CUCIÉNEGA serves the Ciénega Region around Lake Chapala, with campuses in Atotonilco, La Barca, and a main campus in Ocotlán.
The municipalities in the region served directly by CUCIÉNEGA are Jamay, Ocotlán, Poncitlán, Tototlán, Zapotlán del Rey, La Barca, Atotonilco el Alto, Degollado, Ayotlán, Jocotepec, Juanacatlán, Chapala, Ixtlahuacán de los Membrillos, Tuxcueca, Tizapán el Alto, and El Salto.
The center’s three Divisions – Economic and Management Sciences, Biotechnological Research, and Law and Social Studies – are comprised of nine Departments: Business Studies, Accounting and Finance, International Economic Studies, Basic Sciences, Technological Science, Medical and Life Science, Justice and Law, Politics and Society, Communication Studies, and Psychology.
It offers 25 programs: 3 associate degree programs, 16 Bachelor’s degree, 4 Master’s and 2 Ph.D., plus a Bachelor’s degree Law program available to inmates at the Federal Center for Re-adaptation to Society (CEFERESO).
Its student population totals 4,984 students: 4,930 in Bachelor’s degree programs, 44 in Master’s, and 10 in the Ph. D.
CUCIÉNEGA’s faculty consists of 395 teachers, 142 of whom are full-time teachers. The center has 36 full-time research professors. 28 of them belong to the SNI.
Its three libraries contain 35,627 titles in 66,896 volumes, plus 873 computers.