This University Center serves the southern part of the Altos Region of Jalisco through its campus in Tepatitlán de Morelos.
The municipalities that benefit from its educational programs are Acatic, Arandas, Jalostotitlán, Mexticacán, San Julián, San Miguel el Alto, Tepatitlán de Morelos, Teocaltiche, Valle de Guadalupe, Villa Obregón, Yahualica, and Zapotlanejo.
The CUALTOS comprises two Divisions, Bio-Medical Sciences and Engineering and Studies on Social Groups, comprised of four Departments: Health Sciences, Biological Sciences, Organizational Studies, and Social and Culture Studies.
It offers 19 programs: one updating, one post-basic, one associate degree programs, 15 Bachelor’s degree programs, and a Master’s degree.
The student population is 2,832 students: 2,820 in the Bachelor’s degree, and 12 in the Master’s degree program.
CUALTOS has 240 teachers, of whom 72 are full-time teachers, 11 are full-time research professors, and one is a part-time research professor. 6 of its professors belong to SNI.
The center supports its academic activities with a library containing 22,311 titles and 48,081 volumes, plus 754 computers.