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Centro de Enseñanza Técnica y Superior

Centro de Enseñanza Técnica Y Superior (CETYS) University is a private Institution of Higher Education founded in 1961, located in the Baja California region, one of the most dynamic in the world. CETYS is a three-campus university system developing well-rounded persons in Engineering, Business and the Social Sciences.

Center for Technical and Higher Education
Centro de Enseñanza Técnica y Superior
Logo cetys universidad.jpg
TypePrivate multiple-campus university
PresidentHumberto Armando Lopez Valle
Academic staff
+500 [1]
Administrative staff
Mexicali, Tijuana, Ensenada
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32°39′21″N 115°24′24″W / 32.655833°N 115.406667°W / 32.655833; -115.406667Coordinates: 32°39′21″N 115°24′24″W / 32.655833°N 115.406667°W / 32.655833; -115.406667
Campus3 in Baja California, Mexico; Urban
AffiliationsANUIES, WASC, FIMPES, CONAHEC, among others
Mexicali campus' entrance.

CETYS is the only university in Mexico currently accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). CETYS is also accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

By incorporating internationalization, entrepreneurship, information literacy, industry linkages, social responsibility and sustainability across all programs, CETYS is committed to developing globally competitive professionals that have a positive impact in today's world.



Under the support of a group of visionary businessmen, who formed the Instituto Educativo del Noroeste (IENAC), a not-for-profit civil association that supports CETYS. The institution opened its doors on September 20, 1961, in Mexicali. Tijuana began operating in 1970, with the Ensenada campus following in 1975.

Currently, CETYS University is known as one of the top higher education institutions in Mexico, being nationally and internationally accredited. In 2012 it became the first university outside the U.S. to receive WASC accreditation, and its School of Business was granted accreditation in 2014 by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, also known as ACBSP.

Today, IENAC is led by Juan Ignacio Guajardo Araiza, while Dr. Fernando Leon Garcia is the university President.

For more than 55 years, CETYS University has played a fundamental role in the formation of leaders and entrepreneurs that have impacted the community at a local, national and international level.

CETYS educationEdit

CETYS University has a strong humanistic character, and seeks to “contribute in the development of persons with the necessary moral and intellectual capacity to participate in an important way in the economic, social, and cultural improvement of the country.”

The university´s 2020 development plan has four pillars: High Quality, Global Competitiveness, Learning Communities and Sustainability, and six distinctive elements that are included in the curriculum.

Entrepreneurship and innovationEdit

Strong focus on entrepreneurship and innovation through various programs, including its Business incubator, which is one of the seven accredited by the Federal Government.

Partnerships with business and the communityEdit

Students work closely with the industrial sector, including some of the most important companies in the region, as well as with various government and non-government organizations. They often participate in activities supporting the community.


Alliances with more than 80 universities around the world, and multiple student mobility programs. Participation in various international education organizations. Almost 40% of students that graduated had an international experience.

Information cultureEdit

Ongoing review of learning outcomes and measurement tools.


In three areas: academic, financial and environmental. CETYS has invested heavily in infrastructure in order to encourage the use of technology. Currently, 8 out of 10 students have a scholarship or financial aid.

Distinguishments and accreditationsEdit

Nationally accredited byEdit


Internationally accredited byEdit

  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

It has been distinguished asEdit

  • The best evaluated High School in the State (Campus Tijuana) according to ENLACE
  • The best institution of Higher Education in the State, according to Mexico's Ministry of Education (Secretaría de Educacion Publica)
  • One of the best MBAs in the country, according to national business magazine, Expansion

Organizational StructureEdit





  1. ^ "Datos y cifras" (in Spanish). CETYS Universidad. January 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-25.

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