Universities in Honduras


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About universities in Honduras

It wasn’t until the late 1950s when Honduras got its own National Education System. The reforms brought about in 1957 no longer treated education as a privilege of the rich. These reforms were brought about by Ramón Villeda Morales’s government (1957-63), which also set up a school construction plan.

Today, Honduras’ higher education system comprises public and private colleges, universities and learning centers. It is directly managed and supervised by the Ministry of Education and channeled through The Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras (UNAH), the country’s oldest State University. They follow the British system of education.
Here are some statistics:
  • About 65 per cent of school children don’t have the means to go beyond Grade six.
  • Over 40 per cent of the total population and 80 per cent in villages are illiterate.
  • Only 14 per cent of the total population goes through its entire education.
 
Students join higher education at age 18. It is offered by the many colleges and universities in Honduras. In all, there are 11 universities Honduras, which are a mix of state and private universities and those with religious connections. Many of these institutions are based in the big cities, which leaves out the majority of the population from receiving a good education. 
There are four types of institutions providing higher education programs in Honduras:
 
(1) Universities, which are the highest level undergraduate and graduate institutions,
(2) Institutes, which offer concentrations usually in one or more areas and lead to the training of professionals,
(3) Schools, which are responsible for just one academic concentration and have a training emphasis, and
(4) academies, which offer career oriented programs.
 
Between the Bachelor’s Degree in Honduras and a Master’s Degree in Honduras, students can study to obtain their licenciatura. For this, students need a minimum of 160 credits. For medical training, research and training, students need 320 credits. The tenure for this is 6 years.

Generally, students who obtain their licenciado or a basic professional degree qualify for admission to graduate courses.
In 1989, Universidad Nacional de Honduras/UNAH was declared autonomous, and was made responsible for granting academic degrees achieved from all Honduran institutions.
 
The Unidad de Medida Academica or UMA is the unit of academic measure and regulates the different degrees. Degrees – carrera corta is 80-100 credits and a two-year program; licenciatura is 160 or more credits; doctorado en medicina y cirugla is a minimum of 320 credits and is 6-8 years for medical training, teaching and research. The postgraduate degrees are called especialidad, which is 1 to 3 years beyond the licenciado; maestria which is 1-1/2 to 2 additional years, and the doctorado, which is a minimum of two additional year’s in duration. There are 37 Master’s degree programs at colleges in Hounduras. The maestria is considered equal to the U.S. master’s degree.
 
Overall, colleges in Honduras and universities in Honduras offer graduate programs in a wide variety of subjects and are planned according to the American semester system. The subjects offered here include applied sciences, agriculture, advertising, engineering, computer science, business management, medicine, bio-chemistry, law, bio-medicine, chemical engineering, education and fine arts.  After graduation, students go on to do a Master’s degree in Honduras in the science stream of their choice or MBA.

List of universities in Honduras

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Contact: Escuela Agricola Panamericana Zamorano

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Apartado Postal Nº 93, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
The Zamorano Pan-American Agricultural School is a private institution of higher learning, based in the valley of the Yeguare river, Honduras. El Zamorano's main area of study is agricultural and there are four different programs to choose from in the school: Food Agroindustry, Agricultural... See full description.
Contact: Universidad de San Pedro Sula

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Campus Universitario, Ave. Circunvalación, San Pedro Sula, Honduras, C.A., Honduras
Contact: Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán

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Contact: Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana

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Campus Tegucigalpa, Jacaleapa, Apartado Postal:3530, Tegucigalpa, Honduras