The 25 Best Colleges And Universities In Latin America For 2017

Overall, Brazil’s colleges and universities occupy 32 of the 81 top-ranked institutions in Latin America for 2017 in Times Higher Education (THE) rankings (including the No. 1 position).

Of 13 top-ranked colleges and universities that placed, Mexico’s only saw 8 in the top 50, while Chile placed 15 institutions on the roster, up from 11 last year. The 81 higher education institutions in the ranking come from only 8 nations.

Brazil’s State University of Campinas has been ranked No. 1 on the list of 100 best universities in Latin America for 2017, University of São Paulo placed second on the list, followed by Pontifical Catholic University of Chile at No. 3.

The 2017 rankings placed University of Chile in 4th ahead of University of the Andes in Colombia into 5th; while Mexico’s Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education ranked 6th, and Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) in Brazil 7th.

The 25 Best Colleges And Universities In Latin America For 2017

1. State University of Campinas, Brazil
Citations: 73.7
Industry Income: 67.0
International Outlook: 54.4
Research: 98.3
Teaching: 93.6

2. University of São Paulo, Brazil
Citations: 70.5
Industry Income: 50.2
International Outlook: 57.5
Research: 100.0
Teaching: 93.9

3. Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Chile
Citations: 95.0
Industry Income: 44.7
International Outlook: 89.5
Research: 93.4
Teaching: 73.6

4. University of Chile, Chile
Citations: 92.5
Industry Income: 34.9
International Outlook: 78.8
Research: 87.0 Teaching: 72.2

5. University of the Andes, Colombia
Citations: 92.9
Industry Income: 54.4
International Outlook: 78.0
Research: 79.4
Teaching: 68.4

6. Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Mexico
Citations: 85.8
Industry Income: 99.6
International Outlook: 89.6
Research: 77.5
Teaching: 71.7

7. Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil
Citations: 72.0
Industry Income: 40.3
International Outlook: 39.3
Research: 77.5
Teaching: 91.3

8. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Citations: 61.1
Industry Income: 55.9
International Outlook: 46.2
Research: 81.2
Teaching: 87.0

9. Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil
Citations: 62.0
Industry Income: 100.0
International Outlook: 70.9
Research: 80.3
Teaching: 72.6

10. National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
Citations: 59.7
Industry Income: 87.1
International Outlook: 73.4
Research: 85.1 Teaching: 76.6

11. Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Citations: 70.0
Industry Income: 40.9
International Outlook: 38.2
Research: 77.8 Teaching: 82.3

12. São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil
Citations: 34.8
Industry Income: 38.0
International Outlook: 41.7
Research: 87.5 Teaching: 86.3

13. University of Concepción, Chile
Citations: 76.1
Industry Income: 86.9
International Outlook: 66.4
Research: 73.3
Teaching: 52.5

14. Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil
Citations: 80.2
Industry Income: 41.3
International Outlook: 54.6
Research: 54.8
Teaching: 66.9

15. Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Citations: 61.1
Industry Income: 51.0
International Outlook: 39.9
Research: 63.8
Teaching: 70.9

16. Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil
Citations: 74.5
Industry Income: 66.8
International Outlook: 28.6
Research: 65.9
Teaching: 59.5

17. University of Antioquia, Colombia
Citations: 47.3
Industry Income: 51.6
International Outlook: 44.6
Research: 79.2
Teaching: 59.0

18. Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil
Citations: 45.2
Industry Income: 36.1
International Outlook: 33.0
Research: 66.7
Teaching: 72.4

19. University of Brasília, Brazil
Citations: 43.2
Industry Income: 34.8
International Outlook: 56.8
Research: 70.7
Teaching: 67.6

=20. National University of Colombia, Colombia
Citations: 22.0
Industry Income: 35.2
International Outlook: 47.0
Research: 78.5
Teaching: 65.1

=20. Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso, Chile
Citations: 60.1
Industry Income: 74.1
International Outlook: 64.5
Research: 57.7
Teaching: 56.8

22. Federico Santa María Technical University, Chile
Citations: 99.7
Industry Income: 54.7
International Outlook: 77.3
Research: 56.5
Teaching: 31.1

23. Austral University of Chile, Chile
Citations: 74.7
Industry Income: 61.3
International Outlook: 71.7
Research: 56.1
Teaching: 50.8

24. Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil
Citations: 56.4
Industry Income: 55.7
International Outlook: 25.3
Research: 57.5
Teaching: 62.8

25. Pontifical Javeriana University, Colombia
Citations: 97.8
Industry Income: 36.8
International Outlook: 58.3
Research: 44.2
Teaching: 44.6

Infographic: The 10 Best Colleges And Universities In Latin America For 2017

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