Our Mission is to contribute to the education of individuals with the moral and intellectual capacity to make a significant contribution to the economic, social, and cultural development of the country. We foster:


  • Scientific education
  • Character development
  • Broad cultural knowledge

Vision for 2036

CETYS University aims to be a distinguished educational institution renowned both nationally and internationally for its transformative educational experience, culture of innovation, and significant impact on the community.



  • Delivering transformative experiences
  • Nurturing a culture of innovation
  • Creating significant impact
  • Ensuring national and international relevance

CETYS 2036 Plan Objectives

Icono plan Strengthen Humanistic Education

   Through the Distinctive Competencies Model of CETYS Education.

Icono plan Foster Innovation

 Emphasizing technological development and intellectual property, basic and applied research, as well as strategies for collaboration projects.

Icono plan Elevate National and Global Presence

 Engaging faculty, students, and Alumni in both the academic and professional fields.

Icono plan Provide Education with a Global Perspective

 As an internationally accredited institution.

CETYS throughout the years

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  • On February 17th, Instituto de Enseñanza y Aprendizaje del Noroeste (IENAC) was officially established, with Lic. Ignacio A. Guajardo Esquer as its first president and Ing. Fernando Macías Rendón appointed as the first Rector of CETYS University. 
  • The institution opened its doors in a rented building in the city center of Mexicali, offering High School education. The first student enrolled at CETYS was Eugenio Lagarde Camerún, and the first day of classes took place on September 20th.
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  • The first formal development plan of CETYS University was elaborated and implemented. 
  • Tijuana Campus began its activities with High School
  • Ensenada Campus opened its High School. 
  • On January 13th, 1978, Ing. Jesús Alfonso Marín Jiménez was appointed as the third Rector of CETYS University.
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  • The third development plan of CETYS University was created. 
  • The first classroom building was constructed on the Ensenada Campus, and the programming lab was put into operation. 
  • The Undergraduate and High School curriculums of the three campuses were modified. 
  • On November 21st, CETYS University was recognized as “an institution with a high level of academic quality” by Lic. Miguel González Avelar, Secretary of Public Education in Mexico.
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  • CETYS University established institutional agreements with Hewlett Packard, National Cash Register, Arizona State University, and Kenworth Mexicana, initiating collaborative programs that involved faculty and students in research projects or internships related to the social environment. 
  • FIMPES conducted an institutional evaluation of CETYS, granting accreditation without any conditions or observations.
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  • Ing. Enrique Carlos Blancas de la Cruz was appointed as the fifth Rector of CETYS University. the CETYS 2010 PLAN was developed, defining the institution’s vision for development over the next 10 years. 
  • CETYS made progress in creating a strategic plan that would eventually translate into the CETYS 2020 Development Plan, with the involvement of board members, executives, students, faculty, and parents throughout the planning process in 2009.
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  • Efforts to obtain the accreditation of Business Administration programs with the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), as well as for Engineering programs with the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), began. 
  • CETYS joined the Institute of International Education (IIE), a leading global organization based in New York dedicated to promoting global education. 
  • The institution participated in the “Academic Impact” initiative linked to the United Nations.
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  • CETYS University celebrated its 50th anniversary, creating a commemorative logo and motto and holding a ceremonial event. 
  • The Distinguished Chair program began with the participation of Dr. Pedro Ortega Ruíz, a professor from the University of Murcia.
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  • The institution received International Accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). CETYS became the 7th institution in Latin America to be recognized by a U.S. accreditation agency. 
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  • CETYS University was recognized as the top institution of higher education in Baja California, according to an independent study conducted by the prestigious magazine Selecciones from Reader’s Digest Mexico, carried out nationwide by IPSOS.
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  • The School of Business Administration became the first institution in Northwestern Mexico to receive international accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
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  • The Center of Excellence in Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship was inaugurated at the Mexicali Campus, serving as a hub for the Business Administration community. Additionally, the official plans for the Center of Excellence in Innovation and Design were unveiled.
  • At the Tijuana Campus, the “Margarita Astiazarán de Fimbres” Stadium underwent remodeling.


