Founded 1944 as Instituo Obrero Municipal. Became Universidad Obrera Municipal in the late 1940's and then Instituto de Cultura Popular in the 1960's. Acquired present title in the 1990's. Acquired present status 2005.
Accreditation: Consejo Nacional de Acreditación (CNA), attached to the Ministry of Education
- Academic year: January to December
- Requirements: High school leaving certificate (Diploma de Bachiller), State Higher Education Entrance Examination (ICFES) and Institute's Entrance examination
- Students allowance: Co-ed