1969 Fusagasugá, Chía, Chocontá, Facatativá, Girardot, Soacha, Ubaté, and Zipaquirá
South Colombian University 1970 Neiva, Pitalito, Garzón, La Plata
Central University of Valle del Cauca 1971 Tulua
Technological University of Chocó 1972 Quibdó
Popular University of Cesar 1973
University of La Guajira 1977 Rioacha, Albania, Fonseca, Maicao, Manaure, Villanueva, and Montería
University of Sucre 1977 Sincelejo
Tecnológico de Antioquia 1983 Medellín, Abejorral, Andes, Ciudad Bolivar, Guatapé, Jericó, San Rafael, Santa Bárbara, Sonson, Urrao, Yali, Yolombó, Amalfi, Cisneros, Anorí, Hispania, Frontino, San Carlos, Belmira, Betulia, Ituango, San Andrés de Cuerquia, San Roque, Valdivia, Vagachí, Dabeiba, Fredonia, San Jerónimo, San Pedro de los Milagros, and Sopetrán.
Fundación Universitaria Internacional del Trópico Americano - UNITRÓPICO 2000 Yopal

Private[edit]

Catholic[edit]

Name Established Location Reference
Saint Thomas Aquinas University 1580 Bogotá, Tunja
Pontifical Xavierian University 1623 Bogotá, Cali
Our Lady of the Rosary University 1653 Bogotá
Saint Buenaventura University 1708 Bogotá, Medellín, Cali, Cartagena de Indias
Pontifical Bolivarian University 1936 Medellín
Catholic University of Manizales 1954
La Salle University 1964 Bogotá
Catholic University of Colombia 1970 Bogotá
Saint Martin University 1981 Bogotá and others
Universidad Católica de Oriente 1982 Rionegro
Catholic University of Pereira
University Corporation Minuto de Dios
Marian University
Sergio Arboleda University 1985 Bogotá, Santa Marta
University of La Sabana 1979 Chía

Nonsectarian[edit]

University EAFIT: Main Library
Central University Colombia: northern headquarters building
Name Established Location Reference
Externado University of Colombia 1886 Bogotá
Free University of Colombia 1890 (1923) Bogotá, Cali, Barranquilla, Pereira, Cucuta, Cartagena de Indias, Puerto Colombia and Socorro
University of the Andes 1948 Bogotá, Cartagena de Indias
University of Medellín 1950 Medellín
La Gran Colombia University 1951 Bogotá, Armenia
University of America 1952 Bogotá
Jorge Tadeo Lozano University 1954 Bogotá, Cartagena de Indias, Santa Marta, Chía
INCCA University of Colombia 1955 Bogotá, Bogotá
Autonomous University of Bucaramanga 1956 Bucaramanga
Santiago de Cali University 1958 Cali, Palmira
University EAFIT 1960 Medellín
Pilot University of Colombia 1962 Bogotá
Cooperative University of Colombia 1964 Medellín, Bogotá, Cali, Pereira, Bucaramanga, Santa Marta, Ibagué, Popayán, Montería, Neiva, Pasto, Villavicencio, Barrancabermeja, Apartadó, Arauca, Cartago, Espinal,
Central University 1966
University of the Coast 1970 Barranquilla
Universidad del Norte 1966 Barranquilla
Autonomous University of the Caribbean 1967 Barranquilla
EAN University 1967 Bogotá
Universidad Autónoma de Occidente 1970 Cali
Autonomous University of Colombia 1971 Bogota
Escuela Colombiana de Ingeniería 1972 Bogotá
Fundación Universitaria INPAHU 1974 Bogota
Antonio Nariño University 1976 Bogota, Medellin, Cali, Cartagena de Indias, Armenia, Santa Marta, Puerto Colombia
Universidad El Bosque 1977 Bogotá
Autonomous University of Manizales 1979 Manizales
University of Boyacá 1979 Tunja, Sogamoso and Yopal
University ICESI 1979 Cali
University of Ibagué 1980 Ibague [1]
Politécnico Grancolombiano 1981
University Foundation of the Andes Area 1983 Bogota, Medellin, Pereira, Valledupar [2]
University of Santander UDES 1996 Bucaramanga, Bogota, Cucuta, Valledupar [3]
Cooperative University of San Gil
FESC University 1995 Cúcuta, Ocaña
University of Manizales Manizales

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Universidad de Ibagué". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  2. ^ "About Universidad del areandina".
  3. ^ "University of Santander UDES". UDES. Retrieved 16 May 2014.

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