Mexico has over 3,500 higher education colleges, universities, institutions and vocational schools available. This massive amount of higher education possibilities allows individuals from all over the globe to find the exact institution that caters to their chosen career path study. We will look over the cost of tuition and what monthly rent costs on a national average. Along with looking at what universities there are and what languages may be needed before moving and studying in the great country of Mexico.
Universities in Mexico:
- The National Autonomous University of Mexico
- Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Studies
- The Autonomous University of Nuevo León
- The Open and Distance University of Mexico
- The Autonomous University of the State of Mexico
- The Ibero-American University
- Veracruz University
- The University of Sonora
- The Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez
- University of Guadalajara
- Technological University of San Juan del Rio
- The Autonomous University of Durango
- The Autonomous University of the State of Morelos
- The Metropolitan Autonomous University
- Michoacan University of Saint Nicholas of Hidalgo
- La salle university
- Autonomous University of Yucatan
Student Cost of Living
Many students have created blogs that calculate a baseline budget amount when they studied and lived in Mexico. Each region experiences different rent rates and grocery inflation. However, an average budget of $735 USD was documented as being the universal rate throughout all of Mexico. Some apartments can run for $2,000 USD but students tend to stay away from the more expensive luxury studios that are offered in Mexico City.
If a student does live within a budget, they could end up only paying $735 per month. Yet, if they do not live within their budget, they can experience an easy $1,500 – $2,000 monthly budget. Rent can be as cheap as $200-$350 USD in really great areas.
Cost of Tuition
The cost of tuition in Mexico has some of the lowest rates in the world. Depending on which region the student lives in, some degrees can be studied for at a low $380 USD for a whole year. When it comes to public institutions, the most some charge is only $800 USD for a full undergraduate year.
Now with private universities, which will always be a bit more in cost, students can expect to pay anywhere from $1,000 – $2,400 USD for an undergraduate degree.
Languages Spoken in Mexico
Mexico has some many different languages and slang mixed with standard Spanish, that some international students may want to choose a language to study before moving to Mexico. The languages spoken in Mexico are Nahuatl, Yucatec Maya, Mixtec, Zapotec, Tzeltal Maya, Tzotzil Maya, Otomí, Totonac, Mazatec, Ch’ol, Huastec, Mazahua, Mixe, Tlapanec, Chatino, Huave, Cora, Trique, Mayo, Huichol, Chontal de Tabasco, Popoluca, Tojolab’al, Mam, Chuj, Guarijío, Pame, Tepehua, and many many more. There are several languages spoken throughout Mexico that some studnets may feel intimidated by how many different dialects there are. However, students will feel best suited with standard Spanish and then they will be able to pick up various dialects that are part of the region they are staying in.