Universidad San Marcos

Universidad San Marcos

Universidad San Marcos is certified by Esencial Costa Rica, a country branding initiative by the Costa Rican International Commerce Promotion Agency (PROCOMER). We decided to take this step as a part of our quality management practices. This certification allows the university to position itself as an institution that seeks continuous improvement. It is also a way to live up to our commitment to provide high-quality services to our students, faculty members, staff, and society at large, implementing environmentally sustainable practices.

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A University with a long history The San Marcos University has its origins as the first commercial school established in Costa Rica in 1922. During that time, it was named “Manuel Aragón Commercial School”, specialized in Commerce and Accounting. This name remained for many years. We are engaged in professional training focusing our programs of study in the present and with a strong vision of the future, which contributes to the sustainable business development of the country. Besides being a pioneer institution, we are the only Costa Rican college with 100% online undergraduate programs authorized by the Ministry of Public Education (MEP, for its Spanish acronym) and CONESUP (National Council of Private Higher Education). Our methodology allows for flexible schedules, using a state-of-the-art online learning management system, with outstanding academic support, and affordable tuition fees. Campus life “U San Marcos” is an urban university located in Downtown San José, at Barrio Amón, a historical district, close to Morazán Park. Our in-campus programs in Business Administration and Accounting are accredited by the National System of Higher Education Accreditation (SINAES), which certifies our commitment to creating memorable, competitive, flexible, and socially responsible.