Higher Education in Spain

There are 76 universities in Spain, most of which are supported by state funding. 24 Spanish universities are private, of which 7 are affiliated with the Catholic Church.

Former degrees were:
Licenciatura or ingeniería, can last four, five or six years.
Diplomatura or ingeniería técnica, degree courses of shorter duration, 3 years.
Under the new European Higher Education Area, these former undergraduate degrees are being replaced by the título de grado (Bachelor's degree) or the título de máster (Master's degree).