Our institution was founded in 1943 thanks to the vision and commitment of Mr. Eugenio Garza Sada and a group of businessmen who established an association called Enseñanza e Investigación Superior, A. C., which on September 6th of that year created the Tecnológico de Monterrey , an institution of higher education which began with 350 students in an old house in downtown Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, México.
The Tecnológico de Monterrey System evolved into a university system integrated by 4 institutions:
• Tecnológico de Monterrey
• Universidad TecMilenio
• Universidad TecVirtual
At the Tecnológico de Monterrey we educate citizens who are ethical and socially responsible, with a humanistic and international outlook. We carry out scientific and technological research in strategic areas. With our network of Technology Parks and our business incubators and accelerators, we promote the creation of wealth and well-being in the different regions of our country; and with our entrepreneurial and social development programs we contribute to the improvement of living conditions in other sectors of the population.
In addition, we expanded our academic coverage by offering an excellent quality education to different sectors of the society through the Universidad TecMilenio and the Universidad TecVirtual.
At our TecSalud we educate and train world class physicians and medical professionals, we conduct research that generates new knowledge and provide the best medical care and health solutions in México.
The founders of Tecnológico de Monterrey established a civil association called Enseñanza e Investigación Superior, A. C. To this day, it is the highest authority of The Tecnológico de Monterrey System.
The geographic expansion of The Tecnológico de Monterrey System was possible due to the support of groups of persons located in the different regions in the Mexican Republic. These groups constituted civil organizations that sponsor the campuses of our university system.
The Board of Trustees of these associations meet annually with the purpose of reviewing results of the previous period and establishing the new leading goals and strategies that will guide the decisions made for The Tecnológico de Monterrey System.
Board of trustees of the civil associations sponsoring campuses of The Tecnológico de Monterrey System:
• Education and Research of the State of Veracruz, A.C., Campus Central de Veracruz
• Southeastern Higher Education, A.C., Campus Chiapas
• Northern Higher Education, A.C., Campus Chihuahua
• Technology and Higher Education of México, A.C., Campus Ciudad de México
• Higher Education and Research, Juarez City, A.C., Campus Ciudad Juárez
• Northwestern Higher Education, A.C., Campus Ciudad Obregón
• Higher Education of Colima, A.C., Campus Colima
• Foundation of Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Cuernavaca, C. A., Campus Cuernavaca
• Technological Education of the State of México, A.C., Campus Estado de México
• Western Teaching and Higher Education, A.C., Campus Guadalajara
• Higer Eduaction of Irapuato, A.C., Campus Irapuato
• Education and Tecnology of Laguna, A.C., Campus Laguna
• Central- western (Bajío) Higher Education, A.C., Campus León
• Education and Technology of the Pacific, A.C., Campus Mazatlán
• Education and Research of Morelia, A.C., Campus Morelia
• Education and Research of Puebla, A.C., Campus Puebla
• Higher Education of Central México, A.C., Campus Querétaro
• High School and Higher Education, A.C., Campus Sinaloa
• Cultural and Higher Education, Northern Sonora, A.C., Campus Sonora Norte
• Higher Education of Tamaulipas, A.C., Campus Tampico
• Higher Education and Cultural Promotion of Toluca, A.C., Campus Toluca
• Higher Education and Research of Zacatecas, A.C., Campus Zacatecas
Tecnológico de Monterrey has national and international presence through its 31 campuses distributed in México and in 15 other countries through our 22 international liaison offices. It has two Graduate National Schools: EGADE Business School and EGAP (The Graduate School of Public Administration and Policy).
Our educational offering consists of a wide range of undergraduate majors, international majors, specializations, master’s programs, medical specializations and Ph. D. programs in different areas of study, as well as, four high school programs.
It is accredited by The Federation of Private Institutions of Higher Education in México (FIMPES) and by The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in the United States (SACS).
