Through the years, education is being invested and put as a priority to improve the country’s economy, every day higher education is progressing delivering high quality programs and with international standards, next we will name some of the best universities currently in Colombia .


1. University of the Andes


It was founded in 1948 by Mario Laserna Pinzón and other young people, it is a private university and is based in Bogotá and Cartagena is a secular and independent institution to the flow of politics, it offers 43 undergraduate programs, they also offer specializations, masters and doctorates.


2. Javeriana Pontifical University


Founded in the year 1623 by the company of Jesus, it is a Catholic university, it has two branches, one in the city of Bogotá and the other in the city of Cali, offering 213 academic programs, also offering postgraduate, specialization and master’s degrees. This university was the first to gain high-quality institutional accreditation in 2001.


3. National University


It is a public university and is supervised by the Colombian Ministry of Education. Founded in 1867, it is one of the most important universities for its tradition and quality. The university campus is the largest in the country, it has headquarters in the cities of Medellín, Manizales, Palmira, Arauca, Leticia, Tumaco, San Andrés and in Cesar. In 2010, it received high-quality institutional accreditation.


4. Externado University


It is located in the city of Bogotá. It was founded in 1886 by Nicolás Pinzón, it is focused on teaching and research in social sciences. Its campus is located in the historic center of Bogotá. It has 10 faculties to date.


5. University of Antioquia


It is the most important in the department of Antioquia, it was founded in 1803. It has 14 faculties that offer 130 undergraduate programs, it also has postgraduate studies, 58 specializations, 57 master’s degrees and 23 doctorates. In 2003 it received the high quality institutional accreditation, it was the first public university to receive this accreditation.


6. University of La Sabana


Founded in 1979 by the association for teaching Aspaen. It is a private university, it is located in the municipality of Chía, it has 10 faculties offering 25 undergraduate programs, 7 doctorates, 49 specializations, 18 medical specialties and 37 master’s degrees.


7. Bolivarian Pontifical University


This is a private and Catholic university, founded in the year 1936 by the archdiocese of Medellín, its headquarters is in the city of Medellín, it has its headquarters in Bucaramanga, Montería, Palmira and Bogotá. It has 75 undergraduate programs, it also offers specializations, masters and doctorates. In 2006 it received high quality accreditation.


8. University of Rosario


It is a private university located in the city of Bogotá, founded in 1653 by Fray Cristóbal de Torres, it offers 25 undergraduate programs and has specializations, master’s degrees and doctorates. It has high-quality institutional accreditation for 8 years.


9. University of the Valley


It is a public university located in Valle del Cauca, founded in 1945 and is known as the main institution of higher education in the south-west of the country. It obtained high-quality institutional accreditation in 2005. Its main headquarters are located in the city of Cali. It offers between face-to-face programs, specialties, masters and doctorates..


10. EAFIT University


Its abbreviations: School of Administration, Finance and Technological Institute, is a private university located in the city of Medellín, founded in the year 1960 and has 21 undergraduate degrees and also offers its applicants specializations, master’s degrees and doctorates. It has offices in the city of Bogotá, Pereira and Rionegro.