CETYS Universidad

Year of foundation: 1961
Approx. number of students: 3,900
Period of study: Mid January - Mid June; Mid August - Mid December
MCI partner since: 2013

The City

Mexicali is the capital of the Mexican state of Baja California, seat of the Municipality of Mexicali, and 2nd largest city in Baja California. The City of Mexicali has a population of approx. 700,000.

The city maintains a highly educated and skilled populace. Its standard of living is one of the highest in Mexico. As the city has modernized and become a cosmopolitan and international center in a desert region, it has maintained a sizable middle class. In Mexico, it is recognized for its substantial investment in education as well as its low unemployment levels.

Mexicali's economy was historically based on agricultural products, and to this day it remains a large sector of the economy. As time has progressed however, its economy has gradually gone from being agriculturally based to industrially based. Companies such as Mitsubishi, Honeywell, Nestle, Coca Cola and Goodrich Corporation have built plants in the city and its metropolitan area. Silicon Border is located here as well; a large industrial park that is a high tech manufacturing area.

CETYS has also campuses in Ensenada and Tijuana.

The University

The Centro de Enseñanza Técnica y Superior (CETYS) is a Mexican private university commonly referred to as CETYS Universidad.

This institution was founded on February 17, 1961 with Fernando Macías Rendón as first president in Mexicali, Baja California. It originally opened with only a high school program where the first student registered was Eugenio Lagarde Camerón and courses started on September 20. The next year the college programs of industrial engineering, accounting and business administration were introduced as well as courses at the CETYS-extension. The first graduate was Daniel Martín Campos in 1966. The Tijuana campus was founded in 1970 and the Ensenada campus in 1975.