Universidad Tecnológica de México (UNITEC)

UNITEC Mexico campus building

UNITEC is recognized as an “excellent academic institution” by Mexico’s secretary of public education.

UNITEC

UNITEC is recognized as an “excellent academic institution” by Mexico’s secretary of public education.

UNITEC Mexico logo

Founded in 1966, Universidad Tecnológica de México (UNITEC) continues to pursue its mission of increasing access to higher education. UNITEC serves nearly 60,000 students on its campuses — Atizapán, Campus en Línea, Cuitláhuac, Ecatepec, Marina, Sur and Toluca.

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UNITEC students can choose from a wide selection of courses in such academic areas as arts and design, biological medical sciences, business administration, engineering, sciences and social sciences. Degree programs are offered at the high school, undergraduate and graduate levels. Business administration and dentistry are among the school’s best-known programs.

UNITEC has been accredited by the Secretary of Public Education, the Federation of Mexican Private Institutions of Higher Education, the National Association of Universities and Institutions of Higher Education, the Council for Accreditation of Higher Education, the Latin American Union of Universities, and the International Association for Continuing Education and Training.

Since 2001, more than 10,000 students have participated in one of UNITEC’s more than 40 volunteer programs, with participation increasing over the years from 10 percent to more than 30 percent of the student body. Ninety percent of participating students have rated these programs as either good or excellent, noting that the programs contributed to their personal and professional development. Most of the volunteer activities that UNITEC organizes focus on helping to create new educational opportunities, improve the environment or provide assistance to local communities.

Some key statistics on UNITEC’s social impact during the past 10 years: 

  • More than 595,000 hours of assistance
  • More than 490,000 hours of educational projects
  • More than 297,000 hours of environmental projects
  • More than 104,000 hours in other projects
  • At least 1,800 audio books recorded for the visually impaired

Additionally, UNITEC has organized 14 campaigns to respond to crises in Mexico and abroad, collecting more than 76 tons of donations, including 31,000 blankets and 16,500 toys.

In 2010, UNITEC was recognized as a Socially Responsible Company by the Mexican Center for Philanthropy, placing UNITEC among 459 companies that have received the recognition.

View the 2013 Social Responsibility Report for Mexico.

Mexico’s secretary of public education has acknowledged UNITEC’s academic quality, calling the university an “excellent academic institution." In 2012, 12 UNITEC students were honored among the top 100 in Mexico City by Confederación Patronal de la República Mexicana (COPARMEX).