In 2010, Universidad Latina (founded in 1979) and Universidad Interamericana de Costa Rica (founded in 1986) joined to become the new Universidad Latina de Costa Rica. By combining the strengths and specialties of each institution, the new Universidad Latina de Costa Rica delivers degree programs to more than 35,400 students through 2 campuses and 8 regional sites in six provinces.
The university's website can be found at www.ulatina.ac.cr
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Universidad Latina de Costa Rica (ULatina) delivers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Architecture, Business Administration, Culinary Arts, Dentistry, Engineering, Education, Health Sciences, Humanities, Hospitality Management, Information Technology, Journalism, Law and Legal Studies, Medicine, Nursing and Public Relations.
Universidad Latina de Costa Rica offers a variety of dual-degree programs with Laureate International Universities partner institutions like the Glion Institute of Higher Education and the Institute for Executive Development.
ULatina is accredited by the National Council of Higher Education, National Accreditation System for Higher Education (SINAES) and Red Iberoamericana para la Acreditación de la Calidad de la Educación Superior (RIACES). Universidad Latina de Costa Rica is also Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs of PMI (GAC).
Universidad Latina de Costa Rica (ULatina) offers local communities access to its dental and psychology clinics, legal advisory services, and programs to promote reading habits in primary schools. Students participate and support a variety of different volunteer projects and programs throughout the year.
In 2010, Universidad Latina de Costa Rica developed a "Chair for Peace Education Dr. Óscar Arias Sánchez" (named in honor of former Costa Rican president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Óscar Arias Sánchez), to strengthen a culture of peace and dialogue in local communities. The institution has also been recognized as a socially responsible company for two years in a row.
Universidad Latina de Costa Rica participates in the YouthActionNet® Central America Premio Yo Creo/I Believe program, in collaboration with the International Youth Foundation, the Sylvan/Laureate Foundation, and UNITEC Honduras.
Universidad Latina de Costa Rica is the largest private university in Costa Rica, according to Estado de la Educación en Costa Rica and has the country’s leading graduate business administration program.