Higher education


Higher education is one that contemplates the last phase of the academic learning process, that is, the one that comes after the secondary stage. It is taught at universities, higher institutes or technical training academies. The teaching offered by higher education is at a professional level.

There is a difference between undergraduate and postgraduate studies, depending on the professional system and academic degrees. The basic requirement to enter a higher education institute is to be between 15 and 20 years old, since at this age it is assumed that primary and secondary education have been completed, another of the requirements to be able to pursue higher education.

Higher education gives the student the opportunity to train academically in order to later enter the workforce. This is why a set of subjects considered compulsory and others considered optional are studied in it, in order to exercise a profession that is associated with them. Before pursuing higher education, it is important for a person to be very clear about their professional vocation and how the labor market is in relation to the career they wish to pursue.

Higher education is not only dedicated to training professionals, but also has a research-oriented function and this in turn must be linked to society, since much of the knowledge obtained from research must benefit society. Since the ideal is that every graduate of a university should be aware that he is a social being, therefore he should serve not only himself, but the society to which he is integrated.

The minimum that a university degree can last is three years, and it can be extended a few more years. At present, university academic training has been diversifying, that is, non-face-to-face teaching programs or student exchanges between universities have been created.

In short, the important thing about pursuing a university degree is not only the vocation that one has or the desire to be a professional, but also that growth expectations are improved both at a personal, professional and salary level. Many of those who graduate from universities tend to earn higher salaries compared to those who only complete secondary education.