Universidad de las Américas Puebla offers quality study programs of academic excellence through its faculty of 300 full time professors. 95% of them have graduate degrees, and 4 out of 10 are members of the National System of Researchers.

UDLAP aims its efforts to deliver a high level educational service, through an integral formation of its students in a multicultural environment based on respect and international cooperation.

All study programs have an Official Study Certification (RVOE) granted by the Secretary of Public Education and are recognized by different universities in Latin America, Europe, and the educational system of the United States.

Our students may study part of their program abroad for an enriched experience, or carry out professional practices in other countries, thus broadening their field of study or professional development.

In addition, study programs have the accreditation of COPAES (Council for Higher Education Accreditation), and CIEES (Inter-institutional Committee for Higher Education Evaluation), as well as other international accreditations.


Fundación Universidad de las Américas, Puebla is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools - Commission on Colleges to grant bachelor, master and doctoral degrees.  You may contact the Commission on Colleges by mail (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, USA), or by phone (+1-404-679-4500) to request further information on the accreditation of Fundación Universidad de las Américas, Puebla.

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Fundación Universidad de las Américas, Puebla, through its Institutional Development Office, has retained a status of outright accredited and affiliated university before the FIMPES’s system of acceptance and permanence for its campus on Ex Hacienda Santa Catarina Mártir, 72820 San Andrés Cholula, Puebla.


Accreditations by the Accreditation Council for Higher Education (COPAES)

National Accrediting for Programs in Architecture and Living Space Disciplines, C.A. ANPADEH

Accredited Programs

National Council for Psychology Education and Research C.A. CNEIP

Accredited Programs

National Council of Education and Professional Practice for Chemical Sciences C.A. CONAECQ

Accredited Programs

Accreditation Council of Communication and Social Sciences C.A. CONAC

Accredited Programs

National Council for Tourism Education Quality. CONAET

Accredited Programs

Committee on Accreditation and Certification for Biology Degrees, C.A. CACEB

Accredited Program


Mexican Accrediting Council of Nursing Education C.A. COMACE

Accredited Program

Mexican Accreditation Council for Pharmaceutical Education, C.A. COMAEF

Accredited Program

Mexican Accreditation Council for Design Programs, C.A. COMAPROD

Accredited Programs

Accreditation Council for Legal Education, C.A. CONAED

Accredited Program

Accreditation Council of Higher Education for the Arts, C.A. CAESA

Accredited Programs

Accreditation Council of Humanities Educational Programs. COAPEHUM

Accredited Programs

National Accreditation Council of the Economic Science, C.A. CONACE

Accredited Programs

Accreditation Council of Educational Programs in Physics, C.A. CAPEF

Accredited Program

Mexican Accrediting Council of Medical Education, C.A. COMAEM

Accredited Program

National Council for the Quality of Educational Programs in Nutriology C.A. CONCAPREN

Accredited Program

Acknowledge of good quality programs by the Interinstitutional Committees for the Evaluation of Higher Education (CIEES)

International Accreditations

Institute Food Technology. IFT

Accredited Program

Honors Program accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. RSB

Accredited Program

Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. RSC

Accredited Program

Graduate Programs accredited by the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT)


Accredited Programs Awarding Body Validity
UDLAP FIMPES Spring 2024
Bachelor of Architecture ANPADEH Autum 2020
Bachelor in Food Engineering CACEI 03-12-2020
Bachelor in Industrial Engineering CACEI 03-12-2020
Bachelor in Electronics Engineering CACEI 03-12-2020
Bachelor in Food Engineering IFT Otoño 2020
Bachelor in Computer Systems Engineering CACEI 12-04-2021
Bachelor of Nanotechnology and Molecular Engineering CONAECQ 23-06-2021
Bachelor of Clinical Psychology CNEIP 26-09-2021
Bachelor of Organizational Psychology CNEIP 26-09-2021
Medical Surgeon COMAEM 25-10-2021
Bachelor in Civil Engineering CACEI 07-12-2021
Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering CACEI 07-12-2021
Bachelor in Mechatronics Engineering CACEI 07-12-2021
Bachelor in Chemical Engineering CACEI 07-12-2021
Bachelor of Actuarial Sciences CIEES 31-01-2022 (Level 1)
Bachelor of Business Administration CACECA 10-03-2022
Bachelor of International Business Administration CACECA 10-03-2022
Bachelor of Marketing CACECA 10-03-2022
Bachelor of Financial Strategies and Public Accounting CACECA 10-03-2022
Bachelor of Interior Architecture ANPADEH 30-06-2022
Bachelor of Culinary Arts CONAET 29-11-2022
Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciencies COMAEF 06-12-2022
Bachelor in Environmental Engineering CACEI 06-12-2022
Bachelor in Biomedical Engineering CACEI 06-12-2022
Bachelor in Logistics Engineering CACEI 06-12-2022
Bachelor of Nutrition Science CONCAPREN 08-12-2022
Bachelor of Biology CACEB 17-01-2023
Bachelor of Communications and Image CONAC 18-01-2023
Bachelor of Communications and Media Production CONAC 18-01-2023
Bachelor of Law CONAED 14-05-2023
Bachelor of Hotel and Restaurant Administration CONAET 24-05-2023
Bachelor of Cultural Anthropology ACCECISO 25-06-2023
Bachelor of Visual Information Design COMAPROD 29-06-2023
Nursing Bachelor Degree CIEES 30-06-2023 (Nivel 1)
Bachelor of Dance CAESA 18-10-2023
Bachelor of Music CAESA 18-10-2023
Bachelor of Theater CAESA 18-10-2023
Bachelor of Fine Arts CAESA 18-10-2023
Bachelor of Multicultural Relations ACCECISO 16-11-2023
Bachelor of Digital Animation COMAPROD 22-01-2024
Bachelor of Educational Innovations ACCECISO 26-02-2024
Bachelor of Clinical Biochemistry CONAECQ 16-06-2024
Bachelor of Art History and Curatorship COAPEHUM 27-06-2024
Bachelor of Languages Studies COAPEHUM 27-06-2024
Bachelor of Literature COAPEHUM 27-06-2024
Bachelor of Political Science ACCECISO 31-07-2024
Bachelor of International Relations ACCECISO 31-07-2024
Nursing Bachelor Degree COMACE 18-10-2024
Bachelor of Physics CAPEF 20-11-2024
Bachelor of Economics CONACE 10-12-2024
Bachelor of Banking and Investments CONACE 19-01-2025

