Costa Rica News – Costa Rica is home to Texas Tech University’s first headquarters outside the United States.
The campus, in Escazú, was inaugurated yesterday, after an initial investment of $10 million.
The location has a capacity for 1,300 students but will start with 50 in each of the five majors offered: electrical engineering, industrial engineering, computer science, mathematics and restaurant and hotel management.
The US university will start teaching in August. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Choosing Costa Rica was partly due to an initiative of Grupo Promerica, which has a vision that high quality accessible education is the catalytic factor to face the world’s challenges.
The University will offer tools, help and advice for those needing assistance to pass the entrance exams. The monthly cost of a full course load will be around $1,500. The school helps students with job placement upon graduation, with a 98% success rate.