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  • The institution reaches 7,500 students and more than 35,000 Alumni. 
  • The Master’s in Engineering and Innovation is included in the National Registry of Quality Graduate Programs by CONACYT, under the Graduate Programs in Industry (PPI) category.
  • The highest percentage of faculty holding a doctoral degree in CETYS history is achieved: 58%. 
  • Six new Undergraduate/Graduate programs were incorporated into our academic offer, and all Graduate study plans were updated. 
  • Efforts towards potential participation in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the United States continued. 
  • Agreements with universities in Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, the United States, Portugal, Taiwan, and Morocco were signed. 
  • Conferences with business leaders and distinguished visitors such as Dr. Wolfgang Ketterle, Nobel Laureate in Physics, and Mr. José Ángel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, were held. 
  • Construction of the CEID at the Mexicali Campus continued, while progress was made on the Gymnasium-Auditorium project in Ensenada. 
  • The International Seminar on Innovation in Higher Education was successfully held, bringing together leaders from 14 countries and establishing CETYS as a global hub for higher education.
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  • WASC re-accreditation is achieved until 2027, the maximum period granted by the US accrediting agency. 
  • The Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) is recognized by QS Stars as one of the top 15 programs in Latin America. 
  • The MBA and Master’s in Engineering and Innovation (MII) continue to be part of CONACYT’s National Registry of Quality Graduate Programs. 
  • A strategic alliance is formed with St. Cloud State University (SCSU), USA, to develop a focused Graduate program aimed at driving the growth of the regional medical devices industry. 
  • CETYS ranks 14th out of 176 universities at the Universiada Nacional. 
  • The FoxRobotics team wins the bronze medal at the International Robotics Competition “Robot Challenge2017” in China. 
  • The Gymnasium-Auditorium is inaugurated at the Ensenada Campus, and construction of the CEID at the Mexicali Campus continues.
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  • New programs are added to the academic offer: Global Industrial Engineering Program, Bachelor’s in International Logistics, and Triple MBA Degree. 
  • QS Stars recognizes CETYS as one of the top institutions in Latin America for its academic excellence, specifically in inclusion, innovation, and teaching quality. 
  • The accreditation process with the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) continued, with two programs accredited at the Mexicali Campus and one program awaiting evaluation on the Tijuana Campus. 
  • CETYS is named a Full Member of the Latin American Council of Management Schools (CLADEA). 
  • 73% of the faculty hold a doctoral degree (full-time and part-time).
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  • Efforts are initiated for the accreditation of Business and Management programs with the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) for Engineering programs. 
  • CETYS joins the Institute of International Education (IIE), a leading global organization based in New York dedicated to promoting global education. 
  • Participation in the “Academic Impact” initiative linked to the United Nations continues.
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  • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CETYS University implemented the CETYS Flex 360° Model, which enabled classes to be delivered in four modalities: In-person, Synchronous, Asynchronous Virtual, and a combination of Asynchronous Virtual with asynchronous activities.
  • The campuses were adapted with appropriate measures to ensure the health and safety of the CETYS community upon their return. 
  • Significant investments were made in audio and video technology for hybrid education in classrooms. 
  • Philanthropic support was intensified to aid students who were most affected by the health crisis.
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  • CETYS University celebrated its 60th Anniversary. 
  • The evolution to the CETYS Flex 360° Plus Model took place, offering in-person, virtual, and hybrid classes. 
  • In-person classes resumed. 
  • Campus access technology was implemented through the CETYS App. 
  • The Multilevel Parking Lot was inaugurated at the Tijuana Campus as part of the “Campus of the Future” project. 
  • The “Jesús Rodríguez Montes” Auditorium at the Mexicali Campus was reopened.
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  • The Center for Vitivinicultural Studies at CETYS University was inaugurated. 
  • The construction of the Human and Social Development Center (CEDHUS) “Ing. Enrique C. Blancas de la Cruz” began. 
  • The Institute for Comprehensive Education (INFIN) commenced operations. 
  • CETYS University joined the UI GreenMetric ranking on sustainability topics. 
  • The new CETYS MultiExperiential Educational Model was presented. 
  • The Master’s Degree in Innovation and Operational Excellence in Virtual Flex Modality began. The “Talento CETYS” employability platform for Alumni was launched. 
  • The International Summer Program celebrated its 10th anniversary.
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CETYS University reaffirms its commitment to justice and equity, and reiterates its zero-tolerance policy towards harassment in order to definitively put an end to all forms of gender-based violence.


We aspire for each member of the community to embrace the mission of CETYS University and live in accordance with the Institution’s Core Values, Student Regulations, Code of Honor, and Ethics. Therefore, the institution condemns any form of violence against its students and staff and urges them to report such incidents to the appropriate authorities.


CETYS University reiterates its official reporting channels:

  • Program or Department Coordinators
  • Respective School Directors
  • Student Development Center
  • Academic Affairs
  • Confidential platform for anonymous tips

When filing a complaint or report through any official channel, the following guidelines are immediately activated, prioritizing the safety and well-being of the complainant:


  • The affected individual is provided with guidance, support, and follow-up.
  • The institutional procedure involving the academic and administrative authorities is initiated.
  • Case analysis is conducted.
  • Actions to be taken and corresponding sanctions are determined.


Addressing sexual harassment requires the active participation of the university community, and we encourage a culture of reporting. We will continue to provide training to staff, carry out ongoing awareness campaigns, and take measures to ensure a zero-tolerance environment for violence and harassment, promoting the overall well-being of our community.

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The use of the SITE by any person grants them the status of user (hereinafter referred to as the “USER”), which implies their full and unconditional adherence to these Terms of Use. Therefore, it is essential that the USER reads them beforehand and evaluates them carefully, being aware that they are subject to them and to any modifications they may undergo each time they access the SITE.


Additionally, it is recommended that the USER review the Privacy Notice of CETYS University, which is hereby incorporated and an integral part of this document. If at any time the USER does not fully or partially agree with these Terms of Use, they must immediately refrain from using the SITE in any of its parts or sections. The USER agrees that there may be special provisions in various parts of the SITE that, as the case may be, will replace, supplement, and/or modify the Terms of Use (hereinafter referred to as the “Specific Conditions”).


Therefore, it is also essential for the USER to read them beforehand in each case, and if they do not fully or partially agree with them, they must refrain from using the part or section of the SITE regulated by that Specific Condition or Conditions. If the USER uses the part of the SITE regulated by one or more Specific Conditions, it will be understood that they submit themselves fully and unconditionally to them.

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