Latin American and Spanish-speaking students who are looking for a quality higher education in a nice atmosphere could evaluate studying in Mexico, because of the language. Statistics for higher education in Latin America show this is the destination par excellence, due to its affordable costs and the scholarship policies set by the Mexican government.
Universidad Autónoma de México, Universidad de Guadalajara and Tecnológico de Monterrey all have high standards in scientific education; and the latter’s participation in entrepreneurship is well known because of its enterprise incubator network.
The Ranking Web of World Universities is one of the most sought university classifications by academics or those who want to know which universities have the best academic prestige. It publishes its listings twice a year (January and June), and they include 12,000 universities around the world. Additionally to the world listing, there is a classification by continents. For the Americas, they exclude universities in Canada and the United States, which belong to the first economic world along with European universities. For further information on this matter, visit http://www.webometrics.info
In the Latin American university ranking, the top 100 universities are dominated by Brazil (47) and Mexico (16), though in the world ranking they both are in distant places.
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México 1
Universidad de Guadalajara 2
Tecnológico de Monterrey 3
Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México 4
Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana 5
Instituto Politécnico Nacional 6
Universidad de las Américas Puebla 7
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León 8
Universidad Veracruzana 9
Universidad Autónoma de Puebla 10
Centro de Investigación y de estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional ( Cinvestav) 11
Universidad de Sonora 12
Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo 13
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México 14
Universidad Autónoma de Baja California 15
Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán 16
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México is one of the oldest universities in the Americas. It was founded on September 21, 1551. It is the best university in Latin America. It has 316,356 registered undergraduate and postgraduate students for 2010-2011. It has 89 undergraduate careers and 40 postgraduate programs. 107,000 students received a scholarship in 2010.
Universidad de Guadalajara is located in the city with the same name. It has 209,466 registered undergraduate and postgraduate students. It offers over 300 careers, of which the most demanded are medicine and law.
Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey is a private higher education institution. It was created in 1943 in the city of Monterrey. It is actually a university system with several campuses: Universidad Tecnológica Milenio, Universidad Tecnológica Virtual and Tecnológico de Salud, all located in different Mexican cities.
For the January-May 2011 semester, it has 91, 084 registered students, of which 23,926 are undergraduate, 49,416 are studying for a bachelors degree and 17,742 are postgraduate students. It has given 185,797 university degrees since 1943. It has 22 enterprise incubators. Electronic engineering is the most valued career for Mexican professors, according to a ranking.