5 online universities to study at low cost

Online universities are an option to obtain skills and knowledge that allow you to aspire to a better salary. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Mexicans with upper secondary education obtain salaries up to 300% lower, compared to those with a university degree.

However, the solution to this problem is not so easy. Young adults without a college education face the dilemma of working or studying. The factors that define the possibility of pursuing a degree are: time, cost and official validity.

In many cases, e-learning is driven corporately. Some organizations implement online university plans for their employees. According to Forbes, an IBM report points out that companies with some e-learning system for their staff increase productivity by 50%.

Currently, online education is not just a decision for personal improvement; It is also a strategy to raise the results of a work team. Below we present a list of institutions with broad and accessible educational offers.


1. National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) has the SUAyED (Open University System and Distance Education). The program has study plans for upper secondary level, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees (open and distance). Admission to any of their plans is the same as in the classroom modality. Their programs are based on learning teams, where communication is through conferences, virtual groups and forums.



The educational model of UTEL is 100% online and with a profile focused on the immediate employment of the student. The programs are aimed at people with an active working life. It has upper secondary educational plans, bachelor’s degrees, executive degrees, master’s degrees, doctorates and languages.

Their degrees are divided into three areas of knowledge: social sciences and humanities, economic-administrative and engineering. The classes are integrated by the following elements: Virtual Classroom, Tutor 24/7, Academic Counseling and Open Class (live classes).


Open and Distance University of Mexico (UNADM) is a higher education system that is part of the Secretariat of Public Education (SEP). It has 19 bachelor’s degrees, 13 at the university’s top technical level, 2 postgraduate degrees and 9 programs for Mexicans abroad.

The structure of the plans is composed of semi-annual modules, with a total of 1056 hours. Each period consists of four subjects. To enter any of its programs, a previous online registration and the solution of a skills questionnaire is necessary.


Updated: May 1, 2019 — 10:38 pm

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