Monterrey Institute of Technology


First established in 1943, the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education or just colloquially in it’s language as Tecnologico de Monterey is a private university in Monterey with over 36 campuses in the country, which makes it one of the largest universities in all of Latin America.

Originally founded by local businessmen, it’s main goal was to provide the country with the skilled personnel the up and coming corporations of Montery would require in the near future, the country’s near presence to the United States of America made internationalization one it’s priorities from day one, and it was soon accredited by the United States itself, which granted it additional funds and an influx of foreign students which lead to it’s growth process in the late 60s, and to it’s current form in the present day.

Programs Offered

Tecnologico de Monterey doesn’t count with the usual faculty centered academic approach most colleges share, instead due to it’s immense selection of campuses the university’s courses are listed under their respective campus, what this ultimately means is that while the offering at the institution is large, a student’s desired course might only be available at a different regional campus from their location, which makes preparation and research even more important at the institution.

The following list will be a small sample of the full catalog available at the Tecnologico de Monterey:

  • Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Economics
  • Law
  • International Relationships
  • Government and Public Transformation
  • Digital Art
  • Design
  • Innovative Education
  • Technology and Musical Production
  • Journalism
  • Public Accounting
  • International Business

Admission requirements

Admission into Tecnologico de Monterey is based on 2 main factors, a student’s results in high-school and their performance at the PAA (Prueba de Aptitud Academica) entrance exam, a national exam which most universities in Mexico use as a benchmark to assess student applications

Student Life

With a focus on helping develop their student’s skills above all, the selection of clubs, sports and events at Tecnologico de Monterey are oriented towards practical and pedagogical goals which help students refine their abilities during their stay.

Part-time work

While Tecnologico de Monterey doesn’t count with a permanent employment program most of the year, it does hold large and important work fairs across the years, which are open to all students and can play a large role in their integration to the employment world.


Tuition Fee at Tecnologico de Monterey amounts to $150,000 MXN per semester, however while the price is notoriously high for a Mexican university, there are a lot of financing options and tuition funds and grants students can apply to, in order to make the economical inversion a less notorious one.


The Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education is currently ranked as the 1022th best college level institution in the world, making it the overall fifth best university in it’s home country of Mexico.

University Contact


Phone: +52 (81) 8358-2000

Email: [email protected]


Tecnologico de Monterey is one of the most famous names when it comes to universities in Mexico, however it is also one of the most expensive institutions in the nation, which is even more evident given the wide selection of public universities in the country, students should seriously rserach on scholarships and grants before committing to it over other colleges in the country.