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Education System

(Period 2005/2006)

Level

Students

Schools

Elementary

637,378

3,336

Middle (Junior High and Technical Centers)

13,093

114

Teaching and Training programs

91,903

248

Universities and Degrees

58,719

91

Postgraduate Education

4,543

53

Total

805,636

3,842

Source: SEP Educational Offer at 2005-2006.

 

Training for Labor


The schooling average of the economically active population in the State is 9.1 years, and only a 3.5% of illiteracy rate, placing Baja California in the third lowest rate among the thirty-two entities in the country and way under the national average of 9.6 percent. In the same manner, 91.60% of the population from six to fourteen years of age goes to school, which means that most of the young population has access to education. The 61.95% of the population over fifteen years of age goes to high school. Public School is available in all levels, from kindergarten to university.

After elementary education, training options are offered to those who wish to work in different occupations with the help of a sophisticated net of specialized schools according to the area of knowledge preferred. This way, young people are trained from the start so that they can perform specialized duties.

Training for work and mid technicians

Schools

114

Careers

55

Students

13, 093

Source:  Educational Offer 2005-2006

Middle Education

Schools

248

Careers

72

Students

91,903

Source:  Educational Offer 2005-2006

 

Universities and Degrees


At this educational level 103 professional degrees are offered.

The State has many prestigious and renowned institutions in the academic environment, which prepare professionals for an executive or managerial level as well as researchers and technicians.

In the last years, educational institutions have diversified their programs towards careers linked with external commerce, custom services and international businesses due to the growth expectations that globalization of the economy is causing.

These universities have 19 R&D centers for basic and applied investigation in advanced projects of biotechnology, physics, oceanography, digital geothermal technology, astronomy, among others.
Undergraduate Education

Schools

64

Careers

170

Students

49,360

Source:  Educational Offer 2005-2006

 

Postgraduate Education


At this educational level supply is steadily growing. Baja California has developed a need to be self-sufficient in matters of technological and scientific innovation and to be less dependent on foreign countries. Current businesses demand new production processes as well as technology for the incubation of companies.

The number of graduate degrees offered, including PhD. programs is 121. There are 53 graduate schools in the State.

Graduate Education

Schools

53

Careers

121

Students

4,543

Source:  Educational Offer 2005-2006

 

Educational Institutions


Universities

Educative Level

Public

Private

Location

Centro de Capacitacion de Estudios Fiscales y Finanzas Públicas

Specialties

X

 

Mexicali

Centro de Estudios Superiores del Noroeste

Bachelors Degree

 

x

Tijuana

Centro de Estudios Universitarios Univer Noroeste, A.C.

Bachelors Degree

 

X

Tijuana, Mexicali

Centro de Estudios Universitarios Xochicalco

Bachelors Degree and MA

 

x

Ensenada, Tijuana y Mexicali

Centro de Investigacion Cientifica y Educacion Superior de Ensenada

MA and PhD

x

 

Ensenada

Centro de Investigacion para el Desarrollo Humano

Bachelors Degree and MA

 

x

Tijuana

Centro de Investigacion y Desarrollo de Tecnologia Digital. IPN

MA and PhD

 x

 

Tijuana

Centro Internacional de Estudios Superiores, A.C.

Bachelors Degree

 

x

Tijuana

Centro Universitario Tijuana (CUT)

Bachelors Degree, MA and PhD

 

x

Tijuana, Mexicali y Ensenada

CETYS – Universidad

Bachelors Degree, MA and PhD

 

x

Mexicali, Tijuana y Ensenada

Colegio de la Frontera Norte

MA and PhD

x

 

Tijuana

Escuela del Pacifico

MA and PhD

 

x

Tijuana

Escuela Superior de Comercio Exterior (ESCOMEX)

MA

 

x

Mexicali

Facultad Internacional de Ciencias de la Educacion FICED

Bachelors Degree, MA and PhD

 

x

Tijuana y Mexicali

Instituto Tecnologico del Mar Guaymas

MA

x

 

Ensenada

Instituto de Investigacion y Desarrollo Educativo

PhD

 

x

Ensenada

Instituto Tecnologico de Ensenada

MA

x

 

Ensenada

Instituto Tecnologico de Mexicali

Bachelors Degree and MA

x

 

Mexicali

Instituto Tecnologico de Tijuana

Bachelors Degree, MA and PhD

x

 

