Instituto Politécnico Nacional

country rank  5
world rank  621

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University Overview

Founded in 1936, Instituto Politécnico Nacional (National Polytechnic Institute) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Mexico City (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Naucalpan de Juárez, Ecatepec, Pachuca, León, Zacatecas. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Secretaría de Educación Pública, Mexico (Secretariat of Public Education, Mexico), Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN) is a very large (EduListing enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN) 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 EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 84 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this Mexican higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name National Polytechnic Institute
Acronym IPN
Founded 1936
Motto La Técnica al servicio de la Patria
Technology to meet the needs of the Nation
Colours Burgundy and white

University Location

Address Avenida Luis Enrique Erro S/N, Unidad Profesional Adolfo López Mateos, Zacatenco, Delegación Gustavo A. Madero
Mexico City (population range: over 5,000,000)
07738 Mexico City
T +52 (55) 5729 6003
F +52 (55) 5729 6001
Other locations Naucalpan de Juárez, Ecatepec, Pachuca, León, Zacatecas

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate 20-30%
Admission Office Politécnico Nacional No. 1936, Unidad Profesional Adolfo López Mateos Zacatenco C.P. 07738, Col. Lindavista, Delegación Gustavo A. Madero
Mexico, D.F 07738
+52 (55) 57296000
(55) 57296282

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment over-45,000
Academic Staff over-5,000
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Instituto Politécnico Nacional's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Secretaría de Educación Pública, Mexico

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Consejo para la Acreditacion de la Educacion Superior-AC COPAES
  • Comites Interinstitucionales para la Evaluacion de la Educacion Superior CIEES
  • Consejo de Acreditacion de Ciencias Sociales-Contables y Administrativas en la Educacion Superior de Latinoamerica AC CACSLA

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Asociación Nacional de Universidades e Instituciones de Educación Superior (ANUIES)

Academic Structure

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