Higher education institutions (HEIs)
There are 38 HEIs in the region:
80 267 students are enrolled in 553 higher education programmes. 72% of the students study at a university and 28% are enrolled at a non-university institution in the Bío Bío region.
The University of Concepcion enrols 36% of the students in the region. It is the largest HEI region with 21 000 students.
National private universities which have their main campuses in Santiago and satellites in the Bío Bío region include
Research institutes outside higher education institutions