Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá

country rank : 1

world rank     : 3255

University Overview


Established in 1981, Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá (Technological University of Panamá) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Panama City (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Azuero, Bocas del Toro, Cocle, Colon, Chirqui, Chorrera, Veraguas. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Consejo Nacional de Evaluacion y Acreditacion Universitaria de Panama (National Council of University Assessment and Accreditation of Panama), Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá (UTP) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá (UTP) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 36 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students’ past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this Panamanian higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UTP also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Identity


Name Technological University of Panamá
Acronym UTP
Founded 1981
Motto On the way to excellence by means of continuous improvement

Yearly Tuition Range


uniRank Tuition Range Matrix

Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Int’l student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)


University Admissions


Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students’ past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 0-10%
Admission Office SIU, Edif. Orillac, Avenida Ricardo J. Alfaro
Panamá 0819-07289
+507 560 3074
560 3073


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Control Type Control Type
Entity Type Entity Type


Facilities and Services 


Library University Library
Yes Go to Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities

Financial Aids University Financial Aids
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses




Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Consejo Nacional de Evaluacion y Acreditacion Universitaria de Panama

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