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General Information

History: Founded in 1973.

UPAEP System: Area-34.29 acres Buildings 1619345 sq.ft.

Location: Puebla, Capital of the state of Puebla, 122 kms. South of Mexico city, population 2,000,000. ( Metropolitan area)

Central Campus Academic programs

42 Undergraduate on campus programs

8 Dual degree programs with CityU (Seattle)

Graduate programs:

Master degrees- 33 on campus, 12 distance programs

Doctoral Programs- 13 on campus, 8 distance programs

11 Specialties

40 Double degree graduate programs with Oklahoma State University (OSU).

Continuing Education: courses and degrees.

Executive programs: IESDE- Institute of Higher Studies in Business Management.

Open university system: 7 Undergraduate programs

UPAEP Online:  8 Undergraduate programs, 5 master degree programs 


Basketball: 19 national Championships.

2012- Double National Champions CONADEIP and CONDDE

Soccer: 6 national championships.

Tae kwon do: 2009- 5th place male individual at the 4th pattern championship (El Cairo, Egypt).

CONADEIP championships

2008- First place national men’s teams.

2009 - First place national men’s and women’s teams.

2010 - First place national men’s and women’s teams.

2011 - Men's team three-time champion.

           Women's team two times champion.


Identity: Private institution of catholic inspiration led by laymen.

Mission: “Create currents of thought and form leaders that transform society”.

Vision 2015
: "We are committed to provide timely and in depth responses to the needs of the environment in congruity with our core values".

Motto: “Culture at the service of people”. 

Data Semester Fall 2012

Students: 9079 undergraduate students 53% women, 47% men

3531 Graduate students

560 undergraduate students (open university) and 129 in UPAEP online

Student origin: All 32 states of Mexico and 76  foreign students from 13 countries: Germany, North Korea, South Korea, Spain, USA, Austria, France, Argentina, Switzerland, Brazil, Colombia,Peru and Great Britain

UPAEP students abroad:  58 exchange students in 10 countries: Argentina, Brazil, USA, Germany, France, Spain, Finland, Japan,Colombia and Peru.

Student-professor rate in bachelor degree programs- 4.5 :1

Average number of student at a classroom: 30

Teaching staff: 2001 professors

Scholarships: 5129 students with different kinds of financial aid

2464 undergraduate students

1508  graduate students

1157 Proeduca financial aid offered UPAEP employees and their families.

Connectivity: Wireless online connection throughout the entire campus; multimedia technology in every classroom.

UPAEP system

Hospital Universitario Christus Muguerza - UPAEP: with the largest private ER in the city of Puebla, working 24 hours a day all year round with 5 specialists in the ER .

Campus Tehuacán: Tehuacán, Puebla, 120 kms from the city of Puebla, population: 350,000.  10 bachelor degree programs with 266 students. 5 graduate programs with 277 students .

High school: 9 in the states of Puebla and Tlaxcala: 1826 students

CESAT: High Technology Service Center. Technological development, research, certification and consulting area aimed at collaborating in the solution of problems in industry and society.

UNINCUBE: The only Advanced Technology Business Incubator in teh State of Puebla, based on the international model of the Meridian Technology Center in alliance with Oklahoma State University.

Last Update: October, 2012