A total of 62 Colombian universities appeared in the most recent ranking at the Latin American level of the firm QS Quacquarelli Symonds. Of them, the 21 are public universities.
And as usual, once again the best positioned was the National University, which also stands out in all the measurements of the majority of firms, as one of the two best higher education institutions in the country, disputing the position with the University of the Andes.
The current list managed to improve its performance by positioning itself in position 10 at the regional level, the same position it occupied last year, thus being the only national public institution within the first ten places.
But this is not the only one that achieved excellent performance. In fact, within the best 20 in the region is also located the University of Antioquia, which shows that, despite many limitations in the sector, public ones are increasingly able to compete with private ones in terms of quality.
The list also includes institutions from all over the country, including the University of the Amazon, whose main headquarters are in Florencia, Caquetá. There are also institutions from the Coffee Region, the Eastern Plains, Santander, the Caribbean and the south of the country.
Among the different indicators measured by QS to develop the list, Colombian institutions stand out in terms of reputation with employers, that is, their graduates are coveted in the world of work.
The best public universities in Colombia
10. (at the Latin American level) National University
fifteen. University of Antioquia
49. Valley University
72. Industrial University of Santander (UIS)
136. University cartagena
151-160. Technological University of Pereira
161-170. University of Cauca
171-180. University of Cordoba
201-250. University Francisco Jose de Calda
251-300. Caldas University
251-300. Atlantic University
251-300. Magdalena University
301-350. University of Narino
301-350. Quindio’s University
301-350. Militar University of New Granada
351-400. Higher School of Public Administration (Esap)
351-400. Metropolitan Technological Institute of Medellin
351-400. University of the Amazon
351-400. University of the Plains
351-400. University of Pamplona
+400. College of Antioquia