top General Information


Street:Rotonda Rubén Darío 150 metros al oeste
P.O. Box 69



Institution Funding



Founded 1960 as a private autonomous university by the Society of Jesus. Mainly financed by student fees and grants, but receives some support from the State and international cooperation

Academic Year

February to December (February-April; May-August; September-December)

Admission Requirements

Secondary school certificate (bachillerato); Entrance examination required for some majors

Tuition Fees

National:60-100 per subject per term, depending on each subject (USD)



Accrediting Agency

Consejo Nacional de Evaluación y Acreditación (CNEA)

Student Body


top Officers

Head : José Alberto Idiáquez Guevara

Job title:Rector

Senior Administrative Officer : Laurie Ethel Cordua Cruz

Job title:Secretary General

Senior Administrative Officer : Tania María Zambrana Almendárez

Job title:Vice President, Administration

International Relations Officer : María Dolores Pérez Canelo

Job title:Director, Academic Cooperation and Internationalization

top Divisions

Centre : Innovation

Chair : Xabier Gorostiaga, S.J.

Fields of study:Development Studies, Educational Sciences

Faculty : Economics and Business Administration

Fields of study:Accountancy, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Tourism

Faculty : Humanities

Fields of study:Arts and Humanities, Communication Studies, Development Studies, Foreign Languages Education, Law, Philosophy, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology

Faculty : Science, Technology and Environment

Fields of study:Animal Husbandry, Civil Engineering, Computer Networks, Environmental Engineering, Graphic Design, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Telecommunications Engineering

Institute : History of Nicaragua and Central America

Fields of study:History, Latin American Studies, Regional Studies

More details:IHNCA

Institute : Natural Sciences

Fields of study:Natural Sciences

More details:Interdisciplinary

Institute : Research and Development

Fields of study:Economics

More details:Nitlapán

Institute : Social Sciences

Fields of study:Social Sciences

More details:Interdisciplinary

Institute : Training, Research and Environmental Development

Fields of study:Environmental Studies

More details:CIDEA

Research Division : Juan Roberto Zarruk - Jinotega Biological Station

Fields of study:Biology

Research Division : Julio Lopez de la Fuente S.J. Solar Station

Fields of study:Meteorology

Research Division : Molecular Biology

Fields of study:Molecular Biology

More details:CBM

top Degrees

Fields of study:Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology


Fields of study:Accountancy, Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Computer Networks, Development Studies, Economics, Finance, Foreign Languages Education, Graphic Design, Law, Marketing, Philosophy, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Telecommunications Engineering, Tourism

Especialidad Profesional/ Especialidad Médica

Fields of study:Leadership, Management


Fields of study:Business Administration, Criminal Law, Cultural Studies, Law


Fields of study:Law


Also Postgraduate Diplomas

top Academic Periodicals


Revista de Derecho

Revista de Historia

Revista Encuentro

Revista Envío

Revista WANI

Main Press

Editorial UCA

top Student & Staff Numbers


Statistics Year:2019-2020

Full Time Total:621


Statistics Year:2019-2020


Updated on 23-10-2020