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Universities in El Salvador

Higher Education in El Salvador

2021 Ranking of El Salvador Universities

What are the most well-known colleges in El Salvador? Topuniversitieslist has released the Salvadoran University Ranking for 2021, which includes 31 Salvadoran higher-education institutions that meet the Topuniversitieslist selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed, or accredited by a Salvadoran higher education-related organization, and offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees) in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format.

For El Salvador’s 31 colleges, see the Topuniversitieslist League Table and University Rankings.

2021 Sub-rankings by provinces and territories

El Salvador is divided into 14 departments (departamentos in Spanish), which are subdivided further into 262 municipalities (Spanish: municipios). The San Salvador department, which includes the capital and largest region, is home to the vast majority of higher education institutions that adhere to the Topuniversitieslist selection criteria. The following Topuniversitieslist league tables or sub-rankings comprise all departments of at least two Salvadoran higher education institutions that meet the Topuniversitieslist selection criteria.


Santa Ana (2)
San Salvador (16)
San Miguel (2)
La Libertad (8)
Sonsonate (2)