University of San Pedro Sula

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Universidad de San Pedro Sula
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Other name
Universidad Privada de San Pedro Sula (Former name), USPS, USAP (Acronym for the actual name)
Motto "Sapidus, Veritatis, Honore"
Type Private university
Established 21 August 1978; 39 years ago (1978-08-21)
Endowment Sociedad Promotora Educativa S.A. de C.V; Jorge Emilio Jaar
President Dr. Ricardo J Jaar
Academic staff
300 professors
Location San Pedro Sula,  Honduras
Campus Urban
Colors Blue & Orange         

The University of San Pedro Sula USAP (Universidad de San Pedro Sula, or better known as "La U Privada" [The Private College]) was founded in 1977 by the initiative of the Sociedad Promotora Educativa, S.A. de C.V and authorized by a governmental executive order on August 21, 1978.

Its campus is located in the city of San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

Promoters of this first initiative in private higher education in Honduras was a group of persons representing the business, professional, and cultural sectors of San Pedro Sula, led by Mr. Jorge Emilio Jaar, father of Ricardo Jaar, current Executive President of the university.


Initially, they offered two majors:

In the following years, they introduced

In total, the university offers twenty-one majors.[1] In the university's first year there were only a dozen professors throughout the disciplines. Today, there are more than 200.[2]

In 2007 Universidad de San Pedro Sula together with Fundacion Educar, commenced the development of an educational media project to benefit the entire community in Central America, as well as the television and broadcasting industry in the region. Campus TV was inaugurated in November 2008.[citation needed]


The Campus is located on the north-west part of the city of San Pedro Sula, Cortés. Its extension covers twelve blocks.