The San Mateo University Foundation is a private higher education institution, recognized by means of legal status No. 14135 of October 16, 1987, issued by the Ministry of National Education.
The academic work of SAN MATEO is aimed at comprehensive training at the Professional Technical level, having obtained the Institutional Redefinition by the Ministry of National Education, with resolution No. 5060 of June 24, 2010, in order to offer programs by cycles propaedeutics.
On September 26, 2017, the Ministry of National Education approved the statutory reform leading to the change of academic character from a Redefined Professional Technical Institution to a University Institution through resolution No. 19566.