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::: Structure of Education System


Preschool:

Duration of 1 year

Ages 5-6 years

 

Basic Primary:

Duration of 5 years

Ages 7-11 years

 

Basic Secondary:

Duration of 4 years

Ages 12-15 years

 

Middle or High School:

Either in technical track (Granted Technical Diploma) or Classic high school track (Granted

General Studies Diploma)

Duration of 2 years

Ages 16-17 years

 

Higher Education:

Institutions are classified according to the scope or level of studies

 

Technical Institutions:

Undergraduate technical programs in specializes trades

 

Technological institutions:

Undergraduate technical programs in specializes fields programs in professional technological

fields

 

University or Technological institutes:

Undergraduate and professional programs in technical and technological fields and

certification and master’s and graduate degree programs

 

Universities:

Undergraduate and professional programs in technical, technological and professional fields as

well as a rage of graduate, master’s and certification programs and doctorate degrees.

 

 

Public and private institutions are granted academic and administrative autonomy by the Colombian Constitution.