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Universities in Colombia

Higher Education in Colombia

2021 Ranking of Colombia Universities

What are Colombia’s most famous universities? Topuniversitieslist attempts to address this issue by releasing the Colombian University Ranking for 2021, which includes 189 Colombian higher-education institutions that fulfill the Topuniversitieslist selection criteria:

being chartered, registered, or certified by the relevant Colombian higher education-related institution, and providing at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees) in a conventional, face-to-face, non-distance education style.

The Topuniversitieslist League Table and University Ranking of 189 Universities in Colombia are available to see.

2021 Sub-rankings by provinces and territories

Bogotá, Colombia’s autonomous capital and largest city, is administered as the Capital District. The Republic of Colombia is divided into 32 departments (Spanish: departamentos), which are further subdivided into provinces (Spanish: provincias) or municipalities (Spanish: municipios) (Spanish: Distrito Capital). The Bogotá Capital District has the highest concentration of higher education institutions that follow the Topuniversitieslist selection criterion. Both departments with at least two Colombian higher education establishments matching the Topuniversitieslist selection criterion are included in the following Topuniversitieslist sub-rankings or league tables.


Huila (4)
Valle del Cauca (11)
Tolima (4)
Sucre (3)
Santander (8)
Risaralda (4)
Quindio (3)
Norte de Santander (2)
Narino (4)
Meta (2)
Antioquia (31)
Cundinamarca (2)
Choco (2)
Cauca (6)
Caldas (4)
Boyaca (3)
Bolivar (6)
Bogota (70)
Atlantico (12)