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:

Unfortunately the UDLAP websites about MCC exalumnos are usually offline, UDLA does not have an alumni website, but a Yahoo! group has a handful of former MCCers who frequently chat about MCC and are managing to keep its history alive.

Ceramist Irma Peralta is a graduate of Mexico City College.[1]


  1. ^ Jules Heller; Nancy G. Heller (19 December 2013). North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-135-63882-5. 

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