Furthermore, the undergraduate and graduate programs have been accredited by private organisms with national and international recognition.
It carries out scientific and technological research in strategic areas oriented towards social, economic, and environmental demands of the country.
Today, it is recognized by CONACYT and by other organizations as an institution committed with research.
Through the network of Technology Parks and the transference of development models such as, business incubators and accelerators, Tecnológico de Monterrey promotes the creation of wealth in our country.
In the social development area, the programs regarding Social Sustainable Development are located in marginalized communities all over the country through the Learning Community Centers and the social incubators that are mentored by students and faculty.
31 campuses distributed in the country in México
22 international liaison offices
102,586 students enrolled in high school, undergraduate, and graduate programs
5,746 students studying abroad
4,516 foreign exchange students
52% of the high school and undergraduate students receiving some type of scholarships or educational loans
8,448 faculty teaching classes
Students graduated from Tecnológico de Monterrey from its foundation to May 2010:
137, 738 high School students
180,774 undergraduate students
42,585 graduate students
22% of the CEOs of the most important companies are alumni
22% of the governors are Tecnológico de Monterrey alumni
51% alumni are or were owners/partners of a company 20 years after graduation
59 undergraduate programs
39 international undergraduate programs
17 medical specializations
10 specializations in other disciplines
50 master’s degrees
10 Ph.D. programs
4 high school programs
12,344 students in social service per semester
8,361 students in social community service per semester
4,125 students in social community services at the IDeSS
63 social incubators
1,434 companies in incubation
129 companies graduated (accumulated)
5,229 jobs generated (accumulated)
1,286 small company owners tutored
2,282 Learning Community Centers
160 CCA en el extranjero
167 CCA adoptados
20,937 alumnos de CCA matriculados acumulados hasta verano de 2010
4,350 alumnos matriculados en Prepanet
9,120 benefitted by projects of social sustainable development
The THE Graduate School of Public Administration and Policy (EGAP) contributes to the professionalization of public policy; it also analyzes and presents public policies for the development of México.
The theoretical and applied training of its graduate programs is based on the concepts of democracy, governability, citizenship, a state of law, and the fight against poverty in order to produce graduates who are honest and committed to their social surroundings.
Its educational model combines teaching, research, consultancy, and extension. The EGAP offers graduate programs based on agreements established with well – known and prestigious universities, such as the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Georgetown University, and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
The EGAP is actively engaged in research and consultancy projects with different Ministries of the Federal Government as well as with state, and municipal governments.
Universidad TecMilenio, with 33 Campuses in México, offers the following academic programs: traditional and bilingual high school programs and undergraduate and graduate degrees in different fields of knowledge.
The academic programs are delivered in three study modalities: face-to-face, executive (face-to face and online) and online.
The educational model centers on academic quality and it characterizes for the following traits:
- Development and certification of competencies:
- Distinctive: use of information technologies and fluency in English; teamwork; decision-making; etc...
- From the discipline: knowledge, abilities, and attitudes related with the field of work to respond to the needs of the profession.
- Specialization: refers to specific methodologies endorsed by external certification organisms with international recognition.
- Faculty: posses practical experience in the industry.
- Extra-curricular activities: sports, cultural, and leadership.
- Academic exchange programs with foreign universities.
- Favors employability through agreements in internships, Technology Parks, entrepreneurial conference programs, and the placement center.
Upon graduation the students obtain their professional degree and the certification of eight competencies.
Universidad TecMilenio established corporate university to promote the development of the human capital in private and public sector institutions.
33 campuses throughout México
29,547 students enrolled in high school, undergraduate, and graduate programs
3,162 faculty teaching classes
Since its foundation to December 2009:
7,280 high school students
5,247 undergraduate students
3,737 graduate students
El 75% of its alumni get a job right after graduation
34 undergraduate programs
6 master´s programs
2 high school programs
3 delivery modalities: face-to-face, executive (face-to face and online), online
24 corporate universities
With more than 20 years providing education with avant-garde learning technologies, Universidad TecVirtual offers programs mainly at the graduate level and continuing online education. Universidad TecVirtual also services high school and undergraduate students. Throughout its historical development, Universidad TecVirtual is consolidated as one of the most prestigious distance education universities in the world.