For more information about institutional accreditations, please contact:

Mtro. Omar Valdiviezo Hernández

Director of Institutional Academic Effectiveness
Office: HU 216 E
Telephone: +52 (222) 229 20 00 ext. 4308

Mtra. Laura Elizabeth León Velasco

Head of International and Graduate Program Accreditations
Office: HU 216
Telephone: +52 (222) 229 20 00 ext. 2305

Mtra. Verónica Andrade Villegas

Head of National Accreditations
Office: HU 216 H
Telephone: +52 (222) 229 20 00 ext. 3265


Universidad de las Américas Puebla is located in the greater metropolitan area of Puebla, in the state of Puebla. Founded in the 16th century as a bridge between Mexico City and the port city of Veracruz, Puebla is one of the most important colonial cities in Mexico and its fourth largest city. The city of Puebla is home to many universities, and offers the commercial infrastructure and services of any world class city.

Academic Excellence

Udlap offers close to 100 academic programs that meet high quality standards in both traditional and distance learning modalities. Our programs are multidisciplinary, innovative and modern, imparting the knowledge and skills that our future alumni will use in their professional careers.

International Prestige

UDLAP has academic cooperation agreements with more than 300 universities located in 30 different countries. All UDLAP students are encouraged to spend a semester or year studying abroad. We also offer dual degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level with universities in Spain, United States, France, Canada and Germany.

UDLAP is committed to high educational standards, and has been accredited By the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since 1959. UDLAP's international accreditation with SACS was reaffirmed in 2015 for the next 10 years, making us one of five institutions in Latin America that have earned this academic recognition. Our alumni are truly export quality.

Memberships and Affiliations

UDLAP participates actively in several university associations both nationally and internationally, exchanging information and consultations for all types of institutional processes.

  • AACSB - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • AAI - International Actuarial Association.
  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
  • AMEFAR - Asociación Mexicana de Farmacología, A.C. Mexican Association of Pharmacology.
  • AMIDIQ - Academia Mexicana de Investigación y Docencia en Ingeniería Química, A.C. Mexican Academy of Research and Teaching in Chemical Engineering.
  • ANFEQUI - Asociación Nacional de Facultades y Escuelas de Ingeniería Química. National Association of Chemical Engineering Faculties and Schools.
  • ASINEA - Asociación de Instituciones de Enseñanza de la Arquitectura de la República Mexicana. Association of Mexican Institutions Teaching Architecture.
  • ATAM - Asociación Nacional de Tecnólogos de Alimentos de México, A.C. National Association of Mexican Food Technologists
  • BALAS - Business Association of Latin American Schools.
  • CLADEA - Consejo Latinoamericano de Escuelas de Administración. Latin American Council of Management Schools.
  • CNEIP - Consejo Nacional para la Enseñanza e Investigación en Psicología. National Council for Teaching and Research in Psychology.
  • CONAC - Colegio Nacional de Actuarios. National Council of Actuaries.
  • CONEICC - Consejo Nacional para la Enseñanza e Investigación en Ciencias de la Comunicación. National Council for Teaching and Research in Communication Science.
  • ECEDHA - Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association.
  • ENCUADRE - Asociación Mexicana de Escuelas de Diseño Gráfico. Mexican Association of Graphic Design Schools.
  • FELAFACS - Federación Latinoamericana de Facultades de Comunicación Social. Latin American Federation of Social Communication Faculties.
  • IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
  • IFT - Institute of Food Technologists.
  • IIE - Institute of Industrial Engineers.
  • RLCU - Red Latinoamericano de Cooperación Universitaria. Latin American University Cooperation Network
  • SMM - Sociedad Matemática Mexicana. Mexican Mathematical Society
  • AMIGOS - Red de Instituciones Mexicanas para la Cooperación Bibliotecaria. (Network of Mexican Institutions for Library Cooperation).
  • AMPEI - Asociación Mexicana para la Educación Internacional. (Mexican Association for International Education).
  • ANFEI - Asociación Nacional de Facultades y Escuelas de Ingeniería. (National Association of Engineering Faculties and Schools).
  • ANFECA - Asociación Nacional de Facultades y Escuelas de Contaduría y Administración. (National Association of Accounting and Administration Faculties and Schools).
  • ANUIES - Asociación Nacional de Universidades e Instituciones de Educación Superior. (National Association of Universities and Higher Education Institutions).
  • CLARA - Cooperación Latino Americana de Redes Avanzadas. (Latin American Cooperation for Advanced Networks).
  • CONAHEC - Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration.
  • PROMESAN - Programa para la Movilidad de Educación Superior de América del Norte. Known as the Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education, (FIPSE) in the USA and as Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) in Canada.
  • UNIVERSIA - El Portal de los Universitarios. Ibero-American Network of Universities.