Higher Education Institutions in Spain

Higher Education is carried out by the Public and Private Universities in Spain.

Public Universities

As per the Organic Law 6/2001 of Universities, public universities are those institutions set up by an Act of the Legislative Assembly of the Autonomous Community in whose area/region they are set up and those created by Act of Parliament on the proposition of the Government.

Private Universities

Private Universities are those institutions that are constituted by natural or legal persons pursuant to paragraph 6 of Article 27 of the Spanish Constitution, in conformity with constitutional principles, and subject to the provisions of the Organic Law 6/2001 of the Universities.

These Universities are classified into four types of higher education institutions:

University schools (escuelas universitarias) - This institution offers 'short-term' 3-year courses.

University colleges (colegios universitarios) – The courses in this type of institution lasts for 5 years wherein first 3 years of study leads to a licenciado.

Faculties (facultades) – Offers long-term courses in all fields of study, except technical area of study.  These institution offers courses in  Sciences, Economics and Business Administration, Political Science and Sociology, Law, Education, Philosophy, Spanish Language and literature, Geography and history, and pshychology.

Higher technical schools of engineering and architechture (escuela superior de ingenieria y arquitectura) - offers long-term technical courses of study. These institutions offer courses in Architecture, industrial engineering, naval engineering, civil engineering, mining, forestry engineering, agricultural engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and aeronautical engineering.

List of Universities in Spain

  1. Camilo Jose Cela University
  2. University of Cantabria
  3. Cardenal Herrera-CEU University
  4. University Carlos III of Madrid
  5. University of Castilla-La Mancha
  6. Catholic University San Antonio
  7. Catholic University St. Teresa of Avila
  8. Universidad Catolica de Valencia San Vicente Martir
  9. Complutense University of Madrid
  10. University of A Coruna
  11. University of Cadiz
  12. University of Cordoba
  13. University of Deusto
  14. Distance University of Madrid
  15. European Atlantic University
  16. Universidad Europea de Canarias
  17. UEM
  18. European University Miguel de Cervantes
  19. European University of Valencia
  20. University of Extremadura
  21. University Fernando Pessoa-Canarias (UFP-C)
  22. University Francisco de Vitoria
  23. University of Girona
  24. University of Granada
  25. University of Huelva
  26. IE University
  27. University of the Balearic Islands
  28. UNIA
  29. International University of Catalonia
  30. International University Isabel I of Castile
  31. Menendez Pelayo International University
  32. International University of La Rioja
  33. Valencian International University
  34. University Jaume I of Castellon
  35. University of Jaen
  36. University of La Laguna
  37. University of Leon
  38. University of Lleida
  39. Loyola Andalucia University
  40. Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche
  41. Mondragon
  42. University of Murcia
  43. University of Malaga
  44. National University of Distance Education
  45. University of Navarra
  46. UOC
  47. University of Oviedo
  48. Universidad Pablo de Olavide
  49. University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  50. University of the Basque Country UPV / EHU
  51. Universitat Politecnica de Valencia
  52. Polytechnic University of Cartagena
  53. Polytechnic University of Catalunya
  54. Polytechnic University of Madrid
  55. University Pompeu Fabra
  56. Universidad Pontificia Comillas
  57. Pontifical University of Salamanca
  58. Public University of Navarra
  59. Ramon Llull University
  60. Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
  61. University of La Rioja
  62. Rovira i Virgili University
  63. University of Salamanca
  64. Universidad San Jorge
  65. Universidad San Pablo-CEU
  66. University of Santiago de Compostela
  67. University of Sevilla
  68. University Technology and Enterprise
  69. University of Valladolid
  70. University of Valencia (General Studies)
  71. University of Vic-Universidad Central de Catalunya
  72. University of Vigo
  73. University of Zaragoza
  74. Abat Oliva University CEU
  75. University of Alcala
  76. University Alfonso X El Sabio
  77. University of Alicante
  78. University of Almeria
  79. Universidad Antonio de Nebrija
  80. Autonomous University of Barcelona
  81. Autonomous University of Madrid
  82. University of Barcelona
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