Its academic programs are in the following fields: administration and business, public administration and policy, education, engineering, innovation, humanities and social sciences, and technology.
The continuing education area provides a wide array of training programs for enterprises:
-The Professional Updating Circle provides certificate programs and seminars in diverse areas such as: administration, finance, among others.
- Corporate universities and tailored-made business programs are designed to align the human resources strategies with the business goals of the organization.
- It also offers social programs to the governmental and educational sectors, as well as, to the organizations of the civil society.
23 countries benefit from the online education
3,294 high school students
10,374 undergraduate students
12,419 graduate students
87,366 continuing education students
19,292 social development students
136,307 total students
15 master´s programs
1 Ph.D. program
This entity is integrated by The Hospital San José Tecnológico de Monterrey , the Medical Center Zambrano Hellion with it is Institutes of High Specialties and its Medical Attention Centers (CAM’s).
Through its Institutes and Medical Centers, The Tecnológico de Monterrey System seeks to promote a new medical philosophy practice in México, one whose main axis are education and research in health.
For the above mentioned reasons, the Institutes and Medical Centers interact closely with the School of Medicine, the Biotechnology Center, and the Center for Innovation and Transference of Health Sciences at the Monterrey Campus of the Tecnológico de Monterrey to create synergies with professors and students in the development of new models of medical attention, research into new pharmaceuticals and medical technologies applied to healthcare.
The Hospital San José Tecnológico de Monterrey , internationally renowned for its culture of quality and patient safety.
Centro Médico Zambrano Hellion will combine medical attention and research with international practices in a variety of medical specialties.
The Institute of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine and other institutes such as: Pediatrics, Institute for the Women, Surgery, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Rehabilitation will be the medical institutes comprising Centro Médico Zambrano Hellion.
The Foundation Santos y de la Garza Evia, a private welfare institute, provides health-care programs to low-income population through Clínca de Atención Médica Santos y de la Garza Evia and Centro de Geriatría y Alzheimer Salvador Sada Gómez.
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Each institution within the University system is responsible of producing the funds to comply with the expenses and requirements of the infrastructure.
Additionally to their own funds, the institutions and the campuses are eligible to obtain support from a central fund, created through the fund raising campaigns area, to be able to finance important projects. These campaigns are carried out periodically, and the funds are targeted towards the development and improvement of the infrastructure, to the scholarship programs, and to the projects that support the institutional mission.
Thanks to the generous participation of the national community, Tec Raffle is carried out four times a year. It is recognized for its main prizes including urban mansions and luxury apartments on the beach. Some other magnificent prizes are: tuition certificates through the Educational Investment Plan, cash prizes, and cars.
The Philanthropy Network is integrated by a group of alumni and friends committed with the Tecnológico de Monterrey Mission. This group promotes the philanthropic culture in the community to support high impact social projects.
The Network created the Alumni and Tec Friends Scholarship Fund. Through this Fund room and board scholarships are granted on a monthly basis to students already with a tuition scholarship who are still in great economic need. These highly talented students require additional financial support to finish their studies. The Network operates in the following Tecnológico de Monterrey campuses: Chihuahua, Laguna, Monterrey, and Northern Sonora.
Fund raising to support diverse projects is carried out by theFinancial Campaigns area. The most outstanding campaigns carried out are to this date are: The Centro Médico Zambrano Hellion, Clínica de Atención Médica Santos De la Garza Evia, the social projects, and the research projects.
Furthermore, different companies, organizations, and institutions give generous donations to The Tecnológico de Monterrey System to support excellent quality education and the institutional programs.