Tijuana

Tecnologico de Baja California

MA

 

x

Mexicali y Tijuana

Universidad Autonoma de Baja California

Bachelors Degree, MA and PhD

x

 

Mexicali, Tijuana, Ensenada y Tecate

Universidad de Educacion Abierta a Distancia

Bachelors Degree

 

x

Mexicali

Universidad de las Californias

Bachelors Degree

 

x

Tijuana

Universidad Estatal de Estudios Pedagogicos

Bachelors Degree and MA

 

x

 

Mexicali, Tijuana y Ensenada

Universidad Iberoamericana Tijuana

Bachelors Degree, MA and PhD

 

x

Tijuana

Universidad Pedagogica Nacional

Bachelors Degree and MA

x

 

Mexicali ,Tijuana y Ensenada

Universidad Tecnologica de Tijuana

Bachelors Degree

x

 

Tijuana

Centro de Ciencias de la Materia Condensada. UNAM

MA and PhD

x

 

Ensenada

Centro de Estudios Superiores de la Frontera Unifront

Bachelors Degree

 

x

Tijuana

Universidad Rosaritense

Bachelors Degree

 

x

Rosarito

 

Careers and Trades


Job Training
(Main Occupations)

Tools & Machinery

Drawing

Soldering

Languages

Transporting

Handcrafts

Automotive Maintenance

Carpentry

Air Conditioning Maintenance

Optometry

Electricity

Accounting

Industrial Electronics

Office Assistant

Electrical Mechanic

Beauty Stylist

Clothing Design

Specialized Fast Training

Wood Construction

Automotive Maintenance Medium Level

Microcomputers Operation

 

Source:  Educational Offer 2005-2006

Bachelors Degree
(Main Careers)

Computer Engineer

Electric Mechanic Eng. Specialist on Mechanic

Electronic Engineer

Cybernetic Electronic Engineer

Computing Bachelor

Computing Systems Bachelor

Computing Systems Engineer

Bachelor in Foreign Trade and Customs

Mechanic Eng. Specialist on Electronic

Industrial Relations Masters

International Business Bachelor

Industrial Engineer on Electronic

Food Biochemical Engineer

Industrial Engineer in Production

Electronic Systems Bachelor

 

Source:  Educational Offer 2005-2006

Major Degree

Financing Administration

Pediatric Nursery

Human Resources Administration

Finance

Marine Resources Administration

Taxes

Anesthesiology

Geothermic

Surgery

Gynecology and Obstetrician

Law

Environmental Engineering

International Law

Marketing

Educative Sciences

Pediatrician

Dentistry

Telecommunications

Source:  Educational Offer 2005-2006

Master Degree

Accountancy

Psychology

Agricultural Sciences

Taxes

Aquaculture

Applied Economy

Architecture

Electronic and Telecommunications

Chemical Sciences

Physic Oceanography

Computing Sciences

Engineering on Systems

Criminologist

Health Psychology

Demography

Chemistry

Education Sciences

Electronic Engineering

Educative Development

Animal Production Systems

Educative Sciences

Thermodynamic Engineering

Farming Sciences

Material Physics

Human Development

Digital Systems

Industrial Engineering Sciences

Marketing

Industrial Management

International Economy

Int. Environment Management

Education Teaching and Practice Area

International Affairs

Est. And Social Projections

International Corporative Law

Public Health

International Management

Education

International Trade

Pedagogy

Law

Human Resources

Management

Education in the fill of Environmental Education

Management Sciences

Arid Zones Ecosystems

Marine Biotechnology

Corporate Finances

Marine Ecology

Coastal Oceanography

Medical Sciences

Manufacturing Process and Systems

Organizational Development

Nutrition

Penalty Law Sciences

Environment Education.

Public Management

Network and Computing Technology

Regional Dvelopment

Engineering

Sciences Eng. Construction Area

Industrial Process Engineering

Sciences from Earth

Optics

Social Sciences

Familiar Therapist

Teaching and Educative Management

Industrial Systems Optimizing

Universitary Teaching

Veterinarian Sciences

Urban Development

 

Source:  Educational Offer 2005-2006

PhD Degree

Administration

Education

Sciences

Electronic and Communications

Agricultural Sciences

Engineering

Computing Sciences

Coastal Oceanography

Economic Sciences

Psychology

Education Sciences

Optics

Economic Sciences

Seismology

Social Sciences

Chemistry

Marine Biotechnology

Marine Ecology

Source:  Educational Offer 2005-2006

 

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