University of Celaya

About Us


The University of Celaya is an educational institution, inspired by a non-profit business vision. It was created by the initiative of Eng. Raúl Nieto Gómez with the purpose of supporting the development of the region through an educational option of excellence.

In 1985 Educación Superior de Celaya, A.C. was established as the corporate name of the institution and in 1988 it opened its doors with 110 students in high school and several undergraduate degrees, among which were: Public Accounting with specialization in Computing, Administrative Computing Systems, Business Administration, Industrial Engineering and Biotechnological Farming Engineering.

Currently the institution has more than 500 teachers and more than 3000 students in basic education, high school, undergraduate, masters and doctorates, as well as continuing education. Since its foundation, the University has been concerned about offering the best educational service, it has also played a relevant role in regional research and promotes business development by offering consulting and training through diploma courses and workshops.


The mission of the University of Celaya as a private, non-profit institution is to contribute to the improvement of today's world through the development of intellectual capacity, formation in values and entrepreneurial vision of our students so that they assume their responsibility and leadership as global citizens in search of the common good.


The University of Celaya aims to be a learning community that is distinguished by its leadership in creating an ecosystem conducive to empowering talent and collaborative human relationships by providing its students with an exceptional educational experience that inspires them to positively transform the world of this century. 



  • Truth.
  • Justice.
  • Responsibility.
  • Respect.
  • Honesty.


Social Responsibility

Acknowledgments and Achievements

2022 Academic Integrity Distinction Level 1 (Transparency) awarded by FIMPES. 

2022 Reaccreditation CIEES of the Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering and Management.

2021 Recognition by the Government of the State of Guanajuato for the support provided by the Institution to the Molcajeteros Association to obtain the Collective Trademark "MCG Molcajetes de Comonfort Guanajuato".

2021 Recognition as one of the world's leading universities Mexico's top-ranked universities in the Top Universities ranking. The distinguished academic programs were: Administration, Medicine, Marketing, Nutrition, Psychology, Communication and Law.

2021 CIEES accreditation of the following programs: Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition, Bachelor's Degree in Law (reaccreditation) and Bachelor's Degree in Global Business Management and Administration.

2020 Integration to the Microeconomics of Competitiveness (MOC) network led by Dr. Michael Porter of Harvard Business School.

2020 CIEES endorses the academic quality dThe Doctorate in Administration (the only one endorsed in Mexico) as a High Quality program, thus adding to the educational offerings of the Institution with the 1st Level resolution.

2020. Ratification by the Ministry of Public Education that maintains the University of Celaya within Group 3, placing it within the Top 15 nationally.

2019 Accreditation of Universidad de Celaya as an entity for the certification and evaluation of labor competencies by the National Council for Standardization and Certification of Labor Competencies (CONOCER).

2019 RThe Armando Olivares Carrillo Award, given by the State Commission for Higher Education Planning (COEPES) for the differentiated tutoring program, was given to the best practice in Social Responsibility.

2019 Integration of the Social Innovation Cluster of Celaya and the region with 16 civil society organizations, including the University. With this, efforts were made to ensure that the organizations have an adequate administration, organization and structure that will allow them to secure the resources to operate.

2019 CIEES accreditation of the Bachelor's Degree in Automotive Engineering and Lean Systems and the Doctorate in Management.

2019 Accreditation COMAEM accreditation of the Bachelor's degree program in Surgeon Midwife.

2018. Recognition of Academic Excellence to the University of Celaya and distinction for belonging to Group III, both by the SEP. 

2018 Recognition as a Certifying Institution for Equivalencies and Partial Revalidations by the SEP. 

2018 CIEES accreditation for the Master's program in Quality and Productivity, as well as for the Bachelor's degree in Systemic Psychology.

2017 Certification of educational programs with Level 1 (academic quality) by CIEES (Inter-institutional Committees for the Evaluation of Higher Education).

2017 Prepa UNI IB renowned as the best private baccalaureate high school in Guanajuato according to the Educational Semaphore 2017.

2017 ANPADEH Accreditation (National Accrediting of Programs of Architecture and Habitable Space Disciplines)

2017 CIEES accreditation of the Bachelor's Degree in Gastronomy and, with recognition for achieving Level 1 accreditation, the Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering, Bachelor's Degree in International Commerce, Bachelor's Degree in Digital Design, Bachelor's Degree in Law and the Master's Degree in Administration.

2015 An straightforward accreditation Version III (capacity and effectiveness) by FIMPES (Federation of Private Mexican Higher Education Institutions).

2015 Certification as an International Baccalaureate World School authorized to teach the diploma program.

2014 Recognition of Academic Quality by the ANUIES (National Association of Universities and Institutions of Higher Education) for which they accept our incorporation.

2014 Recognition as a Vanguard University by the National Association of Universities and Higher Education Institutions (ANUIES).

2014 Within the first three places in the National Export Award.

2014 Recognition by Universia - Miriada X for being the first Mexican institution to develop courses for the MOOCs(Massive Open Online Courses) platform.

2013 International certification with WACS(World Association of Chefs Societies) through the Culinary Association of Mexico.

2012-2013 The major in Law becomes part of the EGEL-CENEVAL standard of excellence.

2012 Recognition of Academic Excellence by the SEP and recognition for Quality and Excellence in its Academic Programs by the Government of Guanajuato. 

2012 Certification of educational programs with Level 1 (academic quality) by CIEES (Interinstitutional Committees for the Evaluation of Higher Education).

2012 COMAEA accreditation (Mexican Council for the Accreditation of the Teaching of Architecture).

2011 Recognition for Quality and Excellence in the Institution's academic programs by the Government of Guanajuato.

2010 Recognition as a Campus of International Excellence by the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

2009-2010 Resolution of Academic Excellence for the Ministry of Public Education, placing the Universidad de Celaya among the best institutions in the country.

2008 National Export Award granted by the Government of the Republic of Mexico. 

2008 Studies recognition to initiate double degree programs with the United States of America.

2008 Accreditation by FIMPES (Federation of Mexican Private Higher Education Institutions).

2006 State Export Award granted by the Government of Guanajuato. 

1999 Guanajuato Award for Quality.

University of Celaya

Carretera Panamericana km 269, Rancho Pinto, 38080 Celaya, Gto.

Phone number: +52 (461) 613 9099

Opening hours

Location: Carretera Panamericana km. 269 Col. Rancho Pinto, Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico C.P. 38080

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