University of Cartagena: Statistics

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#2438 of 14,131 In the World
#147 of 1,756 In Latin America
#14 of 190 In Colombia
#1 of 6 In Cartagena
#294 of 1,122 For Agricultural Engineering
Top50% For 16 other topics

Quick Review

Enrollment
12,500
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Bachelor
Languages
Spanish
Acceptance rate
38%*

* The University of Cartagena is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where an applicant only needs to meet admission requirements to enroll and doesn't necessarily competes with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely-ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (Bachillerato) and entrance examination
Academic CalendarFebruary to December (February - June; July-December)
Enrollment12,500
Full time employee850
Student:staff ratio15:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
6,689
Citations
142,041

University of Cartagena majors

by publication & citation count

Medicine
1,333 / 80,470
Engineering
997 / 17,454
Biology
857 / 27,547
Chemistry
721 / 16,033
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
697 / 55,008
Environmental Science
683 / 8,987
Computer Science
498 / 7,693
Physics
422 / 5,416
Business
353 / 11,020
Demography
314 / 53,654
Materials Science
276 / 3,580
Geography and Cartography
272 / 1,442
Mathematics
214 / 2,520
Economics
181 / 4,777
Psychology
163 / 2,814
Nutrition and Food Science
152 / 5,706
Public Health
145 / 31,952
Surgery
143 / 601
Political Science
130 / 220
Health Science
124 / 8,350
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
115 / 716
Immunology
115 / 11,013
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
109 / 1,179
Optical Engineering
108 / 1,199
Computer Networking
101 / 1,123
Horticulture
93 / 3,343
Environmental Chemistry
91 / 2,363
Pediatrics
90 / 16,308
Ecology
87 / 2,048
Electronic Engineering
85 / 1,201
Sociology
84 / 134
Botany
83 / 5,170
Chemical Engineering
79 / 1,403
Gerontology
77 / 36,428
Critical Care Nursing
73 / 773
Environmental Management
72 / 1,186
Radiochemistry
72 / 444
Art & Design
69 / 530
Dentistry
66 / 285
Pathology
65 / 249

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 5
1992 4 5
1993 17 17
1994 13 17
1995 16 17
1996 21 60
1997 17 54
1998 14 56
1999 18 69
2000 28 88
2001 66 126
2002 89 172
2003 81 252
2004 101 362
2005 117 534
2006 133 781
2007 194 929
2008 227 1309
2009 289 1674
2010 403 2472
2011 462 3210
2012 499 4487
2013 589 5783
2014 579 7338
2015 745 9618
2016 517 12681
2017 507 15867
2018 508 17267
2019 532 20390
2020 608 24815
2021 612 27219

Tuition

Undergraduate
Local students $500

Programs and Degrees

Programs Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities +
Business | Politics | Social Sciences +
Languages | Culture | Linguistics
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine +
Engineering | IT +
Maths | Natural Sciences +
Técnico Profesional Measurement and Precision Engineering, Petroleum and Gas Engineering
Tecnólogo Measurement and Precision Engineering
Profesional Universitario Accountancy, Biology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Dentistry, Economics, English, Environmental Engineering, Finance, Food Technology, French, Health Administration, History, Hotel Management, Industrial Chemistry, Industrial Management, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Medicine, Modern Languages, Nursing, Occupational Health, Philosophy, Public Administration, Social Work, Software Engineering, Teacher Training, Tourism
Especialización Anaesthesiology, Community Health, Construction Engineering, Criminal Law, Criminology, Dentistry, Finance, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Health Administration, Hydraulic Engineering, Management, Mathematics, Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Orthodontics, Orthopaedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Public Health, Radiology, Road Engineering, Safety Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, Stomatology, Structural Architecture, Surgery, Taxation, Urology
Maestría Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Criminal Law, Education, Educational Technology, Embryology and Reproduction Biology, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Family Studies, Finance, Food Technology, Foreign Languages Education, Gender Studies, Human Resources, Immunology, Information Technology, Law, Linguistics, Management, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mathematics, Medical Auxiliaries, Microbiology, Native Language Education, Nursing, Peace and Disarmament, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Science Education, Toxicology
Doctorado Biomedicine, Educational Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Natural Sciences, Physics, Toxicology, Tropical Medicine

Notable alumni

  1. Rafael Núñez

    Rafael Núñez
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1825-1894 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    journalistpoliticianjudgewriterlawyer
    Biography

    Rafael Wenceslao Núñez Moledo was a Colombian author, lawyer, journalist and politician, who was elected president of Colombia in 1880 and in 1884. Núñez was the leader of the so-called "Regeneration" process which produced the Colombian Constitution of 1886 which was to remain until 1991.

General info

Alternative names UDEC
Universidad de Cartagena
Founded 1827
Accreditation Ministerio de Educación Nacional
Motto Siempre a la altura de los tiempos
Always at the height of the times
Colors black, gold
Academic structure Faculty of Economics
Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences
Faculty of Human Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences and Education
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Faculty of Law and Political Sciences
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Nursing
Faculty of Dentistry
Faculty of Medicine
Regional Center for Open and Distance Education

Location and Contacts

Address Centro Carrera 6 No. 36-100
Cartagena, Bolivar
Colombia
City population 1,036,000
Phone +57 (5) 660 0676
Fax +57 (5) 6600 380

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