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Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero

Campus: Acapulco, Prolong. Niños Héroes No. 133 (Progreso) 39350 Acapulco, Gro. México
+52 744 485 7535 or 486-0919

The Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero (or Guerrero Autonomous University, or UAG) is a public institution of higher learning, independent of religious orders, with its main campus in the state capital, Chilpancingo. The Acapulco Campus is one of several around the State of Guerrero, and is the institution's largest. Students can acquire bachelor degrees in 34 different major subjects. Graduate degrees are offered in 29 areas, including agronomy, health and medicine, natural sciences, social sciences, business administration, humanities, education and engineering. The University itself was authorized by legislative act in June of 1960; however, it was not until late in 1963 that the UAG gained its autonomous status after a long struggle among academicians, students and politicians.

Instituto Tecnológico de Acapulco

Calzada Instituto Tecnológico s/n (Crucero del Cayaco) 39905 Acapulco, Gro., México
+52 744 442 9011-9012; Fax. +52 744 468 3505

The Acapulco Technological Institute is a public institution of higher learning, created by legislative at in 1973 to spur technological development through state-sponsored instruction at the college level. In Acapulco, the state government donated 110 acres (45 hectares) to create the Technological Institute of Acapulco or ITA. Over half of this land has not been available to the ITA, as it is occupied by squatters [precaristas], and the land title can not be finally settled. The ITA began operations on October 1, 1975 with 51 in college programs, 483 in vocational programs and 47 on the faculty and staff. [51 alumnos de nivel superior, 483 alumnos de nivel medio superior (técnicos), 47 empleados entre docentes y administrativos.] Today, the ITA offers technical training and degree programs. Examples of the degree programs are: architecture, biochemical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science (emphasis on networks and distributed processing) [Redes y Sistemas Distribuidos], business administration (with emphasis on the tourist industry and marketing), and accounting (with tax specialty).

Universidad Americana de Acapulco

Costera Alemán 1756 (Magallanes), 39670 Acapulco, Gro., México
+52 (744) 469 1700; 744 469 1701

The American University of Acapulco or UAA operates a campus in Chilpancingo as well as Acapulco. Many of the programs for bachelors degrees are incorporated into the National Autonomous University System (UNAM), as well as advanced degree programs in several areas as well. The UAA was established in 1992. Primary and preparatory schools have also been set up in Acapulco and Chilpancingo as part of the UAA system. Degree programs include architecture, communication and public relations, computer engineering, business administration, law, psychology, tourism management, accounting, telecommunications engineering, and arts and letters. Masters are granted in finance, law (with several sub-specialties), communication and computer science.

Universidad Loyola del Pacífico

Av. Heroico Colegio Militar s/n. (Cumbres de Llano Largo), 39820 Acapulco, Gro., México
+52 (744) 446 5225 y 446 5226

Loyola University of the Pacific (ULP) is, as the name implies, a Jesuit University established in Acapulco by a group of local businesspeople and civic leaders who wanted to contribute to Acapulco's technological and cultural advancement. In 1992 ULP entered into a cooperation agreement with the Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA), under which the UIA provided academic support to ULP, including programs, study plans and materials, faculty and administration. The state government donated the land for the ULP. Today, the ULP has a faculty of 160 full-time professors, and offers bachelor degrees in business administration, architecture, communication, law, accounting, graphic design, industrial engineering, marketing and computer engineering. The ULP confers masters in educational development, university education, business administration, and in business and tax law. Since 2002, ULP has served as the host facility of the Esther Pliego de Salinas Botanical Gardens.

Centro Universitario Español

Michoacán, 121 (Progreso). 39350 Acapulco, Gro., México +52 (744) 486 0223, 744 485 5254

The Centro Universitario Español (CUE) is part of the Grupo Educativo Español, and organization which, in 1982 started with a pre-school program, leading up to a secondary school. Today, preparatory schools and one military school remain as part of the structure. The objective of the CUE is to help students to form their character and acquire a philosophy based upon family and social values, as well as learning and preparing for a professional career. Bachelor degrees are offered in business administration, architecture, communications and public relations, accounting, interior design and landscaping [paisajismo], law, real estate management, graphic design, secondary education, financial management, tourist industry management, marketing and advertising, international business and customs services, psychology, and computer systems. Masters are awarded in finance, education, psychology (learning and language deficiencies) and criminology.

Centro Universitario Hipócrates

Av. Andrés de Urdaneta, 360 y M. López de Legazpi, 15 (Hornos), 39350 Acapulco, Gro., México +52 (744) 485 7991; Fax: 744 485 3367

Hippocrates University (CUH) was established in 1986, first as a school for dental prosthesis technicians (mecánica dental). Later it added vocational training in other fields, and eventually full degree programs. In 1995 the CUH moved from its Cuahutémoc location to its current facilities on Avenida Andrés de Urdaneta, with other facilities in Hornos Insurgentes as well -- class rooms and the "Vincente Guerrero Auditorium" -- on M. Lópes de Legazpi, 22.. The CUH confers 19 bachelors degrees, and 10 masters, including several types of business management, urban architecture, natural resource management, communication and advertising, education, social science, accounting, construction, criminology, law, taxation [derecho fiscal], English language education, business computing, industrial systems engineering, mathematics, language science, marketing, psychology, software development, systems development, and real estate evaluation.